View Full Version : First try with gold

06-14-2005, 05:49 PM

Just "finished" this one with gold, it's my first.


Please listen and give advices. For example, how do you create a believable expressive line, using the expressive instruments? I mean, even the exp fst patches have too long attack to be continous.
Also, what is the best way to create kind of realistic legato (besides waiting for QLegato :) )?



06-14-2005, 06:10 PM
Woa, Nice composition.. but something miss... probably the reverb? or the articulation.. arg, i dunno! lol

But nice job! :)

06-14-2005, 06:12 PM
You must use a different articulation for every note sometimes.

It depends on what you're going for. For strings especially, i think
its important to change up the articulations as much as possible,
along with Velocity and of course LOTS of expression CC.

Use the DXF patches, along with expression to get nice wide dynamics.

For Legato lines, i like to call up the same legato patch, 2 or 3 times.
The first one with some attack, and then mess with the attack and release
on the duplicates. Mixing and sequencing very carefully, you can get
great results.
I also really like the Violins Legato w/ attack via modulation.

When doing quick string lines, i suggest using as many quick bow articulations
as you possibly can. Qucik bow updn, Martele, Quick Martele, Spiccato, etc...


06-14-2005, 06:18 PM

For the reverb: I didn't put any extra on it, because I only have freebies and the one with T2, but they seem to make it only worse.

For the articulations, I tried to use as much as possible, sometimes changing note by not, but I didn't really play with the controllers, simply because I don't know how to. I mean I know how to use them technicaly, but I don't know how to use them artisticaly, how to shape for example a violin line. I know that there is no real general advice on this, but any hints and suggestions would be most welcome.

06-14-2005, 06:33 PM
Listen to violin lines, and try to duplicate them.

Not just the notes, but try to duplicate the dynamic envelopes in the line.

It takes time to learn. But anything worth while does. ;)

Be patient, you'll get it.