The Big O

by @esc4p3

Liner Notes

I really wanted to properly try out the free Spitfire Audio BBC Orchestra, so I have given my best shot....or at least the best for now! I had so much fun doing this, I think there are 17 tracks in there which is the most ever for me.

I used a mix of looping sections, copying sections and repeating them and recording new segments as I went along - this 'new' workflow could work well for me. I downloaded a fog horn yesterday which was part of the free Labs plug-ins from Spitfire, so had to use it on here!

I did some arranging on this late last night and then listened back to it this morning and quite surprised myself. I don't listen to this kind of music, so I don't really understand why I like making it so much. But I'm rolling with it, and there is plenty more to come I think.

#orchestral
#classical
#foghorn



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Well done! A pleasing composition with exotic harmonies. 😄 Kept me easily engaged with its different parts and lots of details to discover. The instruments complement each other to form a large variety of sounds. I am glad you chose to explore after the Surprising Symphony https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1618 and hope to hear more of this in the future. 😊

Don't let the number of tracks intimidate you. In an orchestra template, you'll typically find 13 tracks alone for the basic strings, woodwind, and brass ensembles, and several more for percussion, solo instruments, and so on.

The title leaves lots of room for imagination, by the way. No clue whether it simply means "The Big Orchestra", or refers to the O(n) notation in computer science, or points at the orbitals in Ian Banks' science fiction stories. 😊

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This was so satisfying to listen to and I really enjoyed where you took our ears on the listening journey. Really well done and very impressive!

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Nicely done! 17 tracks - impressive! Nice use of the French horns. Excellent orchestration. I'm gonna have to check out the LABS new foghorn too.

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There is something profoundly satisfying about writing for an entire orchestra, isn't there? And fog horns, too. Listening to this, you clearly "get" how the different sections work together; this sounds like you've been scoring for large ensembles for years! The ominous ending is outstanding.

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Just fabulous! But WAY TOO SHORT! 😀
I'm beginning to think that this idea of writing in a style you don't listen to is an approach I'm going to have to try. It's certainly working well for you.
Now get your finger out and do some more! 😉

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I'm "rolling with it," too! This is beautiful! Like the part coming in at :59. Your "best shot" is pretty darned good!

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Aesthetically pleasing sounds to the ears. Lovely!