It's been far too long since we've posted any new demo recordings, so I'm happy to announce that we've finally added some new content to our demo pages with thanks to the VDL users who've shared them with us. Thank you guys!
[b]Native Echoes Arr. Robbie Green, sequenced by Bryan Harmsen[/b] This is a great arrangement of another Tapspace work called ";Rite of Passage"; by Jesse Monkman. Bryan and Robbie have done a great job with using a wide variety of sounds (including bass guitar) from VDL 2.5. https://www.tapspace.com/vdl2/mp3/NativeEchoes-VDL2.5.mp3
[b]Anthem, Part 1 Arr. Scott Hirsch, Tyson Smith[/b] Part of this year's production for the Twin Cities Area Independent Percussion Ensemble from Minnesota, this arrangement from Pink Floyd's ";The Wall"; makes generous use of the new VDL 2.5 electric guitar and bass as well as many great textural effects in the colorful writing. https://www.tapspace.com/vdl2/mp3/Anthem-VDL2.5.mp3
[b]Uncle Creepy by Jim Ancona[/b] This is a preview from a new Tapspace book [i]Up Front Etudes[/i], which will be available next week. Jim states this a, ";my first foray into the happy world of twelve-tone composition."; It may be one of my personal favorites from his new book too. It makes great use of various articulations, rolls, and thumb rolls from VDL's orchestral tambourine, as well as various timpani glissandi and pedaling techniques in the vibraphone. https://www.tapspace.com/vdl2/mp3/UNCLECREEPY-VDL2.5.mp3
[b]Wild Asses (Rant in C Minor) by C. Saint Saëns, arr. Jim Ancona[/b] Also from [i]Up Front Etudes[/i], this short arrangement from [i]Carnival of the Animals[/i] highlights the conecert snare drum, and 18"; Zildjian Constantinople crash cymbals while also demonstrating extreme range of the marimbas and xylophones from VDL. https://www.tapspace.com/vdl2/mp3/WILDASSES-VDL2.5.mp3
[b]Repo Men by Fred Emory Smith[/b] This is a mainstream cue written for film, somewhat in the style of a Thomas Newman. While it's not written strictly for percussion, VDL appears a lot here with bell tree, triangle, djembe, marimba, xylophone, and wind chimes. https://www.tapspace.com/vdl2/mp3/userdemos/RepoMen-VDL2.5.mp3
[b]Westview HS Percussion Feature 2007 arr. Ronnie LaGrone & Eric Swanson, sequenced by Sam Tarrel[/b] This is a percussion feature for the Westview High School marching band from Beaverton, Oregon. All percussive elements in this demo are being played with sounds from VDL 2.5 straight from Finale 2007 on an Intel iMac. https://www.tapspace.com/vdl2/mp3/userdemos/WHS07-PercFeature-VDL2.5.mp3