This may be perfectly obvious, or maybe not...but those release samples included in the Long Bows updates are absolutely great for use with the tremolos as well.
Without getting into an overall tutorial on the process, just do the same copy/paste operation that you did for the updates.
Note that you get two additional folders in the bottom left hand explorer pane, full of release samples. You\'ll be dragging those onto the new release dimension later.
Next, ADD a release layer dimension (it will initially fill with each region\'s key-down sample). If you don\'t know how to add a dimension, check out the new Editor Help File that Kevin Phelan wrote. I\'m not going to get into it here...
HINT: Don\'t load and play at this stage, because if you do, and subsequently continue, GS Edit WILL CRASH!! (Nice...NOT!!) [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Making sure you\'ve first highlighted the right hand \"square\" in your release dimension, go to your release folders in the bottom left explorer pane, and drag the appropriate samples onto the velocity layers for each region.
This isn\'t a full tutorial by any means, but between Kevin\'s new help file and looking at how the long-bow release samples are mapped, you\'ll figure it out. Remember, if you don\'t save, you won\'t hose your original files, so be fearless!!
Once you\'re done, you\'ll probably want to reduce the output of ALL the release dimension samples by maybe 3-4 dB for starters, and tweak individual notes to taste. You\'ll also want to adjust the release trigger decay to full \"slow\" position.
This little exercise is definitely worth doing...you\'ll find that your tremolos move from note to note more gracefully, and that releasing a tremolo won\'t result in that telltale cutoff ramp. Also, you\'ll find you can achieve some great moving duplet/triplet effects going from note to note that are not possible without the releases, giving you yet another bag of tricks to explore with the tremolos.
By the way, no need to stop with the tremolos. Many of the short bow articulations benefit mightily from the release triggers as well. Be sure to adjust the release trigger decay to \"faster\" settings on short articulations, so that you don\'t get the phenomenon of the release trigger sounding after the primary note has ended.
Happy tweaking!! And, much thanks to Gary and all of the hard working users and developers who conspired to make such a nice upgrade. Do a few of these \"release adds\" and you\'ll get a good idea of just how much hard work went into the update.