Contact Info / Websites
As some people from Audio Forum know already, one of my bands participated to preselection for Eurovision in Lithuania.
Some people said that our song was maybe too "rock/ metal" for this kind of contest, so I made a softer version.
Title says pretty much all.
Last concert for 2010, first concert in 2011, live on Tele3 with the crazy guys (aka Timohi). The trumpet was a bit out of tune in the beginning because of the cold but later on was ok.
Recently I got hired as a guitar teacher at Noriu Groti guitar school (because I finished Music Academy at trumpet and worked many years in orchestra as trumpet player... well, life...).
Anyway, made an arrangement for "Silent Night" (aka "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht") and had some fun recording guitar teachers from Noriu Groti (me included) and made a silly little video as a Christmas gift ;)
Also, got on tv again with our silly rock project, Timohi:
Video in Lithuanian, me on trumpet, also speaking a little bit Lithuanian (quite bad).
Again, participating at "Lietuvos talentai Atranka 2010"
Well, actually working and preparing to go to Lithuanian language lesson (that's a hard to learn language, complicated beyond imagination).
Anyway, got a virtual cake, probably the best virtual one:
After many many months of gradual effort we're finally able to unveil the first ever free vowel ensemble choir pack!
The Vowel Ensemble Pack has the ability to morph into the ah, oh, ih, eh, ee vowels using the modwheel for Kontakt patch or separate assignable controls for Mu.Lab Mux patch.
The choir patch was developed by me (Mihai Sorohan) together with Richard Osborn for Mu.Lab Multisampla and Selcuk Bor (from Symphony of Specters) for Kontakt.
Microphone - AKG Perception 170
Preamp - Art Tube MP Project Series
Soundcard - M-Audio Audiophile 192
Samples at 32 bit float, 44.1 khz samplerate.
Download Mu.Lab Multisampla format patches separately
Download Mu.Lab Mux Patch
Download "Ave Maria Sound Alike" Mu.Lab session.
A reworked version of the pack named "Choir Vowel Ensemble Pack" is available on the official Mutools website on the "Download" section.
Jo from Mutools converted all 6 patches into a MuSynth patch and also converted all samples to Ogg files to keep filesize low (in the original is 32 bit wav).
The quality is still decent but the size is much smaller, so it's more suitable for people with a slower internet connection or with smaller HD drives.
Kontakt files and patches can be found on Symphony of Specters Facebook Page. "Llike" the page and download the awesome patch ;)
A note about Kontakt users, since we did not buy a free player license you must have the full version of Kontakt 3.5+ to use this library.
It comes in a wet and a dry monolith file. We decided to keep it monolith for now for simplicity sake.
Installation is easier, download, load in Kontakt and enjoy.
If you use the Mu.Lab version you need:
- Mu.Lab (free version would do it just fine)
- Multisampla format patches separately - unzip them and copy the " Vowel Ensemble" folder to MULAB/User/Library/MuSynth - this will make available the separate patches (A, E, I, O and U) as Multisampla patches.
- Mux Patch that you copy to MULAB/User/Library/MUX - this put all the vowel patches into one "synth" that crossfade between vowels and allow you to make speech like patterns.
To see how is that done, you can download the "Ave Maria Sound Alike" file.
For more sample packs check HERE.
This is how should sound Romanian traditional music.
Me on "interwebs"
My Website: www.mihaisorohan.net
MySpace page: www.myspace.com/mihaisorohan
Last FM: www.last.fm/music/Mihai+Sorohan
All About Jazz: www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.1717 1
First Place on MAC 08 Flight in Freedom with track "Icarus - Dream of Flight"
First Place on MAC 09 Valoltines with song "You Make Me Feel (Like a Penicorn)"
Music used in games:
Music for "The Insanity" game by EvilKris.
Music for "Xmas Champion" game by Zupperman.
Silly Cat, it's a Ragtime ! used in 11 Flash entries !!!
Music for NG Office Adventure v1.3 by Afro-Ninja, a virtual tour of NG office.
Music for Social Studies Quiz a simple quiz game by SpyreWorks.
Music for Pepe Pillz game by PopBrain.
SHIFT 3 and PongMP using my track "Genesis" which was originally made for a theater play.
Music for Secret Kisses
... and more...
Album For Sale: Sysound.ro
Selling licenses for my music:
Freebies I offer for music production:
Muted Trumpet Solo Loops in C 100 bpm
Jazz Trumpet Loops Pack in F 90 bpm
Jazz Brass Loops Pack in C 120 bpm
MultiSampla Rock Pack Free
More or less official video for Eden - Nirvana
Swinging Train - Oleo (2008) (composition by Sonny Rollins)
Slang - Got Stuff live at Golden Stag, Brasov, Romania (2005)
Eden at Lithuanian National Eurovision semifinals, LRT, Vilnius, Lithuania (2010)
Eden at Lithuanian National Eurovision finals, LRT, Vilnius, Lithuania (2010)
With Balkan Winds
Narkoma - Social Coma (2001)-video by Eugen Kelemen, me on bass
Timohi - Optimizmas - live at Tele3 - Myliu LT
Ultimul Rand - live at Félsziget Festival in 2007
Interviews & Album Reviews & Press
Rockritic - Mihai Sorohan - Anachronic
Teen Press - Interview
Article about our band on "Sighisoara Blues Festival" 2006
Article on "Threepenny Opera", me as musical director
To be added more info soon.