The Gofriller has reached the final stage of testing and is due to be sent to NI for encoding into the K2 player.
I thought it would be interesting to close this phase, with how I started it.
A demo of Saint Saens The Swan.
How much this Cello has improved, and been refined since its inception. Harmonics, Altra Corde, Bow noise, Vibrato Variation etc, etc,
How much I have improved in playing it. In some ways these sonic-morphing instruments represent a Paradigm Shift, and it takes a little time to understand how to coax the best out of them. Although that is probably true of any new library.
Thanks to Gary, Giorgio and the other members of the Beta Team.
Those of you who like the Garritan Solo Stradi.......you are gonna love this Cello.
Thanks friends for the kind words.
It is indeed not easy to gain mastery of these new Sonic Morphing Instruments, although you can get very encouraging results immediately.
To release all their possibilities takes a little bit of time, study and application because they give the user an unprecedented level of control.
I can promise, though, that it starts to get quicker.
What used to take me an hour, now takes 10 minutes.
I think the typical beginners mistake is to revel in the pleasure of portamenti, and full-on vibrato all over the place.
When you start to get a measure of control over these 2 factors, these instruments really begin to sing.
The portamenti are very resposive to velocity.
A velocity of 100 yields no slide. A velocity of 5 gives you a slow soaring swoop. A velocity of 55-70 gives you a small sneaky slide that may sound unspectacular but adds a lot of realism to the leagato.
My role model for the Cello is Jacqueline Du Pre, so this influences my choices, but others will have different preoccupations and this will surely come out in their renderings.