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  • Dimension strings in pop arrangement

    A lot of people are asking how Dimension String can behave in pop arrangement. Here is my latest production.

    https://soundcloud.com/bluerecording/lu-sing-love-song


  • Thanx for posting this! It sounds workable, and adds to my internal debate.

    I'm thinking of getting "Solo Strings" to do some non-classical music, because I don't know if the "section sound" would work for me so. I'll try the Solo Strings package first and, if it doesn't work, I could then upgrade to something else.


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    @GTBannah said:

     I'll try the Solo Strings package first and, if it doesn't work, I could then upgrade to something else.

    You do nothing wrong with the solo strings. As in other threads mentioned: They are always a good library to combine it with string-ensemble libraries.

    When you like a bit more intimacy you keep the balance more to the solos and more to the appassionatas when it shall sound more like "ensemble".

    Here you can listen to an accompaniment with the solo strings combined with the appassionatas.

    And here an other example on youtube with the combined solos and the orchestra strings library...

    (old hands here know this 2nd example already)

    Best

    Beat


    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/
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    Thanx for the response and encouragement!

    Is the "accompaniment" one of your older pieces? After 00:40, the releases on the strings sound rather abrupt. I don't know if it's the programming, or samples themselves.

    It is a nicely written chart! 

    The artwork and animation in the "other example" is quite informative! It must have taken you quite a bit of time to prepare! Excellent! You would make a good teacher, if you aren't already! 😉

    Your "placement" of the various sections is very clear! It gives me something to aim for!

    Another nicely done chart!

    Thanx, again! 😊


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    @GTBannah said:

    Thanx for the response and encouragement!

    Is the "accompaniment" one of your older pieces? After 00:40, the releases on the strings sound rather abrupt. I don't know if it's the programming, or samples themselves.

    Thanks for your kind answer. The "abrupt" releases fit to the melody - so it is programmed. Because I'm very used to the VSL-samples (since 2003) and mixing them you can assume that all things are programmed as they sound... 😉 

    If you are interessted in some more audio demos ... listen to those here (unfortunately a website in German).

    Best

    Beat


    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/
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