I\'m working on a piano/strings piece for a local pop princess [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] The song is going quite well and thanks to a few recent updates I\'m enjoying my giga and GOS much more lately. However, I\'m curious if anyone has some suggestions for getting a closer, more \"intimate\" sound out of GOS. I know it may be hard, seeing as they recorded a FULL orchestra, but I was hoping maybe someone might have some tricks? Anyone....?
I tried layering a little solo string from my AO collection, and it helps a lot actually, but I really hate the samples. SO, if that would be the only solution I\'ll probably go ahead and grab the Dan Dean solo strings. but I would like some more insight if possible. Thanks
I don\'t know about the chamber sound, theres a lot of strings in those samples.
But for more intimate sound try to use NV/V VIB patches, use Kings piano samples for layer instead of AO. Be carefull with dynamics, as soon as you go over p ranges the sound gets very very big, which is normal for such a large ensemble.
Experiment with EQ, cut the mids a bit, cut the lows a lot and boost highs to get that soft string hiss. Also be carefull with verbs GOS has a lot of ambiance.
Yeah I agree with everything lex said but I thought he should stress the verb aspect. The default verb is HUGE, and I haven\'t really liked any of the smaller room settings. As a result, if I were going for a small room feel I\'d just record the strings dry and add a TCWorks or Waves reverb where you can get a lot more control. Depending on the mix, you might think about leaving the strings dry, considering there\'s already a bit of ambience in them. Just a thought.
Thanks for the suggestions. I don\'t use NFX for anything. I always print my tracks to HD and let my mix guy take care of it. I think arranging, producing, performing/programming, and all the other stuff I do is enough... by the time I get to the end, I don\'t wanna mix!
Where is King\'s Piano Available? Was that on a GOS update I missed somehow?