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Composition Masterclass - Strings Technology I

Composition Masterclass

Strings Technology I

Techniques for Realistic MIDI Strings


Natalia Rakowski

(Kennedy Center)

Hosted by:

Kristin Hevner (Carnegie Hall)

WEEK 1: Intro and Evolution of Sample Libraries, MIDI CCS, Intro to Dynamics Performance Using MIDI Controllers

WEEK 2: Short VS. Long Articulations, Spitfire, and Aftertouch

WEEK 3: Breather Control, Ring Controllers, East West, Opus

WEEK 4: Student Project Feedback


Natalia's Bio:

Natalia is a multi-instrumentalist who began her musical journey with the cello. She has performed in many venues including the Kennedy Center.

Her extensive knowledge of technology and music led her to write about Linux audio production for Computer Music Magazine.

She is currently focused on composing and producing music in various genres including downtempo, synth-pop, IDM, pop, and alternative.

Her music blends organic and synthetic textures with her classical influences.

A Message from Natalia and Kristin:

"We will be focusing this 4-week course on how to get your MIDI strings not to sound like a synth pad!

Whether you're a string player or not, you'll learn techniques you can use in your DAW to get the most realistic result possible with the technology available and understand the limitations we're still facing."

(Strings I is not a pre-requisite)

Got questions?

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