I, too, would love to hear some examples of SISS with Vienna chamber strings... something clear and unadorned by other instruments. I need to judge if this would be a good combination for me.
Thanks if any of you have time to make a short sample.
Hi Mahlon, my GS3 version of SISS is uninstall right now. I don't use giga anymore... I tried to import SISS in K2 but it's all screwed up... SO i cant use it at the moment. But i would say do not be afraid it blends really well, and even though i was told in advance they would by Bruce Richardson here, which is a reference to many, i was chock to hear how well they blend.
! remember the old time here saying that pretty much all library can blend anyway so...
It would also be nice if they could produce a good patch to do fast aggresive legato runs with.
I think this can be done, or at least improve, if you take the time to tweak a little. Here is what i will try later. I'll take the highest velocity of the legato instrument(with a hard attack), import it in a wave editor and time stretch the attack of each samples to make it shorter, isolate the attack, and mix it back with the original legato with the new faster attack using crossfades etc.., and import it back in K2. Them i will add a legato script like SIPS so that it glides a little... Of course you can time stretch the whole instrument but it will not sound as good IMO. Or you could time stretch the sustain part of the sample just a little to get a faster vibrato i guess...
Might not be a bad idea to layer this instrument with a glissando instrument to make it slide(kind of) a little more, or have it glue together... At a lower velocity of course. It should help camouflage things a bit...
One thing i would also do, if you decide just to time stretch only the attack, is to mix back the attack louder than the sustain part that will create sort of a detacher instrument, and should make more realistic runs as in more definition..
I think this can be done but it will take time. Then it come down to how you use it. If you use it in a ''musical'' way by adding accents in the right place it should make a big difference. Kind of like TA! ta ta Ta! ta ta TA! ..if you know what i mean!
I'm doing similar things right now with Opus and it seems to be working. The good news is i use Audacity a free audio editor that works on Pc/linux/ Mac( i think). There maybe better time stretching tools out there but I'm satisfied with Audacity for now. Pretty cool for a free software.
BTW, what's the best time stretching tool out there? Anyone?
P.S. OK, i cant spell louder this morning LOL!... Or can i?