I’m working on a new track with strings, and the way I’m doing that might make your strings sound better too.
- It’s okay to use stock samples sounds.
- If the attack is too slow, then try nudge the notes a little to the left so the notes play legato on the downbeat.
- Spread the chords on three octaves, like the triad on the top and the fifths on the bottom.
- Try invert some of the chords to make them sound better.
- Consolidate the same notes on chords.
- If you’re not playing by hand, then you should set different velocity levels on the notes.
- Automate modulation and expression (or just volume) to imitate sweeping, e.g. on every downbeat of your chord progression, set a point and draw from low on the first to high on the second, and then to low on the third and so on.
- Make the envelope curves you just drew logarithmic and exponential for more natural emotions.
- Copy the whole pattern and put it on an octave higher to thicken it, maybe mix the volume a little lower.
- Layer the top notes of your chord with something else, like another string sample pack, or a synth pad to color the overall sound.
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Loop Doodle #20: Live the Vibration or Dry
We figured it was about time we started telling you what #gear we’re using to make the music in these videos. All of these projects start with the music. It serves as inspiration for the drawing- that’s what this channel is all about. there is a lot of work that goes into these projects to make them 100% original, and we hope that translates to your experience. Headphones are highly recommended to get as close to full spectrum sound as possible, so you can hear every individually programmed note. Thank you for your time! Enjoy! #originalmusic #originalart #timelapse #beatmaking #homestudio