Started by Raffaele the Amigan, March 23, 2007, 10:33:20 am
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QuoteThis single session resulted in over six hours of multi-channel raw tracks including hundreds of melodies, textures, soundscapes, and orchestrations. After this session, it took another three months of orchestration, iteration, remixing and refinement to select the final four seconds that became the final Windows Vista startup sound: a Ã¢â,¬Å"glassyÃ¢â,¬Â Fripp melody, a harmony by Steve Ball, and a Ã¢â,¬Å"Win-dows Vis-taÃ¢â,¬Â rhythm contributed by composer, Tucker Martine. This all on top of a brief Fripp Soundscape that fades out as the user lands on the Windows Vista log-on screen. The flowing Soundscape Ã¢â,¬ËœtexturesÃ¢â,¬â,,¢ from the session also inspired the sonic palette that was used for the default Windows Vista sound scheme.
QuoteWindows 95 was released with a great fanfare, including a commercial featuring the Rolling Stones song "Start Me Up" (a reference to the Start button). It was widely reported that Microsoft paid the Rolling Stones between $8 and $14 million for the use of the song (from the 1981 album Tattoo You) in the '95 advertising campaign. According to sources at Microsoft, however, this was just a rumor spread by the Stones to increase their market value, and Microsoft actually paid a fraction of that amount.