In a previous post I mentioned that I felt the harp in the latest 2.2.3 update (24/08/2007) is muffled compared to the previous 2.2.3 release. Gary is asking Tom to check it out.
I have posted some comparisons in the hope this will be of some help.
This first link is for a file of the GPO harp alternating between the patch of the first 2.2.3 update and then the latest update. The first bar/measure uses the first patch with the second bar/measure using the latest patch and so on. There are 11 bars/measures.
GPO Harp Comparison
The second and third links are to professional recordings of live harp music as a comparison.
Ar Hyd y Nos (Player 1)
Ar Hyd Y Nos (Player 2)
The sample I prepared using the GPO harp is in no way a serious compositiion. it's just an example of a few harp riffs I hurriedly threw together.
Sooo, what do you think? Does the original 2.2.3 harp patch sound right and the new patch muffled or is it the way around, does the original 2.2.3 harp patch sound too bright and the new patch right? The original wav files are a bit clearer but I think the linked mp3 files have enough detail to make the point.
I'm looking forward to what Tom says.