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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: I play keyboard pretty fast Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Don't know how much of an audience I'll find on a metal forum with a few dozen regulars but might as well try it out!

So I've been working on neoclassical piano stuff and power metal stuff, but I haven't produced any of the latter yet. Which leaves the piano stuff. I've just released my fourth album, "Love Stories Aged Yellow", and I'd like to share it with you guys:

http://soundcloud.com/mikhail- garrievitch-soumar/sets/love-stories- aged-yellow

My style is heavily influenced by power and symphonic metal in general, and Jens Johansson, Timo Tolkki and Jari Maenpaa specifically. On the classical side I draw a lot from Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. I've been trying to get away from sounding like I'm trying to do piano covers of metal songs, but still rely on trying to get my single instrument to simulate the more "whole" sound of a rock band or symphonic orchestra.

So check out the album and let me know what you think!

If you're in a hurry, check out the third track, Flamedance. It's 57 seconds long and gives a pretty good impression of my style as a whole.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:07 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Wow holy shit! Sounds incredible! Good job! Bigok party!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:33 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Are you using a real grand piano? I could be wrong but to me it doesn't sound digital. Anyways great stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Really nice! Fellow keyboardist over here. We've got quite the similar style!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:48 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

rikkertje wrote:
Really nice! Fellow keyboardist over here. We've got quite the similar style!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fon9b- aO6ec

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

fuck wrote:
Are you using a real grand piano? I could be wrong but to me it doesn't sound digital. Anyways great stuff.

Excellent, it works! The answer is no, I play it on my keyboard and process the sound via my plugin. It's a new MIDI plugin I got a few months ago, Ivory 1.6. Apparently Ivory 2 is supposed to be even more realistic but I couldn't find a way to pirate it. But it's a really good sound for a program from 2004, it accounts for all the different vibrations the other strings make, the sounds of fingers actually pressing the keys, etc. Ivory is extraordinarily in-depth, I highly recommend.

rikkertje wrote:
Really nice! Fellow keyboardist over here. We've got quite the similar style!

Send me some stuff, I want to hear!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:49 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Nice! Any realistic orchestra plugins you have? I heard east west Hollywood strings is pretty good.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:17 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I'm currently just using Sibelius Sounds for all my scoring needs. I might get an actual plugin later on but for now I'm just pulling people from my campus that play instruments. College students will work for peanuts.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:16 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Wow. You should get an xylophone player to join you. Xylophone shred. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:36 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I used to play mallets for a while in high school band, might be able to do it myself if I could get my hands on a xylophone

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:27 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Maybe I can give you xylophone inspiration with this sound clip. Very Happy
Made this in propellerhead reason, the mixing and mastering is bad though.
https://soundcloud.com/ bowhuntershamokin/floppy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:46 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Holy shit that's crazy

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:33 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I put together a piano cover of "Veil of Elysium" from Kamelot's latest album! I tried to condense as much of the original instrumentation I could into this cover, as well as a few of my own flairs and improvisations throughout.

https://soundcloud.com/mikhail- garrievitch-soumar/veil-of-elysium

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:38 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Another cover!

This time, I combined Yngwie Malmsteen's "Far Beyond the Sun" and Demi Lovato's "Heart Attack" into a single 7-minute epic! Had no idea the songs would sound so good put together xD

https://soundcloud.com/mikhail- garrievitch-soumar/demi-yngwie-piano- cover

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:11 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Genius mash up! Really like it. Try Dragonforce and Ellie Goulding. J/K!

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