Hello everybody !!
I just wrote this post because finally I found a "good relation" with VSL SE and Plus.
I bought VSL SE almost 1 year ago but I got very disappointed becasue I coul not make my music as I was listening to all the demo in Vienna Website.
So I bought Notion SLE for Vienna but was good only to study orchestrationand not even to much, and I realized the big problem with legato.
I started to post many messages and ask hepl from Vienna Company but I did not solve it. I was very .. Nervous !!
Also I was working with Logic and was quite complicate to manage to right Vienna Matrix, ans then I decided to go back to my old Cubase with with VST expression gave more satistaction. and then I started to get almost the sound that was looking for, but was not enough.
Then I decide to try again before to change library ( EWQL ). I bought Vienna Plus and Cubase 6
and I started to get crayz to find a way to obtain a good sound for orchestra and keep thinking as composer ans not as Programmer.
As master Keyboard I use a very simple M-Audio Keystation 61 which is quite ggod comparin the price and also becase i travel a lot good as space.
This MasterKeyboard ( MKd ) has only Modulation Wheel, Pitch bend and another slider which is the control Change 7 ( CC7 ) = Main Volume
So, when I prepare my setup in cubase with Vienna Ensemble and I load the VST Expressions Map the Mod-Wheel does not work anymore
because is driven by Expression Map Messages, so the only way was to use the Main Volume control ( CC7 )
but using this I got confused becasue it can change Main volume and XFAde control too ( if enable )
.... I hope you do not get bored....
So what I did
for each instrument I have disabled the Volume control and through Cubase 6 ( for each instrument ) I enabled XFAde controlled by My cursor on the MKd.
In this was , as almost everyone knows, I get the "volume" of isntrument according to Bow ( for the string ) and other Dynamics for other instruments.
Better not to use the Volume contro to Change the volume of instruments ( it sounds strange, I know ), but use the real Dynamic of instruments
Ans so I strated to get real String passage but I wanted to use also the indications of Dynamics
like: pppp, ppp, pp, mp, mf, f, ff, fff, ffff
in this way I can write or record my part thinking as composer and not only by ears
and also for legato passage I realized few things and even solved.
if you try to make for example a major scale of A in ViolinS for lower octava with dynamic like pp or mp
you will get a terrible effect of "Waving" notes
this is real orchetra does not happen and I do not understand why Vienna Company never solved this Bug of the library
but then, speaking with many real violins players, pianist and sound engenieers
I realized, we realized that if you play a keyboard even if you are fantastic pianist, you will never and never get the strings legato.
So Vienna VSL is so similaro to real orchestra even in bad things , defect.
the way that I use and whicxh almost acceptable is to use LEGATO and record the passage with MIDI STEP in Cubase
and then always re-touch the Dynamic.
So better I stop writing now but I have still few things to communicate.
I hope these few infprmation can help some of you, in case let me know.