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Orchestration 301 - The MIDI Orchestra - Enhancing Realism.
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  • 1

    Choose the best answer. Dynamics create changes in:

  • 2

    String position makes a difference to the timbre. True or false?

  • 3

    The expressive range of Vienna Instruments can be greatly enhanced by:

  • 4

    Which velocity response curve should you choose to make a MIDI controller less likely to output high velocity values when playing softly?

  • 5

    When working in crossfade mode (Vel.XF) in VSL, velocity has no effect on the sound. True or false?

  • 6

    Which aspect of sustaining sounds do we have the least amount of control over?

  • 7

    The factory setting for release time is programmed to exactly emulate the true release characteristics of an instrument. True or false?

  • 8

    Which of the following orchestral instrument is not “keyboard-friendly”?

  • 9

    To achieve MIDI realism, you should avoid using outdated sample libraries. True or false?

  • 10

    How is it possible to create realistic sounding mockups with just one sample library?

  • 11

    To create realistic sounding harp parts, the maximum number of notes you should write per hand is:

  • 12

    Why would you use samples instead of real musicians?

  • 13

    How can a legato sound be achieved?

  • 14

    What can you adjust with the CC#11 Expression Controller?

  • 15

    What is the most common method for selecting articulations?

  • 16

    What is the Mosaic technique about?

  • 17

    When percussion instruments are damped, they stop vibrating immediately. True or false?

  • 18

    In general, the velocity sensitivity of most keyboard controllers:

  • 19

    The most important attribute of a realistic-sounding mockup is:

  • 20

    A variable Sample Start parameter controllable by a MIDI CC is available:

  • 21

    Realism-enhancing concepts and techniques are DAW-specific. True or false?

  • 22

    Round Robin sample programming is used to avoid the machine gun effect by:

  • 23

    Which MIDI editor window is particularly useful when applying MIDI realism techniques?

  • 24

    How can you simulate the missing in-between timbral variation between two sample layers?

  • 25

    Which of the following statement is correct?

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The MIDI Orchestra - Enhancing Realism
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