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What does ‘EXP' mean in a Hollywood Woodwinds library patch?
Aftertouch is used to get more vibrato out of the instrument
Expression is added to the instrument with CC10
Mod Wheel should add dynamics as well as vibrato
The instrument was recorded in an expressive way with vintage microphones
How do accents work in the Hollywood Strings library?
Accents are used in the performance script section to add influence to the beginning of a given sound
There is a staccato or marcato articulation that plays layered at the beginning of the sustained or legato string articulation
Accents get their own articulation and instrument
Accents are a volume spike that is applied at the front end of samples
What does ‘On Bow' mean?
The bow is flipped upside down and played with the wood
The string player is playing a short articulation that ends with the bow stopped on the string.
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 is the difference between MIDI multis of SD2 and the performances of SD3?
In SD3, the MIDI files are located in the ‘MIDI performances' folder and can be quantized in different ways
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 actual recorded performances are time-stretched to match the tempo of the DAW instead of using MIDI files
Who was the engineer on EWQLSO?
Keith O. Johnson
Which controllers does the EWHS like to see the most?
Mod Wheel, CC11, CC7, and velocity
CC20, CC21, CC70, CC71
CC3, CC4, CC5, CC6
CC13, Aftertouch, pitch bend, and CC70
Why would you create a separate lane for key switches?
To help use those keyswitches for other sections and instruments
To use the keys with data to create new melodies
To make exporting MIDI files without the keyswitch notes for a scoring program easier.
To convert the keyswitches to other kinds of MIDI data
What 3 countries provide Silk with its sounds?
Latin America, Cuba, Iceland, and Italy
Italy, Germany and France
China, India, and the Persian Empire
Italy, Russia, and Egypt
In Hollywood Strings, what does NV NV VB MV mean?
It means there is a different dynamic per channel: No Vibrato, Vibrato, and Molto Vibrato
It means that the instrument can have No Vibrato, Vibrato, and Molto Vibrato played via velocity
It means that the articulations for No Vibrato, Vibrato, and Molto Vibrato are loaded and ready to play with CC11
Using the Mod Wheel from 0-127 passes through 4 dynamic changes: No Vibrato, Vibrato, and Molto Vibrato
What does ‘SUS 6' mean in a string ensemble?
It means there are 6 stages to the SUS instrument to pass through via the volume envelope
It means there are 6 articulations loaded
It means there is a chord being played with a suspended chord with a 6 in it
There are 6 voices playing at the same time for the attack of the sound
What is a waterphone?
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
The waterphone is an underwater microphone that was used to capture how transients travel underwater
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 a cylindrical instrument that has a ports membrane at the top that you pour water through to get interesting, ghostly tones
What is portamento?
It means ‘to play very softly'
A brass articulation that has a long volume fade
A setting that allows a note to slide from its current pitch to the pitch of the next note played
An articulation with a short attack followed by a crescendo
How do the timpani libraries make rolls easier?
The left hand and right hand strike of the same pitch are placed an octave apart
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
What is the main purpose of Goliath?
Goliath was created as a low brass ensemble
Goliath is a sample library of huge stringed instruments that are slightly over-sized
Goliath is a library of gargantuan drum sounds that is used primarily for orchestral, cinematic works
Goliath is a large sound bank of all genres that is a collection of the best of all of the East West libraries. It also has sampled instruments that were specifically made for the library
What is ‘microtuning'?
Microtuning is a way of manipulating the formant shift of an instrument
Microtuning is a way of setting Play to several different concert pitches like 432 Hz and 415 Hz
Microtuning is a way to change the entire instrument's pitch by a matter of cents to get it in tune with an out of tune arrangement
Microtuning is a way of emulating the tuning tables of other cultures by altering the scale to include deviant tunings that are off by a couple cents here and there, as well as leaving out notes altogether for pentatonic scales
What is an example of a brass effect?
A Crescendo, Rip, Shake, or Cluster
Zing, bop, bam, diggity
Tremolo, col legno, sul ponticello
Con sugo, bellingissimo, molto agressivo, Col Legno
How would you route the audio from EWHS out of the Play engine to separate tracks of your DAW?
Audio is routed from the Play mixer
Audio is routed per articulation in the player
Audio is routed out from the microphone placement mixer
Audio is routed from the advanced instrument preferences
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
In Stormdrum 2, what is the purpose of the ‘Zendrum' settings?
The Zendrum is a MIDI controller. These instruments map in an intuitive way for zendrum users
The Zendrum settings are used to remap the entire Play library to be used with the APC40 controller from Akai
The Zendrum settings adhere to the tuning and timing methods of ancient Tibetan traditions.
Zendrum is a drum from the Remo company that makes several different kinds of sounds depending on the tension of the drum head
What is David's favorite instrument from the Gypsy library?
What is an example of an effect articulation for the woodwinds?
Trill, cluster, Run, flutter tongue
Doit, shake, minchamba, and bubble mute
Bop bop a lu bop bop bam boom
Shake, doit, smear, and ‘san cuerpo', or ‘without body' (Ligature only)
What does ‘DXF' stand for?
Dynamic Cross Frequency
Double Cross Frequency
Dipole Cross Fade
Dynamic Cross Fade
In Stormdrum 3, how do you turn on the SSL channel strip?
In the browser, choose the ‘FX' folder and load a preset there. The SSL section will pop up in the Player shortly after
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
What does ‘Legato MOD' do exactly?
The Mod Wheel is used for volume
The Mod wheel is used to switch the instrument between legato and spiccato articulations
When the Mod Wheel is used during a melodic passage, a slur is used to connect the first note to the next note
The Mod Wheel is used to create a volume crossfade between samples
What does ‘H' and ‘W' mean in the woodwind trills?
Half-tone and Whole-Tone
Half-cent and Whole-cent
Hurried and Wait
High and Wide
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