Do you mean that you've played the Harpsichord recently and Not heard that sound of the string being released? It sounds to me like the GPO Harpsichord does indeed have the sound you're talking about, and it seems like it must be a separate release sample - I don't know how else they would get it in the programming, but I can't say for certain that's the way they did it.
But - when I play that GPO instrument, it sounds very natural to me, that mechanical release sound included.
Don't you have a way of testing it out again for yourself?
I played it with the old K1 Kontakt player and there are no release samples. I could have sworn I remember hearing them along time ago when I auditioned the GPO harpsichord. I agree, the release sound is a very important part of any harpsichord sound.
Thanks for replying about this. Yes, the release sound I'm hoping that the sample has is the "noise" of the damper stopping the string vibration.
Gunther, I'm using Kontakt Player 2.x for GPO. I loaded the GPO Harpsichord and played it, but I don't hear any release sound at all. DP Dan tried it also and heard no release sound.
If you ARE hearing a distictive release for every key, something must be wrong with my library or settings.
If you have time, would you be kind enough to record just a few notes or chords so I can hear the release? Then I can immediately tell if this is what I'm trying to get.
On a related note (I think), I know that many of the GPO library sounds were updated a year or more ago. Although I THINK that I installed all the updates, how can I tell if I have the latest versions of all the sounds?
Thanks very much. I hope all of you can figure out whether or not the harpsichord has these distinctive release samples, and, if so, why I can't hear them!
Thanks for your suggestion. I have GPO but not the full Kontakt player. Do you (or anyone reading this) have MOTU's MachFive sampler? From what I can tell, it will load all (most?) Kontakt samples, so if I were to purchase a sampler, I would consider MachFive.