Last week I did make herb somewhat angry with my statement about the bassoon, and of course I did not intent do this, or even less to offend the players. The way I did make my comments was not very diplomatic, and I am sorry about this. I do not want to come back to this topic, but last week I only wanted to say that I do like the oboe and bassoon less than the other patches of this library. Actually the Bassoon is very good, I did make some experiences with the beginning of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Springs”, using 3 different libraries and, IMHO, VSL is without the slightest hesitation the best. I can put these small files on my homepage if someone wants to listen. Once we do have a French oboe, I will be totally happy [:D]
But this week I did actually really work with the strings and the performance tool. I do already own Garritan strings, which I also do consider as a fine string library, so I first did consider buying VSL without the strings. Mainly because of the time I had to invest in order to be able to use the VSL strings well. But I am very satisfied that I did decide to purchase them. I like both the performance-tool and the cube strings. They are very present and rich, but can still sound “dolce”. Once we have the complete VSL, this will be a fantastic sampled string section!
As for the Performance - legato tool, I think everybody will agree that this is a kind of revolution. I am sure that some of the remaining MIDI problems will be corrected in the near future. After spending sometime playing with the tool, I think that this technology has also an enormous potential in the future, as host application and hardware will improve.
If you do not agree with me, Please do not hesitate to crucify me, [H]