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by Dan M.
Wed May 22, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

Sonatina Free Orchesstra. Thanks! I downloaded it, it seems (at least to my ears) to sound really well with the solo melody. I adjusted the Attack to be gradual (the intensity increases as I keep the key pressed). I could also use no attack. And I assume "R" stands for Release, meaning the notes ar...
by Dan M.
Wed May 22, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

doghouse wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:45 pm
Google the term divisi. This is where many string libraries fall short. Only expensive ones seem to support this.
Thanks! Very interesting, I will check it out.
by Dan M.
Tue May 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

I'm sorry for the double posts. I was just trying to edit my reply.
by Dan M.
Tue May 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

There are a lot of on-line musical theory courses ranging from OK to excellent and for a wide range of knowledge levels. A good course for someone who knows little (or nothing) about the theory of music, harmony etc. would be too basic to be useful to someone who already knows that stuff and wants ...
by Dan M.
Tue May 21, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

What are you willing to spend? Something around 50-100 dollars just for the strings/orchestra, I could afford. More would be difficult cause I will probably need to invest in a new computer as well, since mine is an i3 with only 4GB or RAM. I doubt it could handle a top-of-the-line library or plugi...
by Dan M.
Tue May 21, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

kitekrazy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:18 am
What are you willing to spend?
Something around 50-100 dollars would be doable I think. Cause I will probably need to invest in a new computer as well, since mine is an i3 with only 4GB or RAM. I doubt it could handle a top-of-the-line library or plugin.
by Dan M.
Tue May 21, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

Don’t use the Ableton Chord midi effect for this. If the vsts you have do chords, that might be okay. You’ll have to do the chords the old fashioned way. And play with the velocities of each note of the chord, chord spacing, and maybe inversions in mind. You won’t get stuff like that by just using ...
by Dan M.
Tue May 21, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

400+ dollars!? :) I see, so if I want good orchestral sound, I should forget about free libraries? The one I was talking about from Spitfire is part of the free plugins that they offer: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/ Just to be clear - I don't expect something amazing in a free plugin, just tha...
by Dan M.
Mon May 20, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

Yes, that is exactly my problem. I have no idea how the backing violins work and how an orchestra would play them. The ones on my teacher's electronic keyboard sound good (there are several different styles or backing violins), but I can't see how they are constructed. Btw, Spitfire's orchestral Str...
by Dan M.
Sun May 19, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

I'm searching for a way to add backing violins to songs I am playing on the flute, like my teacher did for me using his electronic keyboard (which has built-in sounds). I found a free solo violin (Nyala) and used the MIDI effect called chord to create Major and Minor chords, but my teacher said it s...
by Dan M.
Sat May 11, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Switchig between minor and major chords (using the Chord Effect)
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Switchig between minor and major chords (using the Chord Effect)

In addition, to enter Key Map Mode use Ctrl+K (Cmd+K on Mac) or the "Key" button on the top-right of Live. https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/midi-and-key-remote-control/#27-2-5-computer-keyboard-remote-control Great! Thank you very much! It worked. I wouldn't have thought to look in "MIDI and Key R...
by Dan M.
Sat May 11, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Switchig between minor and major chords (using the Chord Effect)
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Switchig between minor and major chords (using the Chord Effect)

With my suggestion you don’t need to switch things on and off. But it restricts you to only playing notes within the key. Thank you! I'm beginning to understand. The thing is, when I made simple backing tracks for cover songs with someone who can hear Chords, sometimes he used both the major and th...
by Dan M.
Sat May 11, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Switchig between minor and major chords (using the Chord Effect)
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Switchig between minor and major chords (using the Chord Effect)

You can MIDI (or Key) assign a button or knob to that +4 knob (or +3 in a Minor preset) then constrain the Range (Min +3, Max +4), then the button will alternate between those 2 values. You can load the Minor and Major chord presets in a MIDI Effect Rack, each in a Chain, then you turn off the Acti...