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Comments about the soundtrack for Die Another Day (David Arnold)

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John Barry’s gunbarrel sound
• Posted by: Mark - 224   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 2:21 p.m.
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There are four instruments in the opening gunbarrel. This gunbarrel I use as model, are the one that were used in TLD

I will only describe this sound-figure - "wha wha baahh, wha wha baahh, whi wha whi wha wha" - you have to found out the rest for you self.

The four instruments are:


The theme melody is in the tuba. The tuba does not have a break at once and play all the way trough the figure.
The trumpet has the sound we all know, the flute are playing the same tune - about two octaves up.
The trombone has the "roahh" sound sound.

As you can hear in DAD, Arnold uses a model that only includes two instruments from Barry’s model.

The flutes are not there and the tuba has a break when the trumpets and trombones are playing. However there are cymbals, drumbeat and a synthesiser-guitar. The sound in the gunbarrel is almost identical to Kamen's opening sound-model (Trompet and trombone sound)

If you have questions, then ask and I will try to answer you as well as I can.

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