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Ethnic / orchestral song with gypsy jazz solo

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 am
by jazzundso
Hi everyone,

here's a piece I made with Studio One 3.5 and the KONTAKT library Balkan (ethnic orchestra library) from Strezov Sampling. So everything you hear in this song are sounds from Balkan - except some sounddesign percussion hits.

My idea was that it should contain some kind of "solo" part featuring the Gypsy Clarinet patch that I really like. Of course it's not that easy to do this with virtual instruments - I tried my best :lol:
I didn't want to use any recorded phrases so I only used the playable instrument patches.

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I'm very thankful for any feedback regarding arrangement, sounds and mix :)

Thanks & cheers,
Lukas

Re: Ethnic / orchestral song with gypsy jazz solo

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:09 pm
by garryknight
I don't know this style of music, but I'm very impressed by the way you've programmed the clarinet part; I can't tell it from a human musician playing. Listening on my headphones I'm in a wide soundscape with every instrument or group of instruments clearly heard in its space, and all blend into one overall sound with nothing out of place. The whole thing progresses through its parts like a story. A very nice mix.

Re: Ethnic / orchestral song with gypsy jazz solo

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:27 pm
by jpsbuk
+1 to everything Garry said .. Not my usual style to listen to but actually this was very good :)

Re: Ethnic / orchestral song with gypsy jazz solo

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:13 pm
by Bacco
Same boat, sounds awesome, I really like the accordion part mixed in with the string instrument. The whole production reminds me of a film score!

Re: Ethnic / orchestral song with gypsy jazz solo

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:04 pm
by Bbd
Great job. That was not easy to do with playing all the instruments like that.
Sounds very good. I liked it a lot.

Re: Ethnic / orchestral song with gypsy jazz solo

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:25 am
by jazzundso
Thanks guys!! Very glad you like it.

Bbd wroteThat was not easy to do with playing all the instruments like that.

Yeah, indeed that was very challenging. So it was very helpful that the instruments are very dynamic... I guess it would be even harder (or impossible) with more conventional samples like stock presets in many soft samplers / sample players.

Listening on my headphones I'm in a wide soundscape with every instrument or group of instruments clearly heard in its space, and all blend into one overall sound with nothing out of place.

Thank you very much for those kind words!! :)