Monkeying with libraries
Hi guys, here's my last piece.
It took me months to achieve both because I have very little time for music and also I had to tame new libraries (OT 1st chair) and did LOTS of tries with libs.
It's inspired by a stay in Singapore some years ago (my wife was working there by then).
Maybe it can give you a taste of this amazing place that a total blend of stunning urbanism inside nature, and a blend of traditions coming from India, China, Asia and the western world (UK more specifically).
Enjoy & feel free to comment, give advices on the composition, arrangement, mix and whatsoever.
Ok, now, as usual, technical details about libraries & process.
It's pretty cheap libraries, effects & gear.
- Opening crowd sounds come from the fresh free online BBC recording library
- Keys are mostly Woodchester piano and homemade Virus B "Rhodes-y" patch, recorded live
- Bass & guitars are recorded live in my home studio (Fender Jag bass thru THR10 + Fender Tele thru Koch amp if I remember well)
- Ensemble strings come from Spitfire Sable Ensemble, Spitfire Labs Strings, Spitfire Albion 1, OT Berlin Inspire
- Solo strings from OT 1st chair. Ehru is an Apple loop reworked.
- Solo voice is 8dio Laurie, choir is 8dio Requiem pro
- Woodwinds come from OT Berlin Inspire
- Brass come from Spitfire Albion 1, EWQLSO Gold (I still use it mostly for brass)
- Drums are Logic Boutique 78 & ethnic percussions are Logic Indian + middle eastern kit recorded live
- Orchestral percussions come from Berlin Inspire
- Synths come from Virus B, Alchemy & SH101. Again recorded live
- Chroma percussions come from Logic (Tibetan bowls) + OT Inspire (Glockenspiel) recorded live. Harp is OT Inspire
It's been recorded, arranged, mixed in Logic on a MBPr 15 late 2013
Very few volume automations (but lots of CC) + compression (Klanghelm) + reverbs (Eventide, Valhalla) + Logic EQ (Waves SSL E on drums bus). Ozone 8 elements on master.
And voilà !