The following Audio examples accompany our Cubase: String Theory Part 1 article.
Cubase String Theory Part 1: Audio Example 01
The initial chord sequence created in the Chord Track and auditioned via an acoustic piano. The four-chord sequence is repeated twice.?
Cubase String Theory Part 1: Audio Example 02
Having rendered the Chord Track sequence to a MIDI clip using the Chords To MIDI command, and spread the notes across five separate instances of the Large Strings VX HSSE Pro preset, the same sequence played using the default normal sustained articulation.?
Cubase String Theory Part 1: Audio Example 03
The same sequence as in Example 2 but with some simple volume automation added to create a little extra realism if we were aiming for a ‘string pad’ performance.?
Cubase String Theory Part 1: Audio Example 04
The same sequence as in Example 2 but with instances of Arpache SX and Transformer active on all five of the string tracks. Different arpeggiation settings have been used in each case. The end result is closer to the intended performance style but is both too busy (to many notes) and lacks the sorts of playing dynamics required to give some sense of realism.
Cubase String Theory Part 1: Audio Example 05
As a teaser for Part 2 of the workshop, the same sequence as in Example 4 but with some additional editing including thinning out the note data, use of multiple articulations and some humanisation of the velocity and timing of the remaining MIDI notes.
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