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    Adagio in G minor - Computer generated

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    I did this in Garageband!

    It's more capable than I thought it was a while back. Everything is all synths. I added many volume automation points.

    I should add that I only did 1:20mins of the song. That alone took me 8 hours to do.

    Tell me what you think!
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    Hmm, well it certainly does sound like a bunch of synths to me. Not bad for what it is, but I don't know what you're going for here.....

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    +1 for making me look up adagio.

    8 hours eh, I take it you're not a piano player.

    Musically it sounds classic.

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    It's impressive in that it was done in Garageband. The note values are wonky, though - did you play it or program it? And the mix is unattractively bright and queer too. And in eight hours, I could come up with three or four minutes of stuff. But the big question is do you think you can use what you learned in another project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_L View Post
    Hmm, well it certainly does sound like a bunch of synths to me. Not bad for what it is, but I don't know what you're going for here.....
    I tried to make it sound as real as I could. I could probably use much better synths or samples, really.

    Thanks for giving it a listen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dobro View Post
    It's impressive in that it was done in Garageband. The note values are wonky, though - did you play it or program it? And the mix is unattractively bright and queer too. And in eight hours, I could come up with three or four minutes of stuff. But the big question is do you think you can use what you learned in another project?
    I tried to find a way in making it darker. The original synths were incredibly bright. I could have used better ones, but I would say not bad for my first time!


    What do you mean in another project? I'm planning on doing more contemporary stuff which will be easier to get away with the sound of the synths.


    Obviously, you will never be able to produce the sound of a microphone on a solo violin or orchestra with a synth. I tried to come close! lol.
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    What's the point in pursuing it if you can't get a better sound out of it more easily than you did here? Sure, it's about the song and the performance. But it's equally about the *sound*. If the sound stinks, what's the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobro View Post
    What's the point in pursuing it if you can't get a better sound out of it more easily than you did here? Sure, it's about the song and the performance. But it's equally about the *sound*. If the sound stinks, what's the point?
    Well, perhaps there is confusion in my statement.


    The sound of the synths/samples matters much more in a song like this.

    Adagio in G Minor (Albinoni) - YouTube


    Rather than a song like this.

    Assassin's Creed Brotherhood OST - City of Rome - OLD VERSION - YouTube



    And perhaps "better" isn't the right word to use either. I could get away with the sounds more on something like the second song rather than the first. And also, I found I could only use synths on slow orchestras. I definitely couldn't do it on a piece like, say, Mozart's symphony #9. And it's also harder to imitate an entire orchestra like the first song rather than single instruments like the second.
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    Ah well, if you can get stuff sounding as good as the stuff you linked to, that'll be great.

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    I've done similar things in the past. . . created midi arrangements from scratch for no other reason than seeing whether I could do it.

    The synth sounds you've used are very synthy . . . and that may be the way to go if you can't get hold of reasonably credible acoustic instrument VSTi, i.e. don't bother trying to recreate natural sounds, but just give the piece a whole new perspective by going Walter Carlos on it.

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