Hi - originally posted this on the Sounds Online forum, but wanted to see if any of you guys have any answers/ideas/suggestions.
I have loaded C, F & S butter legato forte violins into Kontakt2. I have done so as individual instruments, and as a multi. As I get up towards the top of the playing range, there is this wierdness going on - there is an artifact in the sample(s). It sounds almost like wind, for lack of a better way of describing it. I have done nothing to these samples - they are raw, untweaked, out of the box. There is a short 256k .mp3 here:
and I have to say, the .mp3 is in fact an accurate representation of what the samples actually sound like.
Now, I received some responses. The first response was that the sound is the bow against the string. That I do not buy. Next suggestion was to ease up on the velocity - that didn't really help. Next, was eq. Nope - eq the very mid-range "wind sound" out, and you kill the violin sound. Then it was said, "If you've ever stood in front of a violin section and had them play way up the register as loud as they can, then that's exactly what it sounds like". Really???
Then, Doug Rogers said, "It's exactly what it sounds like in front of the instrument" Again, I say, Really??? Maybe it does, but that just does not sound right to me. Then he said, "Listen to the distant mics, you won't hear it there" Wrong. Sorry Doug, but it IS there.
Now, I admit that if there is enough going on with the rest of the orchestra, the problem is not too apparent; it does in fact get masked. But still....And I did check out the VSL samples that came with Kontakt2, and indeed, they suffer from the same "problem".
Any thoughts? What do you guys do when presenting a final product, and you don't (for whatever reason) have the rest of the orchestra playing to 'hide' this issue? Any workarounds?