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Philotomy
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This is a short piece that started out with me just recording a guitar chord progression to keep track of it. After that I improvised a melody on a low G whistle, and then had my daughter play some viola and added that, too. Drums and bass are software instruments added in the DAW (I use Bitwig).

Lament (original; acoustic guitar; low whistle, viola, software drums/bass)
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Sounds great - very warm and full.
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Thanks, cabsi, I appreciate the feedback (especially since I was trying to make it sound very full, even with the limited number of instruments).

I used effects that came with Bitwig (my DAW). Some delay, some reverb, and parametric EQ. Oh, and some compression on the guitar.
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Hi @Philotomy , this is a beautiful piece. The way you produced it lends it a very late 60s air, very nice playing too. I find the viola an especially nice touch: so praise to your daughter!
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jeanette_c wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Hi @Philotomy , this is a beautiful piece. The way you produced it lends it a very late 60s air, very nice playing too. I find the viola an especially nice touch: so praise to your daughter!
Thank you, Jeanette. I'll pass on the compliment to my daughter; I know she'll appreciate that. :)

Interesting that you get a late 60s air from it. What qualities give you that impression?
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I think I got the 60s vibe from the combination of guitar and whistle, emphasized by the playing style and the whole production. I think I'm reminded of some hippie-influenced music. The drums too help, with the very dead snare. I love that. Though the good low end shifts the tone towards the 70s. It's such a good, solid sound.
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jeanette_c wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:47 pm
I think I got the 60s vibe from the combination of guitar and whistle, emphasized by the playing style and the whole production. I think I'm reminded of some hippie-influenced music. The drums too help, with the very dead snare. I love that. Though the good low end shifts the tone towards the 70s. It's such a good, solid sound.
Cool, thanks for elaborating. I enjoy a lot of music from the late 60s and 70s, so I'm not surprised if that influences me.
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Truly gorgeous! Violas are among my favourite instruments in the orchestra, and your daughter played the part beautifully. I also had the vibe of a 70s band interlude: great work!

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Rainmak3r wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:51 am
Truly gorgeous! Violas are among my favourite instruments in the orchestra, and your daughter played the part beautifully. I also had the vibe of a 70s band interlude: great work!
Thank you!
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I like this. Very original and good choice of instruments.

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folderol wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:47 pm
I like this. Very original and good choice of instruments.
Thank you; I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Distro: Arch, DAW: Bitwig, Interface: Scarlett 18i8 Gen 2

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