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| Posted 11/29/2016 10:37 AM (GMT -5) |
|If you use Softsynth when in the MIDI mode, you can open the mixer and choose the Reverb level and type. Not quite the same, but better than nothing.|
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Post Edited (Zuill) : 11/29/2016 10:48:24 AM (GMT-6)
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| Posted 11/30/2016 4:01 PM (GMT -5) |
Thank you, Credo. That will give me quite a bit to work on.
I have always defaulted to the Softsynth sounds because, no matter how much tweaking I did with the reverbs on the Garritan Samples....especially the trumpets and saxes, they still have that nasally sound.
Again, I appreciate your suggestions.
Yes, it's true that some of the Garritan jazz brass is very strident and harsh, best used for passages WAY up in the top register. Sometimes it works out well to use one of the trumpets that was designed for orchestra or band in the lower parts (you won't get falls, doits, and kisses though) and just use the jazz one on Trumpet 1.
Using more instances of ARIA to separate out the brass will allow you to use a 'different' type and mount of reverb from the rest of the band. In my opinion, for many types of mixes, the Garritan Brass needs more, and often different verbs from everything else for more 'studio like' jazz mixes.
The EQ plugin in notch mode can help you bring down the more offensive harmonics. Unlike the built in 3 position shelf EQ that comes with ARIA, you can plot your own frequencies curves and pull down the 'exact' range of frequencies you need. For some types of mixes the multi band compression can really help sweeten up brass as well, as that lets you compress or decompress harmonics 'by frequency range' into an optimal dynamic level for the particular mix/sound you're hunting.
The Band Compressor can help you pull individual pieces of the percussion sets included with Finale more into the mix too. I like overhead to 'sizzle' more for jazz...and compression can help us do that without having to buy fancy third party libraries right away.
Trumpet 1 from JABB2 is really bright....but there are at least 5 players in the JABB2 box to choose from and they all have a different overall character. I forget if Finale gives you more than one player to choose from...if so, try some of the others.
Gotta head to work, but I'll try to come back later and find or make a brief tutorial with some examples to hear. It's not all that difficult once you get a little practice with the plugins.
Post Edited (Credo) : 11/30/2016 2:09:41 PM (GMT-6)
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