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    Playability of Sam Brass?

    I asked this question within another thread but I think it got buried. Sorry to add to the flurry of "which library?" questions.

    I'm thinking of picking up a copy of SAM Brass and/or solo sessions. Clearly the SOUND is superior, but how is the playability/intuitiveness? For example:

    -Are the dynamics playable? Can I *play* a crescendo (with mod/expression crossfades) or am I stuck with pre-recorded crescendos that may or may not fit my tempo?

    -How about the famed "repeated stacatto" sounds--are these playable round-robin samples or are they pre-recorded "hold down a key and it will play a bunch of repeated notes in the recorded tempo" patches?

    I don't like having to stitch together a million different articulations just to get a realistic line, so I prefer libraries with intuitive keyswitch/crossfade possibilities.

    If anyone can elaborate on the different keyswitch / crossfade / etc. options in SAM brass, I would appreciate it greatly.

    Thanks,
    chris.

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    Re: Playability of Sam Brass?

    Quote Originally Posted by CallMeZoot
    I asked this question within another thread but I think it got buried. Sorry to add to the flurry of "which library?" questions.

    I'm thinking of picking up a copy of SAM Brass and/or solo sessions. Clearly the SOUND is superior, but how is the playability/intuitiveness? For example:

    -Are the dynamics playable? Can I *play* a crescendo (with mod/expression crossfades) or am I stuck with pre-recorded crescendos that may or may not fit my tempo?

    -How about the famed "repeated stacatto" sounds--are these playable round-robin samples or are they pre-recorded "hold down a key and it will play a bunch of repeated notes in the recorded tempo" patches?

    I don't like having to stitch together a million different articulations just to get a realistic line, so I prefer libraries with intuitive keyswitch/crossfade possibilities.

    If anyone can elaborate on the different keyswitch / crossfade / etc. options in SAM brass, I would appreciate it greatly.

    Thanks,
    chris.
    -Are the dynamics playable? Can I *play* a crescendo (with mod/expression crossfades) or am I stuck with pre-recorded crescendos that may or may not fit my tempo?

    yes you can but the manual and myself suggest you to use the pre-recorded crescendos (slow, fast or sfz) . they are more realistic!

    -How about the famed "repeated stacatto" sounds--are these playable round-robin samples or are they pre-recorded "hold down a key and it will play a bunch of repeated notes in the recorded tempo" patches?

    you will find both. i created a RRx4 for staccato and staccatissimo sample that alternates automatically. i always use them.


    I don't like having to stitch together a million different articulations just to get a realistic line, so I prefer libraries with intuitive keyswitch/crossfade possibilities.

    i'm creating only 1 keyswitch for each instrument so i can have it in only 1 midi channel ....write me a p.m. if you want to know more!

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