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Orchestration 301 - The MIDI Orchestra - Enhancing Realism.
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When working in crossfade mode (Vel.XF) in VSL, velocity has no effect on the sound. True or false?
The most important attribute of a realistic-sounding mockup is:
to keep your listening audience "in the audience" a majority of the time
making it impossible to tell if it's real or fake
that you're using the latest libraries
writing using ensemble sounds because writing for solo instruments is difficult
Which of the following instrument is not touch-sensitive?
Round Robin sample programming is used to avoid the machine gun effect by:
cycling systematically through a pool of similar-sounding samples but only for repeated pitches
artificially altering the pitch and timbre of a sample
randomly choosing from a pool of alternate takes of recorded samples
ensuring that repeated pitches don't sound precisely the same twices in a row
To create realistic sounding harp parts, the maximum number of notes you should write per hand is:
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 orchestral instrument is not "keyboard-friendly"?
How can you simulate the missing in-between timbral variation between two sample layers?
How can a legato sound be achieved?
A true legato sound can only be achieved with real players
Lengthening the release time so that the notes bleed into one another
Either with specialty libraries, or by using various programming techniques to "bend the samples to your will"
Only by using libraries which feature true legato samples
When percussion instruments are damped, they stop vibrating immediately. True or false?
What is the most common method for selecting articulations?
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
All answers are correct
By changing the velocity value of the note
What is the Mosaic technique about?
Playing back a different sample each time a note is repeated to avoid the "machine gun" effect
Doubling parts to get a bigger and more realistic sound
Mixing and matching different sample libraries to get the articulations you want
Repeating a musical phrase continuously throughout a musical piece
What can you adjust with the CC#11 Expression Controller?
Volume and timbre
It depends on the plug-in/instrument
Which velocity response curve should you choose to make a MIDI controller less likely to output high velocity values when playing softly?
Which of the following statement is correct?
Most MIDI controllers on the market can output the full range of 127 velocity values
All MIDI controllers on the market can output the full range of 127 velocity values
All other answers are incorrect
Most MIDI controllers on the market do not output the full range of 127 velocity values
String position makes a difference to the timbre. True or false?
To achieve MIDI realism, you should avoid using outdated sample libraries. True or false?
Which of the following statement is incorrect?
EQs and Compressors will help you to enhance the realism in your mockups
All sample libraries have expressive strengths
All sample libraries have expressive limitations
There is no such thing as "the best" sample library
A variable Sample Start parameter controllable by a MIDI CC is available:
on most sampled instruments, though in some cases the function is hidden
only in certain plug-in instruments
only on Vienna, EXS-24, and Kontakt instruments
Only in Play, Kontakt, and Embertone plugins
Choose the best answer. Dynamics create changes in:
emotional intensity, volume and tone color
emotional intensity and volume
tone color, pitch and volume
tone color and volume
The expressive range of Vienna Instruments can be greatly enhanced by:
adjusting the sample start value.
enabling the velocity crossfading feature
avoiding advanced programming techniques and playing the stock sounds, which sound the best
playing most sounds using the normal velocity switching mode
Realism-enhancing concepts and techniques are DAW-specific. True or false?
In general, the velocity sensitivity of most keyboard controllers:
is not consistent between controllers and doesn't translate playing nuances very accurately
is very good but it's usually extremely difficult to achieve very high velocity values
is not very accurate, but for creating mockups it's not a huge problem
is very good but usually lacks sensitivity when playing very soft notes
Why would you use samples instead of real musicians?
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
All answers are correct
To experiment with new and unfamiliar orchestral textures
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