Skylark

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  • #10325
    AvatarJoanna Funk
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    So after your kind suggestions, I bought a midi cable and managed to edit a midi file. It was a thrill to delete a block of data, and move a piano note up and down etc. But no midi editing on this track. What I DID use was REVERB – wow!!! I went all out and chose the “auditorium” preset. Loud and echoey! I like it! I tried Compression too but everything went quiet, so more homework needed. I played a few chords this time, would love to achieve something like a mouth organ effect one day. TQ, Joanna

    Skylark

    #10328
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    Too much reverb, in my opinion, Joanna, for a tune like Skylark.

    #10329
    AvatarJoanna Funk
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    Okay Alan. Thanks

    #10331
    AvatarJoanna Funk
    Participant

    Here is a second take.
    Skylark #2

    #10332
    AvatarJoanna Funk
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    I might do a third version tomorrow without a mouthpiece, to see if I can make it sound more personal. Keep the same piano and reverb setting. (Love weekends!)

    #10333
    AvatarGianluca Barbaro
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    Hi Joanna,
    the sound is much better than the previous version! I love this piece, well done! The rhythmic combination between piano and melodica works well too now!

    If I may, each effect plugin should have a “dry” and a “wet” fader: when using a reverb effect, the less is the dry signal, the more the sound steps away from the front. If possibile, I would put more dry signal to the melodica because now it sounds a little bit unfocused. Also, maybe you could raise the piano a little bit too.

    gl

    #10335
    AvatarJoanna Funk
    Participant

    Taking Gianluca’s advice and putting reverb and a little “dry” to the piano (same track). Then same amount of reverb with a little more “dry” to the melodica (new track, no mouthpiece). I’ll stop now, before we are all Skylarked out. Thank you everyone.
    Skylark #3

    #10336
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    I’ll have to listen to these variations carefully tomorrow. Joanna, you are the student every teacher longs to have.

    #10337
    AvatarJoanna Funk
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    How not to be like this, Alan? It’s melodica uni! ?

    #10338
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    #2 is better and #3 much better, in my humble opinion — a lot of improvement in the melodica sound and, to my ear, in the timing.

    #10340
    AvatarJoanna Funk
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    Hi Alan,
    Thank you for taking the time to listen. I’m relieved you think #3 is better than #2 ?. It’s a bonus to be learning about effects too. (TQ Gianluca). Love this instrument. Joanna

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