Well, I read the manual first 😃 but it wasn't mentioning this point. Perhaps it has been discussed somewhere but for me it was a (bad) surprise:
- I had the habit of using Expression to smooth and shape (on-the-fly) the notes envelope, often going down to zero at the end, or anyway at very low level.
- Of course it was working very well with external Reverb (MIR Pro, in my case) because you may mimic the sound emission of the instrument, but the ambience and reverberation stay untouched.
- Now with Synchron Strings, the reverberation is embedded in the release sample tail, and if you operate on the sample envelope with cc11, you reduce to zero or too-low level the release tail as well! It is meaning getting a dry and unnatural sound from the notes being shaped with Expression.
Of course I can manage a bit with a little overall reverb (e.g. MIRacle Synchron Stage enhancer on the master channel) but it has some consequences (adding a general wetness and blurring a bit the beautiful original ambience that should be the added value of Synchron Strings.)
On the other side, reducing the amount of Expression will drive to better ambience, but worse musicality and flat performance.
Anything I'm doing wrong? Any different solution?
(I'm wondering if the Synchron Player will be able of managing the issue via software, for instance with a dedicated envelope/processor for the release samples, that will "delay" proportionally the effect of cc11 to let the reverb ring before being closed by Expression etc.)