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Flute & Strings in orchestral context

Testing the solo capability of our beloved audio modeling instruments in an orchestral context.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-eCFdf8nrs

Involved AM solo instruments: Alto Flute, Cello, Violin, and Viola.

Testing the solo capability of our beloved audio modeling instruments in an orchestral context. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-eCFdf8nrs Involved AM solo instruments: Alto Flute, Cello, Violin, and Viola.
edited Mar 28 at 1:41 pm

Beautiful composition and expression!
Why do you use a lower value for Bow Pressure on SWAM Strings?

Mizuki

Beautiful composition and expression! Why do you use a lower value for Bow Pressure on SWAM Strings? Mizuki

Thank you both for your kind words.
I perform the instruments live most of the time, the lower bow pressure and closer to sul tasto bow position felt right for performing the violin and viola as first-chairs in lower dynamic passages. It makes the sound softer and less nasal(as one would also expect from a real violin).
I bring out the high-frequency fidelity of the strings with multiband compression, this counters the tendency of AM Strings to sound too muffled in these kind of performances.

Thank you both for your kind words. I perform the instruments live most of the time, the lower bow pressure and closer to sul tasto bow position felt right for performing the violin and viola as first-chairs in lower dynamic passages. It makes the sound softer and less nasal(as one would also expect from a real violin). I bring out the high-frequency fidelity of the strings with multiband compression, this counters the tendency of AM Strings to sound too muffled in these kind of performances.

I thought it would be useful for you to hear the effect of multiband compression + eq against the out of the box sound.
I listened to a lot of solo violin works, this one (link) is an example for a very good recording. The high fidelity detail in the 10k+ range you can hear in this wonderful recording is barely noticeable in all audio modeling products (except the current brass). With compression and eq I tried to bring out some of those details, which works good enough in most cases. Unfortunately, AM instruments do not allow a full scale of adjustments from niente to loud on the noise producing sounds like breath, keyclicks and bow noise for example, so this procedure can lead to some unwanted artifacts you'll need to tackle with surgical mixing.
Audio Modeling Violin - Out of Box
Audio Modeling Violin - EQ and Compression

I thought it would be useful for you to hear the effect of multiband compression + eq against the out of the box sound. I listened to a lot of solo violin works, [this one (link)](https://youtu.be/iEBX_ouEw1I "this one (link)") is an example for a very good recording. The high fidelity detail in the 10k+ range you can hear in this wonderful recording is barely noticeable in all audio modeling products (except the current brass). With compression and eq I tried to bring out some of those details, which works good enough in most cases. Unfortunately, AM instruments do not allow a full scale of adjustments from niente to loud on the noise producing sounds like breath, keyclicks and bow noise for example, so this procedure can lead to some unwanted artifacts you'll need to tackle with surgical mixing. [Audio Modeling Violin - Out of Box](https://youtu.be/cONpB0LhLwk "Audio Modeling Violin - Out of Box") [Audio Modeling Violin - EQ and Compression](https://youtu.be/ZI2EAXgmOeA "Audio Modeling Violin - EQ and Compression")
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