so, how exactly do I get the solo strings (KS) to tremolo?
normally I'd just put the tremolo articulation on the note (Finale 2010) but for some reason, this seems to do nothing now.
is there some bug in the programming?
is there some error in teh manner in which Finale and HP deal with tremolo?
I tried the KS manually, directly from my keyboard, and it did absolutely nothing. If I played the note repeatedly, it seemed to play almost a tremolo, but there's NO way that I'm going to do that while playing, nor is there any way that I'm going to screw up my notation to get a playable tremolo.
Pardon my ignorance, but is Finale 2010 GPO4 "compliant"? I ask, because as a Sibelius user, we have yet to get a soundset that will let Sibelius talk to GPO4 - if I insert a trem., or its equivalent, nothing will happen. I don't know why the manual keyswitch wouldn't work, though...
I know this is not an answer; hope you get one soon.
as you can see, in the 2nd example, Finale recognizes the tremolo markings and plays them, while under GPO4 /Aria Player, it does not.
The same passage using sectional strings DOES, on the other hand, recognize the sampled tremolo. (and sounds great, BTW)
So, as you can hear from the GPO4/Aria sample above, there IS something strange going on in the sample... some sort of "catch" in the sound, it's not just playing the notes (if I remove the tremolo articulations it plays back like normal solo strings).
And it's certainly not playing any sort of tremolo I've ever heard before.
I have Finale 2009 so I thought I'd try to definitely rule out Finale.
What I discovered is it does play in 09, but it doesn't sound natural at all. It must be the way tremolo works on the solo strings which seems to be alternating note on/note off. Anyway it does play "correctly" in 09.
Here's an mp3