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    Searching for string harmonics and effects...

    Hello everyone!

    After nearly 11 months of work I am nearing the end of my first orchestration pass of my "Valse traqigue" (now only a few more passes, then proof-reading, score-preparation, ...). The little sucker developed into a 11-minute orchestral tour de force in 3/4-time. Since that is nearing completion, I started pondering about which samples to use in rendering the whole thing in Cubase.

    Here comes the problem: The thing requires a bunch of playing techniques like string harmonics, octave and multi-octave string glissandos, etc...

    I got everything else more or less covered but don't have any samples for these techniques. Now I would like to get some help from my favorite forum community:

    * Do you know a cheap (!!) way to get hold of the abovementioned string samples? Any library?

    * Do you know a library that features controllable multi-octave glissandos? It annoys me to no end that NOBODY came up with a way to create that, yet... Tom Hopkins, your genius is needed to invent this!

    * Do you know if GPOA will feature at least the harmonics, so I can try to wait one or two years until it comes out?

    * Do you know if GPOA will have controllable string glissandos?

    * Additionally that piece requires the use of various mutes for the brass insturments. Do you know if GPOA features those, or will I just have to improvise and use the JABB-muted instruments?

    Thanks in advance for your input, guys! All the best..
    Greetings from Vienna!
    Peter
    My website: Above the staff.net

  2. #2

    Re: Searching for string harmonics and effects...

    I must be doing something wrong. It's like "in real life": Everybody gets answers, except for me...

    Are my questions really that hard to answer? I would be happy about the tiniest input!
    Greetings from Vienna!
    Peter
    My website: Above the staff.net

  3. #3

    Re: Searching for string harmonics and effects...

    All I know for sure is that GPOA will include string harmonics, as well as other string special effects, because it's been mentioned on this forum. As for your other questions, I haven't a clue.
    Dan Powers
    www.danielpowers.info

    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
    --Ray Luke (1928-2010)

  4. #4

    Re: Searching for string harmonics and effects...

    Thank you for the reply!

    I couldn't remember about the GPOA string stuff from the top of my head. But now that you told me I think I start to remember. Now if only we had a guesstimate of the release date...
    Greetings from Vienna!
    Peter
    My website: Above the staff.net

  5. #5

    Re: Searching for string harmonics and effects...

    As long as it is just one violin I could record your passage. Simple.

    Hannes

  6. #6

    Re: Searching for string harmonics and effects...

    My god, that would be soooo great!!!!! You really could do that?!!?!? There are a few solo Violin passages in that Valse. Could I really ask that from you? That would absolutely make my day... (Imagine me jumping around because of the joy of that thought)

    Can I contact you per mail or PM?
    Greetings from Vienna!
    Peter
    My website: Above the staff.net

  7. #7

    Re: Searching for string harmonics and effects...

    Peter,

    sure, you can reach me at hannes @ nospam frischat.de. Remove all spaces and the nospam.

    Hannes

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