Hey guys...It's been a while since I last posted anything...
I wanna give you guys some techniques for JABB to make it sound more realistic and natural.
I don't own JABB3 yet. A bit jumpy to cross from kontakt to Aria with this Library.
I am not sure if this will work in JABB 3 but give it a try and see what happens...
Okay, so today we'll be discussing Repitition and Variation,
JABB's instruments aren't multisampled except for some of the percussion, so we have a little bit of a problem...Fast lines and repetitive staccatos are sounding terrible. The machinegun effect is litterally raping your composition...
Now unfortunately there is no effective shortcut to obtaining realism with JABB. You have to compose instrument by instrument, as a real section would play anyways.
This tip is going to minimise the machinegun disaster effectively.
If you look on your instrument panel you'll se the pitchbend:
Move it up to 12.
Now the time consuming part comes.
After you've composed and performed your piece, move around the midi notes and look for that perfect expression you want.
Take your played note and drag it to that note, then use pitch bend to restore it to the original note...As easy as that!
Here's a quick demonstration with Tenor sax. It sounds much more natural. I also put it slightly out of tune so it would fit seamlessly into a section.
Reminder: Dont use notes that are too far away....Some DAWS have a 'note fine pitch' feature that works about the same way as velocity, so that might make it easier.
Just to show how more realistic your sections will get,
Heres the Sax in it's section. All the instruments are from JABB2
It's a 15 sec excerpt from my arrangement for "Happy feet".