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  1. This is my kind of prerelease content. Much better than endless speculation and fear mongering!
    6 points
  2. Thank you for continuing the lisp from the thread title! It's like a motif.
    4 points
  3. I bet she used her lipstick to write him a note on the napkin she’s holding: ”What about the alternates, though?”
    4 points
  4. It's true. I've tried DX7 emulations and you may as well just use any other synth plugin. The most valuable thing in my studio is the DX7 - I've made more money with it than any other single instrument. Other stuff may have cost more, and I do have way too much stuff, but nothing pulls its weight like that thing. https://picosong.com/wjBiK/
    4 points
  5. It's a synth patch Randy Kerber is playing on his keyboard
    4 points
  6. I know we were talking about updating some of our sample libraries recently, thought I'd follow up after doing a bit of an overhaul with the help of some more tech savvy friends. After only recently switching to Cubase I've now started sequencing in Pro Tools instead of saving it only for work with audio. Not sure how that will proceed, I may be back to Cubase before long but I thought it might be worth it to try streamlining everything down to one DAW. In the end I didn't really update my libraries all that much. I am using 8dio's Century Strings and Embertone's solo strings, 8dio's Clair
    3 points
  7. I think that comes out next week Anyways here's a link to part 2 of this! https://www.soundtrackpodcast.com/podcasts/producing-soundtrack-albums-an-interview-with-mike-matessino-part-ii.htm
    3 points
  8. Essentially the way you see it above in the excerpt Jay posted: Williams will use words in the score like "Ethereal voices", and from there I believe whoever is the keyboardist--usually Randy Kerber--probably tinkers with sounds trying to imagine how to get the timbre Williams wants. This is what the process has been for me when I've had to program synth patches for music.
    3 points
  9. Yep another great episode! Certainly making the wait for LLL's Potter set that little more tolerable. Speaking of, @PoggoAOTS hope you've seen the huge 7CD expanded Harry Potter/John Williams set that LaLa Land Records announced. No doubt you'll have a few copies turning up at the MSO office! 😎
    2 points
  10. My resolution for the new year will be to be very, very relaxed about upcoming expansions. Yes, I would love Hook and Far and Away, or the Terminal or Catch Me If You Can, but... God, we've been spoiled.
    2 points
  11. @PoggoAOTS Devoured your latest episode; started following your podcast a few days ago, and I’m really enjoying it a lot. I usually listen to it while I’m doing the dishes (ugh) or going for a walk on the countryside (much better). Great, great job, guys!
    2 points
  12. Hahaha. Truth! 😂 Also: When the Expanded Release is announced. When the Expanded Release isn't announced.
    2 points
  13. Wasn't that the point of Ledger's Joker though?
    2 points
  14. mstrox

    TWIN PEAKS

    Getting the urge to rewatch The Return...
    2 points
  15. Two things: 1. That is actually where I found what keyboard he used, from my copy of the GOF Blu-Ray bonus feature! You might have to do a little digging to find the exact model he uses though. 2. Not only did he create the synth celeste, but he actually created a VST program for them and released it publicly, so you can actually buy his infamous celeste patch from Native Instruments. It's only like $99.
    2 points
  16. It takes a lot of stamina for a pineapple to traverse through space, don't worry about it.
    2 points
  17. Uh, yes, yes it is. I wasn't saying that excerpt was called "ethereal voices", I just made an example.
    2 points
  18. This one was clearly called "Ghostly Wind Effect".
    2 points
  19. I hope the memes don't stop once we get our copies. I rather like them.
    2 points
  20. This is true. I thought I also remembered seeing Kerber with a Kurzweil or something, though. There's a number of synth sounds in Williams' output that don't sound like it comes from a DX7, they sound more modern.
    2 points
  21. Pretty sure the classic Williams celeste is just a DX7 sine wave with a slow attack blended with another celeste sample. I'm told you can even buy the official imitation from Cinesamples. I think KK told me that, he may even have it. The rest of his staple synth sounds are probably also mostly done on a DX7 though I think I've also seen Kerber with a Nord.
    2 points
  22. His site says he’s the one who did the Celeste solos. I bet I could check that documentary on the Goblet of Fire Blu-Ray and figure out. I’ll see.
    2 points
  23. I’m something of an expert on this song, it’s one of my all time favorites. The version in Pour Sacha is by a group called Adama. They’ve recorded a couple versions of it, though they generally have the same arrangement (very much based on folk singer Shuly Nathan’s original version from 1967). I have both recordings, one of which is the Pour/Schindler’s version, though I don’t think I’d be allowed to post them here. The second one is on YouTube. You’re right that the first recording’s use in Pour Sacha does have a slightly different mix. Yerushalayim Shel (or “Chel”, though Schind
    2 points
  24. I’d love Williams to revisit “Luke and Leia”. The more mature, dramatic statement of the theme in TLJ is so gorgeous, and makes the (also beautiful) original arrangement feel almost too energetic. A new full arrangement to reflect the characters’ older selves could be gorgeous, if the TLJ statement is anything to go by.
    2 points
  25. mstrox

    Official Discord Thread

    You call it shitposting, I call it camaraderie. (It's also not people who are bored and have nothing to say - we were like this in the early 2000s too). It's the reason I've come to this forum for 19 years, over half of my life. It's also the reason that I don't bother with forums like FSM, which is, yes, far less silly, but also boring and much more genuinely mean-spirited. I also think that the level of musical knowledge at JWFan, and the level of the discourse around music, has gone up over the past 10 years or so - people who write music, who can intelligently talk
    2 points
  26. It's not even remotely a comedy.
    1 point
  27. I'm so tired it took me like 10 seconds to pick up on that sarcasm. You need to understand, space travel is very tiring.
    1 point
  28. Or you could just find a free DX7 emulator or sample of its raw sine wave, then layer it with some free celeste sample.
    1 point
  29. He apparently had a child recently which delayed series 10. I think he's just busy with family and other projects and doesn't see it as a priority.
    1 point
  30. Holko

    Official Discord Thread

    This. What is a well-known injoke, obviously sarcastic statement or friendly ribbing among a seasoned group of people who've already known each others' behaviour for years can seem like mean-spirited, useless or idiotic clutter (which it rarely actually is) to someone who hasn't had a chance to, or hasn't bothered to observe and understand these inner workings. I don't think that's necessarily our, or the former of these examples' fault. This place feels quite like "real" people interacting and having fun while FSM from what I've seen seems a bit soulless.
    1 point
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