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Old November 29 2012, 04:14 AM   #451
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^Hmm, okay, but that would've just been a small part of the whole cue. Those cues that were only used once are harder to get to know well than the oft-repeated ones. Luckily now we'll be able to repeat them as much as we want!
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Old November 29 2012, 04:53 AM   #452
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In the case of the "trombone sweetener" from Tribbles, they were an effect recorded in real time with the intention of being sped up to get a unique sound. We had the original real time takes and presented one of them on here as a bonus. If you know the score, it's really wild hearing it at the recorded speed.
Oh! Were those trombones sped up to make the, uh, "mewling kittens" sound that we hear in the score when there are a ton of tribbles in the scene? Not sure how to describe that sound any better.
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Old November 29 2012, 05:05 AM   #453
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Oh! Were those trombones sped up to make the, uh, "mewling kittens" sound that we hear in the score when there are a ton of tribbles in the scene? Not sure how to describe that sound any better.
Exactly. A technical way to describe the sound might be a downward glissando, or more accurately portamento -- one note sliding down to another, as a trombone can do.
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Old November 29 2012, 05:05 AM   #454
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That's the sound!

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Old November 29 2012, 05:34 AM   #455
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We have an interview with the awesome Neil S. Bulk - one of the talented producers who worked on this set.

Plus - 5 new sample tracks hand-picked by Neil!
http://www.trekcore.com/merchandise/sttos_neilbulk.html
Wow, those sound terrific. Thank you!

Does this mean we get another, um, 27 tracks? (Yes, yes, in another week or so I'll have HUNDREDS of more tracks.)
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Old November 29 2012, 05:49 AM   #456
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I love the new sample tracks with that interview.

It's amazing how every cue brings back memories. Probably some of the most evocative score in TV history.
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Old November 29 2012, 06:01 AM   #457
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True, but I wonder how much of that is really due to the music and how much is due to us growing up hearing it a million times in endless reruns. Not that the music isn't great, but there was other great music being done in TV then too, often by the same composers. But it's these episodes that we got to know so intimately in syndication.
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Old November 29 2012, 06:58 AM   #458
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You have a point, good sir.

I'll be listening quite intently when I pick it up Monday night.
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Old November 29 2012, 05:05 PM   #459
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Jon Burlingame wrote an article about the box set for todays issue of Variety: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118062812

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Old November 29 2012, 05:14 PM   #460
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Sounds like great fun, and reminds me of projects I did with the first home computers, painting images one pixel at a time to reproduce iconic Trek images.
In high school in the '80s, my chemistry teacher had a poster on his wall that was a 1973 "computer transcription image" of Mr. Spock printed by the Princeton University Computer Center, made up entirely of alphanumeric symbols printed out onto the paper -- with the darker bits being made of multiple letters/numbers/symbols typed on top of each other, something you couldn't do with ASCII text art today. He let me have it when I graduated and I still have it today, though the paper's very yellowed and brittle now and I damaged it a bit just taking it out of the tube to look at it. (EDIT: And a big split just formed in the paper when I tried to roll it up and put it back in the tube. Rats.)

I found the image online at this page:

http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/ASCII/

Turns out what I have is just the top left quadrant of the full image.
That is awesome, sorry to hear about the damage to the paper. I remember those images fondly, and have the regular Spock holding the Enterprise model poster still, but this ASCII work is just brilliant!

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Old November 29 2012, 05:33 PM   #461
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Jon Burlingame wrote an article about the box set for todays issue of Variety: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118062812

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Old November 29 2012, 05:42 PM   #462
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Nice read. There is a lot of media attention for this release, and I think it says something about the show, it's music, and the hard work that went into this.
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Old November 29 2012, 05:58 PM   #463
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Fried, 84, is the only survivor among the original "Trek" composers and still plays oboe. At the event, he will perform a suite for oboe and piano based on eight themes he wrote for the series.
Ohh, wow. Too bad I can't be there. I hope the event will be video-recorded (you can't really call it "taped" anymore -- we need a new verb) and shown online -- hopefully through official channels rather than some cheap, shaky phone cam.
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Old November 29 2012, 07:02 PM   #464
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EDIT: Dammit Indsysolo beat me to it! Oh well, here's the link again:

Jon Burlingame writes about the set in today's issue of Daily Variety:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118062812
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Old November 29 2012, 08:16 PM   #465
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I was listening, for the 80th time, to the Mace Fight cue sample from Catspaw. It's very much in the style of Gerald Fried's music for The Man from UNCLE, but I find it to be miles better than his work from that show. Primarily because the UNCLE scores became very "mod" and shrill, and the orchestra was ridiculously small. His Trek work has a fuller sound, where UNCLE comes off sounding cheap. A lot of the music was extremely well written, but in the final analysis, Star Trek wins. For me, anyway.

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Ohh, wow. Too bad I can't be there. I hope the event will be video-recorded (you can't really call it "taped" anymore -- we need a new verb) and
Maybe we can. Many pros still use digital tape.

I just don't like change.... ;-)
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