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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #60 on: March 05, 2010, 07:03:27 pm »
look ma, no horns!
http://www.mediafire.com/?dmyqzmwkyjd


hey if you want, I changed just about all of the songs from a few weeks back, so just check out the whole thing here. a good measure of where we are at so far I think.
http://www.mediafire.com/?yznzx0dmmjz
Leave comments on each one saying what you liked/hated, such as choice of instrument, sounds of certain notes, etc.
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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2010, 06:15:38 pm »
Can I help too? :3

Here are two songs I made last year, just a little sample of what I can do
Radical Dreamers - Day of Summer (Chrono =P)
Golden Sun - The First Book (Extended) (orchestra)

Just give me some songs to work with, and I'll come back later with the results ;D

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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #62 on: May 08, 2010, 06:19:23 am »
Hey, just stopping by to note that we'll add all these remixes once the project is complete.

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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2010, 12:47:56 pm »
Is this project dead?
You may know what ZREO (Zelda Reorchestratred) has accomplished. There's also another project going on called PREO (Pokémon Reorchestrated), and I would really like to see our own CREO (pretty obvious XD).


Anyway... The links I gave may be down.
You can hear my songs here, in case you're still interested in this ('cause I am)... otherwise I think I'll do it alone. =P
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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2010, 12:48:15 am »
no it's not down, in fact it's just now getting started. I spent the past few months since February downloading and preparing the sample library "Vienna Symphonic Library" which is 240 gb. I'm done with that now. I've got the sheet music from my previous project, and some downloaded spc2midi rips as well. I'mma start now. neo-fusion and I have been discussing the project via PMs the past couple months to be honest, I'm not sure how much songs he'll have me orchestrate either. I've since read over 1100 pages of orchestra textbooks (one by walter piston the other by samuel adler). I've wrote my own stuff, remixed some radical dreamers, so I think I'm about ready.
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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #65 on: May 11, 2010, 11:16:53 am »
I can't afford to download that... thing...
240 GB!? Man, that's insane =O

I'm using Edirol (thanks to you guys). In fact, in my Fb page there's a song called "La próxima meta" (The next goal, in spanish) that was made using that library.

Tell me what you think... Yes, no, whatever... I need an answer XD

PS: I don't recommend spc2midi =S
I use a similar system. I just play only one track of the spc file at a time, and then transcribe it myself into a midi program (Guitar Pro, for now).
Obviously that depends of the sequencer's abilities, but you can judge for yourselves. =)

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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2010, 06:54:05 pm »
well there are only a few songs that the sheet music was not given out, the main battle theme for instance, and the theme song of CT. that's really about it besides the short quips like 'A Prayer to the Road that Leads'. by the way, it may be 240 gb, but the torrent is zipped up to a tight 54 gb so it's not that bad.

Edirol was not bad by any means, Lord knows it's easy to use......but it's not satisfactory to me because I was looking for actual samples not just midi manipulators. You can't tell the difference between VSL and real orchestras, you can tell when someone uses Edirol though.
listen:
http://vsl.co.at/Player2.aspx?Lang=1&DemoID=5421
http://vsl.co.at/en/67/702/703/413.htm
On the other hand, making something with VSL takes about 100x as long as with Edirol, no exaggeration at all. You don't just take the midi track and assign the instrument sample to it. the samples are split by various things, length, articulation(pizzicato, spiccato, sforzando, legato, staccato, etc) dynamics (crescendo, p, f, mf etc). It can take a week just to program ONE track of a song, let alone an entire orchestra of 40 something instruments. Edirol is just setting the midi track to the instrument. Doesn't sound very convincing, but it's better than just straight midi I guess(and it's only a few hundred megs).

here is the VSL collection:
violin ensemble (of 14)
viola ensemble (of 10)
cello ensemble (of 8 )
double bass ensemble (of 6)
solo violin
solo cello
harp
piccolo flute
flute
slightly different sounding flute
alto flute
oboe
english horn
clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet
bassoon
contrabassoon
piccolo trumpet
trumpet in C
bass trumpet
trumpet ensemble (3)
horn
horn ensemble (4)
bass trombone
contrabass trombone
trombone ensemble (3)
tuba
contrabass tuba
Wagner tuba
Cimbasso
Timpani
snare
snare ensemble (4)
piccolo drum
field drum
bass drum
tambourine
piatti
cymbals
finger cymbals
gong
tamtam
celesta
glockenspiel
vibraphone
xylophone
marimbaphone
lithophone
woodblock
tempel block
church bells
tubular bells
small bells
plate bells
cencerros
rockbell
burma bell
jingle bells
belltree
2 other glocken bells
triangle
crotales
japanese singing bowls
thundersheets
steel
castagnettes
castanets
anklung
waterphone
shaker
caxixi
guiro
claves
log drum
boa bam
jingle ring
chimes
bullroarer
cuica
flexatone
hammer
honks
lion roar
ocean drum
rainmaker
ratchet
shots
siren
spring drum
vibratone
Waldteufel
whip
windmachine
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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2010, 10:49:03 pm »
went ahead and did 'a premonition'
mediafire.com/?zumywmnofmn

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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #68 on: December 01, 2010, 05:28:11 pm »
Just bumping.

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Re: Can anyone "Orchestrate" the CT Soundtrack
« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2010, 01:02:25 am »
I haven't heard from neo in months. right now the track I'm doing is more of a jazz number than orchestral, it's noriko matsueda's piano tune 'boss battle 1' arranged by nobuo uematsu. I've been thinking of doing the prerelease version's redux of this that was a placeholder for boss battle 2 as well, as that one is more 'epic' and orchestral rather than straight jazz (although I shouldn't say straight jazz since it has a swing rhythm to it  :lol: ) I need to develop my 'ear' though, where you can tell exactly what is being played note for note without sheet music. I've been working on recreating the chrono cross tune 'voyage-home world' in order to help with that. mitsuda lays out a very helpful harmonic breakdown that proved to set things in motion for me, if I ever finish that I'll post it.

If interested, I can post what I have thus far, which is like 5 pieces that are recreations more than anything.
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