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Orchestration 302 - The MIDI Orchestra - Designing Templates.
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Sample streaming is used to:
Minimize the amount of CPU needed to play back samples.
Minimize the amount of RAM needed to start sample playback.
Facilitate the use of slower hard drives.
Allow data on partitioned disks to be accessed more quickly.
The term "coupled", as used in the tutorial, refers to:
The "Off" state of the Decouple button
When saving a DAW project file only includes the names of the Instances
When the ALL button is illuminated
The "On" state of the Decouple button
Which computer does the VEpro plugin get installed on?
The slave computer
A remote server
The main computer
Distinctly different sounds contained in a mapped instrument or instrument collection are not considered multi-timbral because:
"Multi-timbral" in this context refers exclusively to plugins loaded with several sounds that respond on different MIDI channels.
You can't use velocity to control the volume of each individual note.
"Multi-timbral" isn't a term that orchestral musicians ever actually use.
Which of these is
true about the slave computer?
It runs the DAW.
It's holding all the samples.
It's doing the sample playback.
It has lots of memory (RAM.)
Is there an advantage to configuring a multi-timbral setup with several keyswitching patches for the same instrument?
No, because the individual sounds have to be engineered across several Aux channels, which is unwieldy.
No, because it creates a "mosaic" of the part that is difficult to create a printed score from.
Yes, because you can use the same keyswitches for each of the patches.
Yes, because the entire pool of articulations can be used to expand the expressive range beyond that of any one patch.
A duplicate track of the same instrument uses twice the RAM because samples are loaded twice. True or False?
Though not specifically discussed in the tutorial, what would be a downside of using 1st violin samples in place of 2nd violin samples?
It wouldn't be possible to hear both violin tracks simultaneously.
The realistic aspects of a mockup would suffer significantly.
Though the 1st and 2nd violin parts would sound the same, it's a minor compromise when RAM capacity is an issue.
Twice as much RAM would be used by loading the 1st violin samples twice.
A SATA drive (internal) gives you better performance than an external Hard Drive. True or False?
Why is a Single-timbre approach generally more flexible than a Multi-timbre one?
It saves on the CPU activity.
It saves RAM.
It is easier to set up and work with, with one channel per instrument for mixing and automation.
Partitioned drives give you increased performance over non-partitioned ones. True or False?
Which of these terms does not apply to Vienna Ensemble Pro Instances?
"Coupled" is the term used by the trainer to describe:
When the Decouple button is turned off (not illuminated).
When the Decouple button is turned on (illuminated)
If connection time between a VEPro plugin and an Instance seems slow, what course of action can you try to speed things up?
Replace the existing cable because it might be going bad.
This problem is best solved by a qualified studio tech.
Change the IP addresses in both computers.
Try using a crossover cable.
When we say that VEPro "preserves loaded samples", what does it mean?
The connection VEPro instances can't be corrupted.
VEPro keeps the samples in the right format.
VEPro create a backup for the samples.
The samples do not need to be loaded again for another project.
Which of these best describes what a
It's another word for
An audio file containing instuments that belong together.
The low-range instruments of a score or project.
What is the name of the funny-looking dog used to humorously illustrate the concept of bad-sounding, unusable, or un-useful samples?
In a template, Folders are primarily used for this.
What type of cable is used to connect the slave computer to the main computer?
A Multi-Timbral instrument typically has...
...several instruments receiving on different MIDI channels.
...several instruments receiving on one MIDI channel.
...one instrument receiving on one MIDI channel.
one instrument receiving on several MIDI channel.
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