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Orchestration 301 - The MIDI Orchestra - Enhancing Realism.
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Why would you use samples instead of real musicians?
All answers are correct
To experiment with new and unfamiliar orchestral textures
To create a mockup so the director can hear in advance what the music will sound like when performed by a real orchestra
To save time and money
A variable Sample Start parameter controllable by a MIDI CC is available:
only in certain plug-in instruments
only on Vienna, EXS-24, and Kontakt instruments
on most sampled instruments, though in some cases the function is hidden
Only in Play, Kontakt, and Embertone plugins
It is possible to produce vibrato on an open string on a violin, but it’s not always practical. True or false?
Which of the following statement is correct?
Most MIDI controllers on the market can output the full range of 127 velocity values
All other answers are incorrect
All MIDI controllers on the market can output the full range of 127 velocity values
Most MIDI controllers on the market do not output the full range of 127 velocity values
To achieve MIDI realism, you should avoid using outdated sample libraries. True or false?
How can you simulate the missing in-between timbral variation between two sample layers?
The factory setting for release time is programmed to exactly emulate the true release characteristics of an instrument. True or false?
Which aspect of sustaining sounds do we have the least amount of control over?
The release characteristics
The attack characteristics
The speed and depth of vibrato
The volume contour of the sustaining part of the sound
What is the Mosaic technique about?
Doubling parts to get a bigger and more realistic sound
Playing back a different sample each time a note is repeated to avoid the “machine gun” effect
Repeating a musical phrase continuously throughout a musical piece
Mixing and matching different sample libraries to get the articulations you want
How can you simulate a crescendo on a sustained note?
By repeating the note with increasing velocity values and forcing the note to be legato
By changing the velocity value of the note
All answers are correct
What is the most common method for selecting articulations?
Which of the following instrument is not touch-sensitive?
Which of the following statement is incorrect?
All sample libraries have expressive limitations
All sample libraries have expressive strengths
There is no such thing as “the best” sample library
EQs and Compressors will help you to enhance the realism in your mockups
When percussion instruments are damped, they stop vibrating immediately. True or false?
Choose the best answer. Dynamics create changes in:
tone color, pitch and volume
emotional intensity, volume and tone color
tone color and volume
emotional intensity and volume
The expressive range of Vienna Instruments can be greatly enhanced by:
adjusting the sample start value.
playing most sounds using the normal velocity switching mode
avoiding advanced programming techniques and playing the stock sounds, which sound the best
enabling the velocity crossfading feature
Which MIDI editor window is particularly useful when applying MIDI realism techniques?
The List Editor
The Score Editor
The Hyper Editor
The Piano Roll Editor
How can a legato sound be achieved?
Either with specialty libraries, or by using various programming techniques to "bend the samples to your will"
Lengthening the release time so that the notes bleed into one another
Only by using libraries which feature true legato samples
A true legato sound can only be achieved with real players
What can you adjust with the CC#11 Expression Controller?
It depends on the plug-in/instrument
Volume and timbre
Which velocity response curve should you choose to make a MIDI controller less likely to output high velocity values when playing softly?
Realism-enhancing concepts and techniques are DAW-specific. True or false?
How is it possible to create realistic sounding mockups with just one sample library?
Only by using a high-end, expensive library
By playing to the strengths of the samples
Only if the library features dynamic crossfading between sample layers
It's not possible because every library has a imited range of musical emotions that it can express
To create realistic sounding harp parts, the maximum number of notes you should write per hand is:
String position makes a difference to the timbre. True or false?
Which of the following orchestral instrument is not “keyboard-friendly”?
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