VSL Podcast Show 014
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VSL podcast Tuesday August 22nd, 2006. A community show for users for the Vienna Symphonic Library.
* Welcome all to the VSL podcast

wedge Tech Topic - Ideas for string layering for thickness

* Take your main meoldy line and then repeat it an octave higher or lower on the same instrument set.

* Then, take the same line and repeat this melody on another instrument (I.E. If played first on the Violin, echo the same melody line on the cello.)

* Then keep any differing counterpoint and bass melodies on the Viola and Double Bass

wedge Play break music. Beat Kaufmanns "Barber of Seville" by Rossini

* Visit Beats site for great tutorials on using the VSL
* Play Commercial - Tim Verportens Mac Review Cast
wedge Composition Showcase

wedge Composer Review Number Twenty Eight - Todd Jones
* Play piece - "Timmys Magic Bike"

* Some brief notes on the songs: ‘Timmy’s Magic Bike’ is a recent composition with a nod towards Disney rated G films. I had been writing a lot of intense, darker stuff, and I wanted to shift gears a bit. The mix is unique in that I recorded all the tracks with effects in order to use Giga’s convolution reverb. It’s really the only way, at present, to make use of it on so many tracks. Also, for the first time I doubled the normally solo woodwinds with secondary instruments from more than one library. I don’t have the VSL section winds library, but orchestras always have more than on wind playing. So flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons are all doubled, using one from VSL, the other from Dan Dean. It took some tweaking since attack times differ, particularly in the clarinet. It definitely gave it a different sound and feel.

The other 3 are from a project that needed music that blended traditional orchestra with Middle Eastern instruments. It obviously created its own challenges, but the results, I feel, were gratifying.

* Play piece - "Haifa

* Play piece - "Ambush"

* Play piece - "Flight from the market"

wedge Composition Showcase

wedge Composer Review Number Twenty Nine - Beat Kaufmann
* Play piece - "Prelude Partita in E" - By J.S. Bach / R.P-Mangiagalli

wedge Feedback

* 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 - "Ambient - by Bill Brown using the Glass and Stones
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