The VIrtual Orchestra: String Basics – KeyboardMag:
Many film and TV scores live or die on how well the strings are conjured. Fortunately, the state of the art of sampled string libraries is finally approaching a level of illusion that can convince all but the most refined ears. As much as we’d all love to play a keyboard and sound like a symphony orchestra, it almost always takes the patient construction of multiple tracks and an understanding of real orchestration to create authentic string passages.
I need to translate into Miroslav Philharmonik 2 or Logic’s “Studio Strings”.
A good morning (or two) exercise.
Arranging Sampled Strings – KeyboardMag:
“Use separate patches for each instrument, as this fights playing strings like an organ and forces you to think of all of the parts separately, as an arranger working with real string players would.”
I’m so glad I went to Feedly to find MusicTech feed today. In the list of similar was Keyboard Magazine. It’s not just about playing keyboards and pianos, it’s about using keyboards.
I’m always on the lookout for arranging tips for “virtual” ensembles, including how to size and “sound” the groups of instruments.
Handy hints. Examples in score!!!!