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Mix timpani patches in parallel mode vs multiple SP instances
Last post Wed, May 11 2022 by Macker, 3 replies.
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Posted on Tue, May 03 2022 21:22
by Mavros
Joined on Mon, Apr 19 2021, Switzerland, Posts 42

I have five timpani slots in one SP instance, the 20-32", and am trying to play all at the same time to get more volume.

I have understood that if I activate the parallel mode at the top of the five slots and set all 5 slots to mix in edit they play together in unison.  If that is the case something seems not to be working as I do not notice any volume increase compared to the single instrument. Am I doing something wrong? 

To check I also loaded up 5 instances of the SP each with a timpani. That gives the desired effect. HZ like volume

Posted on Wed, May 11 2022 16:13
by Mavros
Joined on Mon, Apr 19 2021, Switzerland, Posts 42

No-one any input on this issue?

Posted on Wed, May 11 2022 17:55
by Macker
Joined on Tue, Aug 21 2018, London, Posts 612

In the case of 5 different-size timp patches in one SP, what you want won't happen - cuz it can't happen. Try de-activating summing for the column then have a look at the note range for each patch. You'll see they don't all overlap. You might get 2 or 3 patches sounding for any one note, but certainly not all 5 on all notes in the overall range shown when summed. Yes, one might say the summed note range shown is misleading, but surely not if you look and listen for (or know) which patch or patches are playing on each note.

In the 5 x SP case, did you have a different-size timp in each SP? If so, how did you get around the fact that they don't all overlap in note range?

When JXL made that very noisy and very busy Taiko sample library which HZ and others use, a HUGE number of individual Taiko hits were individually recorded for the purpose of emulating a huge ensemble. (Somewhere he's described how he made that library but I can't recall where I found it.)

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