Is Bowed Legato possible in Studio Strings Professional?
I find myself in some cases wanting to play the same note more than once consecutively, but wanting the transition to be fast - as if the player was simply changing direction with the bow, so that the note attack is fast - as it normally would be in that situation.
Solo Strings offer a bowed legato note transition, which makes this possible using that library, but I don't see a way to do this with Studio strings.
For example : If I step three C1's in - three separate notes, but same pitch, all meeting back to back, or even overlapping, there is a "dip" in volume on each of the second and third notes, even with dynamic and expression at 127, and vibrato value not changing.
Any way to accomplish this with Studio Strings professional?
So the best response I've gotten so far, is to make a bunch of little divots in the modulation CC where the rebow is supposed to occur. I can expand more on it if you'd like, but that's about the only solution right now for all the libraries.1
It's kinda like experimenting with crossfade shapes and what works best for what entrance. But these work pretty well to replace the rebowing. It does present problems with orchestration/sending midi data to notation software, but it's better than nothing for the sound.7
thanks Gregory... that's an interesting workaround.
begs a question for me : doesn't the dip in modulation CC (dynamic) cause a dip in volume ? or is it so short that it's not detectable ?0
Re-bowing is always difficult with samples.
I often wish the libraries with huge numbers of round robins would use bow attack and bow draw techniques.
Alas, I don't think they do this at SA. Seems most of the round robins are use the same direction on the bow. (makes sense I guess for a 'generic' uniform instrument tone).
I purchased Symphonic motions as a work around for this and it's an 'ok' fix in certain situations but, not a real answer when using the Studio Series instruments.1
The dip can become pretty noticeable if you have full sections do it in unison, but if you have the curve very sharp and fast like I have it's pretty unnoticeable and almost sounds like a rebow. Idk what daw you're using, but you'll need a faster quantization than a 64th for the dip.1
Ok.. thanks for the tip. I'm using Logic, which i'm pretty sure has that resolution for automation points - but i'll have to check. This exists in the Solo Strings lib... i'm thinking it's not very likely that such a thing would become available in a library that's already been recorded/sampled - so - perhaps SF will come out with a "dry" lib in the future that will contain these. anyway - thanks again0
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