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#778444 10/11/23 12:03 PM
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The Awakening

You are sleeping and the alarm keeps going off until you wake up,
OR
You find a simple melody and keep embellishing it hoping that it doesn't bore your listeners.

BiaB style = Awaken - Slow, Mystic New Age
Tempo = 58 BPM

Bass - Kontakt - Amadeus - preset - basses
Piano - EastWest - Symphonic Choirs - Presets - bass, tenor, alto, soprano
Guitar - Kontakt - Kanaryi Sounds - PolyScape - preset - SL Rising Space Sun
Strings - K1V - preset - SpaceTines
Utility Track - Kanaryi Sounds - Minipool - Preset - Pads-MC Chorssy

Via my keyboard controller I am playing the 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cellos, French horns, and the brass ensemble, all various Kontakt patches. I also put in the drum tracks via Groovemonkee MIDI loops and Kirt Hunter's SSD-5 drum kit - Deluxe Funk 1.

As always all comments welcomed.


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Hi Mario.

What a rich, cinematic experience! I have to be honest and say I've never personally experienced an awakening like this. Maybe sleeping is different in the southern hemisphere! The sound that you've created here is lush and full. The slowly drifting melody that sits above and within this measured, adagio chord progression is haunting and gives a feeling of "unfolding". For me, it was as if the flowers in a garden were slowly opening to meet a new day.

What a journey!
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Spacey! Sort of an early '70s vibe.

I thought sticking to a single idea worked great, giving it focus.


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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
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Really well done, Mario, one of your best ambient type pieces I think. Love the melody!

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Mario,
Those strings, brass... One the best tunes I've heard from you this year. Really well done! Harmony does remind me of ELO, which is a good thing, as it's one of my favorite bands ever smile 2 spins - easy listen. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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I rarely come to this thread unless I see the latest post name and it catches my attention, it has been a new Mario song many times that's done it.
It sound great ! says it all without saying anything.

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Originally Posted by Noel96
Hi Mario.

What a rich, cinematic experience! I have to be honest and say I've never personally experienced an awakening like this. Maybe sleeping is different in the southern hemisphere! The sound that you've created here is lush and full. The slowly drifting melody that sits above and within this measured, adagio chord progression is haunting and gives a feeling of "unfolding". For me, it was as if the flowers in a garden were slowly opening to meet a new day.

What a journey!
--Noel

Noel, thanx so much for this outstanding review. Your vision for this song is perfect, much better than anything I could have come up with.


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Originally Posted by dcuny
Spacey! Sort of an early '70s vibe.

I thought sticking to a single idea worked great, giving it focus.

Thanx David. I'm glad that I was not the only one that liked the single idea/melody for almost the entire song.

Originally Posted by BlueAttitude
Really well done, Mario, one of your best ambient type pieces I think. Love the melody!

Thanx Dave for this very kind review.


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Originally Posted by Rustyspoon#
Mario,
Those strings, brass... One the best tunes I've heard from you this year. Really well done! Harmony does remind me of ELO, which is a good thing, as it's one of my favorite bands ever smile 2 spins - easy listen. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

Thanx Misha. I am an ELO fan also!

Originally Posted by musocity
I rarely come to this thread unless I see the latest post name and it catches my attention, it has been a new Mario song many times that's done it.
It sound great ! says it all without saying anything.

WOW, thanx! What you posted really boosted my ego to new heights. I'm glad that you find my music worth listening too.


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Mario,

This is awesome... So much atmosphere. Such a deep and beautiful sound.

Loved it!

Bob

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It's like watching an animated movie, where the lovers are flying together over the unfolding scenery below.
Well done Mario.

Vic

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Mario...love that choir...so ethereal!....the violin is lovely....man you know how to compose great pieces of music...this a powerful compsition...would be a great movie soundtrack!


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Mario,

Perfect Title.
Majestic.

If you keep adding to the list of instruments you play via your controller, you will soon be the whole orchestra.

The piece has "epic" written all over it.

fj

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Hi Mario, I've been following you on this genre particularly and to me, if not the best you have created, it is pretty much up there.
Loved it!!

Cheers

Mike B.


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Originally Posted by rsdean
Mario,

This is awesome... So much atmosphere. Such a deep and beautiful sound.

Loved it!

Bob

Originally Posted by vicarn
It's like watching an animated movie, where the lovers are flying together over the unfolding scenery below.
Well done Mario.

Vic


Thanx Bob and Vic, I appreciate your kind reviews.


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Originally Posted by firesong
Mario...love that choir...so ethereal!....the violin is lovely....man you know how to compose great pieces of music...this a powerful compsition...would be a great movie soundtrack!

Dan, thanx so much for this very kind review. That EastWest Symphonic Choir was one of my best purchases.

Originally Posted by floyd jane
Mario,

Perfect Title.
Majestic.

If you keep adding to the list of instruments you play via your controller, you will soon be the whole orchestra.

The piece has "epic" written all over it.

fj

Thanx Floyd. Actually prior to BiaB I used to do all of the instruments myself. With BiaB I feel that I have improved a lot on my musicianship, not to mention the number of genres I play with now.


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Originally Posted by cubanpete
Hi Mario, I've been following you on this genre particularly and to me, if not the best you have created, it is pretty much up there.
Loved it!!

Cheers

Mike B.

Thanx Mike, I appreciate your comments.


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Mario, really nice composition and super playing. I sometimes forget how impressive MIDI instruments can sound in the hands of a master. Bravo!


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Lovely mix again, Mario. You certainly put a lot of work into your compositions.


Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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Mario,

I think the simple melody you have in mind can be turned into a solid cinematic orchestral piece.
The assignment of various orchestral instruments to BIAB's MIDI style was very successful.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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