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Orchestration 301 - The MIDI Orchestra - Enhancing Realism.
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What is the most common method for selecting articulations?
To achieve MIDI realism, you should avoid using outdated sample libraries. True or false?
Which of the following statement is correct?
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
Most MIDI controllers on the market can output the full range of 127 velocity values
All other answers are incorrect
What can you adjust with the CC#11 Expression Controller?
It depends on the plug-in/instrument
Volume and timbre
The most important attribute of a realistic-sounding mockup is:
writing using ensemble sounds because writing for solo instruments is difficult
that you're using the latest libraries
making it impossible to tell if it's real or fake
to keep your listening audience "in the audience" a majority of the time
Realism-enhancing concepts and techniques are DAW-specific. True or false?
The expressive range of Vienna Instruments can be greatly enhanced by:
playing most sounds using the normal velocity switching mode
avoiding advanced programming techniques and playing the stock sounds, which sound the best
adjusting the sample start value.
enabling the velocity crossfading feature
To create realistic sounding harp parts, the maximum number of notes you should write per hand is:
What is CC#2?
Why would you use samples instead of real musicians?
To save time and money
All answers are correct
To create a mockup so the director can hear in advance what the music will sound like when performed by a real orchestra
To experiment with new and unfamiliar orchestral textures
Choose the best answer. Dynamics create changes in:
tone color, pitch and volume
emotional intensity and volume
emotional intensity, volume and tone color
tone color and volume
The factory setting for release time is programmed to exactly emulate the true release characteristics of an instrument. True or false?
Which velocity response curve should you choose to make a MIDI controller less likely to output high velocity values when playing softly?
What is the Mosaic technique about?
Mixing and matching different sample libraries to get the articulations you want
Repeating a musical phrase continuously throughout a musical piece
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
In Kontakt, where can you add CC#11 control of volume to an instrument?
Wrench icon > Modulation > Mod tab > Add modulator > MIDI CC
Wrench icon > Amplifier > Mod tab > Add modulator > External Sources > MIDI CC
Mapping Editor > Edit > Auto Map Functions
Instrument Options > Controller > MIDI Controller range
Which MIDI editor window is particularly useful when applying MIDI realism techniques?
The Hyper Editor
The List Editor
The Piano Roll Editor
The Score Editor
It is possible to produce vibrato on an open string on a violin, but it's not always practical. True or false?
When percussion instruments are damped, they stop vibrating immediately. True or false?
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
When working in crossfade mode (Vel.XF) in VSL, velocity has no effect on the sound. True or false?
How can a legato sound be achieved?
Lengthening the release time so that the notes bleed into one another
A true legato sound can only be achieved with real players
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
Which of the following instrument is not touch-sensitive?
How is it possible to create realistic sounding mockups with just one sample library?
It's not possible because every library has a imited range of musical emotions that it can express
By playing to the strengths of the samples
Only if the library features dynamic crossfading between sample layers
Only by using a high-end, expensive library
A variable Sample Start parameter controllable by a MIDI CC is available:
only on Vienna, EXS-24, and Kontakt instruments
Only in Play, Kontakt, and Embertone plugins
only in certain plug-in instruments
on most sampled instruments, though in some cases the function is hidden
String position makes a difference to the timbre. True or false?
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