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I am very interested in the String Quartet ensemble right now and arranged some of my piano pieces for string quartet. Here is "After work, Late at Night." Recorded with the Kirk Hunter Solo strings I library, a gift of my good friend Richard Schletty.
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Uploaded: Sep 28, 2011 - 05:00:48 AM
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TobinMueller said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
RIchard Schletty
RIchard is such a fine man. I miss his energy here, embracing, testing boundaries, his innocence. His gift is in excellent hands. The sense of crescendo in some of the lines is very real. Very nice ebb and flow of feeling. Excellent harmonies. There is a turn of the last century charm to this. The piece ends before I was expecting it. A prelude? If not, consider a more definitive ending. Wonderful warmth achieved.
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RichardSchletty said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Unpresent but accounted for.
Hey, Tobin, I dropped back into MacJams yesterday for a vacation tour and was pleased to see activity from some of my old virtual friends here. It has been great to be working with André on learning virtual orchestration techniques – he is talented and generous. And he is an excellent teacher. André wrote a "how to" manual in PDF format:

Working with the Kirk Hunter Solo Strings I in Logic 9:
A fast and direct approach by André van Haren

Ask him how you can get a copy!
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andreasvanharen said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Yes
The tutorial and Logic template for the Kirk Hunter strings are almost ready, but still needs some fine-tuning. Love to share it afterwards!
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Philip18 said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Beautiful
A lovely piece of music. The interplay between the instruments is delightful. A rich sound. Much enjoyed.
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andreasvanharen said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Thanks!
Thanks, Philip!
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davisamerica said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
tender
and engaging ... a wonderful piece Andreas.
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ramonaji said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
quite lovely
thank you for sharing this...!
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georgeptingley said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Fine work here
Lovely music here and a real treat hearing an example of Kirk Hunter Solo Strings. I, too, have been recently involved with exploring the string quartet. I have found that, perhaps, by not panning so widely the effect may be more realistic as players on not spread across thle concert stage. I wish for little more reverb as well. I'll be on the lookout for more of your fine string work.
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andreasvanharen said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Hi
I started to listen to the Beethoven string quartets again after at least 15 years, such an expression and dynamic movement in these pieces! I wonder if it's possible to reach this performance with virtual instruments. A challenge!
The panning is probably a little too wide, yes, thanks for noticing this. I will play around with this. Not sure if I want to have too much reverb although my Beethoven recordings have a lot of reverb. Studio recordings though probably don't have that much at all, so I think it can go both ways.
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andreasvanharen said 2244 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Hi George,
I listened carefully again to some string quartet recordings and heard that they are very centered in the middle, no wide spread like you said. I gave the string players panning from -9 till +9 with a spread of 0.5 (using the direction Mixer in Logic), with the cello panned as 3rd instrument. This gives a very good result. In the tutorial I am writing for the Kirk Hunter strings, I made seating arrangements for all ensemble combinations I could come up with to place them correctly.
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Feter said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
After work, Late at night
Excellent craft man work off course , sweet structure and theme ..the three low strings are so great ..the upper violin is still not there yet as a tone specially with the fast notes it would sound more synth but this is hard to over come , I really enjoyed this piece a lot ...such warmth in here ..thanks a lot for sharing !!

* Richard I m sure he s so happy with this piece a very good Gentleman *
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andreasvanharen said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
hi
Yes, I tried to get the 1st violin more on the foreground but for my feeling, it is a little too weak still. I made already some changes in the Kontakt player attack and release settings, and it is more clearer now. Before I make a new bounce though, I have some other settings that I want to change first. Thanks!
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Soundhound said 2245 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Very rich sounds....
In the strings, I really like the flow of harmonies as they fade in and out
of one an other, takes skills and a keen ear....

Well done.....
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andreasvanharen said 2244 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
Thanks!
Thanks, Soundhound.
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PeterB7858 said 2244 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
A fine job...
It is hard to capture the magic of a live string quartet with virtual instruments but you have done a fine job here, Andreas. Smooth and sensitive. Enjoyed. Regards, Peter.
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andreasvanharen said 2244 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
thanks
Hi Peter, yes, it's not always so easy. it's a very expressive ensemble, and to keep it transparant and clear in sound, that takes some tweaking.
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