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I posted an excerpt from the orchestral version of this work earlier here. This is the complete Suite for 13 Instruments, written as a ballet for the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1943-44.

I've been working on this piece for over 5 years, picking it up and setting it aside, most of that time spent in transcribing the score into Notion. The production of the recording started about a month ago. My goal was to produce a recording to prove that a long demanding work could be successfully presented using virtual instruments and result in a compelling listen. You can tell me if you think I've succeeded.

The score was transferred to Studio One for recording using Embertone Intimate Strings, Spitfire Studio Woodwinds, and Sound and Light Concert Grand. I added automation envelopes for things like dynamics, expression and vibrato of the instruments, as well as tweaked the notes for phrasing and humanization. One challenge with this piece is the fast repetitive notes that can sometimes sound shot-gunned, along with fast runs on the winds and piano. The VST instruments I chose seem to handle these well.

I am still convinced that the Embertone Intimtae Strings are unmatched for sound and controllability. They are in need of updating but they are still very powerful instruments. There are nine solo instruments used here (2 Violins I, 2 Violins II, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, and a Bass).

Feedback and thoughts are always greatly appreciated.

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by themaartian on Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:26 am
Well, MM, you've hit another one out of the ballpark! Fine job on negating the shotgun effect. For example, the rapid notes around the 11 and 12 minute marks sound very natural indeed.

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by michaelmyers1 on Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:08 pm
themaartian wroteWell, MM, you've hit another one out of the ballpark! Fine job on negating the shotgun effect. For example, the rapid notes around the 11 and 12 minute marks sound very natural indeed.

Thanks for listening! It's a challenge for sure!

iMac (Retina 5K 27", 2019) 3.6 ghz I9 8-core 64 gb RAM Fusion Drive
macOS Big Sur 11.1 with small AOC monitor for additional display
2 - 500 gb + 1 tb external SSD for sample libraries
M Audio AirHub audio interface
Nektar Panorama P1 control surface
Nektar Impact 49-key MIDI keyboard
Focal CMS40 near-field monitors
JBL LSR310S subwoofer
Notion 6 + Studio One 5 Pro

http://www.tensivity.com
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by Marcato on Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:25 pm
Greetings from snowbound Montreal. . . and a Happy New Year I guess :-)
It's been a while Michael but I'm around.

This Appalachian Suite is certainly state of the art!

A fine display of your resourceful palette again.

Merci beaucoup mon ami!

Marcato
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by michaelmyers1 on Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:03 pm
Marcato wroteGreetings from snowbound Montreal. . . and a Happy New Year I guess :-)
It's been a while Michael but I'm around.

This Appalachian Suite is certainly state of the art!

A fine display of your resourceful palette again.

Merci beaucoup mon ami!

Marcato

If it's not raining there in Quebec it's snowing! Good to hear from you mon ami ad I hope all is well with you! And thanks for the kind words!

iMac (Retina 5K 27", 2019) 3.6 ghz I9 8-core 64 gb RAM Fusion Drive
macOS Big Sur 11.1 with small AOC monitor for additional display
2 - 500 gb + 1 tb external SSD for sample libraries
M Audio AirHub audio interface
Nektar Panorama P1 control surface
Nektar Impact 49-key MIDI keyboard
Focal CMS40 near-field monitors
JBL LSR310S subwoofer
Notion 6 + Studio One 5 Pro

http://www.tensivity.com

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