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Country fiddle using solo strings?
Last post Tue, Oct 18 2011 by Beat Kaufmann, 3 replies.
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Posted on Mon, Oct 17 2011 20:39
by Mello
Joined on Thu, May 07 2009, Los Angeles, Posts 9
I have solo strings + extended. Any tips? Has anyone actually done this type of mockup anywhere on youtube etc? Something in this type of sound-

http://www.youtube.com/w...uPR8ZczI&feature=related

The old but cool Liberty Valance record was also a nice mix throughout of mournful fiddle and full strings interplaying-

http://www.youtube.com/w...uPR8ZczI&feature=related

Maybe I'll just have to drag out my old cheap violin and learn enough country fiddle to get by that way when needed.
Posted on Mon, Oct 17 2011 23:42
by VSL
Joined on Tue, Dec 02 2014, Posts
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hallo, if you want the sound of a "fiddle" you need samples of open strings, because they give the characteristic sound.
I think Vsl should start sampling them :) It would be nice if the user could select them or not with the AB switch.

It takes almost no time (4 round robin or so= 16 recordings).
you will also get very realistic double, tripple and quadruple stops with open string sounds.

to mock the sound, I should start with the non vibrato patches.
Posted on Tue, Oct 18 2011 08:14
by Beat Kaufmann
Joined on Fri, Jan 03 2003, Switzerland/Brugg, Posts 1763

Hi Mello

The solo violin contains the sample sus without vibrato (extended Library).

Try to use this articulation on one midi track (as open strings so to say).

On an other midi track you can play the (first) melody.

The advantage of using two midi tracks with two instances of VI is that the pitch bendings do not influence the "open string sound".

Have a look for this here: www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/vi-tips--tricks-1

As a last recommend: Use the samples above the midi velocity 89 or try also above 109.

The country fidly is often played f. Further you got a better attack with the f-sound.

If you need an even better attack with the notes you can combine the used articulations with a second one - sfz for example.

How to do it? Have a look here: www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/vi-tips--tricks-2

Best

Beat

www.musik-produktion-createc.ch (Konzertaufnahmen, Musik mit Samples)
at www.beat-kaufmann.com : MIXING an ORCHESTRA - TUTORIAL
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