What Jeff Beal did with Short Bow Mod Wheel Xfades was brilliant. Unfortunately he didn\'t include the up/down alt versions on the Double Bass instruments. So I did it myself.
I noticed two things:
1.) Jeff\'s Mod Wheel Xfade instruments take up 8(!) voices per note (actually his Bass Instrument takes only 2 but the Cello, VI, VII and Vla all take 8). My Double Bass instrument only takes up 2 (stereo) for each note. This doesn\'t only apply when you are actually crossfading between layers. It occurs consistantly across the instrument even when the Mod Wheel is at its extremes. Why do Jeff\'s instruments take up 8? Is there any reason why they should? It just seems like they are eating up voices unneccesarily. How do I make them take only 2 voices per note?
2.) On the Double Bass up/down alt instruments it sounds like there is a panning issue on certain notes - i.e. the upbow isn\'t in the same place in the stereo spectrum as the downbow. If you pan the DB close to center you get kind of a ping pong effect. Is this the way the instrument was miked? Has anyone else noticed this? Has anyone come up with a solution?