Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Reaper 4 is out

REAPER, my new favorite DAW (digital audio workstation), which I started to use instead of Sonar is out with a new version. I can hardly wait to check it out.
I'm especially interested in REAPER 4 MIDI editing capabilities, which needed some refinement to really shine.
I will make posts about the new features I like the most.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Duduk demo using Garritan World Instruments

I created a basic demo of the duduk from Garritan.

I've played everything (except percussion and bass) on an EWI USB, no post processing was made.
Duduk and Darbuka is from Garritan World Instruments, strings from Garritan Personal Orchestra, bass from Garritan Jazz and Big Band.
I used the reverb included in the Aria player.

Then I found that while according to wikipedia the duduk note range is from F#4 to A5, the samples in Garritan World Instruments goes from D3 to E4! So I transposed the demo lower with a fifth, and I think I got something much more expressive and realistic. Hear it yourself:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Control keyswitches from pedals

If you play an instrument with keyswitches (like Garritan libraries), you might want to control the keyswitches with the piano pedals.
If you want to do that and use REAPER, the little script below can be of help. It maps the three pedals to the note of your choice.

Click here to download from REAPER repository.

After downloading put in the Effects folder of the REAPER application directory.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Garritan Aria SFZ Tutorial

For the Garritan tutorial competition I created a video that shows how to sample your own instrument for use with the Garritan Aria Player and the EWI USB.

You can download the SFZ and the samples from my website:
You can watch the video here:

Some useful links: