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Released: Apr 8, 2009 | 11:09 AM
Category: Classical
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 2.38 MB

Plays: 1934
Downloads: 7
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Wednesday

License: Non-commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
a little French folk song:

3 flutes, 2 oboe, English Horn, Bassoon, various bells and harp.

composed/arranged in Finale, mixed in Garageband.

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mlpbadarak Artist

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Can somebody tell me how to get rid of this background noise in the beginning of these garageband files? Is it something with the mic settings? is it the combination of imported soundfiles and live recordings? or maybe it's the garageband "special effects" - I used "Live Performance" with most of the tracks, but for the bell tree (which was recorded live) I used "Ambient voices"

I eliminated the master-track, then used an .aif track of midi & sampled instruments for my master. That should have been noise free - but then I did live recording of my singing and it may be that track was open and recording for the duration of the piece? but I clipped and faded that track...

mmm... it's a mystery
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I love the windchimes in the intro, beautiful idea to combine them with this very nice tune smiley
Nice setting throughout, great, Mary!!
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dirigent Artist

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I guess the problem is when bouncing you have some delay or reverb from the last part of the track, that you've played before.
This is a bug I couldn't get rid of in Logic, too.
I help myself with letting the sequencer run a while over an empty part of the arrangement before bouncing. Maybe this helps for GB, too.
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interesting thoughts - thank you!

so, maybe I should wait until the whole track is finished before I add any reverb or special effects. also, it seems to me the whole file is louder than it needs to be. I started out at pp, and by the time we get to the last variation at forte, it's much too loud. These might be a "Finale" bug. It's one of the problems with a "classical" style that the technology doesn't compensate for dynamic contrasts - it's all basically one peak dynamic level.
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soulima Artist

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Really lovely writing, Mary. Nice variations that flow together so nicely. I like the modulations and modulatory devices that you chose, and how the theme is played around with and tossed to various instruments in various tessituras.

I hear what you mean about the mix. One solution is to use Notion! (lol) Seriously, Notion is geared to classical composers. The dynamic possibilities range from ppppp to fffff with intermediate degrees like mp- or mp+. Each instrument can be manipulated for dynamic presence individually in the mixer and the overall volume levels of the mix can also be adjusted. One can create dynamic contrast of remarkable realism through the use of hairpins. Notion does dynamics really well.

There's also a Bell Tree sample!

To achieve what you want in Notion, you'd just need to enter the notation for all the instruments, save the file as a .wav, then use a .wav editor to layer your vocal line over top. Resave as a .wav or .mp3. Voila--no clipping and no mixing issues.
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