Jesse Boley replied to Jesse Boley's discussion Piece for rock band, harp, flute, mellotron choir, and orchestral percussion.
"Thanks for the comments, Ray. I agree with everything you said... I struggled for a long time trying to find the right bass tone but never quite got there... it needs more bottom, but i was afraid it would sound too boomy on some stereos. I guess i…"
May 21, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Mike's discussion Best VST for Rock / Heavy Guitar
"i'd have to second prominy LPC. It's really worlds better than ministry of rock, which in my opinion, kinda sucks. LPC is really in a different league.

If you go that route, i'd recommend just getting the clean version and using amp simulators to…"
Apr 16, 2010
Boris Segerståhl replied to Jesse Boley's discussion Principles of Orchestration
"Thank you Thomas for the comments,
I really need a strategy. I will never be able to persuade an orchestra to play my music. That is a sad fact. I have noticed that when I was young I was not taken seriously because I was young. Now I am not taken…"
Feb 26, 2010
Boris Segerståhl replied to Jesse Boley's discussion Principles of Orchestration
"Shout if this is ridiculous.
What I miss is a guide to "Orchestration using General Midi instruments". I have tried a few examples from the Rimsky-Korsakov site and some of them are not very good when you use GM instruments. It was good training to…"
Feb 26, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Michael J Lawrence's discussion Time signatures and measure bars - do we really need them?
"9/8 is commonly used as a compound time signature, that isn't in dispute, we're all aware of how it's used as a triplet version of 3/4. it just doesn't have to be used that way, and there are plenty of examples of pieces where it is not.

6/8 is…"
Feb 17, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Michael J Lawrence's discussion Time signatures and measure bars - do we really need them?
"I don't know that i agree with your statement that 4.5/4 and 9/8 aren't interchangeable. It's true that most 9/8 pieces have a triplet feel, and it would be wise to clarify that you don't want that, but there certainly isn't any reason that it must…"
Feb 13, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Michael J Lawrence's discussion Time signatures and measure bars - do we really need them?
"the only time i could understand not using time signatures is if the number of beats change in nearly every bar. I would still use bar lines to help with the phrasing. What it sounds like you have though, is just a simple case of a less common time…"
Feb 12, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Divisi Strings in LASS and Hollywood Strings - what's all the fuss about ?
"oh, absolutely. Obviously, actual divisi is extremely important, and has been lacking from most libraries for too long."
Feb 1, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Divisi Strings in LASS and Hollywood Strings - what's all the fuss about ?
"i think it does make for a more realistic sound. Orchestral libraries generally have "perfect" attacks for each note. this is necessary for obvious reasons, but it makes for unrealistically perfect and yes, too homogeneous a sound. a real orchestra,…"
Feb 1, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Divisi Strings in LASS and Hollywood Strings - what's all the fuss about ?
"i think there is another important reason... using divisi samples makes non-divisi parts sound better. in LASS for example, you have 3 divisi tracks plus one first chair track for each string section. You can vary the timing, velocity etc... in each…"
Feb 1, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Ario's discussion Timetable for different tempi (bpm to note duration in seconds)
"maybe i'm misunderstanding, but wouldn't the formula just be 60 divided by the tempo?

i.e: 60 / 115 = 0.5217 seconds per quarter note."
Jan 27, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Jesse Boley's discussion Dealing with huge midi templates
"well it still takes some time to find the right track, especially if you don't remember to close each folder when you're done working on it... And if you are working on a part for several different instruments in different sections of the orchestra,…"
Jan 18, 2010
James Semple replied to Jesse Boley's discussion Dealing with huge midi templates
"From a workflow point of view, LASS is not a great sketch instrument (at least I never use it like that).

So I tend to write the parts and then play them in as lines on each of the various LASS sections. You can either "arm" all 4 tracks at once…"
Jan 17, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Jesse Boley's discussion Dealing with huge midi templates
"Hi Ray,

I use Nuendo, but I mentioned cubase because they are pretty much identical for midi stuff, so I thought some cubase users may have tips.

I'm using folder tracks at the moment, and it's better than nothing, but still pretty cumbersome."
Jan 17, 2010
Jesse Boley replied to Jesse Boley's discussion Dealing with huge midi templates
"thanks again bob. those are definitely some good suggestions. I don't know why i never thought of program changes. I guess I was too hung up on keyswitches"
Jan 17, 2010
Bob Morabito replied to Jesse Boley's discussion Dealing with huge midi templates
"Another example of minimizing space is Program Changes. With Kontakt 3 you can create Instrument Banks which allow you to have up to 128 instruments in only one Rack slot. All instruments share the same MIDI channel, and only one instrument can be…"
Jan 17, 2010
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