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#147678 - 01/21/12 10:52 AM Nuances dans une chanson.
mathusalem Offline

Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 18
Il existe, en musique dite classique (j'ai une formation de violoniste et de clarinetiste) des nuances que je voudrais introduire dans les musiques produites par "Band in a box" car, pour accompagner mes chansons, les sons produits ont un aspect trop "mécanique".
Ainsi, je voudrais faire du "legato" (cf. le mot "lien") qui rend le passage d'une note à la suivante plus doux parce qu'il n'y a pas cette sensation de rupture entre les deux notes. Est-ce possible?...
Je voudrais aussi faire du "rubato" qui permet de traîner sur une note au delà de sa durée normale, imposée par la mesure et le tempo. Par exemple, dans "Les vieux" (de Jacques Brel) de nombreuses mesures sont composée de : croche / croche / croche / croche / croche / noire pointée mais Jacques Brel traîne volontairement sur la troisième croche. Avec un accompagnateur humain, pas de problème : il suit les volontés du chanteur. Mais "Band in a box" peut-il le faire?...
Toute réponse (même un NON, CE N'EST PAS POSSIBLE!!! Vous en demandez trop...) sera la bienvenue.
Merci d'avance.

#147679 - 01/23/12 02:14 AM Re: Nuances dans une chanson. [Re: mathusalem]
Chris (SwingingSoft) Offline

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 67
Loc: Tahiti
Tu peux varier la longueur des notes en passant en mode edition (Mode Staff Role) et en cliquant avec le bouton droit sur la note à modifier.
Free tools for Biab:
Biab Scales and BIArpeggio to practice scales/arpeggio
Biab Explorer: the other song picker

#147680 - 01/23/12 07:04 AM Re: Nuances dans une chanson. [Re: Chris (SwingingSoft)]
John-Luke Offline

Registered: 05/18/03
Posts: 839
Loc: France
Concernant le legato, je pense que tu fais référence à la mélodie. Pour éviter les désagréments de reprendre les notes, j'enregistre toujours la mélodie en live, quitte à faire plusieurs prises. Je garde la mélodie telle quelle, sans quantisation derrière. Cela permet d'avoir le bon legato qui va bien, le feeling général de la mélodie, la bonne vélocité, etc...
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