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How to use the 'transposition trick' in Spitfire Chamber Strings

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If you own Spitfire Chamber Strings and often find you would like a 'bigger' sound, this transposition trick could be useful to you.

This works by borrowing samples from a neighbouring note and tuning them up or down to the same pitch. By doing this rather than layering a sound on top of itself, you avoid phasing issues.

 

1. With Kontakt open, load up 3 instances of the same patch in SCS . For this example, I will be using the 1st Violins 'performance legato' patch.

Note: This will also work with 2 instances, try both and see which you prefer. 

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2. Next, make sure that all 3 of your instances are on the same MIDI channel.

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3. In your 2nd instance, click on the spanner  for "expert view" and then the TransposingGuide_2.png dropdown and select layer +2 (transpose).

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4. You'll notice that this will change a couple of things. The 'tune' dial in Kontakt as well as 'transpose' on the SCS interface.

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5. In your 3rd instance, go to the same dropdown, but this time selecting layer -2 (transpose).

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6. You're done! Your instances should now look like this:

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