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    Controled Percussion Swells

    Hello All,

    Right now I'm using EWQL GoldXP and the Kontakt 2 VSL libraries and one thing that continually frustrates me is percussion swells. Since they're all pre-recorded samples it's a pain (majorly) to time them right with my pieces written at different tempos.

    Am I missing something that makes this easier? Or is there no good way to control a percussion swell with these libraries?

    Are there any libraries that do have this feature?

    Thanks!
    JP Garbarini
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    Re: Controled Percussion Swells

    Lowpass filter.

    In fact, this is one of the few circumstances where simply slapping a lowpass on can be fairly realistic. It's especially good for cymbal or bass drum rolls. For snare, I like to have a low cut take place as the filter clamps down, so that is becomes "thinner" in addition to duller.

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    Re: Controled Percussion Swells

    Quote Originally Posted by JPGIII
    Hello All,

    Right now I'm using EWQL GoldXP and the Kontakt 2 VSL libraries and one thing that continually frustrates me is percussion swells. Since they're all pre-recorded samples it's a pain (majorly) to time them right with my pieces written at different tempos.

    Am I missing something that makes this easier? Or is there no good way to control a percussion swell with these libraries?

    Are there any libraries that do have this feature?

    Thanks!
    I have Gold and I've just become used to playing ahead of the beat to get the swells in the right place.
    If it doesn't work on the first or second take I just go into the PRV and move the note.

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