Benny's Dream (BH Toolkit version added)

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  1. dcoscina

    dcoscina Senior Member

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    I'm a huge Herrmann fan and this is composed using BOI 2 in the idiom of Benny.

     
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    Beautiful writing. Only wished it was longer
     
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  3. TheSigillite

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    Awesome piece. I hope my BOI2 demo's turn out this good, just bought it but haven't even composed anything yet (with any library). As Rick Said I wish i could have heard more.
     
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    Nice, very subtle
     
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  5. Ned Bouhalassa

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    As a fan of BH, that tickled my fancy - good job! I do miss a bit more timbral detail/less hall, but that’s just me.
     
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    Excellent vibe... as mentioned, maybe a slight boost to the glock?
     
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    Great ears Ned! I actually added Chromaverb to it but I’m going to redo it without the choir and extra reverb. :)
     
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    dcoscina Senior Member

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    It’s vibes but yeah I agree
     
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    UPDATE
    Here is a revised version.
     
  10. Ned Bouhalassa

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    Wow, much more defined, we can better appreciate your work. :2thumbs:
     
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    @dcoscina Could you elaborate on which patches you used for the strings please ? :)
     
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    dcoscina Senior Member

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    I used flautando high string 8ve sustain, flaut low string 8vb, flaut mid String legato to double the melody and the last passage I doubled the ascending string line with solo violin legato.

    I used brass continuum ensemble to fortify the lows on the strings which doubles the low string line.

    I ended up moving the harp and vibes parts up the octave as they are more exposed in that register than they were before
     
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  13. Wally Garten

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    Oh man, yeah, the second mix is much clearer.

    Nice work.
     
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    Just for fun I will use the BH Toolkit to see how that measures up to this BOI2 version.
     
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  15. TheSigillite

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    at 22 sec. of your revised piece you added a wonderful embellishment with what sounded like a flute. What patch was that? Your update sounds phenomenal!
     
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    That’s actually the harps if you can believe it. On speakers it sounds like flutes but on headphones it’s clear that it’s harps. When I transposed the harp line up the octave that last figure pops out more in the higher range
     
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    Here is the BH Toolkit version. I had to re-orchestrate for this library a bit. I'd be interested in knowing which sound you guys prefer. I did finesse the BH Toolkit version and added some things like pizz basses and doubled the string line with concert flute legato but I didn't alter it too much. No choir in this one obviously.
     

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