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  1. #41
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    You can put your song into GarageBand as a midifile and than you have more options to chances the sound of the instruments
    There is information on YouTube for example Dan Baker, or Pete Jones

  2. #42
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    Default Lightweight Jazz Drums

    Quote Originally Posted by massimobio View Post
    The midi synth in the app uses sf2 soundfonts and the one currently in the app is one I have build sample by sample myself.
    I've been looking at professional studio-quality commercial soundfonts but it seems really hard.
    ...
    Every googling session for soundfonts just returns scammy results or amateurish
    Does anyone have suggestion for where I can purchase professional sounding jazz drum sf2 soundfonts?
    Hopefully, this won't be considered raising-a-dead-thread, but this thread at vi-control mentions a few options. DSmolken at Karoryfer samples appears professional, and if nothing else his descriptions of the swirls of his drum and how he samples things are very informative (he has swirly, unruly, and rusty drums on his site). Virtuosity drums is free, and Muletone is cheap.

    Would really like to hear brushed strokes from iReal Pro.

  3. #43
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    Default how to make ireal pro sound better

    hi,
    just bought ireal pro recently. really love it. but i quickly tired of the generic midi sounds.

    i've found i can make it sound infinitely better by using an app that lets you route audio thru plugins, to add some color and dynamics to the sound.
    i'm using soundsource, but any 'au plugin host' app should work.

    i wanted to post an audio example but i spent an hour messing with screen recorders and i'm over it
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 10-21-2023 at 06:37 PM. Reason: Moved to existing existing discussion thread, duplicate post deleted

  4. #44
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    IReal, pro has a huge amount of sounds some better than others. But what I would really like to see is better acoustic guitar rhythms, and perhaps a separate drum machine app.? I often just use the two and four click with sounds turned off as a metronome on, but it would be nice to have a few basic Latin rhythm sounds available
    Don't post a playlist as the songs in a Realbook if the changes aren't from the book.
    If you do transcribe changes from a book put it in the title RB1, RB2, GGB, Sher, etc

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    I stumbled across a simple way to improve sound of backing tracks. Export the song to midi, and open in the (free) program MidiClef (on my Android phone). From there you can choose instruments beyond those available in iRealPro. Then export audio from there to an acc file (the default). To my ears, the results are nicer to play to. This is especially true if experimenting with latin songs that use modern beats, but you want more folk instruments. e.g. Change piano in salsa beat to santur (a dulcimer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtopham View Post
    I stumbled across a simple way to improve sound of backing tracks. Export the song to midi, and open in the (free) program MidiClef (on my Android phone). From there you can choose instruments beyond those available in iRealPro. Then export audio from there to an acc file (the default). To my ears, the results are nicer to play to. This is especially true if experimenting with latin songs that use modern beats, but you want more folk instruments. e.g. Change piano in salsa beat to santur (a dulcimer).
    Thank you for your post. Nice to hear MidiClef works for you
    Related to this, a URL to one of our old blog posts:
    https://www.irealpro.com/news/export...i-and-musicxml

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    Default Guitar sounds

    I'm pretty new here, but I'm using the app a lot and learning more every day. So far It's been helpful, if occasionally kind of klunky.
    One of the klunkies that have been throwing me off a little are the guitar chords played by the software.

    At first I just thought they just sounded thin, like their bottom end had been rolled way off.

    And that the timbre just barely sounded like a guitar.

    But I kept thinking something else was off, and I finally think I may know what it is.

    I'm not a guitar player, so I don't think about this much, but could it be that the "guitar" chords in iRP are not "played" in any inversion that a guitar player would normally play, but rather like typical piano inversions--root position, 2nd and 3rd inversions, all in close positions? Like they're being played in on a keyboard?
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 06-12-2024 at 06:59 PM. Reason: Moved to existing discussion thread

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