After getting theStradivari Solo Violin 2.0 in January, last weekend was the first time that I had a chance to work with it. I decided to do a solo piece with some variations in expression, so I went for Monti's Czardas. You can hear it at:
This software is GREAT! You almost forget that it is software and not a real instrument.
The only difficulty I ran into was doing long, slow slides. To get the portamento to work well I ended up having to put in some intermediary notes in the slide and then adjust the rate (using the velocity of the intermediate notes) to make the slide smooth. It is still not quite the way I would like it. Try doing a slow, one octave slide. If anyone has a better technique I would be glad to hear about it.
I, like you haven't had my Strad for too long. I just think on this your reverb could be a smaller room, it isn't intimate enough for my taste also, on the slower passages the vibrato seems to be constant in intensity and speed. perhaps working the mod wheel and aftertouch control a bit more would help.
I certainly agree with you on forgetting the fact that it's samples your playing, it really is a fabulous instrument and I hope to hear more from yours.
I just think on this your reverb could be a smaller room, it isn't intimate enough for my taste also, on the slower passages the vibrato seems to be constant in intensity and speed. perhaps working the mod wheel and aftertouch control a bit more would help.
Ray, I took your advice and did a revision with your suggestions. I think that is does sound much better that way.
this is the first time i've listened to the piece and overall i think its really good. it was nice how it had actual parts that differed from eachother but were still able to keep that "one piece" sound. there were times i thought that you could have mixed up the texture a little (i don't have mine yet, but i think thats the expression setting right?) on the long sustained notes. other than that i thought it was really cool.
You did an outstanding job with this piece. I know this inside out because it used to be a very popular showpiece of mine in my younger days. I don't play the violin, but I played an excellent arrangement of the piece for flute and piano. It sounds wonderful with the Strad.