[LAU] Coral - music from Studio D

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Fri Jun 26 15:21:57 UTC 2015

On Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:59:36 +0200
Lorenzo Sutton <lorenzofsutton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dave,
> Thanks for sharing. I like the harmonic (somewhat modal?), slow harmonic 
> flow.
> >>> On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM, Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com
> >>> <mailto:dlphillips at woh.rr.com>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>      Four instances of the Angelina synthesizer, a Windows VST plugin.
> >>>      I use it Bitwig via the Airwave utility. Two instances use the
> >>>      same preset, the other two run two other presets.
> I'll also have to express an honest doubt about the synth...
> >> I've placed the MIDI file online here :
> >>
> >>       http://linux-sound.org/midfiles/Coral.mid
> >>
> >> Let the revoicing begin.
> And thanks for making it open source ;-)
> > Challenge accepted! :)
> >
> I was going to propose Yoshimi.. but Will's email makes me somwhat 
> suspect there will be a Yoshimi version :)
> Lorenzo.


Actually, I didn't think of the original as a true choral sound, and to me, it
did suggest 'under water' along with the picture. Still, I had quite bit of fun
with this :)

When I saw 4 tracks in the MIDI file I was expecting SATB, which would have
enabled me to use choir sounds that best match those ranges. However, you
really need to have a stern talk with your singers Dave. They were walking all
over each other's ranges quite outrageously. Indeed, I'm surprised there
weren't fisticuffs!

The compromise I worked out was to use 'Another Choir' for track 1, 'Soft Ahh'
for tracks 2 & 4, 'Boy Choir' for track 3.

This still wasn't ideal as the lower notes lacked body, so I made a 5th track
from a merge of all the others, shaved off the top octave or so, and set it to
'Smooth'. This can make quite a nice Mmmm choir.

Here is the final track along with the Rosegarden file and yoshi/zyn patchset.
(you'll see I was able to reinstate the ritardando).


I'll leave these files up for a couple of weeks or so.

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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