Pete Hansen

Pete Hansen

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Pop - Rock | Tucson, Arizona, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,873   
Member Since: 2009
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Warren Hein posted over 30 days ago to Pete Hansen

hi Pete, hell man, i didn't know they'd post my ridiculous comment (in retrospect--it's just the reverb i think now for sure, i only listen once) but this is a great piece of work. all the best, Warren

David Michael Walsh posted over 30 days ago

Pete, Thank you for the review of Autumn Afternoo, from my Castle of Dreams Acoustic Solo Piano CD. As a self taught musician I have always enjoyed playing the piano from the point of creating my own music. Thanks again

Benjamin Stone posted over 30 days ago

Greetings Pete-

Thank you for your kind review. To answer your question, those were all samples (not a synthesizer). All of them act as plug-ins in my recording application, pro-tools.

I use a dual quad Pc, (not mac) with 24 gigs of ram. pro-tools is my studio platform for arranging and recording. I do all the arranging in pro-tools, which will produce a score from a midi arrangement, or a midi arrangement from a score.

I use the symphonic cube (sample library) on a mac and it is dedicated only to running the cube. It is clocked when recording to my other machine for recording, and mixing with other sample libraries. I also use East/West products and I am a huge fan of "Play" ( their sample engine which acts as a plug-in). "Chris Heins Horns" is great too. Sonokinetic and several others.

But in some composition productions I use hybrid recording. This is a mix of Live instruments and samples. I frequently use college students as it is more expensive to hire card carrying union members for session recording. My song "TEARS" is such an example.

Here are a few links to check out sample libraries that will fit any budget: 1 2 3 4

Be forewarned that some of them have heavy systems requirements.

If you are using a keyboard workstation, I encourage you to change that and evolve. There are a myriad of great products out there and they totally surpass anything a Korg Oasis could do(best all in one keyboard I know of). At this point the only thing Korgs totally kick ass for are midi interface keyboards. Their weighted keyboards still have great action. (I use a Triton Pro-x as my main controller). However sample based audio is higher quality, cheaper, more accessible and the current industry standard.

Hope this helps. please feal free to shoot me a line if you have qurstions.


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