Me too.I believe that a string library should be able to do whatever the user wants to make. But in the end we use libraries for the things that they do at their best. Super fast stuff with Venice may sound less appealing than, for example, legato phrasing and emotional phrasing. This may be a truth for many of our libraries. Derived from my concept of the music I like, I tend to be more in love with the expressive "emotional" side of the spectrum, than trailer/action stuff. .
I agree with everything you mentioned. Hopefully we'll hear some user reviews soon.I was really interested & hooked by the sound when the teaser came out at first. But then when those couple of walkthrough videos came out, I honestly began to lose interest and even started to have some doubts about the library! Frankly I did not like those legato lines nor the shorts at all as they sounded too Midi & robotic to me. Now I don't own the library so I definetly could be (hope to be) wrong while these could just be some poorly massaged/programmed midi lines in those demos. But then I say is that really a possibility if these are official demos made by those who know the library best?!
Anyhow, still keeping an eye/hoping for more musical/naked demos to come that can prove me wrong...
Looking forward to the review...I just got it. I swore I would not review another strings library but because Paolo always gets the tone right, I changed my mind. And darned if he hasn’t done it again! It sounds gorgeous. Looking forward to learning how best to use it.
Thank you. Will wait for the short future and hopefully some more review before making a purchase decision.Hello guys.
We are in a sampling session at the moment. But I wanted to chime in to say a few things:
1) The staccatissimo articulation in Venice is designed, we have cut small snippets from a measured tremolo, to create a snappier staccato. The reason the "quick" stuff doesn't sound right to some of you may be because they are usually done with a spiccato. On the other end the staccatissimo it's quite useful to create quick repetitions on the same notes. I also like how they perform when playing runs. We are obviously looking to fix and improve the fast behaviour of Venice in the future. As usual we strive to put our most efforts in expressive and lyrical playing and I think that it's where Venice shines the most. Sure we could have done a 200 $ library with only the legato patch, but we actually think that Venice, if not now, in a short future, can be a complete solution for any kind of string sound (of that specific size). The thing that I cared the most, the sound, is something we are proud of and that alone is something refreshing from the current offerings. Manuel example, to me shows it pretty well. I hear untuned notes, some lowpassed sound or the obvious addition of an external reverb in some of the examples, not in Venice. Maybe this is a slightly misreprentation of some nice libraries like CSS, but there's an overall idea of how these libraries sounds like. I liked the adagietto example, sounds nice.
So the future is long for Venice (as I hope it will be for the actual city, despite the threat of climate change and the tourism)
Also! The offer ends in 24h, just to say