A few months back I posted a composition and was called out for having "the machine gun" effect in that I had not varied the samples. This was actually something I wanted to do but I didn't know how. It's my understanding that you can vary this with one of the controllers but I'm clueless as to which one. What I'm wondering though is, how exactly do you accomplish this? Do you just turn up one of the controller knobs or is it something similar to the way you vary the timbre with the CC1 controller? I use Sonar and in every instrument I create dynamics drawing "mountains and valleys" in the piano roll view so as to allow the music to breathe. Is that what needs to be done with the variability controller? Also, does altering the velocity of the note change the sample or merely the attack? I know on the Piano it varies the entire sample but for strings and brass it almost sounds like it's the same sample only with a varied attack. I messed with one of the variability controllers, though I can't remember which one, and I noticed that I was getting different samples but some of them weren't exactly in tune. How can I get sample variance to avoid the machine gun effect?
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