I was disassembling the tenor trombone in the VSL Demo Cube tonight, just checking out how it works. I heard the .wav files for the legato tool, where it just starts with a tiny piece of one note, then jumps to another note and sustains for a moment.
I understand to an extent how this works by keyswitching quickly to play an \"up to\" note or \"down to\" note. My question is, when they recorded these intervals, did they play note1 for a long time, then switch to note2.. .and the audio editors clipped off like 99% of note1? OR did the instrumentalist just play note1 as a grace note and it was left sampled that way? I can\'t tell. Judging by the waveform, it doesn\'t look like it had the beginning snipped off..doesn\'t sound like it either. It sounds/looks more like a grace note.
its true note to note legato, so first note is edited off. They recorded players playing every note transition through up one octave and down one octave (and note to self note transitions).
Pretty intense stuff. Expecially considering on some of the instruments that they are recorded at different speeds (strings for instance ahve portamento, and regular legato, and will have glissandos as well)
same goes for the Runs samples, there are versions WITH and WITHOUT the starting note of the run, allowing you to connect them smoothly.