some times whe you have repeated notes, especially in the string section. I'm talking about 3 or more repeated notes. i know this is known as machine gun effect in the midi orchestration world.
I read this book called " the guide to midi orchestration" and paul suggested to avoid this machinegun effect, you should vary the velocity and length of each note compared to the next, so that'll add realism to it little bit. Ok i dig that.
Then he says never use the same sample for repeated notes, because human ear will pick up on it really fast. ..ok i dig that too
But my question is how do you go about doing this though? let's say you have 10 repeated notes in Violin I midi track...i tried keyswitch in EAST WEST plug ins, but it didn't work....loaded samples aren't that close in sound to be used for this..it sounds like crap.....So should i copy and paste this track to different midi tracks, and record every single note with differnt samples and then bounced them to one track???
Also, he suggested using different sample libraries to do this. but that's even harder, because they're recorded in different rooms, and just have totally different character.
Please share your techniques, suggestions for this issue. ..thanks