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Comments about the soundtrack for Mission: Impossible III (Michael Giacchino)
Synthesized?

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Synthesized?   Sunday, June 11, 2006 (3:08 p.m.) 

When I listen to the "Mission: Impossible Theme" on this score, it sounds utterly synthesized. This site usually points out when a score is synth or not, but this time it was not noted. Was it synthesized or not? And, because it sounds synthesized to me, it just lacks the punch it should have. Listen to Elfman's version on the first score and listen to this one, and this one pales in comparison.

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Re: Synthesized?   Sunday, June 11, 2006 (6:24 p.m.) 

> When I listen to the "Mission: Impossible Theme" on this score,
> it sounds utterly synthesized. This site usually points out when a score
> is synth or not, but this time it was not noted. Was it synthesized or
> not? And, because it sounds synthesized to me, it just lacks the punch it
> should have. Listen to Elfman's version on the first score and listen to
> this one, and this one pales in comparison.

I'm surprised you think this is synthesized, because it's clearly a badly-recorded orchestra. It sounds like it was recorded in a small bedroom. I thought X3 was synthesized, though, but it's an orchestra too.

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Re: Synthesized?   Monday, February 12, 2007 (11:00 a.m.) 

> I'm surprised you think this is synthesized, because it's clearly a
> badly-recorded orchestra. It sounds like it was recorded in a small
> bedroom. I thought X3 was synthesized, though, but it's an orchestra too.

With the utmost respect, are you guys deaf? Seriously?

Have you been so completely corrupted by modern orchestral recording techniques and bland orchestrations, that when something comes along that's intelligent, contrapuntal, musical, and recorded properly, you think it sounds like a synthesiser and or poor quality recording?

Do you actually know what a symphony orchestra sounds like playing in a concert hall?

Gordon Bennett, open your ears or shut your mouth...!


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Re: Synthesized?   Wednesday, June 13, 2007 (4:29 a.m.) 

> With the utmost respect, are you guys deaf? Seriously?

> Have you been so completely corrupted by modern orchestral recording
> techniques and bland orchestrations, that when something comes along
> that's intelligent, contrapuntal, musical, and recorded properly, you
> think it sounds like a synthesiser and or poor quality recording?

> Do you actually know what a symphony orchestra sounds like playing in a
> concert hall?

> Gordon Bennett, open your ears or shut your mouth...!

Who's Gordon Bennett? And my ears are wide open. It doesn't have to sound like it was recorded in a concert hall, but listening to a score that sounds like it was performed by only a handful of players when it was probably much larger is not utilizing the orchestra wisely. The music that was composed was just fine, though. I'm a fan of the composer.



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Re: Synthesized?   Saturday, January 13, 2007 (8:21 p.m.) 

> When I listen to the "Mission: Impossible Theme" on this score,
> it sounds utterly synthesized. This site usually points out when a score
> is synth or not, but this time it was not noted. Was it synthesized or
> not? And, because it sounds synthesized to me, it just lacks the punch it
> should have. Listen to Elfman's version on the first score and listen to
> this one, and this one pales in comparison.

It doesn't sound synthesized at all. I can't wait for the day that sample libraries sound even half as realistic and energetic as that recording. I don't really think it's badly recorded either.. they've deliberately gone for that jazzy/orchestra 60's sound with it.. It seems pretty obvious to me with the kit and the congas... Sounds good to me



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