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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000486.txt from 2001/05

From: Frank Garcia <fgarcia@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: SV: [kl] since we're talking about bass clarinet.....
Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 07:59:22 -0400

Good Morning everyone,
There are some sound samples that sound remarkably realistic. EMU Proteus 1
from the early 90s has a scarily real bass clarinet sample. I am certain
that EMU still uses some of these samples in their current line of sound
modules.

FYI, I went to high school with three guys who wrote for the X Files: Glenn
Morgan, Jim Wong and Glenn's brother Darin. Darin was in my sister's
wedding as a matter of fact.
Frank Garcia

--On Sun, May 20, 2001 4:39 AM -0700 William Wright <Bilwright@-----.net>
wrote:

> <><> Ragnhild wrote:
> which [X-Files] episode?
>
>
>
> I don't remember. I use my VCR a lot and episodes are 2-6 weeks
> old by the time I finally watch them. (I have to practice first, you
> know! <grin> )
>
> What I *do* remember is my difficulty of deciding whether it was
> 'acoustic' or 'electronic' music --- and if it was acoustic (before
> being electronically enhanced), was it bassoon or bass clarinet? I
> decided that it was 'acoustic' bass clarinet. The electronic
> enhancement (I assume) is what made it difficult to decide.
> More important, I was disquieted that I couldn't be certain. I
> remember being astounded at the end of Crouching Tiger that I had been
> listening to Yo Yo Ma all along, and I wondered if this was a similar
> situation wherein a virtuoso had done more with his/her instrument than
> most musicians can do?
> Therefore I posted in hopes that someone here could say for
> certain, "I have film studio experience, and I can assure you that
> X-Files does/doesn't use live musicians." Or perhaps even: "Didn't you
> know that <virtuoso's name> plays for X-Files?"
>
> ....and of course, my experience of really liking thos music forced
> me to ponder the merits of electronic vs. acoustic as a medium.
> Normally acoustic wins for me, but the music in this particular episode
> was just too delicious....
>
> Cheers,
> Bill
>
>
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