I posted this in the GOS forum, and I thought I\'d put it here as well:
A crazy idea I had for brass articulations, (I doubt this\'ll work) is that first: The developer would record just about all possible articulations as far as length of notes and attack as WELL as style. Next: Have the composer play the brass line on the keyboard with the style he has in mind for the brass player on the keyboard. What I mean is, if he wants to play a light happy staccato line, the player would play stylistically on the piano, light, staccato and happy. If he wants powerful staccato, he\'d obviously hit it harder with the same short length. Of course this DREAM software could not recognize and play back the exact articulation in realtime while the composer is playing the keyboard, but when he is FINISHED, the software would analyze the length of notes, velocity, and speed of playing. (pertaining to runs and such) and choose the proper articulations from the extensive brass library accordingly. I know this is WAAYY out there, but this was a theory I had in mind which may NOT be too far fetched in the future of the sampling world. Of course it would not be perfect, but it\'d sure save time.