Sample Modeling and TEC BBC2

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DanRad
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Sample Modeling and TEC BBC2

Post by DanRad » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:30 pm

Showing this new product using SM instruments (and Omnisphere)... Maybe you'll find it interesting;

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2016/ ... ressively/

MSchnell
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Re: Sample Modeling and TEC BBC2

Post by MSchnell » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:58 pm

Great, Dan, Thanks for sharing this. I really plan to buy the BBC2 as a replacement for the BBC I use.

Regarding the Flute (the only SM Instrument I own right now), I found that its absolutely great to control the "Style" parameter with "bite". To me this feels very organic like modulating the angle you are blowing onto the flute (even though Emanuele might disagree). So it might also be a candidate for "nod". I really recommend that you try this as a modulated parameter. Unfortunately this is not on a CC, but with Reaper (and supposedly other VST host as well) VST parameters can be routed from CCs. Works great for me. Please listen to this rather coarse example (and remember, that I am not a professional musician at all) -> http://www.bschnell.de/Flute_solo_test.mp3 .

I find that for the growl and flutter tong a wheel is a good choice. I use Pitch-bend down and pitch bend up on the masterkeyboard for these. I initially had flutter tong on bite, too, but found "style" much more appropriate here. (Of course the BBC2 will trigger re-thinking).

I use keyboard after-touch for vibrato depth, which I think creates a very natural feeling.

With the flute and BBC2, I plan to control pitch-bend by "nod", let's see if this is nice.

"Head Tilt" for vibrato speed seems to be a good idea to try.

Thanks for listening,
-Michael

P.S.: It would be great if you could enhance the Video by an SM sax demo ! Trumpet supposedly is yet another beast when it comes to mapping it's features to BBC2 controls.
Music examples -> http://www.boa-sorte.de

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