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Orchestration 301 - The MIDI Orchestra - Enhancing Realism.
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When percussion instruments are damped, they stop vibrating immediately. True or false?
String position makes a difference to the timbre. True or false?
What is the most common method for selecting articulations?
When working in crossfade mode (Vel.XF) in VSL, velocity has no effect on the sound. True or false?
Choose the best answer. Dynamics create changes in:
tone color, pitch and volume
emotional intensity, volume and tone color
tone color and volume
emotional intensity and volume
How can you simulate a crescendo on a sustained note?
By changing the velocity value of the note
All answers are correct
By repeating the note with increasing velocity values and forcing the note to be legato
How can you simulate the missing in-between timbral variation between two sample layers?
Which MIDI editor window is particularly useful when applying MIDI realism techniques?
The List Editor
The Hyper Editor
The Score Editor
The Piano Roll Editor
The most important attribute of a realistic-sounding mockup is:
writing using ensemble sounds because writing for solo instruments is difficult
making it impossible to tell if it's real or fake
that you're using the latest libraries
to keep your listening audience "in the audience" a majority of the time
What can you adjust with the CC#11 Expression Controller?
Volume and timbre
It depends on the plug-in/instrument
How can a legato sound be achieved?
A true legato sound can only be achieved with real players
Either with specialty libraries, or by using various programming techniques to "bend the samples to your will"
Only by using libraries which feature true legato samples
Lengthening the release time so that the notes bleed into one another
Realism-enhancing concepts and techniques are DAW-specific. True or false?
To create realistic sounding harp parts, the maximum number of notes you should write per hand is:
What is CC#2?
In general, the velocity sensitivity of most keyboard controllers:
is not very accurate, but for creating mockups it's not a huge problem
is very good but it's usually extremely difficult to achieve very high velocity values
is very good but usually lacks sensitivity when playing very soft notes
is not consistent between controllers and doesn't translate playing nuances very accurately
Which of the following statement is correct?
Most MIDI controllers on the market can output the full range of 127 velocity values
All MIDI controllers on the market can output the full range of 127 velocity values
Most MIDI controllers on the market do not output the full range of 127 velocity values
All other answers are incorrect
The expressive range of Vienna Instruments can be greatly enhanced by:
avoiding advanced programming techniques and playing the stock sounds, which sound the best
enabling the velocity crossfading feature
adjusting the sample start value.
playing most sounds using the normal velocity switching mode
Which of the following instrument is not touch-sensitive?
What is the Mosaic technique about?
Repeating a musical phrase continuously throughout a musical piece
Mixing and matching different sample libraries to get the articulations you want
Doubling parts to get a bigger and more realistic sound
Playing back a different sample each time a note is repeated to avoid the “machine gun” effect
Which of the following orchestral instrument is not “keyboard-friendly”?
It is possible to produce vibrato on an open string on a violin, but it’s not always practical. True or false?
Which of the following statement is incorrect?
All sample libraries have expressive strengths
There is no such thing as “the best” sample library
All sample libraries have expressive limitations
EQs and Compressors will help you to enhance the realism in your mockups
Which velocity response curve should you choose to make a MIDI controller less likely to output high velocity values when playing softly?
To achieve MIDI realism, you should avoid using outdated sample libraries. True or false?
How is it possible to create realistic sounding mockups with just one sample library?
It's not possible because every library has a imited range of musical emotions that it can express
By playing to the strengths of the samples
Only if the library features dynamic crossfading between sample layers
Only by using a high-end, expensive library
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