So I\'ve composed the music for my school\'s Drama Club\'s production of The Yellow Boat...we won at the festival (competition where various schools presents forty-minute plays) last night, and I got an award for \"technical excellence in music\" or something. We\'re going to the semi-finals in two weeks, and I think the music could use work:
That\'s the first track. And apologies; this FreeWebs server is not good, so it may take a while to download. And the link doesn\'t work, so copy and paste.
First problem has something to do with attack time, or possibly sustain. Shrug. It\'s that, if you were looking at wavelengths, the strings sound like this:
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They basically don\'t blend together...this would be better:
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I overlapped notes to sort of cover it up, but a better solution would be nice. And I\'ve tried turning on sustain, legato, \"pedal,\" all sorts of controllers; they don\'t work.
The problem is bad enough that for percussive instruments like the harp and piano, I have to insert a thirty-second rest at the beginning of the track to get them to \"match up\" with the strings. Brass too.
Ah yes, and this is using GPO Studio.
The second thing is that the playback seems a little \"arrhythmic.\" Using GPO as a VST in Cubasis solved it, but then I can\'t figure out how to apply the reverb in Cubasis, so the music doesn\'t sound too good.
Well, I\'ll need to get this music fixed in probably...a week. Suggestions?