Sounds very cool!
The use of long samples like up to 50 seconds in GRANDIOSO Steinway D only takes up space. It\'s also a big load for the polyphony pressure when holding down the pedal for too long.
This is interesting! I would really like to hear input on this from users!!!!
What\'s the practical purpose of having a sustaining pianosample that lasts for 90 seconds...??? BUT, would users consider samples that aren\'t \"full envelope\" to be inferiour to the ones that are \"no looped - full envelope\" even if in most cases, you would never hear 75% of the samples.
1) Each note must have an envelope that matches the original note since there may be a difference from note to note... If you play a chord on a real Piano the overall sound is made by the different envelope, lasting of each individual key. This can be destroyed if all notes have the exact same envelope, etc.
2) Some notes will have a radical change in the sound after a while - we should make sure that we first loop when the sound is even for the rest of the time.
Maybe I\'m in the minority, but I use those long samples!!!
For instance, I often use a piano in a way that uses very few notes, and lets them ring for almost until they disappear.
Scarbee, I think one thing that is important about a Rhodes is the attack (which is probably why you are using 12 velocities). But the sustains usually sound very similar after the initial attack dies down. In this case it\'s too bad GigaStudio doesn\'t support ATTACK samples...I\'ve suggested it.
Are you sampling a Suitcase or a Stage? I have always thought release triggers would be nice on a Rhodes, since it does have a degree of damping noise that\'s unique. Good luck!!