Spem in alium (beginning)

Spinach Pizza on March 08, 2011 02:35

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    A practice recording of the beginning of Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis (d. 1585), with prominent use of the Grove Audio PM resonator and Synthesizers.com Q150 low pass filter. Sorry for the poor recording job, and lack of proper eq, but it's basically a sketch after all.

    A complete project of similar music is available here: http://richardgalbraith.bandcamp.com/

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    • Spinach Pizza
      Spinach Pizza at 1.07 on August 16, 2013 23:57

      @Pineapplebong: Thank you! hopefully I can finish it...

    • Pineapplebong
      Pineapplebong at 1.07 on August 04, 2013 01:54

      Wow. This is easily my favorite musical piece ever, and you more than did it justice.

    • Divided Self
      Divided Self at 1.07 on March 26, 2012 13:40

      Here it comes ! Very nice indeed.

    • Magic From Space
    • unibot
      unibot on March 09, 2011 15:51

      Please post more of your "oddball obsession." It's wonderful.

    • Sunsinger
    • Spinach Pizza
      Spinach Pizza on March 08, 2011 18:43

      @JohnLRice: Wow John, you're bad for my ego (but good for my self esteem)! thank you very, very much for your encouragement of this oddball obsession that I have - namely, playing obscure, ancient music with an obscure, modern instrument! : )

    • Spinach Pizza
    • Spinach Pizza
      Spinach Pizza on March 08, 2011 18:37

      @blw: Thank you! The basic patch is simply two vco's (at first using pulse waves of variable width, then also saw waves) mixed and fed first into the Q150 with low resonance, and out to the resonator. I put the filters in this order because I thought it might replicate what I had heard on the original Elhardt Moog polyresonator demo: he played some brass patches from his Roland synth (I think) which obviously had filtering with an envelope, into the resonator. I didn't use any envelope for the Q150 here. My resonator settings are generally never very extreme, particularly in regard to the gain and emphasis settings. I generally have the gain of the lowest band turned down the most, for some reason. I tweak by ear until I like what I hear. Sometimes, I pass the signal from the resonator through a Q106 highpass, used like a "low cut" to help prevent muddiness (which as you can see is becoming an issue with all the voices here!)

    • blw
      blw on March 08, 2011 03:20

      Wow, love it! I'd love to hear more about how you patched the different sounds.

    • David Ryle
      David Ryle on March 08, 2011 03:13

      Very convincing brass or even pipe organ brass. Lovely tonalities. As you see fit please add more.

    • JohnLRice
      JohnLRice on March 08, 2011 03:00

      . . . . uuuhhhmmm . . . . :-/ . . . . . .:-( . . . . . . you forgot to appologize for making demos so fantasticly wonderful and exuding such rich class and quality that the rest of us are going to just give up trying and sell our modular synths! ;-)

      Seriously, you are a true master!

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