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Posts posted by BLUMENKOHL

  1. As I said before, a good orchestrator can make a reasonable sized orchestra sound massive. 8 horns in unison is what normally passes as large. Goldenthal may have used 16 because they were playing chords, thus sub-dividing 4 horns in unison into 4 parts to play harmonies. Otherwise, 8 horns in unison is very big sounding.
    Very true

    Hey, Wrath of Khan had...what? 75? 80 pieces? Recorded in early 80's...

    Sounds bigger to me than a lot of 100+ piece orchestras employed in soundtracks today.

    There are a lot of massive orchestras in soundtracks that don't sound sound all that massive. U-571 immediately comes to mind...

    Van Helsing sounds a mute but heavy too...and that was pushing near 120...

  2. I find that hard to believe. In fact, it doesn't make sense to me. We are dealing here with an audiophile recording (Just listen to the orchestral bass drum and how it moves the air).

    I haven't listened to it in a long time, but I know it didn't have much depth before I got my current system, and it sounds a bit thin. It certainly always sounds "nice", but without the right system, you easily loose a lot of details.

    Marian - who also doesn't think you hear nearly as much air as on Summon the Heroes. :)

    I can definitely hear what you're talking about. Comparing it on different speaker systems, it can sound very thin. On something crappy it sounds like thin high frequency noise...but with the right set up...the bass drums do really move the air.

    But personally, I always tend to run a few of my own sound edits on a lot of soundtracks to beef them up....

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