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Demo #3 - Pamela's Arietta (Audio Makeover)

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV0dZnBHWn8[/embed] YES I KNOW SHE'S NOT AN OPERA SINGER

I still have no personal preference for child singers, but I have come to the conclusion that Pamela might have to be the exception to the operatic voice rule, even in the stage version. After some testing, there is no way to make her a convincing child character otherwise. The singer here is not a child, but played the part perfectly for the demo.

Assuming a staging, in the event that no children fit the part, Pamela might end up becoming a strange childish young woman (probably played by a soubrette), which is actually not that out of place in the strange land of Ikana.

Rest assured, despite my personal taste, I feel it is important that Pamela remains a child, so a good child singer is definitely going to remain plan A.

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New Team Member, and Odolwa Gets a Makeover

Life is a bitch, but if you give it lemons, it will eventually get better.

Wait, that doesn't sound right.

I came here to announce that Majora has a new member: Liam Greenough; former head of FFREO.

He will resample the entire work done so far, dramatically increasing the quality of the samples and freeing me from needing to sample my work on the opera myself.

What does this mean? It means that not only will the next demos have better instrumentals, but I will finally resume the official digital writing of the opera, now faster than before.

Why? Because now that I have a colleague with capable hardware, I can compose in MIDI, which, despite the horrid quality, can be done on any piece of crap machine, including a netbook. The pro is speed, the con is probably more revising once sampled properly later.

Part of the help received will go towards a USB MIDI keyboard, to make for speedy and portable note entry (also, the current one is cumbersome and half broken).

A big thank you to everyone who contributed so far!

An equally powerful thank you to those who keep supporting the opera in any other way!

Also, a public thank you to Liam Greenough, for joining the project.

I leave you with this eargasmic resampling of Odolwa and the Deku as proof of his skills:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spgn5UYOh6g]

P.S: OMGZORZ the progress bar has MOVED!

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