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Does this sound orchestral to you?

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I''ve never bothered to learn how to use any other composing software than good ol'' Fasttracker 2, but I''ve always wanted to do orchestral music. Now that I''ve tried using FT2 to make such music, I''d like someone to judge how ''real'' this sounds. Therefore, I''ve put up 5 small samples of my work at http://hjem.get2net.dk/z/music/ Please take a listen to some or all of them, and let me know if this is good at all, and if it is somewhere in the vicinity of sounding orchestral. (If it isn''t, I guess I''ll have to learn how to use more advanced software =) Thanks in advance, The guy behind ''Neutral Strings''.

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It isn''t the software that will make your music sound orchestral. its a matter of composing a peice for an orchestra that will make it sound orchestral. (whether it be a real orchestra or an orchestrated sound bank)

Layering string ambience doesn''t exactly cut it for an orchestra peice of music. I was unable to listen to your example though.

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Thanks for telling me that.. However, it''s untrue that it''s not a matter of software. There are severe restrictions when using FT2 only, especially in regard to sample editing. Take a plain horn sample - to make it fit perfectly, you''ll want to adjust pitch, length, beginning and end and maybe a drop in volume near the beginning to imitate the horn players adjusting the amount of air he breathes into the horn before settling on a stable volume level for the tone (if you are a real perfectionist) - so it''s untrue that software is of no regard.
What I was looking for, however, was some feedback on the samples I put on the page. The links and the page are all working fine now, so if you can''t play it, it must be your browser not supporting direct playing. You can download the samples by right-clicking on the links.

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These pieces are great. I just wish I got the full versions! If I was programming an RPG set in the medieval times, I would ask you to make the musics. Too bad I''m not currently programming such a thing, and too bad that probably you wouldn''t do it


rk

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Whats FT2? full name?

The samples are awesome, I wish I can compose something like that.

Is it possible to get a demo any where online?

Email: c3ooo@hotmail.com

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Well, FT2 is not the best software to be doing orchestral music in. I''d say go with Pro Tools 5.01, Cakewalk or Vegas Pro. Granted they are multitrackers.


Anywho, I listened. pretty decent.

take care.

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