VSL Podcast Show 011
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VSL podcast Tuesday August 1st, 2006. A community show for users for the Vienna Symphonic Library.
* Welcome all to the VSL podcast

wedge Tech Topic - Composing with the VSL 4

* Download the Logic file from Elvenmusic.com
* Writing Chords and Top line melodies

* Using the Tam Tam, Bells, Timpani and Percussion Samples

wedge Play break music. Beat Kaufmanns "Gabrieli Canzon Spiritata"

* Visit Beats site for great tutorials on using the VSL
wedge Tech Topic - SACD - DVD Audio - Surround sound?

* Is the future sound of music going to be on DVD or just stay as it is.
* Of the high resolution, surround sound formats, DVD-Audio is actually doing better than SACD. But that's not saying much, as both formats are doing poorly.
There are a large number of DVD-A capable players out there now, but:
• Most people don't seem to care about audio quality
• Combined sales of SACD and DVD-A are very small
• The content protection turns off users. They can't rip the music to their digital music players. That's a big turn-off these days.
What's been more successful is multichannel audio in standard Dolby Digital. That's not very appetizing for many audiophiles because of the high level of compression. Newer DD formats will be less compressed, so that may be the longer term approach. But content protection is still an issue.

wedge Composition Showcase

wedge Composer Review Number Twenty two - Dummy
* Play piece - "Vastness of Space"

* Play piece - "Desert Rats"

* Desert Rats was written as an experimentation into creating a middle-eastern or desert themed war piece. It mostly consists of the VSL though features several instruments from other smaller asian-sounding libraries.

Vastness of Space was intended as a sci-fi space-war piece. I tried to give it a militaristic feel but also experimented mixing synth instruments alongside orchestral to give a kind of 'retro' space-shooter-video-game feel. Vastness of Space is also primarily VSL, including the most-awesome Epic Horns (oh how I love them!). The opening section does feature SAM Horns, though.

wedge Composition Showcase

wedge Composer Review Number Twenty three- Hetoreyn
* Play piece - "VSL Test" (1st piece done using VSL samples)

* Play piece - "EM II" (2nd Piece)

* Play Piece - "Song of the Moonsingers - Beta" (3rd Piece)

* Play Piece - "Song of the Moonsingers - Final" (And for comparison ... )

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* Request listener comments on
Please send any comments on the show to my e-mail address. If anyone has any questions that they'd like to ask of course we have the VSL forum, but if there is a big topic that people would like me to put out on the show, send it to my e-mail and I will get it up on the show, for later comments and suggestions.
* Request for listener compositions to showcase

If you like the idea of getting your stuff heard for comments and appraisal please send it in to me along with some details on who you are, what your VSL forum name is and a little bit about the piece that you are submitting. I claim no copyright towards other peoples pieces, as I say this is a community show and is all about showcasing the music.
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* Play outro music - Hetoreyn - 'Trip Through the Lands'

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