Sorry for double posting, but someone at the software forum recommended to repost it here
\"I see this is quite an active forum and here posts many experienced people, so I could really take some help from all of you. Please, as it┤s my first post bear a bit with me if I┤m somewhat long-winded.
I┤m giving my first steps into \"virtual\" orchestral arrangements, and I see there are things I need to learn yet.
I wrote a little baroque theme for strings, so I could start practising with it, instead of using a full-blown orchestra from the beginning.
Although I┤m not precisely a kid (26), I don┤t have many musical theory knowledge, but I have a lot of respect for orchestral music, so I slowly started to study harmony, and would like next to clobber counterpoint and orchestration when I feel prepared enough. In fact this exercise I wrote was also intended for using recently-learnt harmony concepts.
Please,could you give me your opinion on it? I┤m not specially interested in musical technique comments because this isn┤t a serious attempt but more of a little exercise with lots of clichŔs. In fact I avoided any \"interesting\" paths if they weren┤t sounding VERY baroque as I wanted to keep my objectives straight (good for learning, bad for writing [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] )
What I┤m really interested in, is in knowing what are my main \"sampling flaws\" and how to fix them if possible.
Here is the link Baroque Theme (2megs)
I do know I committed one of the typical post mistakes of newbies which is adding too much reverb. (To worsen things it┤s a \"cheapo\" standard Cubase reverb, nothing fancy *shrugh*) I coulnd┤t refrain from it.
I tried panning like a real orchestra would be placed, but I just \"earballed\" it [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Currently I can`t afford VSL or Garritan, so I will have to micro-edit to my best effort. Thus I would like to know how is the \"traditional\" way to fake legato playing? Could you explain the procedure in a MIDI sequencer like the one in Cubase?(or the one you prefer)
Thanks people. I┤m expecting your suggestions and tips. Oh! and glad to be at this board (first post) [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
Thanks for reading this far.\"