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Bridge to the Garden of Magic

Deep into the Forest of the Trolls is hidden the Bridge to the Garden of Magic. Many have died trying to find it and only a few have succeeded. Of those only a very few have crossed into the Garden of Magic. But the fairies' soulful flute and vocals keep calling, luring, and confusing all whom enter the forest.

This is an experiment using cinematic orchestra MIDI loops in a BiaB style that lacks strings.

BiaB style = Vivid Cinematic Guitar - using the MIDI charts
Tempo = 60 BPM

I only used the bass and piano tracks.
Bass - Kontakt - Kirk Hunter's Virtuoso Basses
Piano - Waves - Grand Rhapsody
The next four tracks a cinematic orchestra MIDI loops slightly modified to better fit the song:
Choir - Kontakt - Amadeus - full choir
Strings - Kontakt - Amadeus - full string ensemble
Staccato Strings - Kontakt - Amadeus - full string ensemble
Cello - Kontakt - Kirk Hunter's Virtuoso cellos

I am playing the flute via my wind controller and the solo violin and vocal via my keyboard controller.
Flute - Kontakt - Fairytale Flute - Nordic Legions
Solo violin - Kontakt - Kirk Hunter's violin romantic
Soprano - EastWest - Play - soprano

As always all comments are welcomed.


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Hi, Mario.

Nice song - sounds to me like it all the points you were trying for.


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Hi Mario ...

Very nice and fully cinematic. It's a full and enveloping sound that just pulls the listener in. I really enjoyed when the voices came in at 2:15.

A most pleasant and engaging listen. Nice!!!

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Magical atmosphere, surely has feeling of walking deep in the forest. Choirs and violins create lush background for the beautiful luring flute, I feel I'm under a spell.

I can imagine there could be also troll steps or the sound of fairy wings from percussions?

Excellent wizardry combining all those instruments for this harmonious garden.

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Mario,

This is a thing of beauty! Love the delicate touch of the flute sound! The surrounding strings really envelope the sound in a perfect way! No-one around here creates these wonderful soundscapes like you do! Excellent!

Thanks, TB




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Oh my word. Ever so stunning. I'd say: one of your best, but, then again, all of your songs and tracks are ever so brilliant, it's hard to say which one is "better" smile BRAVO, BRAVO.

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Mario,

Wow! This is magical and majestic...

You are bringing your best!

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Nicely done. I like how it was growing and evolving throughout.

The ending was kind of abrupt. Maybe a longer fade with held chord while the flute or wind chimes do something light and airy perhaps?


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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Hi, Mario.

Nice song - sounds to me like it all the points you were trying for.


Thanx David. I did try to cover all of those points so thanx for noticing that.


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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Mario ...

Very nice and fully cinematic. It's a full and enveloping sound that just pulls the listener in. I really enjoyed when the voices came in at 2:15.

A most pleasant and engaging listen. Nice!!!

Alan


Thanx so much Alan. I am trying to learn more about those cinematic pieces.


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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Magical atmosphere, surely has feeling of walking deep in the forest. Choirs and violins create lush background for the beautiful luring flute, I feel I'm under a spell.

I can imagine there could be also troll steps or the sound of fairy wings from percussions?

Excellent wizardry combining all those instruments for this harmonious garden.

Janne


Thanx so much Janne for listening and these very nice comments.


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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Mario,

This is a thing of beauty! Love the delicate touch of the flute sound! The surrounding strings really envelope the sound in a perfect way! No-one around here creates these wonderful soundscapes like you do! Excellent!

Thanks, TB


Thanx Torrey. I keep trying to improve my soundscape productions and those very inexpensive MIDI orchestral loops help a lot. I am learning a lot from them.


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Originally Posted By: musician17
Oh my word. Ever so stunning. I'd say: one of your best, but, then again, all of your songs and tracks are ever so brilliant, it's hard to say which one is "better" smile BRAVO, BRAVO.


Thanx so much James. I appreciate your comments very much.


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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Mario,

Wow! This is magical and majestic...

You are bringing your best!

Bob


Thanx so much for these very nice comments Bob.


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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Nicely done. I like how it was growing and evolving throughout.

The ending was kind of abrupt. Maybe a longer fade with held chord while the flute or wind chimes do something light and airy perhaps?


Thanx Herb. Very good idea about the ending.


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Hi Mario,

This would definitely be a great movie sound track.

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It's a rather sudden start Mario...all in on beat 1.
You've created a lovely soundscape.
Those strings on the right playing staccato could use a little something - a slight delay or a smidge more reverb on their end notes.
Other than that I sat n listened.
For a dude with a guitar in his hands in his avatar you certainly are a MIDI master.


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Hi Mario
Excellent song with a powerful orchestra sound
Since you have really created something great
Fantastic work Mario
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Oh, yes, it's hard to tell which direction that magic flute is actually emanating from. I could wander around in this musical melee and never be disappointed. The way you pave the path to that garden is filled with so much magic itself that is is not disappointing to never reach the prize. The prize is the way.


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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Mario,

This would definitely be a great movie sound track.

Best Regards
Nigel


Thanx so much Nigel.


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