Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Free Recorder Samples


Instrument sampled - Yamaha Recorder (soprano)
Microphone used - Oktava MK319
Preamp used - Art Tube MP Project Series
Recorded at 32 bit float, 44.1 khz samplerate, converted at 24 bit.
Played and sampled by Mihai Sorohan.

Download Mu.Lab Multisampla format
Download Kontakt format
Download SFZ patch containing Muted Trumpet, Recorder and Bamboo


Kontakt version require full Kontakt to play it. Created in Kontakt 5 as monolith nki. Fake round robin script by SzcZ (c) 2014 www.fairlyconfusing.net.



By downloading the provided files you accept the following terms:
  • You may not use it for commercial sample libraries (put it on a CD and sell it, sell it online, etc) 
  • You may use the sample content as an integral part of your musical composition, in combination with other sounds, for both personal and commercial purpose. 
  • I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material. 

  • Enjoy the freebie.

Friday, 28 August 2015

440 or 432 Hz?

Here, something that is very close to what I think, but put in better words by smarter people:http://www.medson.net/A432hz-myth.html

"The intention carried by a music is more influential than the pitch to which it is tuned. The choice of scales - and therefore the resulting intervals - are also fundamental in my understanding. There are several. There are 15,000 scales in Indian music."
"Stating that 432 Hz corresponds to the proportions of the Cheops pyramid, Maya temples, the speed of light, the frequency of the water, the frequency of the human heart or the Precession of the equinoxes is therefore pure fantasy and I classify these statements as fragile and partisan."

http://www.miltonline.com/2014/01/07/hertz-so-good/

"Play any higher tone followed by a slightly lower one and you can convince yourself and others that the second is more relaxed and resolved, and less ‘harsh’. This is simply a trick of associating negative connotations to higher pitches and positive ones to lower pitches. A higher pitch could be described as harsh, cerebral, brash, brittle and sterile (as opposed to soft, spiritual, peaceful, relaxed and warm) or strong, thoughtful, brave, optimistic and bright (as opposed to weak, thoughtless, cowardly, pessimistic and dull). Our expectations do the rest. If you value anecdotes, then consider this: I’ve discussed the 440Hz/432Hz issue and played the two tones to an audience, almost all agree that the latter sounds more ‘relaxed’ and ‘peaceful’. However it’s then revealed that what was actually heard was 432Hz followed by a 424.15Hz tone (a drop in pitch proportional to 440Hz-432Hz)."


One more article by AskAudio:
"Fiction: Mozart used 432 Hz for all of his music.

Fact: The only evidence for Mozart’s A comes from an ancient tuning fork from 1780 with the tone of A=421.6 Hz. This tuning fork belonged to the Viennese piano builder Johann Andreas Stein, the leading piano maker in Vienna at the time, who was responsible for Mozart's pianos as well as Haydn’s and Beethoven’s. It is likely that they have all used A=421.6Hz."https://ask.audio/articles/music-theory-432-hz-tuning-separating-fact-from-fiction


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A Bit Of Help With "Donna Lee" - part 2

I hope you got the theme, chord changes and backings from the previous post here:http://mihaisorohan.blogspot.no/2015/07/a-bit-of-help-with-donna-lee-part-1.html

Now, I've made a simple solo, medium level, on the "Donna Lee" chord changes. I played it on flugelhorn over a backing track made with "Band in a Box". Here's how it sounds:


I wrote it in Bb for trumpet/ flugelhorn/ cornet:


(click image to download Bb instrument sheet as PDF)
You may download the backing track and play the solo on it from here:






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  • practice;
  • recording/filming yourself soloing on top of it, and posting on YouTube or similar free services;
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Thursday, 16 July 2015

A Bit Of Help With "Donna Lee" - part 1

There are some jazz standards that scare many beginners or even medium level improvisers (me included). One of  them is "Donna Lee" (attributed to Charlie Parker, now appears as composed by Miles Davis) and based on the chord changes of the song "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" composed by Ballard MacDonald and James F. Hanley in 1917.

Roughly, the form can be seen as A-B-Av-C.
Some useful info about it you can find here:
http://www.playjazznow.com/?s=donna+lee
http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-1/donnalee.htm

Start playing the theme over a slower backing track:

(click image to download Bb instrument sheet as PDF) 
(click image to download C instrument sheet as PDF) 



then try these also:
for a more modern feel, try this one:
and a French gypsy Manouche style:
There are many good backings around on YouTube, but not only. Here are two lessons; chord progression for C, Bb and Eb instruments + backing
http://www.learnjazzstandards.com/jazz-originals/donna-lee/
and a "stress free" leson by Steve Neff
http://www.neffmusic.com/blog/product/stress-free-donna-lee-lesson/

Disclaimer: All materials are properties of their owners, used here is for informative and educational purposes.
Cheers and happy learning.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Games featuring my music










Sunday, 14 December 2014

Early Christmas - Wind Chimes

From same session as the Sleigh Bells Loops and Tambourine Loops, here are some wind-chimes. All files stereo wav, 32 bit float, 44.1 KHz, 80 BPM.
Dropped them in FL Studio to put automatically the loop markers.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/cuh2dc3pc8bff22/Windchimes.zip
(image of a similar instrument)

By downloading the provided files you accept the following terms:

  •  You may not use it for commercial sample libraries (put it on a CD and sell it, sell it online, etc) 
  •  You may use the sample content as an integral part of your musical composition, in combination with other sounds, for both personal and commercial purpose. 
  •  I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material. 

Enjoy the freebie.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Early Christmas - Tambourine Loops

From same session as the Sleigh Bells Loops, here are some tambourines.
All files stereo wav, 32 bit float, 44.1 KHz, 80 BPM.
Dropped them in FL Studio to put automatically the loop markers. The stereo one is actually two different takes of the same rhythm panned extremely right and left.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/wiulo2ddi4q3svi/Tambourine_Loops.zip

(image of a similar instrument)


By downloading the provided files you accept the following terms:

  • You may not use it for commercial sample libraries (put it on a CD and sell it, sell it online, etc) 
  • You may use the sample content as an integral part of your musical composition, in combination with other sounds, for both personal and commercial purpose. 
  • I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.
Enjoy the freebie.