By analizing a recorded saxophon, I found out, that the transition
between two notes happens at the end of the first note.
Only beginners and bad players make a slide in at the beginning of the tone.
When the saxkey is pressed, the tone is there and does´nt change in pitch anymore.
So, how to record and manage notetransitions in a solo brass instrument?
- Recording every possible transition in every velocity and every articulation
means, having about 15 times the sample count.(Thats 75.000 Samples for my sax)
- Recording the transition at the end of the note as the beginning of the sample means,
youre alway too late when playing. So every note has to be moved erlier in the editor.
- Even a small blending in a solobrass sound produces flanging.
Thats why releasetrails are not a solution.
- How should the sampleinstrument know, wich tone you gonna play next?
A software tool that analizes a recorded midiphrase could be it.
But that can´t be played live anymore.
Any thoughts about this from the brass and sampling experts?