thanks for the response..I have found that a load of practicing when using the Garritan Strings is essential for proper articulation. The master keyboard\'s touch must remain in a normal state taking advantage of all of the wonderful dynamics in the bowing of any given Garritan String sampled instrument. To have the keyboard in a flat touch state, is a waste of expression that the Garritan Strings can truly offer and express..
It really depends on the patch here. The \"EXP\" patches ahve no velocity dynamics. This helps in reproducing a more \"cotrolled\" expression curve, as adding velocity volume changed can really make for some weird dynamics (or can really help depending on your mix).
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Sometimes I\'ll do a basic with step writing, add in the key switches, then play back everything in realtime with controlling the Mod Wheel/Exp with a foot controller.
Sometimes I leave everything step writting and draw in the curves.
I\'ve generally dont have any chops on the piano, so I do tend to quantize alot, or fix notes a ton.
I dont really have a set way of working. As I get better at composing and understand my basic needs more, I\'ll probably settle down to a more streamlined approach.
It\'s like learning a brand new instrument when dealing with all of these key switches. Can we get some software out there that can be attached to the temples of the brain anticipating our emotional responses as we play in real time.
(The virtual real time composer and or arranger)
So, King, I understand that it\'s best to do the notes in real-time, but what about all of the keyswitching and expression control? Do you tend to do that on the fly as well, or do you tend to do that in post?