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What purpose do the Goliath instruments primarily serve?
Goliath is a gigantic library of drum kits that were recorded in very unique spaces around the globe, from decommissioned nuclear reactors to old churches. It is a very unique drum library
Goliath is a multi-sampled very large piano that uses a combination of physical modeling and spectral synthesis to create tones far outside the range of a normal piano and is used for very unique sound design purposes
Goliath is a great way for new users to have a wide, general palette of East West sounds for all genres
Goliath is a gargantuan drum library that is primarily used to create massive cinematic drum patterns
What are the main singers of Symphonic Choir?
Bulgarian, Indian, Chinese, American
Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses, and Boys Choir
Rock, Country, EDM, and Pop
Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Soul
How do the timpani libraries make rolls easier?
The left hand and right hand strike of the same pitch are placed an octave apart
The roll can be saved as a MIDI file to be used in a DAW
The rolls are time-stretched to match the session tempo
The rolls’ speed is dedicated to the Mod Wheel
In Stormdrum 3, what is the difference between Tune ‘A’ and ‘B’?
Tuning ‘A’ is based on just intonation, and Tuning ‘B’ is based on Indonesian tunings
Tuning ‘A’ and ‘B are separate presets tat you can toggle between to figure out what kind of tuning you would like
Tuning ‘A’ is simple tuning that also speeds up or slows down the sample. Tuning ‘B’ is using time stretching to adjust tuning while retaining timing
Tuning ‘A’ is microtuning, and Tuning ‘B’ is traditional western tuning
Who was the engineer on EWQLSO?
Keith O. Johnson
What 3 countries provide Silk with its sounds?
Latin America, Cuba, Iceland, and Italy
China, India, and the Persian Empire
Italy, Russia, and Egypt
Italy, Germany and France
What is ‘microtuning’?
Microtuning is a way of manipulating the formant shift of an instrument
Microtuning is a way of emulating the tuning tables of other cultures by altering the scale to include deviant tunings that are off by a couple cents here and there, as well as leaving out notes altogether for pentatonic scales
Microtuning is a way of setting Play to several different concert pitches like 432 Hz and 415 Hz
Microtuning is a way to change the entire instrument’s pitch by a matter of cents to get it in tune with an out of tune arrangement
Which controllers does the EWHS like to see the most?
Mod Wheel, CC11, CC7, and velocity
CC13, Aftertouch, pitch bend, and CC70
CC3, CC4, CC5, CC6
CC20, CC21, CC70, CC71
What is an example of an effect articulation for the woodwinds?
Bop bop a lu bop bop bam boom
Doit, shake, minchamba, and bubble mute
Trill, cluster, Run, flutter tongue
Shake, doit, smear, and ‘san cuerpo’, or ‘without body’ (Ligature only)
What does ‘SUS 6’ mean in a string ensemble?
There are 6 voices playing at the same time for the attack of the sound
It means there are 6 articulations loaded
It means there are 6 stages to the SUS instrument to pass through via the volume envelope
It means there is a chord being played with a suspended chord with a 6 in it
What is the difference between MIDI multis of SD2 and the performances of SD3?
In SD3, the MIDI files are located in the ‘MIDI performances’ folder and can be quantized in different ways
In SD3, MIDI performances are not played within the player. They must be accused through the DAW and reassigned to channels there
In SD3, MIDI performances are not used. Instead, there is a new control system that is used to create tuning and timing patterns that are based on algorithms to emulate the performances of Mickey Hart
In SD3 actual recorded performances are time-stretched to match the tempo of the DAW instead of using MIDI files
What is the difference between a slur and portamento?
A slur has a shorter duration between the first and second pitch, giving it a different curve than the linear portamento
A slur is used to tie a legato instrument’s passage together, and portamento is used to smoothly transition pitch
A slur is sloppier and has indeterminate time when moving from note to note
A slur is slower than portamento
What category is the Harp under?
The Harp is a Hollywood Solo Instrument
The Hollywood Harp is actually in the EWQLSO
The Hollywood harp is in the ‘odds and ends’ library
The Hollywood Harp is in the vintage items libraries
How many mic positions were used to create the Stormdrum 3 library?
5: Close, Mid, HiFi, Main, and Vintage
4: Close, Stage, Hall, and Surround
2: Decca tree stereo and close mic
3: Close, Mid, and Far
What is another name for ‘Tam Tam”?
What is WordBuilder?
WordBuilder allows the composer to create phrases for the symphonic choir to sing.
Wordbuilder uses spectral synthesis to playback speech patterns.
Wordbuilder uses a combination of physical modeling and granular synthesis to generate speech.
Wordbuilder is a synthesizer built on formant synthesis.
What is the main purpose of Goliath?
Goliath is a large sound bank of all genres that is a collection of the best of all of the East West libraries. It also has sampled instruments that were specifically made for the library
Goliath is a library of gargantuan drum sounds that is used primarily for orchestral, cinematic works
Goliath was created as a low brass ensemble
Goliath is a sample library of huge stringed instruments that are slightly over-sized
What is a special way that the Play engine can speed up load times?
Play can load sounds into RAM from a virtual cloud
Play uses CAF files to store Lossless encoded files for playback in real-time
You can have multiple Play engines loading sounds concurrently
Play uses data compression to play instruments before they are loaded
What is Bisbigliando?
It is a special method of tremolo that is created by a rapid rubbing of the fingers on the strings of a harp
It is an articulation that is made by the bending of harmonics created on the string
It's an effect that is achieved by lightly tapping the instrument with a soft mallet
It is an effect created by wind blowing over the strings
What does ‘EXP’ mean in a Hollywood Woodwinds library patch?
The instrument was recorded in an expressive way with vintage microphones
Mod Wheel should add dynamics as well as vibrato
Expression is added to the instrument with CC10
Aftertouch is used to get more vibrato out of the instrument
What does ‘H’ and ‘W’ mean in the woodwind trills?
High and Wide
Half-tone and Whole-Tone
Half-cent and Whole-cent
Hurried and Wait
What does ‘Legato MOD’ do exactly?
The Mod wheel is used to switch the instrument between legato and spiccato articulations
The Mod Wheel is used for volume
When the Mod Wheel is used during a melodic passage, a slur is used to connect the first note to the next note
The Mod Wheel is used to create a volume crossfade between samples
What are the different mic positions in the EWQLSO?
Top, Bottom, and room
Mid, Side, and ambient
Close, Stage, and Surround
Mid, close, and far
How do accents work in the Hollywood Strings library?
Accents are used in the performance script section to add influence to the beginning of a given sound
There is a staccato or marcato articulation that plays layered at the beginning of the sustained or legato string articulation
Accents get their own articulation and instrument
Accents are a volume spike that is applied at the front end of samples
What kind of palette is the Dark Side working with?
The Dark Side is an industrial library made up primarily of recordings of welding shops and metal work
The Dark Side is all orchestral phrases reminiscent of John Williams’ magnificent Star Wars score
The Dark Side is a collection of vocal samples taken from mental institutions
The Dark Side is a collection of dirty, aggressive instruments that are meant to add grit and menace to a recording
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