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Creating Realistic MIDI Horns

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9 Videos | Length: 46min 51sec
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  • Introduction 1:28


    Learn about the challenges of making MIDI horns sound realistic.

  • Adjusting Timing 6:21

    Adjusting Timing

    See how timing changes can make horn parts sound tighter and more realistic.

  • Using Expression CC#11 7:03

    Using Expression CC#11

    Explore how to use expression automation to make horn notes attack and decay more naturally.

  • Using Pitchbend 6:31

    Using Pitchbend

    Discover how to use pitch bend to slide up to notes and add vibrato to notes.

  • Keyswitches & Articulations 6:08

    Keyswitches & Articulations

    Learn about the different brass articulations and how to switch them during your MIDI performances.

  • Stacking Instruments 4:18

    Stacking Instruments

    See how to stack multiple instruments for a “Bigger Band” sound, as well as make a fuller sounding patch for live performance.

  • Legato 2:48


    Discover the importance of legato in played phrases for making truer musical passages.

  • Panning & Ambience 5:46

    Panning & Ambience

    Explore how to pan and effect horns to make them sound more like real players in a real room.

  • Using Played Riffs 6:28

    Using Played Riffs

    Learn how to edit and use actual sampled real playing to add realism to your parts and performance.

Product Overview

William Sprawls shows you how to create realistic sounding horn performances and parts from today’s software instruments. See how by adding small tweaks to the different MIDI continuous controller options, you can produce convincing sounding horn solos and section arrangements that will impress!

William starts off by talking about all the challenges that exist when making realistic horn parts in your DAW, and then dives right in with videos on the different MIDI continuous controller options available, and how to use them to make your horn tracks sound real.

Stacking, panning, legato, ambience and more are also explored, revealing the right steps take to make your horn parts come alive in your productions.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you have a need for virtual horns in your songs, this series will empower you to dramatically improve the way they sound and feel… Watch “Creating Realistic MIDI Horns” today!

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