Questions about SM Solo & Ensemble Strings
Hello Sample Modeling team,
I have listened to and watched almost every demo/tutorial about your Solo & Ensemble Strings library that exists on the internet, and I am incredibly impressed by what it is capable of (coming from a violin player with 18 years of experience), and I am therefore seriously considering buying it. Although, before I do, I have some questions that I would like to get answered:
- Apparently, there is no direct native solution (yet) for performing sul tasto/sul ponticello, but as stated on the product page, the real time timbral shaping feature is supposed to be able to get you there, or at least in that direction. How close can you get to the real thing? Could you maybe provide a sounding example?
- I have noticed that when performing staccato within the ensemle multis, the result tends to give the impression of an unnaturally tight section in terms of timing. Is there any way to achieve a more "loose" sound for further realism? If not natively, maybe by some kind of workaround e.g. tweaking the settings of the four kontakt instruments of the multi independently and ignoring the yellow sync warning?
- In the demos, especially in the solo instruments, all the legato transitions sound quite "sluggish", like you would apply or release your left hand fingers quite slow onto/off the fingerboard, or rather like a subtle glissando between all the notes, which is not very realistic. Is there any way to tweak these transitions to make them more immediate? (Watching "Samplemodeling Strings" by "Dmitry Goryuk" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=151kAmvDA7A&t=718s by watching the field indicating the currently triggered playing technique I made sure that I did not judge the portamentos by accident, which btw sound amazing.)
Thanks in advance, and once again, I want to point out that I think that your product is really impressive!
All the best!