First composition with Dorico & Noteperformer

Discussion in 'Member's Compositions' started by Assa, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Assa

    Assa Active Member

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    Hi folks :)

    I wanted to share with you my first composition using Dorico + Noteperformer. Initially I just wanted to learn the program by sketching out a little idea I had, but that lead me to another one, and somehow I ended up combining three little themes into a short orchestral suite :grin:

    Dorico is actually the first notation program I have ever worked with, so coming from more of a "midi-background" I might still be a little bit unfamiliar with all the notation details etc.

    As I wanted to write the piece as if it could be performed by live players, I'd be super grateful for any insights/tips regarding the orchestration that some of the more experienced people could give me :) I was really unsure about a lot of decisions I made.

    This is the Noteperformer export:

    http://amadeus-pakmur.com/NONTENDI Suite_02.mp3

    and here is the score:

    http://amadeus-pakmur.com/Nontendi_suite_c.pdf

    http://amadeus-pakmur.com/Nontendi_suite_transposed.pdf

    I really have to say that I enjoyed working with a notation program and noteperformer. Although it might not sound as good as a fully programmed mockup, and there are also some things that noteperformer doesn't perform as it should, I think the overall result is quite decent (especially when I consider the amount of work that it needs to produce a mockup in cubase). So in general I think it is a great tool to give you a first impression and I think this will be my preferred way of working in the future.
     
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  2. jonathanparham

    jonathanparham Active Member

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    Enjoyed hearing your ideas
     
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  3. Saxer

    Saxer Senior Member

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    Beautiful track! Worth getting a full blown mockup or even better a live performance with the real thing!
     
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  4. damcry

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    Very nice mockup :thumbsup:
     
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    Assa Active Member

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    Thank you all for your kind words :)

    Yes, I'll do a proper mockup when I have the time - but I'd definitely be more interested to hear if a real recording would turn out as I intended!:grin:

    Maybe there will be an opportunity in 2019, this would be a dream coming true. :)

    Happy new year to everybody!
     

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