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November 17, 2013 - 6:07 pm
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Hello everyone,

I am a Professional Utah Videographer and came across this very beautiful song, Its mixed in with some other stuff. And the way it put together just really amazes me.

 

My question for you guys is what technique is this violinist using? I want to search more songs like this and I don't know what to search for.

I honestly don't know much of anything about violin's. I want to put this song in a short film.

You can find the link to the song here. It's called "In The Air Now" (Scroll down a little to find it)

 

I thank you guys in advance. 

 

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It asks me to login first and I am leary of registering with an unknown site.  Sorry.  

 

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Yeah, I wouldn't touch logging in to that sight with a 12' 6" bamboo pole. When I tried to X out it said I had to log in before I could leave the site.

Risky stuff you post there, Rainboy.  

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Fiddlestix said 

Yeah, I wouldn't touch logging in to that sight with a 12' 6" bamboo pole. When I tried to X out it said I had to log in before I could leave the site.

Risky stuff you post there, Rainboy.  

I am the owner of the site linked to and there is nothing fishy going on like you seem to imply. It's just that you have to X off of the BROWSER window to close. If you only try to X off the small dialog it won't let you without registering simply because of the way the programming is done.

Again, no reason to think that it's "risky" for Rainboy to post that link. Sorry for any confusion, though. 

Rainboy, thanks for visiting the Blindfold Sound site. I'm glad that you like the track. It's from an outstanding composer and I hope you will consider licensing it for your film.

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 @rainboy i think it sounds like an electronic effect rather than a playing style;  but it looks like you can contact the composer via that site and just ask.  gary

 

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Blind said

Fiddlestix said 

Yeah, I wouldn't touch logging in to that sight with a 12' 6" bamboo pole. When I tried to X out it said I had to log in before I could leave the site.

Risky stuff you post there, Rainboy.  

I am the owner of the site linked to and there is nothing fishy going on like you seem to imply. It's just that you have to X off of the BROWSER window to close. If you only try to X off the small dialog it won't let you without registering simply because of the way the programming is done.

Again, no reason to think that it's "risky" for Rainboy to post that link. Sorry for any confusion, though. 

Rainboy, thanks for visiting the Blindfold Sound site. I'm glad that you like the track. It's from an outstanding composer and I hope you will consider licensing it for your film.

I "imply" caution when ever any one on their first and only posts wants me to register or sign up to see something.  If you want me to see/hear/comment on something, then make it where I do not have to register to do so and I will gladly attempt to help you out.  One can not listen to that song without registering.  I don't know you or the original poster since both of you have only ever posted one time.  I don't apologize for questioning someone who says "oh there's nothing fishy going on" by someone on the internet.  I don't say this to be rude or to dis your site. 

 

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Blind said
It's just that you have to X off of the BROWSER window to close. If you only try to X off the small dialog it won't let you without registering simply because of the way the programming is done.

sounds like bad programming

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RosinedUp said

Blind said
It's just that you have to X off of the BROWSER window to close. If you only try to X off the small dialog it won't let you without registering simply because of the way the programming is done.

sounds like bad programming

I agree. I'd fix your programming. You're not doing yourself or your site any favors by designing a site that scares people off. With all the viruses, trojan horses, scams and malware out there these days, folks are wise to avoid sites that behave oddly. And they have every right to warn others.

And, @1stimestar is right. It's especially suspicious when such a post is a user's first and only post in a forum like this.

Sorry @rainboy and @Blind , don't mean to be critical; just explaining why folks here reacted the way they did.

Members here are very helpful. If you can find a YouTube version of the song and post it here, I'm sure you'll get a good response.

Good luck with your project.

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@KindaScratchy 

well put Diane exactly

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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I apologize for posting a link that you have to register to listen to. I had no idea that in order to listen to the song you had to register. 

@KindaScratchy No need to apologize for being critical, I understand, I would be the same way, haha. :D

Maybe If I post just the home page that would work... It doesn't ask to register there, only if you want to view the full library. 

In the bottom right box, under the "ACOUSTIC/MISC" Track #3 In The Air Now.

 

http://www.blindfoldsound.com/.....rary1.html

 

Maybe you could answer my question. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Kyle

 

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WOW, @rainboy: Sound's more like a funeral song. I hear organ and no violin (to my ears anyway).

Have no Idea what that song might be.

Good luck on your search for it's title.

 

Ken.

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Your question originally is what technique the violin is using? It's a synth rather than a real violin but the violinist would be petting the notes and playing legato.

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It sounds to me as if part of the track was recorded and was then played back in reverse during mixing.  All you do is take the score and reverse the order of the notes, then play it to a metronome or reversed click track, then reverse the recording and mix it in.

I think you can hear something similar in George Harrison's reversed guitar part in "I'm Only Sleeping" by the Beatles in 1966, apparently one of the first times the technique was used.  Listen near 1:34 in the following.

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Yeah, to my lay person's ears, that sounds more like either a synthesizer or post-production effects than a violin playing technique.

It's cool sounding, but personally, I'm not crazy about it. That's just my taste, though.

Pierre ( @fiddlerguy ), of course, knows what he's talking about and I think it's really interesting that he can hear violin playing technique under all those special effects.

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If you record a sample of it and play it backwards, it still doesn't sound like actual violins.  I'd say the original sound was done with an older sampler or a synth.  Sounds like a "string section" patch.  One of the giveaways is that you can hear more than one "voice" in that sound, but the vibrato is in perfect synch.  That pretty much only happens with electronic effects. 

They still may have reversed it to get that kind of peculiar ADSR envelope (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release), but I'd say it isn't an actual violin sound, and even if it is a digital sample of one, not a sample made to be particularly realistic.

It is a neat sound in the piece, though!  Which is cool, and all that it needs to be. 

Any experienced violinist like Pierre could definitely get a sound that was rather similar with a real violin.  But I'm pretty certain this particular example isn't that. 

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November 25, 2013 - 9:28 am
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rainboy said

In the bottom right box, under the "ACOUSTIC/MISC" Track #3 In The Air Now.

http://www.blindfoldsound.com/.....rary1.html

Thanks,

Kyle

I am not sure you guys are listening to the same file as I am. Look at this screenshot that I took and see if that is the piece you listened to. For me the string sound is obvious but it's an obvious synth string sound.

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Fiddlerman said
I am not sure you guys are listening to the same file as I am.

Yes, that's the one I'm listening to.  Please notice that I'm not saying much if anything about what instrument was played, only that something sounds as if it was replayed in reverse for mixing.

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I see. :-)
I couldn't hear that. LOL

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Thanks for helping me identify the track. Once I get the chance to film the Christmas lights then I will post it on here for you guys to enjoy :)

 

Thanks again!

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