In testing your new attacks, et al, I\'m suggesting you consider getting John Williams\' study score to the Phantom Menace. The particular test piece is Dual of The Fates with the repeated eighth/sixteenth note motive.
The second test piece, Anakim\'s Theme, exposes the low Violas in a soli section. This is a very wide open piece, excellent to test strings in octaves.
I\'m not exactly sure what the new updates are covering, but since there is obviously a lot of thought going into them I thought I would share one of the problems I\'m having with the library.
It seems to be really hard to get realistic sounding repeated short notes on the same pitch, even with the alternating bowing. For example, the latest piece I\'m working on I wanted 8th note triplets at at tempo around 170-180 beats per minute. Even when I played these using the alternating bowings they sounded very fake. I ended up using a quarter note-8th note triplet combo instead.
I know this rapid repeating of a single note is a problem in many many sample libraries, but I thought I would still mention it.
As always, I\'m excited to hear there are updates in the works and I look forward to getting them. Keep up the good work Gary!
That is precisely one of the areas that this update addresses - that\'s why I have referred elsewhere to the \"short bow variability\" portion of the update. The new variability features give you a variety of tools which will help you to deal with phrases containing rapid, repeated notes.