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Joshua Iyer

An Incredible Summer Morning Recording Session

June 12, 2013 at 3:46 PM

This morning, at 10am sharp, was an amazing experience - I got to go into the future! Not really, but I FELT as if I was going into my dream career.

I was recording this piece (Please read the video description if you want to know more about the piece itself, that isn't the point of this article.). I had spent 7:30am-9:45am working on brass and choir and flute... A whole bunch of epic instruments. I even had written my two violin parts, and I recorded them through Garageband's MIDI. I didn't try to catch the fast notes, as I knew I could easily get them on the violin (It's actually pretty tough trying to play music with Garageband). Anyways, it was around 9:53am and I was practicing the violin parts. Basically, the last eight or so measures of the piece are Murray Gold's quoted work. That bit doesn't really matter. Just playing that with my violin (and only hearing the violin) gave me goosebumps... I played that epicness? It was incredible. Then, I quickly put my headphones on and clicked record, keeping the other instruments on. So that meant I head the rest of the orchestra I had spent the earlier hours of the morning working on blasting in my ears while I played my epic violin parts on my violin. It was a magical experience, and it almost made me think of sitting in the orchestra, the recording lights on, recording my own film soundtrack for an actual film. So now, I think I'm going to record the rest of the orchestra first. Then I'll go back and do the violin parts so I can recreate this experience, because it was mind-boggling and amazing! Then, just to add to the excitement, I should mention this: listening to me playing my violin and the epic nature of the orchestra I had made, while looking at the screen which showed basically characters from the story's plot... Words cannot describe how I feel right now, but it feels as if this could be a (shortened) version of what could possibly happen in the future!

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