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April 4th

2005

The Gold Sound Database is a set of high-quality digital sounds, designed to be used in the Myriad software programs. The Gold Sound Database includes the whole sounds of the General Midi 2 specification, as well as many additional sounds.
Thus, the Gold Sound Database improves not only the quality of tunes the software plays, but also the quality of WAV, AIFF, Vorbis Ogg or MP3 files the software exports.

Version 2 is now completed. We have finished collecting and processing recorded sounds in order to build new digital instruments.

This page provides an example of the main sounds that have been included in this new version of the GOLD Base.

All excerpts shown here are made by playing a score in the program, using the sound that is actually included in GOLD 2.

Instrument

Demonstration

Street Organ


Played and recorded by Philippe Kaiser (France) in February 2003 on a 27 keys Erman organ
MP3 (395 kB)

Cello


Played and recorded by Andreï Jourdane (France) in December 2003
MP3 (245 kB)
Pizzicato:
MP3 (114 kB)

Euphonium


Played and recorded by Adrian Alexander
MP3 (170 ko)

Balalaika


Played and recorded by Sylvain Machefert (France)

Demonstration : Kalinka
MP3 (172 kB)

Bouzouki


Played and recorded by Sylvain Machefert (France)
Demonstration : Sirtaki
MP3 (1350 kB)

Epinette des Vosges

(French mountain dulcimer)

Played by Paul Crayssac  (France)
Recorded by Sylvain Machefert
Demonstration : Traditional song from Franche-Comté
MP3 (1350 kB)

Cymbalum


Played and recorded by Sylvain Machefert (France)
Two sounds :

- wood-only sticks
Demonstration : Excerpt from "Sarba  Moldoveneasca" by George Birsan (cymbalum, bass and pan flute)

- cotton-covered sticks

Wood sticks
MP3 (369 kB)

Cotton+wood sticks
MP3 (294 kB)

Santur


Built by processing the cymbalum, recorded by Sylvain Machefert (France)
Demonstration : Greek tune with santour, bouzouki and violin
MP3 (870 kB)

Kaval

(Bulgarian and Turkish flute)
Played by Isabelle Courroy (France) www.kaval.org/home/
Recorded by Sylvain Machefert
Demonstration: Zoricino Kolo (Serbia) : Kaval, Guitar, Bass and Accordion
MP3 (294 kB)

Kantele

(Traditional Finnish instrument)
Played and recorded by Lani K. Thompson (USA) www.kantelemusic.com
MP3 (475 kB)

Bagpipe


Played by Vincent Tanneau (France)

Recorded by Olivier Guillion
MP3 (342 kB)

Violin


Played Hélène Vergnes (France)

Recorded by Olivier Guillion & Yannick Marchegay
MP3 (593 kB)

Pizzicato :
MP3 (251 kB)

Bassoon

(French Bassoon)

Played by Dominique Maris (France)

Recorded by Olivier Guillion
MP3 (453 kB)

Piccolo


Played by Maurice Siccard  (France)

Recorded by Olivier Guillion
MP3 (340 kB)

Hurdy-Gurdy


Played by Frédéric Lasserre (France)

Recorded by Olivier Guillion
MP3 (505 kB)

Music Box

(21-blades Gueissaz music box)

Recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)
MP3 (690 kB)

Nylon Guitar

(Spanish)

Instrument built using 3 velocity layers
Played and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)
MP3 (340 kB)

Steel-string Guitar

(Takamine)

Instrument built using 3 velocity layers
Played and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)
Demonstration : Excerpt from "Letter to X" by Esmeralda Weatherwax
MP3 (410 kB)

Diatonic Harmonica

(Hohner Maesterclasse in C)

Instrument built using 3 velocity layers
Played and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)
MP3 (497 kB)

Acoustic Bass

(Takamine)

Played and recorded by Pierre-Henri Pin (France)
Demonstration : Excerpt from "Chicken" by Jaco Pastorius (Bass/Drum)
MP3 (601 kB)

Fretless Electric Bass


Played and recorded by Pierre-Henri Pin (France)
Demonstration : Bass-Drum
MP3 (480 kB)

Soprano Recorder


Played and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)
Demonstration : Soprano recorder, harpsichord, cello
MP3 (348 kB)

Zither

(Akkord)

Instrument built using 3 velocity layers
Played and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)
MP3 (489 kB)

Glockenspiel


Instrument built using 2 velocity layers.
Played and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)
Demonstration : Excerpt from "Letter to X" by Esmeralda Weatherwax
MP3 (382 kB)

Electric Guitar without effect

(Gibson SG)

Instrument built using 3 velocity layers
Played and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)
Demonstration : Excerpt from "Letter to X" by Esmeralda Weatherwax
MP3 (429 ko)

Soprano Sax


Played by Dominique Balleroy (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
Demonstration : Excerpt from "Government Fleet Blues" (Blues band w/ two soprano saxophones)
MP3 (420 kB)

12 strings Guitar

(Norman B50-12)

Instrument built using 3 velocity layers
Played and recorded by Laurier Nappert (Canada)
Demonstration : Excerpt from "Letter to X" by Esmeralda Weatherwax
MP3 (426 kB)

Classical Guitar

(Hirade H8)

Instrument built using 3 velocity layers
Played and recorded by Laurier Nappert (Canada)


Two different sounds for this guitar, matching two ways of playing.

"Soft" Sound:
MP3 (388 kB)

"Bright" sound:
MP3 (388 kB)

Steel-string Guitar 2


Instrument built using 3 velocity layers
Played and recorded by Laurier Nappert (Canada)
Demonstration :  Demonstration : Excerpt from "Letter to X" by Esmeralda
MP3 (426 kB)

Vihuela


Instrument built using 2 velocity layers
Played by Xavier de La Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
Démonstration :  Pavana de Alexandre, by Alonso Mudarra (1546)
MP3 (581 kB)

Bombard

(Traditional reed instrument)

Played by Franck Coadou (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

Demonstration: excerpt from "An Dro", traditional breton music.
MP3 (474 kB)

Pan Flute


Played by Yannick Marchegay (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
Demonstration: excerpt from "El Condor Pasa"

MP3 (427 kB)

Alto Saxophone


Played by Yannick Marchegay (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

Two different sounds for this instrument, matching two ways of playing.
"Powerful" version
MP3 (360 kB)

"Soft" version
MP3 (360 kB)

Charango


Played by Xavier de La Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
Démonstration :  Excerpt from "Dame Carnavales" (Charango / Nylon Guitar)
MP3 (303 kB)

New Orleans Banjo


Played by Patrick Vivien (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
Demonstration: excerpt from "Dueling Banjo". 2 banjos, bass and steel-stringed guitar.

Sorry, I did not find a "New Orleans" rag or jazz that include a good banjo part, including dynamics, in order to be used as demonstration.
MP3 (376 kB)

Renaissance Lute


Played by Patrick Vivien (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

MP3 (565 kB)

Concert Flute


Played by Yannick Marchegay (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion


MP3 (593 kB)

Quena

(Bolivian flute)

Played by Paul Crayssac (France)
Recorded by Sylvain Machefert

MP3 (457 kB)

Plectrum Banjo

(banjo from the 20's)

Played by Patrick Vivien (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
Demonstration: Banjo, Acoustic bass and Steel-stringed Guitar
MP3 (424 kB)

Theorbo


Played by Patrick Vivien (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

Demonstration: excerpt from "Pièces de Théorbe" by Robert de Visée, Gavotte from the "D Minor Suite"
MP3 (295 kB)

Fife


Played by Yannick Marchegay (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

MP3 (350 ko)

Melodica


Played and recorded by Sylvain Machefert (France)
MP3 (467 ko)


Chromatic Accordion 1


Played by Jean-Luc Pontac (France)
Recorded by Yannick Marchegay

5 sounds, matching the miscellaneous combination of the instrument stops.
In demonstration, notes of the score for Bandoneon, Full Stop and Bassoon have been shifted up by one octave.

"Flute" stop
MP3 (499 ko)

"Swing Flute" stop (musette)
MP3 (499 ko)

"Bassoon" stop
MP3 (499 ko)

  "Bandonéon" stop
MP3 (499 ko)

  "Full stop"
MP3 (499 ko)

Recorders


On picture, from left to right:

. Sopranino Hohner Ensemble maple 9564

. Soprano Aulos plastic

. Soprano Hohner Konzert pear tree 9504

. Alto Moeck Tuju maple 236

. Tenor Hohner Konzert pear tree 9614

. Bass Küng wood

Played and recorded by Jean-Armand Moroni (France)


Sopranino
MP3 (338 kB)

Soprano "Aulos"
MP3 (340 kB)

Soprano "Hohner"
MP3 (339 kB)

Alto
MP3 (302 kB)

Tenor
MP3 (258 kB)

Bass
MP3 (258 kB)

Ensemble (S-A-T-T-B)
MP3 (403 kB)

Xaphoon

More information at  www.xaphoon.com

Played and recorded by Laurier Nappert (Canada)


"regular" sound
MP3 (373 ko)

'breathy" sound
MP3 (373 ko)


Chromatic Accordion #2


Played and recorded by Sylvain Machefert (France)
Instruments built using 3 velocity layers

The miscellaneous registers of the instrument have been recorded:
11 combinations for melody and chord sounds
5 combinations for bass sounds.

A demo, called "complete demo", is a full piece with bass, chords and melody.
Bass register is "Full stop", chords are "Flute" and melody is "Flute+piccolo".

Rhodes Piano

(1977 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 piano)

Played and recorded by Jeff Learman (USA)
SoundFont available at :
http://www.learjeff.com/sf/sf.html
Visit his website  at:
http://www.learjeff.com/
MP3 (630 kB)

Choirs Aah


Treble voices : Chor'Alban, Choir of St-Alban (France)
http://choralban.ifrance.com
Recorded by Olivier Guillion and Yannick Marchegay

Bass voices : Choir sound, built from MusicianDesigner's MaleVocalist sampling, through the courtesy of musiciandesigner.com.
Recorded by David Encaoua (musiciandesigner.com)
Note: These sounds have been shortened, looped and digitally processed, and do not reflect the quality of the original Male Vocalist samples.
Please visit : http://www.musiciandesigner.com
MP3 (799 kB)

Shakuhachi


Played and recorded by Hiroshi Tachibana (Japan)
Demo file for Shakuhachi and Koto:
excerpt from "Rokundan no shirabe"

MP3 (658 kB)

Koto


Played by Mai Ishikawa (Japan)
Recorded by Hiroshi Tachibana

Jiuta Shamisen

(Sangen)

Played by Kyoko Komatsu (Japan)
Recorded by Hiroshi Tachibana


Demo: Sakura
MP3 (333 kB)

Sheng

(Chinese mouth organ, also called Cheng)

Played by Paul Crayssac (France)
Recorded by Sylvain Machefert (France)

Demo: sheng jing (orchestra)

MP3 (325 kB)

Whistle


"Played" and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)

MP3 (331 kB)

Bottle Blow

1.5 liters soda plastic bottle ;-)

Played and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)

MP3 (273 kB)

Bowed Glass


Played and recorded by Olivier Guillion (France)

MP3 (480 kB)

Soprano Clarinet


Played by Yannick Marchegay (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion


MP3 (418 kB)

Bass Clarinet


Played by Yannick Marchegay (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion


MP3 (315 kB)

Fife in F


Played by  Xavier de la Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

MP3 (360 ko)

Renaissance Flute

(3 holes flute)

Played by  Xavier de la Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

MP3 (212 kB)

Alboka


Played by  Xavier de la Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

Note: 5 notes Basque traditional instrument. Some notes are doubled

MP3 (98 kB)

Txilula

(3 holes Basque flute)

Played by  Xavier de la Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

Demo: Sorry, I couldn't find a demo piece for this instrument. Thusn I copied a little training exercic as played by Xavier de la Torre

MP3 (78 kB)

Graile

(High-Languedoc traditional Oboe)

Played by  Xavier de la Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

MP3 (359 kB)

Dulcian

(Renaissance predecessor of the bassoon, first half of the 16th century)

Played by  Xavier de la Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
MP3 (352 kB)

Chalemie Soprano



Played by  Xavier de la Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
MP3 (370 kB)

French Horn


Played by René Brossard (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion

MP3 (599 kB)

Tenor Saxophone


Played by Hélène Labadie (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
MP3 (622 kB)

Muse

(Medieval bagpipe in D minor)

Played by  Xavier de la Torre (France)
Recorded by Olivier Guillion
MP3 (435 ko)

Highland Bagpipe (2)


Played and recorded by Kees van Gils (The Netherlands)

MP3 (534 kB)

Continental Bagpipe


Played and recorded by Kees van Gils (The Netherlands)

MP3 (535 kB)

Scottish Smallpipes


Played and recorded by Kees van Gils (The Netherlands)

MP3 (129 kB)

Northumbrian Smallpipes


Played and recorded by Kees van Gils (The Netherlands)

MP3 (128 kB)

Uilleann Pipes


Played and recorded by Kees van Gils (The Netherlands)

MP3 (128 kB)

Tambur

Turkish stringed instrument

Played and recorded by Halil Gungormus (Turkey)
MP3 (195 kB)

Kanun

Turkish Zither

Played and recorded by Halil Gungormus (Turkey)
MP3 (277 kB)



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