How To Make My Sample Library Sound Good - Part 1 Staccato Strings
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- DAW: Cockos Reaper
- Sample Library: EWQL Hollywood Strings
The image above is the music contained in the video and it has been colour coded according to strength of accent on the 4 beats of each bar. The first beat is almost always accented slightly unless the real life player has been told otherwise. We also see this in the 3rd beat of each bar (in 4/4) and this then happens on the 2nd and 4th beat when there are quavers (8ths).
- Red = Strongest Accent
- Yellow = Medium Accent
- Green = Weakest Accent
This happens because of the way players count. In 4/4 time players count 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and.
Whereas in 6/8 time players count 1 2 3 4 5 6 with the accents placed accordingly.
It is essential that you understand the counting and the slight stresses players put on the notes to successfully mimic the way real life musicians play.
Bear in mind that these accents are actually not very strong relative to an actual accent on printed music.
This video is part of a series which is currently in the process of being made so keep your eye out for the next article! Thank you for watching the video/reading the article!
Article Update Log
17 Nov 2013: Initial release