In the midst of rethinking my sequencing techniques....tips and tricks anyone?
When we are emulating Dynamics with Samples, we aren't trying to duplicate the Live instrument in a room with us...we are trying to emulate the RECORDING of a live instrument in a room.
Recordings are all Compressed/Limited to limit the Dynamic range to something that can be reproduced (Radio/TV Broadcasts and Pop records are HEAVILY compressed as are most Films)
Varying the Timbre and Vibrato/Intensity is more crucial than varying the volume. Often, the Dead giveaway of a Sample library is in an awkward Fade that is attempting to sound like a Dynamic performance.
In GPO or the various Solo libraries, I THINK would like to be able to tweak the minimum Volume for an Instrument while keeping the Timbre shifts (and maybe making them more drastic?)
I have experimented with running Compressors on each instance of GPO and it is closer but it doesn't respond in quite the way that I mean.
I have found that in recording situations (with Live Players) I have to write the Strings one dynamic level Louder than what I really need to make sure they are "speaking".
I write the Brass one Dynamic Level SOFTER than what I really need because the Brass are capable of making more 'noise' and are generally not capable of playing as quietly. Also, Trumpet players get that excited rush of Testosterone when they see accents and ff (I am a Trumpet player so I know...)