This is all hypothetical, so don\'t reply back with doubts of the library. It is just that -- possible, not definite.
If I were to focus on making my own library of solo woodwinds, starting on the double reeds first, what kind of articulations and samples would you like to be able to have? I want this to be a library made by an end user of samples FOR the other end users of samples out there, so the sound and functionality of it will be the main drive.
The first one will probably be oboe, since it\'s my favorite double reed instrument. The following are articulations I was considering:
NOTE: 4 velocities with seven notes per octave sampled unless otherwise stated.
* Sustain with vibrato (2x)
* Sustain without vibrato (2x)
* Portato with slow vibrato (2x)
* Portato with fast vibrato (2x)
* Fast Marcato (2x)
* Medium-Fast Marcato (2x)
* Medium-Slow Marcato (2x)
* Slow Marcato (2x)
* Staccato (4x)
* Spiccato (4x)
* Sustained Trill **
* Fast accel/cresc Trill **
* Slow accel/cresc Trill **
* Effects (i.e. key clicks, blowing through the reed, playing with mouthpiece only, etc.)
** Except for Bflat-Bnatural and Cnatural-Csharp
Many may not agree with going for a library with VSL and EWQLSO coming out soon, but personally I agree with Bruce in that you can never have enough samples. Would we want these far sampled, or close and far sampled for a choice? Why do I have at least two of most samples? This library will function not only as a solo, but as two players also -- a kind of two-in-one deal for those of us (like myself) that don\'t like sampled dual oboes.
Here\'s where the opinions of you guys come in. An oboist can hold out tone for an extended length of time, this we know. Now, do we want nice long sustains like Dan Dean, do we want shorter (about 6-7 secs) sustains with alternate looping patches, or both short and long for everyone to choose? Send you suggestions over here.
Yeah, I\'m crazy -- this is no new news.