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Any Suggestions For MIDI Strings?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by rmccam, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. rmccam

    rmccam Guest

    Hi Everyone,

    Sorry for the imposing a MIDI topic but I need some help...

    I'm not a MIDI guy at all but I have to use MIDI strings for a project that I'm doing. I got my hands on the Quantum Leap samples (which sound really good), but I'm just finding that I don't have the "MIDI chops" to make them sound as good as I know they can.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    What specifically are you having problems with? Velocity? Attacks? Tempo? What sampler are you using, does Quantum Leap come with one integrated? What are you trying to make the strings do exactly? What software for MIDI are you using? Does pudding come in more than 3 flavors? Ok, maybe im asking too many questions...

    Juan
     
  3. rmccam

    rmccam Guest

    I'm having issues with making it sound like real players... the transitions from note to note particularly.

    Quantum Leap comes with Native Instruments Kompakt.

    Finally, I am trying to do a small string section for a pop song... and I use Pro Tools TDM.

    Any advice?
     
  4. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    Oh yeah, I bought the Garritan Personal Orchestra and it comes with Kontakt as well. Same problems in pro tools, not a great MIDI sequencer. So basically just pay attention to velocity, be sure to map out exactly how you'd like to hear someone playing a string instrument, and about the transitions... I would recommend you play it on your keyboard as close as you can get to what you want and DONT QUANTIZE. The notes will probably not line up as you might want them but just leave them as they are, they will sound more natural. Sometimes they will have to overlap to sound good but zoom in, adjust accordingly and modify mistakes.

    Juan
     
  5. rmccam

    rmccam Guest

    Thanks so much!

    I'll give it a wail...
     
  6. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    no problem, good luck!

    Juan
     
  7. Screws

    Screws Active Member

    Also record one line at a time, as opposed to playing the entire part with both hands. The former causes the little time delays that happen with a real orchestra, while the latter sounds like an organ.
     

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