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Last post Sun, Feb 17 2008 by el-russo, 115 replies.
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Posted on Sat, Feb 02 2008 02:41
by jbm
Joined on Fri, Jan 16 2004, Posts 1159
Absolutely!
Posted on Sat, Feb 02 2008 11:48
by PolarBear
Joined on Sun, Jul 20 2003, Germany, Posts 1206

You may already have seen it, I just wanna note that there are a few examples already in the Instruments Online section of the VSL website. Maybe not as comprehensive as you may wish, but it's a start and maybe VSL is willing to offer more.

A zero can decuple an existing problem.
Posted on Sun, Feb 03 2008 03:17
by paulhenrysmith
Joined on Sun, Feb 09 2003, Boston, Posts 158
Not a new articulation, but it would be nice if we had a search box in the patch (or matrix) listing whereby one could instantly list anything matching the string. Then we wouldn't have to click in and out of folders all the time to find (especially) those lesser-used patches.


On the subject of new features (as opposed to new articulations), some new helper software should be built into VI that would enable one to play cresc./decresc. over single tones and over multiple tones, figuring out on the fly whether and how to cross-fade, use dynamic samples, or whatever might be appropriate ... and let that new software be configurable. The end result should be that under-the-hood programming takes care of making basic phrasing happen.


In other words, build some musical knowledge representation into the software (which right now only "knows" about legato and repetition). Add crescendo, diminuendo, and ultimately even shoot for "knowing" about where in the bar or phrase one is and letting sample selection be driven by that knowledge. Could save thousands of hours of drudgery. (q.v., SuperConductor by Manfred Clynes, for example).


- Paul
Posted on Sun, Feb 03 2008 04:09
by jbm
Joined on Fri, Jan 16 2004, Posts 1159
Paul Henry Smith wrote:
it would be nice if we had a search box in the patch (or matrix) listing whereby one could instantly list anything matching the string



oooooh, yes, yes, yes, yes! Sweet idea, Paul! I loathe clicking through all those tiny little folder icons...

J.
Posted on Sun, Feb 03 2008 09:56
by Laurent
Joined on Thu, Sep 05 2002, Paris, Posts 337
I second that, especially in the percussion folder
Posted on Thu, Feb 07 2008 05:26
by strytten
Joined on Sat, Jan 06 2007, Southern California, Posts 71

I second that motion - flautando strings please!

Steve Trytten
All VSL/Synchron strings, winds, and most others, Vienna Imperial, VE Pro, MIR, Protools 2021.12, Mac OS X Catalina 10.15.7, iMacPro 18 core, new M1 MacBook Pro coming (!), strings by Audiobro, Spitfire, and 8dio, numerous keyboard plugins by Ivory, Spectrasonics, and many others; pride and joy is Steinway concert grand.
Posted on Thu, Feb 07 2008 11:03
by PaulR
Joined on Mon, Dec 22 2003, England, Posts 2371

Flautando strings? What exactly is the sound of that?
Posted on Thu, Feb 07 2008 12:19
by mosso
Joined on Thu, Jun 23 2005, London, England, Posts 376
strytten wrote:

I second that motion - flautando strings please!

There are flautando strings in the Orchestral Strings collections...

(sustains only but still... they're there...)

Martin Thornton
<a href="http://www.mosso.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.mosso.co.uk</a>
Posted on Sun, Feb 10 2008 03:38
by Errikos
Joined on Tue, Jun 12 2007, Posts 1107

I am not replying to the previous entry here, I am just taking off where I left last time, where I believe I was the only one suggesting amidst discussions of Alpine horns and african harps and what-have-you (which I would also love to have - the more the merrier...) the creation of a DVD dedicated solely to choirs with words (shared with a couple of other composers here), but more importantly, solo vocalists with words, and as many dynamic ranges and articulations as possible. Well, a different company which won't be mentioned here for propriety purposes (but who everyone knows which is meant) has already started the proverbial ball rolling on just that! William, you can judge the results for yourself (as everyone else can), and even if you think they are dubious, there are four points to be made:

a) It is only the relative beginning of that development;

b) if we compare the rest of that company's products to date to those of the VSL we can only assume that the latter company's excursion into the human solo voice would a priori be expected to come out superior;

c) that a company's products are only as good as the end user's technical abilities (something easily proven by listening to different composers' demos here), therefore seemingly "dull" samples can be magically transformed by engineer expertise, and that

d) knowing that we are not getting Callas exactly, how great for those of us who are still interested in genres such as lied, opera, cantata, oratorio, mass, musical-theatre, would it be to be able to create mock-ups for potential performances, or as good approximations to the real thing as those of say Temple, Bacos, and Bacal, to name three of the many talented individuals here who pave the way...

How about it Herb?

If you can't notate/MIDI it yourself, it's NOT your music!

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Posted on Wed, Feb 13 2008 00:58
by pieltee_26395
Joined on Mon, Mar 05 2007, Posts 2

Accordion. Please, an accordion. That's all. For now...

Thanks.

P

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Posted on Thu, Feb 14 2008 02:26
by cm
Joined on Fri, Dec 20 2002, vienna, Posts 9138

you mean something like this? ;-) [source has bee removed - was Solide Alm, Hubert von Goisern]

and remember: a CRAY is the only computer that runs an endless loop in just four hours ...
Posted on Thu, Feb 14 2008 09:50
by Conquer
Joined on Thu, Sep 28 2006, Posts 812

Rarely have I heard such inspiring music.Wink

Posted on Thu, Feb 14 2008 09:52
by pieltee_26395
Joined on Mon, Mar 05 2007, Posts 2

Goat Rock! Outstanding.

Posted on Sun, Feb 17 2008 22:19
by el-russo
Joined on Wed, Jul 11 2007, Posts 69

How about a collection of early keyboard instruments such as  French,Flemmish ,German and Italian harpsichords with a possibility of choosing between different historical temperaments or setting a temperament of your own?

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