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#749137 01/14/23 06:40 AM
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A Loney Soul

A lonely soul is alone even in a crowd.

BiaB Style = Pat 3/4 Ballad - Country -Pop Jazz
Tempo = 50 BPM

I deleted the drums and guitar tracks
Bass - Kontakt - Kirk Hunter Virtuoso Bass
Cello - bass track 8via - Kontakt - Kirk Hunter Virtuoso Cello
Piano - EZKeys - Dream Machine - preset Mellow MK VII
Strings - Kontakt Solid State Orchestra Strings
Chord track - Kontakt - Amadeus - Full String Ensemble

Me via my MIDI keyboard controller:
Solo Violin - Kontakt - Kirt Hunter - Spotlight Strings- Violin
Solo Viola - Kontakt - Kirk Hunter Virtuoso Viola
Harp - Kontakt - Glissando harp
Solo Soprano - EastWest - Play - Soprano
Choir - EastWest - Play - Full Choir

As usual all comments good or bad are welcomed.


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Mario,

A film score-like instrumental . . . with swells of emotion moving sadly through. Really like the choir in this--wonderfully done. I think you made a good choice deleting the drums and guitar tracks--I haven't hear them with those instruments, but I think they would be distracting in the mix . . . so good decision there. Lovely work.

All my best to you,

Deej

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Howdy Mario....

Yep....a good soundtrack score.
Flows well and appealing to the ears....I like it.

Well done...

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Simply masterful Mario.
You really know how to work that controller to express your creativity.
This does invoke the feeling of loneliness.
Great job.


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As usual, another masterpiece from Mario. I agree with Deej, this has an absolutely lovely sound as is and I think taking the guitar and drums out was a good choice.

Brad

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What the others said, Mario.
Lovely sound.

Vic

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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Mario,

A film score-like instrumental . . . with swells of emotion moving sadly through. Really like the choir in this--wonderfully done. I think you made a good choice deleting the drums and guitar tracks--I haven't hear them with those instruments, but I think they would be distracting in the mix . . . so good decision there. Lovely work.

All my best to you,

Deej


Thanx Deej. Yes the drums and guitar tracks didn't add a thing to this song so I dumped them. Thanx so much for the super review.

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Howdy Mario....

Yep....a good soundtrack score.
Flows well and appealing to the ears....I like it.

Well done...


Thanx so much for listening and commenting. I'm glad that you like it.


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Originally Posted By: Bass Thumper
Simply masterful Mario.
You really know how to work that controller to express your creativity.
This does invoke the feeling of loneliness.
Great job.


I have to work real hard to get those controllers to do what I want; I'm still a hacker at it. Thanx for listening and commenting, I appreciate it.

Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
As usual, another masterpiece from Mario. I agree with Deej, this has an absolutely lovely sound as is and I think taking the guitar and drums out was a good choice.

Brad


Thanx Brad. Those two tracks distracted from what I had in my head so I dumped them.

Originally Posted By: vicarn
What the others said, Mario.
Lovely sound.

Vic


Thanx Vic.


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A powerful emotive piece. Finely textured. I agree with all the previous comments. Beautifully done.

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Some well strung stuff.
Sometimes I miss the expressiveness you achieve with your reed controller but this doesn't need the extra nudge.
Nicely done sir.


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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
A powerful emotive piece. Finely textured. I agree with all the previous comments. Beautifully done.


Thanx for listening and the wonderful review.

Originally Posted By: rayc
Some well strung stuff.
Sometimes I miss the expressiveness you achieve with your reed controller but this doesn't need the extra nudge.
Nicely done sir.


Thanx Ray. I was just given another EWI-USB and if I can get it set up correctly I will be using it.


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Mario, I can't even imagine this with drums and guitar. You definitely made the correct choice there. This is well put together and should be used in a film score. Nice work, Tom

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In the mood of Adagio in G minor and Always On My Mind, this great artwork describes perfectly the feeling of a lonely soul. Excellent arrangement, those angelic voices describe the crowd, at least in my thoughts. The solo violins sounded extremely beautiful. I admire your ability to create strong emotions from simple elements.

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Mario.

my goodness ...another wonderfull soundscape.

i agree with a comment above re no drums or guitar.

love those voices/choir effect.

i would be amazed if your soundscapes werent of great interest to film and tv companies.

have a fantastic happy year mario.

om

(ps thanks for listening/commenting on my new ctazy song.
much appreciated.)


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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Mario, I can't even imagine this with drums and guitar. You definitely made the correct choice there. This is well put together and should be used in a film score. Nice work, Tom


Thanx so much Tommy. Yes the drums and guitar just didn't fit into what I was attempting to create in this piece.

Originally Posted By: jannesan
In the mood of Adagio in G minor and Always On My Mind, this great artwork describes perfectly the feeling of a lonely soul. Excellent arrangement, those angelic voices describe the crowd, at least in my thoughts. The solo violins sounded extremely beautiful. I admire your ability to create strong emotions from simple elements.

Janne


Janne, thanx so much for the wonderful review. I'm not so sure about the great artwork statement but I do appreciate the comment.


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Originally Posted By: justanoldmuso
Mario.

my goodness ...another wonderfull soundscape.

i agree with a comment above re no drums or guitar.

love those voices/choir effect.

i would be amazed if your soundscapes werent of great interest to film and tv companies.

have a fantastic happy year mario.

om

(ps thanks for listening/commenting on my new ctazy song.
much appreciated.)




Thanx so much om for this fantastic review.


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A Lonely Soul - A Lovely Piece.

Nice job all around.

Excellent mix.

A "peaceful" listen.

fj

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Beautiful film score with a nice melody.
I think you've found your style for this genre, I really enjoyed listening to it.

From the mix, the strings sound a bit right-heavy, I'd probably pan the violin to the left (that's where it belongs anyway) and the viola to the right to get the foundation more balanced.
But otherwise it's a pretty good mix.


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Really beautiful music Mario.
Would be a good soundtrack.
It brings "Conquest of Paradise" by Vangelis to my mind.
Meant as a compliment!

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"Me via my MIDI keyboard controller"

There's a heckuva lot of talent packed in that sentence!

"Excellent arrangement, those angelic voices describe the crowd"

Could not express it better than Janne.

The sound is epic, huge on our monitors yet it is full of subtleties that send you back for another listen.

Wow,

J&B

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