Discussion in 'COMMERCIAL Announcements' started by Embertone, Jun 5, 2017.
I didn't know that, but, it sounds great.
Here is a very short demo of JB Violin Sordino
It was modeled directly from Josh’s famous Huberman Strad
Interesting, could you elaborate on what you mean by 'modeled' ? i.e. are you using special IR-modeling, or specialized filters, or ... to emulate the Sordino timbre of his Huberman Strad ?
We had Joshua play up and down the instrument with his mute on...
Then we brought Ernest Cholakis of Numerical Sound in to analyze that set of real sordino sustains and create IRs based on the EQ pattern differences between “normal” and “sordino”
Thanks for the feedback. I didn't know that it's possible to create IRs based on EQ patterns. Always new, and exciting things I learn from wonderful people on this forum. This must be quite a sophisticated technology, and possibly something unique that Numerical Sound is able to accomplish.
Interesting. The IR thing is necessary because the mute doesn't just reduce the higher overtones, but also shifts the main wood resonances downwards.
Edit: So it's not just changing the timbre, but also the response
This is an absolutely beautiful, mesmerizing instrument. Simply amazing. Music incarnate.
Absolutely the most fun I have ever had with an out of the box library. Of course the ideal would for me to learn violin and do all of that live, but I am a bass player/oboist. Not gonna happen. I live in a small town and there are no live violinists who can play as good as me playing your library out of the box. I keep saying out of the box because I have not had time to explore everything in the library yet. I watched the videos in the wee hours of the mornings and said "If only I did not spend most of my week and weekends making fireworks and dynamite for a living, I could have even more fun with it."
Be that as it may, I had fun with it as is. It changed my direction in music creation. Rather than try to recreate the orchestras I used to play with, I can now have fun trying to recreate the rock and jazz bands that I used to play with. Four or five solo players ensemble, not 60 or more. And really, how many times does an orchestras feature a soloist like this? Not every concert for sure. If focused on composing for the orchestra, I would rarely use it, even as fun as it is. The fun for this library is Mahavishnu Orchestra type music. At least for me, anyway.
Thank you for this Embertone. Really great work at your craft. I for one, appreciate your work and time put into it. I already got my money's worth, even before exploring all of its possibilities.
If first impressions are anything to go by, I think I will indeed love this instrument. Just downloaded it, fired up Cubase, laid down two chords with LCO and a Tundra synth and just played the Bell, improvising - letting its sound lead me. These are literally the first few notes I played with it, as if I picked it up in a shop to try it out. You cannot get more 'out of the box' than this. Bear in my mind I don't know anything about realistic violin playing techniques, so this is not for the purists: just for anyone who wants to know how it sounds.
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Cool ! Thanks for the notification here.
Hi, wondering if it's possible to play the emotional rebowing "scoops" as a starting note (and not as a rebow)?
Eg: Short short short scoop
Whats up guys? Looking forward to more demos....
They did a great YouTube. This library is one of the very best I’ve ever played.
Anyone using this as violin1 with the other Embertone solo strings in a quartet setting?
Or quintet, plus clarinet...
Just watched the newest vid, which talked about the double stops. Is there a way of automating which double stop config is used? (2-1, 1-2, 2-2, 11-2), e.g. a keyswitch? I'm assuming the double stops don't use any legato? So the same thing could be written in poly mode, and manually choose how the stops are played? I'm doing it now, and the double-stop sounds slightly more real, and has a stronger attack... much be some other setting I'm not realizing.
I am completely in awe of both the sound and the playability of this instrument which is so far beyond anything I've experience before that I would hardly have believe an instrument this great was technically possible. Admittedly, my experience is limited. Nonetheless, huge respect to Embertone.
But raising the bar so much also leaves me with the question of how to get a solo cello that will go well with it, and struggling a bit. 8dio solo cello is a bust alongside JB. Spitfire artisan, some notable success, but limited, and hard to mix. Looking at Blakus, but not sure how it would mix as in a duet/quartet. Wondering if there's any experience anyone could share?
(I guess it's debatable whether this belongs on the developer thread, but I'm judging that this is a question that is a direct consequence of the innovations and design choices of the instrument itself .. so hopefully that's valid).
This is exactly where I'm at too. I want a solo cello of the same calibre and playability as the Joshua Bell violin. Nudge-nudge Embertone
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