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#2894379 - 12/06/17 07:32 PM Freaking Amazing Strings
Dave Weiser Offline
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Danish String Quartet - They're actually real string players, but still thought people here would appreciate it for a variety of reasons. These guys are insanely good. Certified classical bona fides, but on this one they're branching out - and it completely ripped my head off.

Lots of inspiring stuff here for my fellow sound designers... some straight ahead stuff, some otherworldly stuff and some neat tricks like mixing room wet/dry to make the group sound like an accordion. (You have to hear it to believe it.)

Also handy to throw into a holiday music playlist as a palate cleanser amid the standard Manaheim Steamroller, Canadian Brass and Trans Siberian mayhem. wink

https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptiveca...trings-attached

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#2894381 - 12/06/17 08:06 PM Re: Freaking Amazing Strings [Re: Dave Weiser]
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Last Leaf is an amazing "record". Thanks for the link!

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#2894432 - 12/07/17 04:15 AM Re: Freaking Amazing Strings [Re: Dave Weiser]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Weiser
it completely ripped my head off.


Hope you recovered. cheers
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#2894440 - 12/07/17 05:26 AM Re: Freaking Amazing Strings [Re: Dave Weiser]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Weiser
Also handy to throw into a holiday music playlist as a palate cleanser amid the standard Manaheim Steamroller, Canadian Brass and Trans Siberian mayhem. wink


Playing in the background right now. thu

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#2894456 - 12/07/17 07:06 AM Re: Freaking Amazing Strings [Re: JerryA]
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Great find/share! Just ordered one for me, and one for a friend!

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#2894568 - 12/07/17 12:00 PM Re: Freaking Amazing Strings [Re: BluMunk]
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I'm heartened to find that there are others who listen to NPR.

Great strings, Dave, thanks.
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#2894751 - 12/08/17 02:36 PM Re: Freaking Amazing Strings [Re: drawback]
Dave Weiser Offline
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Originally Posted By: drawback
I'm heartened to find that there are others who listen to NPR.

Great strings, Dave, thanks.


Ha I'm in Boston, it's difficult to find someone who doesn't listen to NPR! wink

Even better, we have Emerson College radio, WERS - an incredible place to find new music, and great curator type DJs who play all the good old stuff from a bunch of eras, blues, funk, new wave, indie-rock, etc.
https://www.wers.org

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#2894756 - 12/08/17 03:16 PM Re: Freaking Amazing Strings [Re: Dave Weiser]
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I miss WERS. That was my favourite station when I lived back there. I was happy to discover (via my brother) that Emerson College (and the radio station) played a big hand in reviving the Majestic and one other glorious old theatre for live performances, a few years back. We went to shows at both, and I enjoyed talking to WERS staff.
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#2894799 - 12/09/17 06:57 AM Re: Freaking Amazing Strings [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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I listened to WERS a lot when I was in grad school in the 80's. I used to walk by the building on Beacon St. on my daily trek across the Charles. Great Memories.

Listening to Danish String Quartet right now as we are decorating tree. like

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