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    Nick Parker got a reaction from darkspine10 in Does the Fedora Still Fit?: Kingdom of the Crsytal Skull after 10 Years   
    The Crystal Skull theme is my favorite McGuffin theme from all of the scores!
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Once in How long did it take John Williams to compose his scores?   
    A host of sleepless nights and a blatant disregard for wellbeing.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from blondheim in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    Would you just shut up, you fucking weirdo whose academic work on the music of Star Wars was chosen by renowned and legendary journalist Alex Ross to share and discuss with John Williams himself!? Jesus talk about grasping for straws.
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    Nick Parker reacted to Trumpeteer in John Williams Returns to the Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 3, 4 & 5, 2021   
    I was at the Sunday concert and it was a lot of fun. Of course, since I have finished my podcast, I knew there would be no new film music for me to hear, but that was fine. The Overture to the Oscars was new, I think? I have to look it up, but it sounded like the music that opened the 2002 Oscars when he was co-musical director. 
     
    I enjoyed seeing JW looking so lively at 89 years old. I spoke with a woman after the show, and after I told her John Williams was five months away from turning 90, she said, "He looked like he was in his 70s!"
     
    But the highlight of the show was meeting Eduardo Victoria, who was a cohost on my podcast for the "War of the Worlds" episode. It was the first time meeting one of my cohosts in person, and we had a wonderful pre-show conversation.
     
     

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    Nick Parker got a reaction from ChrisAfonso in What is a guillotine drum which is used in the Star Wars. music score?   
    This discussion really hones in on how important it can be for composers to engage with actual players, and how unfortunate it is that so many composers now have to rely on virtual instruments. There's something truly remarkable to be said for how a player-- a specialist in their instrument--can take the broad strokes given to them by a composer, much like an actor and a director/screenwriter, and imbue the part with dimensions that a composer just can't conceive of.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Jay in What is a guillotine drum which is used in the Star Wars. music score?   
    This discussion really hones in on how important it can be for composers to engage with actual players, and how unfortunate it is that so many composers now have to rely on virtual instruments. There's something truly remarkable to be said for how a player-- a specialist in their instrument--can take the broad strokes given to them by a composer, much like an actor and a director/screenwriter, and imbue the part with dimensions that a composer just can't conceive of.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from crumbs in What is a guillotine drum which is used in the Star Wars. music score?   
    This discussion really hones in on how important it can be for composers to engage with actual players, and how unfortunate it is that so many composers now have to rely on virtual instruments. There's something truly remarkable to be said for how a player-- a specialist in their instrument--can take the broad strokes given to them by a composer, much like an actor and a director/screenwriter, and imbue the part with dimensions that a composer just can't conceive of.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in What is a guillotine drum which is used in the Star Wars. music score?   
    This discussion really hones in on how important it can be for composers to engage with actual players, and how unfortunate it is that so many composers now have to rely on virtual instruments. There's something truly remarkable to be said for how a player-- a specialist in their instrument--can take the broad strokes given to them by a composer, much like an actor and a director/screenwriter, and imbue the part with dimensions that a composer just can't conceive of.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Will in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    My love and lust for Villa-Lobos has coursed with no delay. My current stop in the land of this prolific composer: Floresta do Amazon, a symphonic tone poem.
     
    Fans of adventure scoring from the likes of Williams and Goldsmith might get a kick out of some of this!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    With some more contemplative moments thrown in as well
     
     
     
     
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in Video Game Music   
    As others have said, it's a really cool project, and also shows how sneaky these composers had to be sometimes (re-sampling propietary instrument sounds in some cases), but overall I prefer the original more often than not.
     
    The SNES was notorios difficult to write music for, using a pain-in-the-ass programming language that required lots of trial and error...I believe Kondo was still the main programmer of his music until the N64 days, where he strictly focused on the composition and let someone else handle the technical nitty gritty of compiling and implementing the music in the hardware, so it's all but guaranteed he knew the compression of the samples and adjusted accordingly. This probably played a huge part in making all these disparate sound sources sound simpático with each other, and married them using the obscene DSP (reverb/echo) that was baked into the SPC700 soundchip.
     
    Interestingly, while Nintendo massively bungled the GBA sound, it actually allowed for better, cleaning sounding samples than that of the SNES'.
     
     
     
    Tim Follins was a master of this, using these techniques to really push past boundaries and create music for the systems he worked on that you just don't hear anywhere else.
     
     
     

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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in Hans Zimmer & Stanley Meyer's THE WIND (1986) - 2021 Premiere by Note For Note Music   
    i just want to see williams go goddamn ballistic on social media when sugarland express is announced
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from crumbs in Hans Zimmer & Stanley Meyer's THE WIND (1986) - 2021 Premiere by Note For Note Music   
    i just want to see williams go goddamn ballistic on social media when sugarland express is announced
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from A. A. Ron in Hans Zimmer & Stanley Meyer's THE WIND (1986) - 2021 Premiere by Note For Note Music   
    i just want to see williams go goddamn ballistic on social media when sugarland express is announced
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from SteveMc in Hans Zimmer & Stanley Meyer's THE WIND (1986) - 2021 Premiere by Note For Note Music   
    i just want to see williams go goddamn ballistic on social media when sugarland express is announced
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from mrbellamy in Hans Zimmer & Stanley Meyer's THE WIND (1986) - 2021 Premiere by Note For Note Music   
    i just want to see williams go goddamn ballistic on social media when sugarland express is announced
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Jay in Hans Zimmer & Stanley Meyer's THE WIND (1986) - 2021 Premiere by Note For Note Music   
    i just want to see williams go goddamn ballistic on social media when sugarland express is announced
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Chewy in Hans Zimmer & Stanley Meyer's THE WIND (1986) - 2021 Premiere by Note For Note Music   
    i just want to see williams go goddamn ballistic on social media when sugarland express is announced
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Holko in Hans Zimmer & Stanley Meyer's THE WIND (1986) - 2021 Premiere by Note For Note Music   
    i just want to see williams go goddamn ballistic on social media when sugarland express is announced
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    Nick Parker reacted to Holko in The John Williams Concert Work Listening and Discussion Thread   
    @Nick Parkerintroduced me to this one the other week and I was almost surprised to find it insanely fun!
    ...and of course I can't find the former recording for sale digitally.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Brando in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Rule 49 of the Internet: never click on a video with a Photoshopped Rian Johnson thumbnail.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from May the Force be with You in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Rule 49 of the Internet: never click on a video with a Photoshopped Rian Johnson thumbnail.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from toothless in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Rule 49 of the Internet: never click on a video with a Photoshopped Rian Johnson thumbnail.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from crumbs in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Rule 49 of the Internet: never click on a video with a Photoshopped Rian Johnson thumbnail.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Holko in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Rule 49 of the Internet: never click on a video with a Photoshopped Rian Johnson thumbnail.
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    Nick Parker reacted to Holko in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Now these two videos are absolutely fantastic, filled with well-reasoned valid points.
     
     
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