MIDI Realizations Using VSL #4

Module Assignment #4

In preparation for your Module Assignment #4:

Go to the Comp Seminar classesv2 site, find the Resources Folder, then click on it to find the Music 413b – Spring 2015 Folder for materials to download.

1. Carefully browse the following Class Notes from the Adler and Blatter texts:

  • Adler_Orchestration_ScoringOrchestra_ClassNotes.pdf (Browse)
  • Brant_Textures_And_Timbres
    (Chs. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21)

2. Review your Spectrotone Chart and manuals.

3. Review the Instrumentology pages on the VSL website.

4. Review the VSL Reference Poster in Rm. 403.

6. Ongoing VSL Concepts:

Ongoing Use Of:

  • Note data
  • Velocity data
  • Tempo curve
  • Velocity Data Crossfading

More VSL Concepts:

  • Vienna Ensemble
  • Vienna MIR

7. Implement the Module #4 Logic Assignments:

Go to Rm. 403, log-in to the workstation (use the secret netID), then click on your individual folder for Logic Project materials to use.  Save your completed work in your own Rm. 403 folder.

Module #4-A.12a: Brant, Ch 12a: Uniformity in Note Numbers Assignment – DUE Wednesday, 4/29!

1. Re-read Brant’s Ch. 1: Uniformity in Note Numbers focusing on the bottom of page 32.

2. Re-consult your Spectrotone Chart.

3. Open up the Sibelius file: Ch12_Brant_Uniformity_Note_Numbers_Ex_12a_To_Score_Sibelius7

4. Plan the following two iterations:

  • a. Score for Wind Timbre 1 & String Timbre 2: MIXED.
  • b. Score for Wind Timbre 2 & String Timbre 1: MIXED.

5. Open up the Logic file: “Brant Chapter 12a to Score”. For this project, you will be using Vienna Instruments Pro once again. There is an instance of Vienna Instruments Pro on each MIDI channel in the project. For each instance of VI Pro, add the instrument matrix corresponding to the track’s MIDI data, as you have done in previous assignments.

6. The reverberation and space are configured for you already using Vienna Suite’s Hybrid Equalizer. You may make any panning adjustments you see fit inside of Logic Pro.

7. Your main goal is to strive for harmonic balance focusing on Brant’s observations and orchestral techniques.  Create different sounding harmonic timbres per EACH SHORT PHRASE according to the designated Wind Timbre groupings in the Sibelius file using different instruments from the designated Wind Timbre groupings.  Use velocity data for your dynamics.

8. This assignment shouldn’t take you any longer than 2 hrs.

Module #4-A.12b: Brant, Ch 12b: Uniformity in Note Numbers Assignment – DUE Wednesday, 4/29!

1. Re-read Brant’s Ch. 12: Uniformity in Note Numbers focusing on page 33.

2. Re-consult your Spectrotone Chart.

3. Open up the Sibelius file: Ch12_Brant_Uniformity_Note_Numbers_Ex_12b_To_Score_Sibelius7

4. Plan the following two iterations:

  • a. Score for Wind Timbre 3/String Timbre 2: MIXED.  Add your own dynamics!
  • b. Score for Wind Timbre 4/String Timbre 1: MIXED.  Add your own dynamics!

5. Open up the Logic file: “Brant Chapter 12b to Score”. As in #12a, you will be using Vienna Instruments Pro. There is an instance of Vienna Instruments Pro on each MIDI channel in the project. For each instance of VI Pro, add the instrument matrix corresponding to the track’s MIDI data, as you have done in previous assignments.

6. The reverberation and space are configured for you already using Vienna Suite’s Hybrid Equalizer. You may make any panning adjustments you see fit inside of Logic Pro.

7. Your main goal is to strive for harmonic balance focusing on Brant’s observations and orchestral techniques.  Create different sounding harmonic timbres per EACH SHORT PHRASE according to the designated Wind Timbre groupings in the Sibelius file using different instruments from the designated Wind Timbre groupings.  Use velocity data for your dynamics.

8. This assignment shouldn’t take you any longer than 2 hrs.

Module #4-A.13: Brant, Ch 13: Uniformity in Articulation Assignment – DUE Wednesday, 4/29!

1. Re-read Brant’s Ch. 13: Uniformity in Articulation focusing on page 34.

2. Re-consult your Spectrotone Chart.

3. Open up the Sibelius file: Ch13_Brant_Uniformity_Articulation_Ex_13_To_Score_Sibelius7

4. Plan the following four iterations:

  • a. Score for Wind Timbre 2 & String Timbre 1: MIXED.  Add dynamics and unison doublings!
  • b. Score for Wind Timbre 1 & String Timbre 2: MIXED.  Add dynamics and unison doublings!
  • c. Score for Wind Timbre 3 & String Timbre 2: MIXED.  Add dynamics and unison doublings!
  • d. Score for Wind Timbre 4 & String Timbre 1: MIXED.  Add dynamics and unison doublings!

5. Open up the Logic file: “Brant Chapter 13 to Score”. As before, you will be using Vienna Instruments Pro. There is an instance of Vienna Instruments Pro on each MIDI channel in the project. For each instance of VI Pro, add the instrument matrix corresponding to the track’s MIDI data, as you have done in previous assignments.

6. The reverberation and space are configured for you already using Vienna Suite’s Hybrid Equalizer. You may make any panning adjustments you see fit inside of Logic Pro.

7. Your main goal is to strive for harmonic balance focusing on Brant’s observations and orchestral techniques.  Create different sounding harmonic timbres per EACH SHORT PHRASE according to the designated Wind Timbre groupings in the Sibelius file using different instruments from the designated Wind Timbre groupings.  Use velocity data for your dynamics.

8. This assignment shouldn’t take you any longer than 2 hrs.

Module #4-A.20: Brant, Ch 20: Piano Damper Pedal Assignment – DUE Wednesday, 4/30!

1. Re-read Brant’s Ch. 20: Equivalents of the Piano’s Damper Pedal focusing on page 46.

2. Re-consult your Spectrotone Chart.

3. Open up the Sibelius file: Ch20_Brant_Piano_Damper_Peda;_Ex_20_To_Score_Sibelius7

4. Score to create a ‘multi-colored’ piano damper pedal effect:

  • a. Use Wind Timbre 1 & String Timbre 1: NO DOUBLINGS allowed.
  • b. Use Percussion Timbre 2 & 3: UNISON & OCTAVE DOUBLINGS required.

5. Open up the Logic file: “Brant Chapter 20 to Score”. As before, you will be using Vienna Instruments Pro. There is an instance of Vienna Instruments Pro on each MIDI channel in the project. For each instance of VI Pro, add the instrument matrix corresponding to the track’s MIDI data, as you have done in previous assignments.

6. The reverberation and space are configured for you already using Vienna Suite’s Hybrid Equalizer. You may make any panning adjustments you see fit inside of Logic Pro.

7. Strive to create a ‘multi-colored’ piano damper pedal effect.

8. This assignment shouldn’t take you any longer than 2 hrs.

Module #4-B: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring – DUE Wednesday, 4/30!

  • 1. Listen to the VSL Rite of Spring recording; it’s a track in your project.
  • 2. Your Logic project file is all set to go.
  • 3. Let’s plan your assignment together!
  • 4. This assignment shouldn’t take you any longer than 4 hrs.

 

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