Sorry for posting here guys,but 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 clichès. 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.
EDIT: I jsut realized this might have to be placed in the MP3 Upload area...Mods, move the post at your discretion.
You should post this message in the part of this Forum called \"Sample Libraries Discussion\". This section is for specific problems using the GigaStudio software. I am sure you will get more of a response then.