EXP2 does add the Lasting bow like we have in Cello (more advanced in EXP2 Violin), so you can extend the length of any legato type without a true rebow, but of course most true to real world would be forcing the right legato type when you need longer notes. Also the new rebow no longer uses mid arc for rebowing, so the rebows in general are really sweet now . In other words ... Lots of options based on your needs.This is probably the feature I wanted more than anything else. My main issue with Bohemian Violin is it decides for me when the bow changes happen. With my way of playing, it is often sooner than I want a bow change. So this is amazing.
As a former violinist, the other thing I would like to be able to do would be to play a musical line without vibrato, followed by a sustained note with vibrato. Is this possible in Expansion 2?
Thank you so much for this upgrade! I can't wait to get it.
You can force on non vibrato that smartly merges to legato patches. As non vibrato isn't a main feature of the Violin, it isn't as deeply sampled as all the rest (adding over 10 real world non vibrato legatos in true speeds and dynamics would be insane :D ) but it does allow you to force on non vibrato and it comes in three true dynamics as well as rebowing in nonvib and of course you can then rebow to vibrato. Also faster bow changed legatos are almost non vibrato in the lower dynamics as that is how I would play it naturally
Lots of discoveries ahead for those who own EXP1 To be clear the Content is almost doubled with EXP2 (Exp 1 violin has over 30k samples and EXP 2 pushes it over 50k total sample count, but sample count isn't what drives me. I pay most attention to the fluidity and phrasing).