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Mihai Sorohan @sorohanro

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Posted by sorohanro - February 13th, 2012

I proudly present "Silver Glockenspiel", a Kontakt based instrument on which I was collaborating with MA-Simon.
The Glockenspiel has been carefully sampled both with mallets and a violin bow.
It was recorded in an acoustically treated room using two AKG Precision microphones.

Within this library you will find Solo and Section Patches.
The Instrument has been sampled cromatically from C3-C5. But the patch has an extended range to G2-C5 for the Mallets and to G2-E5 for the Bowings.
The volume of the Bowed Instruments is controlled with the modwheel.
There are looped and unlooped patches so you can either play the original recorded bowings ore the more smooth and looped ones for more fluid playing.
On the interface there are some handy controls for quick use of:
Attack and Release for all Mallet Patches and Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain and Release for all the Bowed patches.

The instrument is for sale at sampleism.com for £4.99 (approximately $8 or EU6) which is a steal for this library.

Silver Glockenspiel

Posted by sorohanro - December 9th, 2011

I'm happy to announce the release of a nice free VST instrument. The instrument was designed and made by TEK'IT-Audio using my recorder samples.
The instrument is pretty impressive, it has envelope control, a selection of tunning, polyphonic voices and a polyphonic portamento. Also, the GUI allows you to visualize the soprano recorder fingering while you play.

Feature highlights

- Samples played and recorded by Mihai Sorohan
- Recorded at 32 bit, 44.1KHz samplerate
- Realtime fingerings visualisation
- 3 tunning: Modern, Renaissance and Baroque
- Polyphonic portamento
- Monophonic and 8 voices polyphonic mode
- Full MIDI automation support
- Easy MIDI learn on all parameters
- Preset manager, rename, copy, save, load...
- Undo your changes to initial preset value
- One click preset randomize

More info and free download here:
http://tekit-audio.com/products/real-p lay/recsoprano/

Recsoprano Vsti Free !!!

Posted by sorohanro - December 4th, 2011

I see from time to time popping out on forums some discussions about drugs, how is music influenced by drugs usage and many "hipsters" giving "cool" advice.
So, watch the video and tell me if THAT is what you want to become and if THAT is what you want in control of your music.

Posted by sorohanro - October 11th, 2011

Got a new guitar and feel like is a good idea to share the good news with newgrounders :)
It's a Epiphone Joe Pass model with Seymour Duncan pickups and without the pickguard, awesome for jazz, blues, rock, indie-alternative stuff but the best is for jazz and blues (well funk as well).

My new Epiphone Joe Pass model modified

Posted by sorohanro - June 3rd, 2011

My previous Jazz Masterclass went a bit wrong because some people used it to start a flame war and turned it into shit.
Still, that's not the end of it. I'm making a similar thing on my blog where people can't make flame wars and I can moderate comments if needed.

So, few words to cover some theoretical stuff:
I strongly recommend to take a look over musictheory.net and 8notes.com/theory.
For more specific jazz theory there are some useful links also, tamingthesaxophone.com/jazz-theory and jazz-styles.com (website in French, but Google translator can fix the problem).

And now the lessons + backing tracks:
1 - Blues Tutorial - jazz theory, 3 free backing tracks, 2 famous jazz standards and a rock/ shuffle blues, music sheet.
2 - Cantaloupe Island Jazz Tutorial - backing track, info about song, music sheet.
3 - Blue Bossa Jazz Tutorial & Free Backing Track
4 - Footprints Jazz Tutorial & Free Backing Track
5 - II-V-I Exercises for Trumpet (Bb)
Other Resources:
Guitar Little Chord Helper - something to print and write down your chords.
Jazz Brass Loops Pack in C 120 bpm - All parts in this pack are in C, mostly Blues scale and all are in stereo acidized .wav format, 16 bit, 44.1 khz sample rate, 120 bpm.
Jazz Trumpet Loops Pack in F 90 bpm - All parts in this pack are in F, mostly Blues and Dorian scale and all are in stereo acidized .wav format, 16 bit, 44.1 khz sample rate, 90 bpm.
Muted Trumpet Solo Loops in C 100 bpm - All parts in this pack are in C, mostly Blues and Dorian scale and all are in stereo acidized wav format, 24 bit, 44.1 khz samplerate, 100 bpm.

To be updated every now and then.

Jazz Tutorials

Posted by sorohanro - May 5th, 2011

Hi everyone
I'm proud to announce that the album "Relief Songs For Japan" it's now available for sale on iTunes.Soon will be available in other online shops.

In March Audio Draft launched a campaign that encouraged artists to write their best relief songs for Japan. More than 50 artists submitted their tracks and 10 tracks were chosen to represent the Audio Draft music community in this charity action.
You can listen to the album on Soundcloud.
I'm proud to say that one of my tracks made it to the album :)

"It is a showcase of the talent of the AudioDraft community and delivers solid tracks from melancholic pop rock to sophisticated electronica and classical music." - AudioDraft Team

Track list:
1 - Heal - Monica Blaire 3:46
2 - The Missing (feat. Holly) - ADHMusic 4:30
3 - An Obstruction (Piano Improvisation) - Roeland Struijk 3:48
4 - Crumbs And Broken Shells (Alt Mix) - Sarah Fimm 5:01
5 - Blank Coast - Animatik 5:59
6 - Japanese Heart - Julex 5:55
7 - Make The World Listen - Patchers 4:01
8 - Hope To See You Again - Mihai Sorohan 4:47
9 - Pray For Japan - Yukibon 3:02
10 - Refugees - Posthouse Tuomi 2:00
Each track separately costs $0.99 and all album cost $9.90. All incomes from the album sales are donated to the Japan Aid of Finnish Red Cross, so, grab a copy and beside enjoying good music you'll know that you did something good for some people that need your help and empathy.

More info about the project - HERE
The official page of the album - HERE
The album on iTunes - HERE
The album on Amazon - HERE

Relief Songs For Japan Album Out Now !!!

Posted by sorohanro - April 6th, 2011

Free backing tracks for singers or instrument players of a Stevie Wonder classic, "Isn't She Lovely".
Feel free to download and use, but please be aware that for public performances or commercial recordings you have to get the rights from the legal copyrights holder of this song.
I offer just the orchestration of the backing track.
Isnt She Lovely-Backing Track Modern Version
Isn't She Lovely-Backing Track Vintage Feel
Song composed by Stevie Wonder in 1976.
All orchestration and arrangement by Mihai Sorohan in 2010.
Original lyrics:
Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she pretty
Truly the angel's best
Boy, I'm so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I can't believe what God has done
Through us he's given life to one
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she lovely
Life and love are the same
Life is Aisha
The meaning of her name
Londie, it could have not been done
Without you who conceived the one
That's so very lovely made from love

Here, have the original to "steal" the phrasing from the master himself ;)

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Artwork by by Michel van Staveren from Deviant Art
http://michelvanstaveren.deviantart.co m/art/Stevie-Wonder-146261036
More info about Michel van Staveren and his art here:

Free Stevie Wonder Backing Tracks

Posted by sorohanro - February 19th, 2011

Some weeks ago, Alexandr Belkin, a well known Lithuanian artist, called me on the phone and asked me to record some trumpets for his upcoming album. After out successful collaboration, he called me again for a concert.
No rehearsals (with me), we met on stage and played some "Beatles Jazz Tribute" concert.
Enjoy !

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Posted by sorohanro - February 13th, 2011

Hi guys.
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.


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Bossa-Nova Version:

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Posted by sorohanro - February 4th, 2011

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