How to achieve a nice biting staccato string sound in GPO34
I attended a few concerts at the Toronto Symphony during the Sibelius festival and last night I was sitting very close to the 1st violins. I was immediately struck by some of the nice playing techniques Sibelius employed for his 5th Symphony (jete in particular). Just wondering if there's any way of getting that nice sharp tight sounding short string articulation out of GPO4. I know there are some more aggressive attacks in the latest 4.01 version but I'm still having a hard time achieving a really biting short attack, like a strong downbow.
Any suggestions? Will GOS2 have more articulations/samples to achieve this?
Re: How to achieve a nice biting staccato string sound in GPO34
This is just off the top of my head, but could it be "hidden" controller 16 (bow noise)? I use that with the aggressive string sounds to get more bite out of the string attacks. I sometimes also layer the short bow sound with the sustain and balance them into one sound - adjusting controller 16 until I get the bite I like.
Hope this helps and that I have the controller number right.
EDIT: Well, I just re-read the title of the post! You want a short, biting staccato attack. Hmmm. Maybe just use the "short bows" aggressive attacks and vary the bow noise with hidden controller 16.
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