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Tango vs. string quartet
on: October 11, 2016, 23:38:11
Hi,
I try to mix tango with other musical styles these days. I picked a classical string quartet (plus drums) and composed this weird pseudo-tango: https://soundcloud.com/user-771339560/tistezas-dance


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Re: Tango vs. string quartet
Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 23:47:20
That sounds very nice @dr_Shad ! Well done! Great world we live in nowadays we can mix different styles on our kitchen chair isn't it?
Welcome to the kitchen! May I invite you to introduce yourself in the 'Me' section of the board so we know a bit more about who you are and your musical background?
I hope you'll like it here. Cheers!
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I'm proud of this track, check it out! https://soundcloud.com/martimedia/dreams


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Re: Tango vs. string quartet
Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 09:22:33
welcome to the forum @dr_Shad

I will listen tot your track after work tonight, but grab a kitchen chair and make yourself at home!


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Re: Tango vs. string quartet
Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 11:56:53
Hey, welcome to the Kitchen.  This is a cool instrumental.  At first, it reminded me of something vaguely Beach Boys Pet sounds-ish.  But then it went full into the "tango" and I didn't get that vibe the rest of the track. 

To my ear, the tango parts of the tune are more interesting to listen to.  Perhaps is because you've got more of a melody going in that part of the track. 


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Re: Tango vs. string quartet
Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 12:03:25
Hello @dr_Shad and welcome to the kitchen!

That's an interesting concept and I like it. You packed some great harmonic twists in there! I also like the simple drum pattern and the sound of the drums. But I'd try and alter the sound of the strings a bit. I don't know what vst plugin you use, but I'm sure there's a way to vary the expression level. You could make it sound less monotonous and much more dramatic...
But again, I really like the approach. It could also be the base for a good pop song. ::headphone::

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Re: Tango vs. string quartet
Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 11:33:35
Thanks @Mark Luto and @Andrew Jezmund for your posts. Yes, the strings sound more synthetic then symphonic and I would like to use real string quartet (which I can't) or to find better way to get more emphasis especially in the chorus part. Do you have any reccomendation about some great vst for classical instruments? I use Ableton Live as DAW and their free sound pack for strings.


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Re: Tango vs. string quartet
Reply #6 on: October 13, 2016, 13:46:22
Do you have any reccomendation about some great vst for classical instruments?

I'm very happy with the Vienna Symphinoc Lybrary (https://vsl.co.at). I just own the relatively limited "Special Editions", but quite good results are achievable with these already. And with the big packages nearly every sound a classical instrument can make is included. Great stuff, go and have a listen to the numerous demos on their website.

The two main drawbacks are:
1. Not easy to program (because the hundreds of possibilities and parameters)
2. Ridiculous price.

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Re: Tango vs. string quartet
Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 14:00:19
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