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Making it Even Better!
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(01-30-2019, 04:19 PM)Gee Wrote: Firstly the course is GREAT!! 

Here are my suggestions, but I think you are planning on covering all the items, however these are the areas that I am working on.

I noticed how in your writing you make use not only of the dynamics as they would be indicated on a written part, but also how you use the orchestra to layer sounds to create dynamics.  I.e. combining Tuba, Bass Trombone and ContraBass to add “more weight" to a part.  I look forward to learning your ideas on instrument combinations.


I find that dynamics are so important, but some libraries have the samples setup so they are crossfaded using velocities (p, mf, f, ff). I prefer to have the samples setup on either a mod wheel, breath controller or another slider on a control surface, as this gives me the control over the samples in my preferred workflow.  I would like to know which libraries you use that allow the custom setup for controlling sample crossfades.


In my system I have found the following:
  • A weighted keyboard is good for playing in some parts especially piano 
  • For a lot of quick lines, grace notes, I prefer a non-weighted keyboard
  • A breath controller is a big part of my setup and would like ideas on how others are using this type of controller
  • As a guitar player I also use a guitar synth, and others may want to know about alternative controllers (wind controller)
  • The group of intelligent mixing and analysis tools i.e. iZotope Neutron 2, FabFilter & TDR Nova – Gentleman’s Edition, are plugins that save me a lot of time for “quick and dirty” production.  (I am not sure if they have a place in this course.)  These types of plugins are making inroads in our industry, a discussion is relevant because of the results you can get and the affordability of these multi-plugins.
I LOVE THE COURSE and I can’t wait to get to the next lesson

Thank you Gary!

The combination of instruments is something related to orchestration/composition. Out focus is on midi production, however we can't fully cover the subjects of virtual orchestras without touching on orchestration/composition.
There are some insights about this subject but if you want to know how I achieve a certain orchestral texture then this is a subject about our upcoming courses which will be totally integrated with Scoring Tools Masterclass.

I am not sure I understand your second question. I am constantly using crossfade but I don't make any custom control for it besides assigning it to a midi CC via midi learn.

I talk about keyboard again on Unit 703 that have a chapter dedicated to simulating difficult passages.
In some other lessons I talk about FabFilter and how I use it to match libraries and create missing dynamics.
Composer/Orchestrator/Programmer
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Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 01-28-2019, 12:38 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Guest - 01-28-2019, 02:49 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by brentsmith50 - 01-28-2019, 03:12 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by thiagoalmeida - 01-28-2019, 03:34 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 02:09 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by superkunk - 01-28-2019, 03:48 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 02:20 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Maximus - 01-28-2019, 04:23 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 02:15 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Maximus - 02-03-2019, 10:41 AM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Guest - 01-28-2019, 09:21 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by rodrigobuj - 01-28-2019, 09:22 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Cooke - 01-28-2019, 09:47 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 02:27 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Guest - 01-28-2019, 11:40 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Guest - 01-29-2019, 03:37 AM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 02:31 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Guest - 01-29-2019, 03:52 AM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 02:38 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 02:39 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by ecervera - 01-29-2019, 08:19 AM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 02:47 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by LG Goldman - 01-30-2019, 08:27 AM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 01-30-2019, 11:02 AM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Gee - 01-30-2019, 04:19 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 03:00 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-01-2019, 02:01 PM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Victor Mazarelo - 02-02-2019, 03:03 AM
RE: Making it Even Better! - by Leandro Gardini - 02-02-2019, 09:43 AM

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