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  • Concert Guitar: Getting best sound?

    How can I get my Vienna Concert Guitar to sound as good as those demos at the VSL site? Specifically:

    1) Variety of sounds in one melodic line. Is there a quick-intuitive way to switch sounds back and forth? Is the best method to use merge-MIDI function in my recording and layer the lines?

    2) Dynamic range: even by tweaking in giga-editor, I don't seem to get much range.

    3) Certain note sound flat-pitched, no matter how I hit them. Sometimes it takes dozens of tries to come close to proper pitch. Why is that?
    eg, A (and sometimes F) above middle C, and the A an octave above.

    Many thanks!

  • Hi CAP,

    to get an idea of the way I did the programming in some of the demos on our website it´s probably the best way to have a look on the "Tutorial für Concert Guitar" in the download section. There you can find the midi-files and Gigastudio-Projects and you will see where I used legati-mode, staccati, repetitions or single notes.

    I always work with multiple lines. If there is a melodic line using different playing styles, I copy and paste it to a different line and mute or delete the midi-notes I dont need in this line/style.

    - did you download the update for the Concert Guitar (some pitch corrections have been done)


  • Thanks, Thomas

    I didn't realize there was such a resource at the site.
    I appreciate the push in the right direction. [:)]

  • Thomas,
    I followed your link for updates, but got this msg:

    Sorry, no files available to download for your registered products!

    Are you sure they're still available?


  • cap, you added new accounts nov. 21st and dec 2nd which showed up empty of course - i have straightened your records and you should be able to download the files, please revisit

    and remember: only a CRAY can run an endless loop in just three seconds.
  • Thanks, Christian

    I still can't access that area.
    I tried re-registering, because I couldn't access the user files.
    I e-mailed VSL support for further help.

  • last edited
    last edited
    just checked again your account and registration - everything looks fine from here.
    - are you blocking browser-cookies? we need them to keep you logged in, so please allow them at least for (should be the default setting of a browser)
    - do you login with your registered email address?
    - is there any firewall application in the game?
    - are you visiting exactly this page ?

    and remember: only a CRAY can run an endless loop in just three seconds.
  • Finally, I was able to log in and download the files.

    I just want to clarify; is the new giga file (with in-tune notes) the one created on 11/18/06, 01_AG_SINGLE NOTES.gig?

    I did notice some corrections here.
    BTW, my favorite sound, AG_mV_sus-2, still has an out of tune "A" above middle C. I can work around it for now, punching in other sounds. But might you correct this in the future?

    It's a small point. I think your guitar sounds magnificent in the demos, well worth aspiring to.

    Many, many thanks Thomas & Christian!

  • great to hear you made it finally ... please contact thomas with details if you feel something is not perfectly in place.

    and remember: only a CRAY can run an endless loop in just three seconds.