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Better midi renditions: Mozart as example

Hello, colleagues, 
 
Many of us have attempted to make mock-ups of our works in one way or another, from an unadorned midi sequence to a hired chorus.   Here's a pretty good, I think, rendition by midi of Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus.  
 
 
Comments, suggestions for improvement welcome.
 
William
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on April 18, 2014 9:17am
What midi settings did you use for the voices?
on April 18, 2014 9:26am
Here is a real orchestra and chorus.   The first 60 seconds or so, I think it's better than mine, but later, perhaps, mine better.
 
 
And here is a soundcloud 'star', a commercially released performance with 32000+ plays that is ahem not so good:
 
on April 18, 2014 11:11am
Please let us know how you made the midi recording in question; it is indeed very good. Which music software are you using?
Best wishes,
Melinda Bargreen
on April 18, 2014 3:07pm
I'm working on a description of my methods, will post soon.   One crucial point that I've been making is that tuning is very important in performance, in understanding, and in creating music, and therefore, in creating midi representations, too.  Just listen to the EMI Classics version, in unison with an organ, to hear why.  
 
The posts below deal with tuning in the Mozart:
 
 
William
on April 19, 2014 7:00am
Here is a competing midi version, done quite well, with identification of tools used.   It is equal tempered, I believe:
 
 
 
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on April 19, 2014 7:19am
HOW do you get the Garritan instruments to sound so real?? My strings always sound like crapola... :( Thanks!!!
on April 19, 2014 11:36am
It is Theo Vosse (tgv), from the Netherlands, who used the Garritan, not me, so I can't answer that.    But generally, either string samples have a nice swell at the beginning or they don't.  If they do (Kirk Hunter strings, for instance), the repetitive and pointless swells in your sequences get very irritating very fast, and you need to go along 200 milliseconds or so after each beginning and squelch the inappropriate swells; if they don't, (Vienna chamber strings, for instance) then in a musical way you need to add that where appropriate by using the midi expression (Controller 11) or some other way. 
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