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    New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    Numerical Sound is currently working on a series of impulses designed to enhance the tonal qualities of several leading string ensemble libraries. Amoung these is the GOS (1st release). These products will be available within the next few months.

    These impulses enhance the strings ensembles giving them a warmer more pleasant tone. This helps to unify the overall sound of the each of the libraries.

    I have been working with classical composer Jeannot Welter over the last couple of months fine tuning these impulses for each string instrument. Separate impulses are required for the violins, violas, cellos and double bass. With this new technology it is now possible to greatly reduct the \"sample effect\" present in any sampling CD library.

    Ernest Cholakis
    Numerical Sound
    www.numericalsound.com

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    Re: New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    Interesting! Let us hear a an example. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    /Tobias

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    Re: New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    This sound very good..

    [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Alex

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    Re: New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    Cool!

    Anxious to hear the results

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    Re: New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    Demos will be available in about 2 weeks. It took the better part of 2 months to finalize the impulses for the violins and violas. With the experience gained from these impulses, the cellos and basses should go faster. There are multiple ways in which these impulses can enhance sampled sound, but let\'s the demos speak for themselves....
    Jeannot Welter.

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    Re: New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    Can you elaborate maybe on the ideas behind this?
    Is this mainly EQ-ing or mainly an ambience thing? Maybe something in between?
    Price indications? ETA?

    Thanks [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    The process is based on a new class of impulses called Timbral Impulses. This type of impulse has virtually no ambience.

    These type of impulses have several advantages when applied to discrete sample based patches. First if each 16 bit string section is processed in 24 bits the original 16 bit resolution of the string section will in most cased actually increase the signal to noise ratio to a value greater than 16 bit - this depends on the impulse and the original string sound. In GOS and VSL the Timbral Impulses will increase the resolution to greater than the original 16bits resolution.

    Another advantage of this type of impulse is than in a sense it will \"fix the timbre\" of tone. For example when string patches generate pitches between two consecutive midi notes - such as a pitch bend or when a sample is shared by more than one midi note.


    Ernest Cholakis
    Numerical Sound
    www.numericalsound.com

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    Re: New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    Wow, sounds promising!
    Is this mainly meant for processing on rendered tracks? Would it also work when applied to individual sample waves? Or would that \"break\" the effect of getting a more natural (overall) sound?

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    Re: New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    Originally posted by Ernest:


    ...if each 16 bit string section is processed in 24 bits the original 16 bit resolution of the string section will in most cased actually increase the signal to noise ratio to a value greater than 16 bit -

    Ernest Cholakis
    Numerical Sound
    www.numericalsound.com
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">ya lost me there, Earnest. Did you mean something other than signal-to-noise? If not, would you elaborate please. And will this technology be available on the Mac platform?

    thanks

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    Re: New Tech: String Ens. Impulse Enhancements

    VSL?

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