Re: [LAU] My first album ever is finally done!

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To: Julien Claassen <julien@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <Linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, November 23, 2012 - 10:13 am

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Kaj: Thank you so much for the kind words! The ironic thing about that is
that I very very rarely watch movies or play games, weird huh!? =)

Julien: Wow!! Thank you really! That was a wonderful mail to read, and you
have a big valid point with the vocals. I wish I'd known more vocal
artists, I know very few. But my goal is to have the next album (if I ever
get around to that) with alot of vocals. Now I atleast have something to
show to potential vocalists, so maybe I can contact people and ask if
there's interest!

Ok, instruments:
* All of the orchestral stuff is Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra, and usually
sequenced in OpenOctave. Sometimes sequenced in ardour3.
* Pianos are usually pianoteq, with some minor variations.
* Most synthesizer-stuff is made with TAL NoiseMaker
* The electrical pianos are MDA E-Piano.
* Drum sounds are a mixture of stuff made out of existing hydrogen-kits,
the open source drumkit, and also some "commercial" samples from a sample
pack I got way back.
* For guitar, I've got a Boss GT-8 hooked up to my soundcard via SPDIF,
which has served me very well through the years!

Yeah, I thought you'd recognize the old A Change of Heart-melody! ;) It
felt good to revive that and put it in a new package. I agree that it's
probably too long though, I guess I'm damaged goods from all my electronic
music listening (build build build build build break). I need to learn
making the songs shorter and more compact usually.

The Skandinavian mood - yeah you've said that before, and I really like
that way of saying it. I think there's alot to that, I guess our
surroundings and climate affect us more then we think, which is very cool.
And it really makes me glad that you didn't think it was too repetative!
That's also something I'm trying to avoid really, and it takes time to
learn that properly for me.

Again, thank you very much for your mail Julien! It makes me so happy that
you took the time to both listen through the whole album, and then also do
a big comment on it. Thank you so much for that!

On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Julien Claassen wrote:

> Hello Gabbe!

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Kaj: Thank you so much for the kind words! The ironic thing about that is t=
hat I very very rarely watch movies or play games, weird huh!? =3D)=
Julien: Wow!! Thank you really! That was a wonderful mail to read, and you =
have a big valid point with the vocals. I wish I'd known more vocal art=
ists, I know very few. But my goal is to have the next album (if I ever get=
around to that) with alot of vocals. Now I atleast have something to show =
to potential vocalists, so maybe I can contact people and ask if there'=
s interest!
Ok, instruments:* All of the orchestral stuff is Sonatina Symphonic=
Orchestra, and usually sequenced in OpenOctave. Sometimes sequenced in ard=
our3.* Pianos are usually pianoteq, with some minor variations.
* Most synthesizer-stuff is made with TAL NoiseMaker* The electrical pi=
anos are MDA E-Piano.* Drum sounds are a mixture of stuff made out of e=
xisting hydrogen-kits, the open source drumkit, and also some "commerc=
ial" samples from a sample pack I got way back.
* For guitar, I've got a Boss GT-8 hooked up to my soundcard via SPDIF,=
which has served me very well through the years! Yeah, I thought y=
ou'd recognize the old A Change of Heart-melody! ;) It felt good to rev=
ive that and put it in a new package. I agree that it's probably too lo=
ng though, I guess I'm damaged goods from all my electronic music liste=
ning (build build build build build break). I need to learn making the song=
s shorter and more compact usually.
The Skandinavian mood - yeah you've said that before, and I really =
like that way of saying it. I think there's alot to that, I guess our s=
urroundings and climate affect us more then we think, which is very cool. <=
br>
And it really makes me glad that you didn't think it was too repetative=
! That's also something I'm trying to avoid really, and it takes ti=
me to learn that properly for me.Again, thank you very much for you=
r mail Julien! It makes me so happy that you took the time to both listen t=
hrough the whole album, and then also do a big comment on it. Thank you so =
much for that!
On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Julien Claa=
ssen <julien@mail.upb.de> wrote:
Hello Gabbe!
=A0 what a delightful album. Thank you for sharing this. Let me put a plea =
for information and a criticism first, so they are out of the way and we ca=
n come to the absolutely delightful part of this mail. :-)
=A0 Which instruments (soft and hardware) did you use?
=A0 The criticism is this: it would have been even more to my taste, if the=
re had been vocals. Especially since I've heard two of your "vocal=
" pieces.
=A0 It was good to meet at least one old acquaintance in here: a change of =
heart. A little shorter and it might have been the perfect introduction of =
the version with vocals. I loved the addition of the strings and other spar=
kly bits.

=A0 The first two pieces blended very nicely. OK, they were designed to do =
so. The second piece reminded me of Music Instructor, a group(?) from the l=
ate 90s. Their first pieces made up as instructions on how to make dance mu=
sic or make a party or whatever. :-)

=A0 the balance of spheric sounds and chord and hiphop influenced beats giv=
es it something very satisfactory in my ears. I also enjoy the dark mood. S=
omething, which I would call the Skandinavian mood. Perhaps the mixture of =
darkness and openness or wideness.

=A0 if I had to pick a favourite, it would be Lives. Perhaps just the eleme=
nt of the already known with a strong "hook line". Perhaps I'=
ve just come to love your guitar sound. On reflection it is a combination o=
f the two.

=A0 I hope, that sometime soon, we'll get some more vocal music from yo=
u to get the icing on the birthday cake. A very lovely album all through. Y=
ou have heard me complain about the repetetiveness of the music without sol=
o instruments or vocals and yet I've listened through it all and haven&=
#39;t been bored. Only inspired to hear the Theremin line over Lives or the=
soulful guitar solo Flow or The Last Time.

=A0 I just thought again, that it's intriguing and reviving to hear mus=
ic, where you can't immediately guess the synthesizers or sound librari=
es. So often, when I still listen to something popular, I can at least put =
my finger directly on it for some instruments. But this is well chosen, wel=
l processed and mixed, so nothing seems obvious.

=A0 Thank you again, ver much, for some new splendid music.
=A0 Warm regards
=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0Julien

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juliencoder.de/nama/music.html

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Re: [LAU] My first album ever is finally done!, Julien Claassen, (Thu Nov 22, 7:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] My first album ever is finally done!, Gabbe Nord, (Fri Nov 23, 10:13 am)
Re: [LAU] My first album ever is finally done!, Julien Claassen, (Thu Nov 22, 7:21 pm)
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