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Seeking nonstandard instruments
« on: February 14, 2017, 03:32:44 AM »

I'm not sure if this is the right subforum for this, but I have a few video game music projects that are on hold because rarity of instruments, more rarity of musicians for those instruments, and even more rarity of musicians interested in recording themselves for YouTube. I arrange and perform a lot of video game music, usually for piano (YouTube), but sometimes for other instruments as well. Unfortunately finding performers isn't exactly easy, especially for instruments such as uileann pipes or hammered dulcimers. I've put together a recording of a piece from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, but the hammered dulcimer player I know isn't interested any longer in recording her part for the channel. Another video game piece I'm eager to record requires uileann pipes (although a chanter would probably work just as good as far as audio goes). So I was wondering if anyone here has, knows how, or knows of anyone who has or knows how to play either of those instruments and would perhaps like to perform as part of a collaboration?
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Re: Seeking nonstandard instruments
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 04:28:43 PM »

For free?
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Re: Seeking nonstandard instruments
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 02:01:29 AM »

Well, yes, unfortunately. There's not really a way to profit from these sorts of videos unless you receive millions of views to make up for the cost of the licenses to perform the music, which can be upwards of $500 for each song. Really the best I can offer in return is credit on the video and maybe to collaborate on a video or project in return. So basically more traffic/exposure and networking. I really only work on vgm videos as a hobby of sorts myself.

I wouldn't mind paying to rent an instrument if the price isn't too bad and play it myself. However that'd hinge on how close they are to where I live, I'm sure. Trying to find a store for these instruments that's relatively nearby is impossible, but I have noticed that there are more musicians that perform these instruments than stores and closer too, although I doubt I'd have any success at all asking performers to lend someone they don't know their rare and expensive instruments. Hence I figure it'd be better to just ask if anyone would be interested or know of anyone who might be interested in performing online.
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Re: Seeking nonstandard instruments
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 02:39:41 AM »

Well, I doubt you'd find a retailer who would rent those kinds of instruments. Most music vendors that do rent instruments usually only rent the instruments associated with the area's school programs, such as beginning band and orchestra.

I don't play or know anyone who does play those instruments, so I couldn't help you out there. We've had a couple topics over the years to try to keep track of everyone's instruments, but they're all likely super old and full of members who no longer visit the site. If you wanted to get a feel for who plays what around here, I implore you to recreate such a topic. c:
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Re: Seeking nonstandard instruments
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 04:44:20 AM »

If I knew how to play any of that, I would help. :/ sorry, man.
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Re: Seeking nonstandard instruments
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 02:53:05 AM »

(although a chanter would probably work just as good as far as audio goes).
What do you mean by chanter? Is that an instrument or do you mean a person that chants?
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Re: Seeking nonstandard instruments
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 03:57:06 AM »

A chanter is the part of the bagpipes or uileann pipes that have the finger holes for playing the melody. Practice chanters are often used when learning the instrument because they provide a mouthpiece with which to blow into to provide the sound so that it can be learned in absence of a bag.
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Re: Seeking nonstandard instruments
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 05:43:49 AM »

If I come across a hammered dulcimer I promise I will absolutely play it for you
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Re: Seeking nonstandard instruments
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 12:07:49 PM »

If you ever need a bass vocal, I'm your guy. Doesn't matter how low the pitches are, just ask me.
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