I have to prefece the following post with the fact that I am still just beginning to go through all the sounds of this large library. That being said I am very concerned with the programming on many of the sounds I have initially tried out and am wondering if there is something that I am missing about the library.
What I am hearing over and over again are layers that are not smoothly crossfaded/programmed. The end result being that a lot of the sounds are completely unplayable (notice I didn\'t say unprogrammable) As a keyboard player who relies on performing the sounds to get a more musical performance, I am finding that I can not musically perform any kind of part when there are 3 distinctly different sounds/levels between the layers. I should be able to play a string run with a smooth pianissimo to fortissimo change. This is not possible with a number of the patches I have tried.
It feels that this is a sign of a rush programming job or a job in progress. Or maybe its just a different approach to sample programming. If so, then it is one that does not work with my approach to music making.
Now I know the library is still only partially finished, but for the price I paid for this library in its current state I expect the sounds that are there to be flushed out a bit better.
Now for the good news... Many of the sounds are brilliantly captured.. the performance tools are very exciting ( the legato tool with the woodwinds gave me chills)... In other words.. I want to figure out a way that I can use this library
So.. what I am hoping is that others of you out there who have had much more time with this product than I have (3 days), have a solution to this troubling first impression.
I am also curious if there are any other people out there who have felt the same way...