Right now I'm working on the strings part of Bach's Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor(I'll be performing the harpsichord part live). I'm wanting to use solo KS instruments and hopefully blend them into a string sound but of course I'm running into the dreaded chorus effect.
I thought about using the player string patches. For example I would have gagli players 1, 2, and 3, strad players, 1, 2, 3, and guarn players, 1, 2, 3 all set to respond to midi channel 1 and when all 9 are played together they blend quite nicely into a natural string section sound without the chorus effect. But the problem with this technique is the lack of key switching which I heavily rely on in this piece(I'm using almost every ks except pizzicato).
So, after I'm through writing out cc data and other things I'm thinking as a last step I would for example take the violin 1 track and duplicate it to where I have 9 tracks all playing violin 1. 3 of the tracks would play using the Gagli Solo ks. Another 3 using the Strad solo ks and another 3 using the Guarn solo ks. Each of the 9 violins would have their own different levels of var1 and var2 and on each track I would slightly randomize the notes using the Humanize function in Logic Pro.
Then after this I would export each of the 9 tracks separately as audio files then import them back in. Then somehow I would use effects on each track to change the timbre of each violin imitating the differences between each of the player patches to avoid the chorus effect.
This last step is the step I am clueless as to how to perform. I'm not sure what effects to use nor how to use them. I'm experimenting on this last step right now but I still haven't found a way to change the timbre enough without producing an ugly sound to avoid the chorus effect.
So, please, I need some advice as to what effects I should use on each of the tracks or if you know of a better technique than the one I devised please suggest that as well(I'm trying to avoid using the string section patches for this piece btw). Thanks.