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Dimension Strings - auto divisi
Last post Sun, Sep 23 2012 by cgernaey, 8 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Sep 20 2012 11:43
by drew buchan
Joined on Sun, Nov 27 2005, Posts 243

I am tempted by Dimension Strings (after having sworn to myself only 2 weeks ago, "no more string libraries")

Although I never bought Dimension Brass, I was impressed by Auto Divisi.

Is there something similar in Dimension Strings?  (Does it even make sense I'm wondering? )

Thanks

Andrew

Posted on Thu, Sep 20 2012 11:47
by VSL
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Advanced Humanize and Divisi

In conjunction with the latest version of Vienna Instruments PRO and its Human Performance Control features, timing and intonation for each player can be adjusted intuitively. Pre-configured divisi sections (e.g., 4 desks with 2 players or 2 groups with 4 players for the violins) are provided.

Posted on Sat, Sep 22 2012 00:14
by matde
Joined on Mon, Jul 07 2008, Hamburg, Posts 58
drew buchan wrote:

I am tempted by Dimension Strings (after having sworn to myself only 2 weeks ago, "no more string libraries")

Haha... absoultely the same with me! 

Posted on Sat, Sep 22 2012 21:17
by plowman
Joined on Sat, Dec 13 2003, Posts 1141

Perhaps the original poster (and more certainly, I) am behind on the learning curve with Dimension instruments. I think his question is, how do we play one note and get all 8 violins, 2 notes with four violins per note, and three notes to get, well, 3 + 3 + 2. The divisi in the video was four tracks playing two violins per track. 

So the emphasis on the question is not divisi, but AUTO divisi within one instrument.  

I decided absolutely that my last string library was the Prosonus CD's I got in 1991. 

Posted on Sat, Sep 22 2012 22:04
by matde
Joined on Mon, Jul 07 2008, Hamburg, Posts 58

This is a part of the video I didn't understand, too. They show a score with no divisi (there is no "split" in the score, non of the instruments is playing two notes - what is my understanding of "divisi"). Maybe they should provide another video without using MIR (which I don't have) to make more obvious what they mean.

Posted on Sun, Sep 23 2012 10:05
by julian
Joined on Fri, Jan 07 2005, UK, Posts 720

I believe there are no auto-divisi matrixes like there are for Dimension Brass the reason given being the complexities of potential string divisi compared with Brass. However there are factory patches of 2,4 and 8 violins. So to create a more realistic divis than the other VSL string libraries you can have 2 instances of 4 violins in unison then divide them by having different notes on each instance. There are many other combinations that you could try to achieve the acoustic result you are looking for.

So no auto-divisi but with a bit of track management a true divisi option is now available.

Julian

Posted on Sun, Sep 23 2012 12:04
by drew buchan
Joined on Sun, Nov 27 2005, Posts 243

Yes, my orginal question was whether if playing, say a chord, the software would automatically play the separate notes on different different violins.

Posted on Sun, Sep 23 2012 15:40
by cgernaey
Joined on Mon, Apr 04 2005, Detroit-Michigan, Posts 1062

I do not own Dimenstion Strings, but there is absolutely no doubt that this behavior is 100% produceable (play a chord, and it splits the notes).  All you have to do is build your own simple cell matrix and it will do it automatically.  The only requirement necessary to do this is VI PRO.  I do not believe the free version does auto-division of patches.

If you have VI PRO (I am no in front of my DAW) you simply load up 4 different patches of the 2 chair divisi sections, then go to the Voicing tab and tell it how to behave with 2 notes, 3 notes or 4 notes.  You can set it up to do things like, if I play 3 notes, Patches 1+2 are note 1, Patch 2 and 3 are note 2 and 3.  Or if you play 2 notes, Sections 1 and 2 play note 1 and 3 and 4 play note 2.

I also know they made a video on this to show you how to set it up.  I believe it's the VI PRO demonstration videos, not the "samples" videos.  If you go to PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, choose VIENNA INSTRUMENTS PRO on the left of the screen.  Then choose VIDEOS.  Watch the one called AUTO-VOICING.  As you can see, you can do auto divisi of ALL VSL products.

Hope that helps.

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