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Building Larger Libraries

Discussion in 'Template Balancing' started by Rohann van Rensburg, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Hi all,

    Mike mentions using a standard symphonic-size orchestra, i.e. 16, 16, 12, 10, 8 for strings.

    I have Spitfire Chamber Strings, and while they're not all that dry, they come in 4, 3, 3, 3.

    Is it feasible to basically treat, i.e. first violins, like a divisi section and simply double two sections of first violins (note: not referring to writing four divisi parts, only wondering if it's worthwhile or possible to build 4 violins into 16)? Is there a general "limit" as to how large one can build in this regard (i.e. is 8 a more reasonable limitation before it sounds unlike a larger section)? Obviously samples don't function like actual violinists, hence my query.
  2. When doubling the same patch it usually will sound unnatural, phase issues. I believe the spitfire guys have a video, how to transpose a section to avoid this issue. Then you can double sections. It is a great idea mostly because when layering a unison line with two different patches you can more easily blend into something that sounds more natural, human. Blakus has a youtube video where he shows off this using LASS. Even though it seems like twice the work in the end you might need to tweek less to make it sound human.
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