I'm in the middle of the composing process with one of my bands. It's a metalband with massive orchestration. I'm composing all the music with Eastwest Quantum Leaps Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass. The biggest patches in the stringsection allows me to crossfade between 13 layers of vibrato during one singel tone.
I have asked other EWQL-users about this but they haven't any experience as a string-musician.
To "write" the crossfade I use an envelope (instead of the Modwheel on the keyboard) in the sequenser (Cubase 6). Is there anybody out there who plays any stringinstrument in a real orchestra who can explain to me what is the most common way to increase the vibrato in longer/slower epic parts.
Now I just like to increase every tone from for instance 30- 110 to create a more authentic sound, but I really don't know what is correct. Is it common to held the lower non-vibrato a bit and then increase at the end? Well, hope someone can help me to produce midi orchestration as authentic as possible. It's actually sounds quite amazing as it is now, but I'm not satisfied until it's perfect.