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    Question Vibrato in GPO strings

    Hi to all,

    I just purchased the group buy version of GPO which enjoy very much. I have one question for now: I noticed that some of the strings instruments have a significant amount of constant vibrato if the note is sustained. Is there any way to simulate say a violin which starts with a vibrato and then if the note is long enough it stops? In other words, is it possible to manage the vibrato of the instruments the same way as other expression modes? My personal opinion is that constant vibrato in a long note sounds a little mechanical.
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Vibrato in GPO strings

    There is no way to control the vibrato amount in the solo strings as it is part of the sample. This is a drawback of all sample libraries currently. The only other option is libraries that add LFO for vibrato but in my experience this sounds very fake.

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    Re: Vibrato in GPO strings

    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn
    There is no way to control the vibrato amount in the solo strings as it is part of the sample. This is a drawback of all sample libraries currently. The only other option is libraries that add LFO for vibrato but in my experience this sounds very fake.
    Thanks Haydn for the clarification. I have some experience with LFO and it takes a lot of tweaking to get it sound realistic but sometimes it works not bad (with all limitations of course). Regards

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    Re: Vibrato in GPO strings

    This won't solve your probelm, but one item I found fascinating is that if you load the solo violin and have it play a G below middle C, there is no vibrato - just as it is on a live violin, as it is an open string. You can't buy that kind of detail - oh wait, yes you can!

    Great program.

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    Re: Vibrato in GPO strings

    One of the solo cellos has vibrato on its low C, however!
    - Jamie Kowalski

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    Re: Vibrato in GPO strings

    Hadn't checked the vibrato on the low C! I only found the lack of vibrato on the low G/violin when I was writing a piece, and noticed how differently it sounded (in a good way). Perhaps the Cello is re-tuned? Or maybe a subway was passing under your residence when you listened to it

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    Re: Vibrato in GPO strings

    Maybe in Advanced there will be vibrato to non-vibrato crossfade patches.

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    Re: Vibrato in GPO strings

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    Maybe in Advanced there will be vibrato to non-vibrato crossfade patches.
    What a good idea! I'll try to do crossfade for non-vibrato/vibrato Flute in Kontakt 2 tonight!
    sfiks

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    Re: Vibrato in GPO strings

    Cross-fades don't work with solo instruments as you will hear both instruments during the cross-fade. Cross-fades will work with ensemble instruments such as the string sections.

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    Re: Vibrato in GPO strings

    Well shiver me timbers, Haydn. Some of the tutorials demonstrate vibr to non vibr flute solos at garritan.com. I need a new parrot!

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