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About PerLichtman

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    Per Lichtman
  1. @Devsman Just wanted to mention that there's a "tin alto flute" in the free thread om VI-Control that I linked to earlier, in case you didn't audition that yet. Also, I have a vague recollection that EastWest may have included one in the old EWQLSO play free version, if you can still find that hosted anywhere since I think they discontinued it.
  2. @Devsman There's some free big hits in this thread. http://www.vi-control.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39219&highlight=free+samples And my apologies if this has been mentioned before - I've only read some of the posts in such a long thread - but there are several free orchestral (and otherwise) instruments listed in this thread. http://www.vi-control.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27876&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=fortissimo+trombone
  3. In case anybody is looking for solo, divisi or large ensemble strings, I wanted to mention that I'll be doing a huge round-up and review series for the July issue of SoundBytes Magazine at www.SoundBytesMag.net. So I wanted to know: what libraries would you be curious about? What sort of tests/examples/comparisons would you guys like to hear? Here are the string related products that we have started reviewing for the issue. - Embertone Blakus Cello 1 (we will likely include Friedlander Violin 1.5, too, if done in time) - pocketBlakus (legato and spiccato versions) - Prague Solo Strings - S
  4. OCRemixes: I don't write very often, even though I've been coming to the site for coming up on a decade and a half - but this is something I think you'll all want to get involved with! It involves video game scoring history, interviews with people working in the industry and donating part of the proceeds to music and arts programs. If that catches your interest, read on and then message me or post here. Thanks! (Oh, and if this thread gets active, I'll go ahead and post the interview with Nobuo Uematsu and Arnie Roth where I told them about OCRemix for the very first time!) Next year I will b
  5. Yeah, you pretty much can't get me to stop talking about pianos. I've carted across the L.A. area, driven for an hour at a time, just to play different (live) pianos. Luckily, one of the most evocative ones I've encountered is less than a 20 minute drive away, easily surpassing the sound of a certain $200,000+ piano I played nearby (as well as all the ones I've heard in concert halls to date). That helped back when I was dating a concert pianist, but now I get to keep it to myself... whenever I visit that place. But in terms of the sampled pianos, best of luck with your continued work. I lov
  6. I completely agree with everything Jared said. You might want to take him up on sending him the MIDI file.
  7. Jared's had a good ear for sample libraries since before "multi-mic" libraries became the norm, so it's no surprise he steered you right. I'll add a few more notes just in case anyone else is exploring the same area in their piano work. Anyway, there's really only 3 libraries that are geared toward that sort of sound: Malmsjö Acoustic Grand (Art Vista), Bluthner Digital Model One (Pro Audio Vault) and Emotional Piano (SoundIron). Here are the links to each. The Bluthner Digital Model One link also has a lot of comparisons with other libraries (like Ivory and Quantum Leap Pianos, both of which
  8. This is one of the best video game remixes I've heard. It takes the best elements of the original and enhances them in such a way that it heightens the original drama, doesn't sacrifice anything and still manages to be creative and have it's own character. That said, I rarely listen to the orignal anymore since I got this mix. A must download for fans of the game, dramatic tracks, high energy tracks, dark tracks and electronica fans in general.
  9. I haven't posted in this thread for quite a while now but after having read some of the comments during the last year or two I thought I might provide some food for thought. I think this remix is a wonderful illustration of the importance that every change made to a song can have. I encountered the mix so many people have referenced from the Final Fantasy vocal album years before I ever heard this one and it was for a long time my favorite mix of Terra's theme. Now it share that position with this track as both have equally valid approaches to the track which differ significantly in their impa
  10. Well, it looks like there's been a lot of interesting discussion since I was here last. I'm sorry but I still can't tell if you are being sarcastic Protrocity, but that's an issue with my extended time away from the forums as opposed to the post. Nonetheless, if you have time to clarify, I would appreciate it. Take care all.
  11. Having recently had a performance of one of my art music pieces that was hampered by tuning difficulties and missed pitches, I was prepared to not like this piece. However, for the most part, I didn't really think about it. There are several notable exceptions but generally it wasn't something I paid much attention to. As far as whether the cumulative effect of the altered tuning generally helped or hurt the piece, that's for other people to decide. On the other hand, I really liked the arrangement and the recording quality of the instruments. I disagreed with the use of dynamic pans but overa
  12. Okay first off this one of my favorite remixes on the site and certainly the best thing I've heard DJP do i.m.h.o. I like the intro, I like the high energy of the piece and the way that the effects effectively raise the energy of the piece and actually add to it... I have qualms with many other remixes on this site where the effects are used as an interlude to steal the momentum of high energy song or are used in a manner that seperates themselves from musical form. In this piece the wild flanging, filtering, etc. are all used in a manner more along the lines of extreme articulations and lend
  13. Okay, everyone remember Beatdrop's two renditions of his FFVIII Man with the Machine Gun remix? Now previously I held these to be his two best works though now that's debatable. In the first rendition of that mix he had some really interesting ideas and fairly strong mix but I think a lot of people were scratching there heads about his choice of instrumentation. It wasn't until the 3rd listen or so that I really began to appreciate that rendition for it's high energy and creativity. Then Beatdrop came back with his newer rendition that had much easier to listen to leads and a somewhat differen
  14. As a change of pace, we have an actual remix as opposed to arrangement/cover to discuss today. Now a lot of you are probably thinking: "How good could it be? The remixer didn't have access to the original isolated tracks or samples?" That's a valid concern that is best addressed in the following manner: Prievert has so masterfully blended together together the original instrumentation with new and carefully chosen synths, filtering, gating and eq-ing in an extremely artistic and effective manner. This remix is arguably much better than the arranged original and differs significantly enough to
  15. For those of you familiar with Israfel's work at http://www.mp3.com/israfel/, you probably already know that this is an artist who is fusing together Renaissance/classical/baroque music and electronica in new and exciting ways that maintain the best elemens of each. You won't find synth leads emulating authentic instruments here, you will find extremely good samples of the authentic instruments. You won't find yourself floating into complacency or boredom as once interesting Renaissance works lose their impact through repetition. No, what you will find is a dynamic and varied structure that mo
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