Making your synthetic instrument sound like natural one. Is it real to achieve?)))

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#1

Usually, i follow the rule “to keep real instruments live-recorded and unnatural ones - synthesized” (i know, it doesn`t sound good…)

…but…

How?

I mean, I can imagine how to do it with piano sound, but what about winds, for example? Or violin?
p.s. I`m not talking about things like “use better VSTi” because…you know…it cannot do your job.
p.p.s. Sorry for my english.
p.p.p.s.Вопрос к русскоязычным: нужно ли переводить мой бред?

Any opinions?


#2

Hey!)
It’s absolutely real!)
Just use more velocity, automatisation and make some notes “not in grid” :slight_smile:


#3

Hey!
Than you!
However, i ment not only attack/microrythm. What about sustain? How can i make more natural and not that …flat?)


#4

Real but hard to get. And yet there will be difference still. You have to be really good sound engineer to achieve this level.


#5

Hello,

you can definitely achieve a realistic violin rendition with virtual instruments: it’s about picking the right patch for each articulation, making sure to have dynamic X-fade within your sustained/legato patches and enough round robin for staccato/spiccato repetitions.

I would like to invite you to check this tutorial:

Hope it helps :smiley:

Edit: almost forgotten, please have a look at VI Control, it’s a great community where you will find information about the art of creating MIDI mockups.


#6

Thank you so much, guys!