Quantizing question about Cinematic Studio Strings and Solo Strings.

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  1. ag75

    ag75 Senior Member

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    I absolutely love these librarys and they sound so great blended together but I'm having trouble quantizing the midi data for these libraries. I have to push the midi so far in from to of the beat to get it to sound in the pocket. Does any one else have trouble with this? Or perhaps I'm doing something wrong? Thoughts and advice would be appreciated. Just trying to throw together a quick demo but I find I end up using other strings libraries that take less time to program.
     
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    Jimmy Hellfire Senior Member

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    If your DAW supports this (Cubase does), set all your tracks to -60 ms track delay. This will make the shorts 100% on point.
    Advanced legato will still lag behind, which is kind of the point with legato. Use the classic legato for playing and sequencing and switch to advanced legato when you're done for more realism.
     
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  4. williemyers

    williemyers Senior Member

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    hey guys - a question? if you advance tracks by a fixed amt., i.e. -60ms, isn't that going to make the repostioning of the midi data dependant on the tempo? wouldn't you rather want to advance the tracks by a fixed percentage?
     
  5. Lee Blaske

    Lee Blaske Senior Member

    If you really need things to be tight, render the track to audio so you can align it visually.
     
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  6. Jay Panikkar

    Jay Panikkar Introduce A Little Anarchy

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    CSS retains the natural attack of the short articulation samples. By bringing in a negative delay, you're triggering the samples earlier so that the body of the note after the attack is on point.
     
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    What is a current version of CSS? Is there any updates released?
     
  8. GuitarG

    GuitarG Senior Member

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    Have a look in the manual. It explains how much track delay you need
    Legato speeds are also dependent on key velocity
     
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    ag75 Senior Member

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    Just saw this response, this really helped me. Thanks for this!
     
  11. midiman

    midiman Senior Member

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    There is a way to deal with this effectively in Cubase. Check Midiman's post on this page: https://vi-control.net/community/threads/cinematic-studio-strings.54192/page-48
     

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