The thing that seems to be bringing the most attention at Musikmesse is the Solo Stradivari Violin. Stefano gave virtuoso performances and is a real master - a virtual Itzak Perlman. Many people stood and watched in awe as different string techniques were being played effortlessly in real-time.
In the sampling world those unaccustomed to way a stringed instrument is played mistakenly think that articulations are discrete sounds - like samples themselves - and that a violinist calls up certain articulations from the instrument. In the real world, string players know that articulation markings are continuous instructions on how to play the instrument. This virtual Stradivari instrument plays almost like the real thing. You can play string techniques on-the-fly. Each note in a phrase can be a different - marcato, followed by portato, followed by staccato, then sforzando, etc. etc. I believe this is going to change how virtual orchestrators approach an instrument.
Since the last video demo more improvements were made and the instrument is even better. Giorgio has been very busy putting the finishing touches. More playable techniques and functions were added. The extra wait will be worth it.
So where's the cream filling?
God Gary, you really are going to give me a heart attack! Solo violin. Man, let's see, youth theatre ends first week in May. So, I have to save every paycheck for June. 1. Solo Violin 2. Jazz Orchestra Library 3. This new fangle Space whatever it is. That has to be at least four weeks worth of woik. Oh, yeah, I forgot ... I'll have to buy another Tower with more Power. Hey, I made a funny! Get it? Tower ... Power? Tower of Power? Eh, I know ... what a maroone!
One word -- Hury!
I can hear it now ... the demo page will be swamped with Solo Violin Demos and Jazz Demos! Well, not me buster I've had it! I'm going to join the Buffalo Philharmonic and play a real violin! Yup, just you wait and see! Me and the Beeffalo Philharmonium Players will conquer the world with our violinsk!
Ah heck ... I'm too excited.
Good to hear the news, Gary. I bet the violin is the highlight, it is a product that many have tried to deliver on and not yet succeeded. Based on the video you all have nailed it. I am really looking forward to June!
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