Ugh…I have a problem that I’ve never encountered before.
And old band asked me to play a 4 song “mini set” with them in the Staten Island Yankees Stadium in early August. They have the current line-up for the band plus a full horn section. I was originally going to be the backup keyboardist but found out today that the string players, who are still in school, can’t do it so I’ve been asked to learn the string parts on the keyboards.
I’m a terribly anal retentive perfectionist when it comes to live playing and I know that if I can’t get strings to my satisfaction in Cubase there’s almost no way in hell I’ll do it to my liking live. Does anyone in here have any tips on playing? With the various articulations that are possible, should I resort to samples and/or sequences for the trickier parts and play the “normal” stuff like a synth pad?
They will have seating for 2,000 people so I’m trying to avoid making the band sound bad as well as myself. Help…?