In regards to Dave Stewart's excellent String Primer article in June
I've been trying like h e l l the past year to write concert music in
Cubase (with 'Score') and VEP/VSL. For the -most- part it works better than I had thought
it would with one GLARING problem... pauses.
I usually end up doing what a
college buddy (30 years ago) called a 'Bartok'...
a TON of time sig changes to add a beat here and there for the sole purpose of making the
phrases breath. But of course all these tweaks are -not- like Bartok where the point is to
count/think in those phrases. And of course nobody but Frank Zappa would want to count or
read this crap... even though the MIDI 'sounds' OK.
AND also, 'of course', in
good ol' Bach/Brahms etc. ya just throw in a pause or a 'slow down' and keep writing in
IN SHORT: Is there some totally obvious way to add pauses (breaths) in
MIDI notation that I'm just not getting? I want to stay in 4/4 in Cubase Score but still
have the MIDI 'breath'.