Very good job Marko!!!
really a lovely piece!
Can I ask you what EWQL did you have use?
The music is really emotional and the mix is fine (maybe a little more 'verb?)
Very good job!!
Listening with headphones I hear the violin moving around the stereo field quite wildly and not just on the glissando samples. The faster attack notes definitely come out noticeably to the right, while the slower attack notes are towards the left. Different patches presumably? The glissando notes (with the exception of the one at 2:07) are very noticebly further forward sounding. I would hazard a guess the glissandos are from KHSS. The Romantic Violin perhaps?
I agree. With headphones, the mismatch between the samples is even more obvious.
But the faster and slower attack notes are all from EWQLSO (the stage amd hall mic samples) and they are both set at a the dead center. The movement you hear, I think, must be a feature of the samples themselves. (I'll go back and check my MIDI event list.)
The glissandos are not from KHSS. They are from an older library.
It's the equivalent of a violin for China . It is used in Chinese orchestras as well.
If you listen to traditional Chinese music it's all around the place, very expressive and sorrowful sound , it usually plays bends up and down
And it looks something like this :
And this site has a ( terrible unfortunately ) Free Erhu soundfont and some streaming links to hear the real thing with orchestra or solo :
I used the close mic samples exclusively for harp and violin and put it through an external reverb unit. It does not have the air of the other mix, but I think the imported glissando sample mixes in better (although it may still sound like an 'erhu'). Nonetheless, I think you will still hear the shifting of some of those notes across the stereo field and I think this is inherent in the samples or their programming.
The piece is very nice, and you're done a good job handling the samples. Aside from the stereo field shifts, it's pretty convincing to me, and I'm very picky, being a cellist. It seems you've eliminated the typical "sucking" sound of solo string samples by avoiding legato transitions for the most part. In general, that's not a bad idea, although it limits the kinds of lines you can compose.
You can automate panning in your sequencer program to compensate for the panning problems of the samples, or better yet, go into the sampler instrument file and fix the panning there.