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What is an example of an effect articulation for the woodwinds?
Bop bop a lu bop bop bam boom
Doit, shake, minchamba, and bubble mute
Trill, cluster, Run, flutter tongue
Shake, doit, smear, and ‘san cuerpo', or ‘without body' (Ligature only)
What is ‘double-tonguing'?
It's a technique of creating a false harmonic from the horn using the soft palate of the mouth
A way that brass players can articulate very fast passages by using both the tongue at the teeth, and the roof of the mouth
It is a way of stopping a brass instrument with the tongue to create a muted sound
It's an in-joke among brass players
What does ‘EXP' mean in a Hollywood Woodwinds library patch?
Mod Wheel should add dynamics as well as vibrato
Expression is added to the instrument with CC10
The instrument was recorded in an expressive way with vintage microphones
Aftertouch is used to get more vibrato out of the instrument
What does ‘On Bow' mean?
The string player is playing a short articulation that ends with the bow stopped on the string.
The bow is flipped upside down and played with the wood
The bow is placed on the string and rubs along the vertical of the fingerboard
The bow's horsehair is bowed with another bow to create an effect
What does ‘SUS 6' mean in a string ensemble?
There are 6 voices playing at the same time for the attack of the sound
It means there are 6 articulations loaded
It means there is a chord being played with a suspended chord with a 6 in it
It means there are 6 stages to the SUS instrument to pass through via the volume envelope
What is a waterphone?
The waterphone is a cylindrical instrument that has a ports membrane at the top that you pour water through to get interesting, ghostly tones
A waterphone is an instrument that has a metal water jug with spikes coming off of it. It is played by bowing or striking the spikes
A waterphone is an instrument that is a blend of an alpine horn and a trombone that is meant to be played into a small vessel of water
The waterphone is an underwater microphone that was used to capture how transients travel underwater
What are the different mic positions in the EWQLSO?
Mid, Side, and ambient
Mid, close, and far
Top, Bottom, and room
Close, Stage, and Surround
How do accents work in the Hollywood Strings library?
Accents get their own articulation and instrument
Accents are used in the performance script section to add influence to the beginning of a given sound
Accents are a volume spike that is applied at the front end of samples
There is a staccato or marcato articulation that plays layered at the beginning of the sustained or legato string articulation
What is the advantage of using the FX version of the Dark Side instruments?
When switching between the FX processed and unprocessed instruments, the samples are common amongst the instruments, so the load time is very fast
Switching back and forth can create an interesting zippering effect, and that can be bounced to disk for effect
The FX versions of the instruments are used to create interesting cinematic sound design for film
The effect version of the instrument is usually lower in memory usage
What is another name for ‘Tam Tam"?
In Stormdrum 3, what is the difference between Tune ‘A' and ‘B'?
Tuning ‘A' is based on just intonation, and Tuning ‘B' is based on Indonesian tunings
Tuning ‘A' is simple tuning that also speeds up or slows down the sample. Tuning ‘B' is using time stretching to adjust tuning while retaining timing
Tuning ‘A' is microtuning, and Tuning ‘B' is traditional western tuning
Tuning ‘A' and ‘B are separate presets tat you can toggle between to figure out what kind of tuning you would like
What was the name of the producer that Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix teamed up with on the Hollywood Strings library?
What is Bisbigliando?
It is an articulation that is made by the bending of harmonics created on the string
It is a special method of tremolo that is created by a rapid rubbing of the fingers on the strings of a harp
It's an effect that is achieved by lightly tapping the instrument with a soft mallet
It is an effect created by wind blowing over the strings
How do the timpani libraries make rolls easier?
The roll can be saved as a MIDI file to be used in a DAW
The rolls' speed is dedicated to the Mod Wheel
The rolls are time-stretched to match the session tempo
The left hand and right hand strike of the same pitch are placed an octave apart
Why would you create a separate lane for key switches?
To make exporting MIDI files without the keyswitch notes for a scoring program easier.
To help use those keyswitches for other sections and instruments
To use the keys with data to create new melodies
To convert the keyswitches to other kinds of MIDI data
What is David's favorite instrument from the Gypsy library?
How many mic positions were used to create the Stormdrum 3 library?
5: Close, Mid, HiFi, Main, and Vintage
4: Close, Stage, Hall, and Surround
3: Close, Mid, and Far
2: Decca tree stereo and close mic
What is an example of a brass effect?
Zing, bop, bam, diggity
Con sugo, bellingissimo, molto agressivo, Col Legno
Tremolo, col legno, sul ponticello
A Crescendo, Rip, Shake, or Cluster
In Stormdrum 3, how do you turn on the SSL channel strip?
In the Mixer, simply route any articulations and instruments through the master bus, and then in the Player window assign the SSL modules individually based on the bussing system
Turn on the ‘FX" button on the Play mixer, then turn the power button on for the input of the channel strip. There are power buttons for the transient designer, the reverb, and the compressor as well
In the player, choose the ‘FX' power button and route whatever articulations you like there
In the browser, choose the ‘FX' folder and load a preset there. The SSL section will pop up in the Player shortly after
What does ADT stand for?
Automatic Double Tracking
Automatic Double Tonguing
Automatic dual tone
Assisted Divisi Template
What is the difference between MIDI multis of SD2 and the performances of SD3?
In SD3 actual recorded performances are time-stretched to match the tempo of the DAW instead of using MIDI files
In SD3, MIDI performances are not used. Instead, there is a new control system that is used to create tuning and timing patterns that are based on algorithms to emulate the performances of Mickey Hart
In SD3, MIDI performances are not played within the player. They must be accused through the DAW and reassigned to channels there
In SD3, the MIDI files are located in the ‘MIDI performances' folder and can be quantized in different ways
In Stormdrum 2, what is the purpose of the ‘Zendrum' settings?
Zendrum is a drum from the Remo company that makes several different kinds of sounds depending on the tension of the drum head
The Zendrum is a MIDI controller. These instruments map in an intuitive way for zendrum users
The Zendrum settings adhere to the tuning and timing methods of ancient Tibetan traditions.
The Zendrum settings are used to remap the entire Play library to be used with the APC40 controller from Akai
What does ‘DXF' stand for?
Dipole Cross Fade
Dynamic Cross Fade
Double Cross Frequency
Dynamic Cross Frequency
What is a way to free up track areas in your main window?
Have all articulations summed to a single bus in your mixer
Have Play instruments at the top tracks in your DAW to determine where RAM priorities are allocated and use all dynamic articulation control with CC2 instead of CC1
Have a Play instance on the master bus and route all MIDI there
Use keyswitch instruments instead of having multiple tracks per articulation
What does ‘H' and ‘W' mean in the woodwind trills?
High and Wide
Half-tone and Whole-Tone
Hurried and Wait
Half-cent and Whole-cent
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