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by Michael Willis
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: for a friend and his hobby
Replies: 14
Views: 13471

Re: for a friend and his hobby

This isn't quite the kind of music that I normally listen to, but I must admit that I found myself humming it today, then wondering for a split second "What song is that? Oh yeah, it's that metal detecting one!" I haven't listened to the latest draft, as I forgot to bring my headphones tod...
by Michael Willis
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Orchestra Reverb
Replies: 17
Views: 7200

Re: Orchestra Reverb

There is a nice Invada early reflection reverb, I've heard people say they really like it. *GASP* Invada ER Reverb is fantastic! I just tried it out over the weekend, it sounds great and has a really nice interface for sound placement. Used in conjunction with a nice concert-hall late reverb (I've ...
by Michael Willis
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Orchestra Reverb
Replies: 17
Views: 7200

Re: Orchestra Reverb

D'oh! That should be the opposite. Farther back = shorter delay. Right, to paraphrase what you said, I like to think of it in terms of how long it takes for the reverb to bounce off the back of the hall and reach you compared to how long it takes the direct sound to reach you. I know it's not quite...
by Michael Willis
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Orchestra Reverb
Replies: 17
Views: 7200

Re: Orchestra Reverb

A convolution reverb might work really well. I'm trying to determine a way to give the sections different stage presence, from front to back: strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion. I want the sections to sound like they are at somewhat different distances, with early reflections being directly propo...
by Michael Willis
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: best or good strings?
Replies: 14
Views: 4531

Re: best or good strings?

You'll find around here that people get extremely passionate about their particular Linux setup. AVLinux seems excellent from what little experience I have with it, but it's not the only answer. With enough patience and tinkering, you can more or less turn any Linux into a decent audio workstation. ...
by Michael Willis
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Mr. E's
Replies: 4
Views: 4351

Re: Mr. E's

Thanks for the feedback, sorry about the confusion with dropbox... I really wanted to use soundcloud, but I think there was some glitch when I first tried to sign up that is causing me continual problems. The piano. With pianoroll? Or by hand? I guess the last option. I'm trying to get more in the h...
by Michael Willis
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: best or good strings?
Replies: 14
Views: 4531

Re: best or good strings?

Holy ****. Keep calm. Like I said, I'm working on an orchestra template for Ardour. My goal is that when it is finished, other people should be able to just open the ardour project and have an orchestra ready to go. The only dependencies should be Virtual Playing Orchestra, Maestro Concert Grand, L...
by Michael Willis
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Orchestra Reverb
Replies: 17
Views: 7200

Re: Orchestra Reverb

The reverb I use most is Zita Rev1 Zita doesn't differentiate between early reflections and late reverb (for that matter, neither does TAP), but now that I think of it, as long as the CPU usage per instance is low enough, maybe I could fake it with two instances, one for early reflection and anothe...
by Michael Willis
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Orchestra Reverb
Replies: 17
Views: 7200

Re: Orchestra Reverb

FaTony wrote:I find the default settings of Calf Vintage Reverb pretty good for my tastes.


I haven't tried Calf Vintage Reverb, I'll have to take it for a spin. Just curious, what kind of music are you doing with it?
by Michael Willis
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Orchestra Reverb
Replies: 17
Views: 7200

Re: Orchestra Reverb

Sorry, now that I'm taking another look around, I'm not finding any spring reverb plugins. I was probably getting the term confused with something else. On the bright side, my looking around reminded me that TAP Reverb has some concert hall presets, I tried that a while ago when I first started expe...
by Michael Willis
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Orchestra Reverb
Replies: 17
Views: 7200

Orchestra Reverb

Is anybody here using a free/oss orchestra hall reverb that they're happy with? I'm using freeverb3 which sounds really nice for orchestral instruments and has features that I like, but the VST isn't compiled for Linux, so I'm using Carla's win64 bridge. It ends up using more CPU than I would like, ...
by Michael Willis
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: best or good strings?
Replies: 14
Views: 4531

Re: best or good strings?

The easiest way to load SFZ samples is probably to use Carla, which lets you simply find an SFZ file and load it. If you are not already using the KxStudio repos, please go to http://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/Repositories and follow the instructions that say "You can install it manually by runnin...
by Michael Willis
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: best or good strings?
Replies: 14
Views: 4531

Re: best or good strings?

There are a few good free options, depending on what you're looking for. The already mentioned No Budget Orchestra is excellent. Here are two others worth consideration: VSCO2 Community Edition: http://vis.versilstudios.net/vsco-community.html Virtual Playing Orchestra: http://virtualplaying.com/vir...
by Michael Willis
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Buyers advice for a novice
Replies: 18
Views: 6188

Re: Buyers advice for a novice

I had a very similar Yamaha model (one that isn't made anymore, this was years ago) when I started doing midi composition. This should work fine, to get started you just need something that will send midi events to your software. Of course you can spend much much more if you want some 88-key weighte...

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