[LAU] Coral - music from Studio D

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Tue Jun 30 10:57:18 UTC 2015

On 06/26/2015 11:21 AM, Will Godfrey wrote:

re: Coral.mid

> 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!

It seems they were mostly drunk. I made it clear to them that I'd 
tolerate no more such behavior, but like most of the singers I work 
with, I don't think they were listening to me. :)

> 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).

Very cool thinking, it's a nice work-around where the original sounds 
relied on the Angelina synth patch.

> http://www.musically.me.uk/Coral-2.ogg 
> http://www.musically.me.uk/Coral-2.rg 
> http://www.musically.me.uk/Coral-2.xmz I'll leave these files up for a 
> couple of weeks or so. 

Thanks, Will, I really enjoyed the OGG file. I didn't think it would 
work out as a more-or-less standard choral piece but you made some nice 
moves on it. Well done, sir !



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