Studio Orchestra: huge difference in volume between long and short notes
I just purchased the Studio Pro bundle (woodwinds, brass, strings) and the long and short articulations have drastically different volume levels.
I am generally pretty experienced (15 years, though more self-taught) using virtual instruments in a DAW, and while various libraries have their quirks to work out, this one has really frustrated me from the beginning.
-Using Flutes a3:
-I used the exact same settings and velocity on the same track.
-The staccato (and staccatissimo) at 64 velocity measures -40.5 dB
-The legato measures -26.2 dB.
To get the same volume I have to pound the controller to get a good staccato note, OR just make a different track for every instrument's staccato notes and boost the velocity afterwards, which almost doubles the time it takes to just use a keyswitch (time that I don't have).
Staccato should be just as loud if not louder at the same velocity, right? It's a stronger attack than legato, and the A of ADSR should be higher than legato, right? I don't understand how the recording of the articulations produced such a discrepancy in volume.
Am I missing something? Any help would be appreciated because right now, this feels like a huge mistake purchasing this.
Worth noting that Legato dynamics are controlled via the Mod Wheel (Dynamics slider) whilst Staccato (as it is a short articulation) is controlled via Note Velocity.
More info here: https://spitfireaudio.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024232634-How-to-Control-Dynamics-with-Spitfire-Audio-Libraries
In terms of balancing out the levels for each articulation, you can do that to your own preference by using the mic sliders:1
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