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Vibrato depth in VI Solo Strings I (extended) and Sibelius 8
Last post Tue, Aug 11 2020 by andi, 2 replies.
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Posted on Tue, Aug 11 2020 09:44
by Northfield
Joined on Fri, Mar 13 2020, Posts 21

Hi,

Is there a way to vary solo string vibrato depth in VI Solo Strings I (extended)? I notice that this seems to happen automatically to some extent depending on articulation and dynamics but there are times, say, when I want a forte cello pitch in the mid register to only have a light vibrato yet the default is often quite heavy and rapid. I know there is non vibrato but this is quite a different sound. The sample set indicated on the website says Solo Strings I extended features 'Sustained with progressive, fading, and without vibrato' but I cannot see a way to trigger 'progressive or fading' specifically - the optimising manual does not mention progressive vibrato for VI Strings.

In general the depth of vibrato can have quite a big effect on the realism of the sound so it would be good to know how to control it better.

Thanks.

Posted on Tue, Aug 11 2020 12:16
by andi
Joined on Wed, Feb 18 2004, Vienna, Posts 3273

Hello Northfield!

With Sibelius and VI Solo Strings you can trigger the progressive vibrato patch with help of a custom cell. How this can be done, is explained in the VSL Integration tutorial:
https://www.vsl.info/en/tutorials/guides/sibelius-integration/ve-strings#custom

Best regards,
Andi

Andreas Olszewski
Vienna Symphonic Library
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