Popular/"developer approved" methods for achieving bow position/sordino

Hi - I haven't yet purchased SM strings but one of the remaining concerns I have, without being able to experiment with a demo, is that I might not be able to create a convincing sul tasto/ponticello or con sordino effect, much like some other libraries simulate. I have read the manual closely and surprisingly not found any mention of these terms at all. I imagine it's quite simple, but a matter of correctly modifying the harmonic bars then using realtime controllers as needed. However, I don't trust my ability to figure it out by ear, and I'm sure some people here or the development team have a much better understanding of the acoustics behind the shifts in timbre, so I'm asking here.

My question is, until it's made into a feature, what are some effective methods people are using for shifting bow position or creating a sordino effect? Thank you!


  • There is a "sordino" variant of e.g. the violin, (and 6 other violin variants).

    There are (realtime-) controls for "Bow Noise" and "Overtones".


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