Hey folks, I searched for this info for ~20 min with no luck. It's got to be on here somewhere, but I'm not coming up with the right search keyword.
I'm wondering if there is a way to eliminate, reduce or cover the noise of the bow changes on a long sustained note with a single solo violin in GPO. I respect the fact that samples are only so long...and the bow changes make a nice beginning/end to the sample loop....but is there any way to hide it a little better on a really long note?? As far as I can tell, the legato feature doesn't affect this, because it only applies when you change notes.
I'm a violinist -- have played for 18 years...just finished a performance degree in violin from a major music school (Eastman -- Rochester, NY). So I'm sure to be rather picky. But a silent bow change (especially when the note doesn't change with the bow stroke direction) is one of the most sought-after abilities among violinists. So I thought that maybe somebody at Garritan had thought of this and come up with a solution....
If this has been documented and discussed ad-nauseum, I apologize. I searched the forum and read the manual....maybe I just missed it.
The samples sound quite good in general. I don't expect to be made obsolete as a violinist because of them....but they certainly are useful and workable for a lot of things.
No way to completely cover them. You can use the Gagli solo, which has no bowing direction changes.
Actually...that works quite well! I kinda wish the Strad didn't have the changes...as I prefer the Strad sound. My prof has a niiiiice Strad....as do all of my favorite violinists. But...the Gagliano with no changes will work for now. I'll just record it myself later anyway. :-]
Thanks for the tip!!
NOTE TO GARY & company: If you could include a copy of the Strad (and Guarneri?) patches with AND without the bow changes that would be great. I know I'm being picky...but the Gagliano sounds fine without, and not having changes makes the patch much more flexible in some situations. I'm working on a Piano-Violin-Guitar trio track right now. I could send you a clip with each patch (Strad vs. Gagliano) to hear an example of what I mean.