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Here is the list of the new features:
1) A completely new GUI (graphical user interface), where you can adjust these settings:
Attack – Adjust the initial time it will take the envelope to reach its maximum level after it has been triggered.
Release – Adjust the time it will take the envelope to fall from its sustain level back to zero after the key has been released.
Noises Vol – Adjust the volume of Finger Noises.
– Finger Noises occur naturally during real performances while a player changes the pitch. These were specially recorded by Blakus.
Noises Amt – Adjust the amount of Finger Noises.
– Finger Noises are programmed so they are triggered randomly at the beginning of the inside notes of a legato phrase. If you play legato repetitions (same note repeated while holding down the sustain pedal – CC64), the finger noises aren’t triggered, because real players obviously wouldn’t move their fingers from the pitch. You can set the Noises Amt knob from 0,0% – 100,0%, which controls the probability of hearing the noises from NEVER to ALWAYS.
Round Robin – Turn on/off Round Robin script (Keyswitched on E6).
– It uses artificial round robin samples, which are triggered only when you play the same note or two-note ostinato repeatedly. They can be exchanged for the real Round Robin samples, if Blakus decides to record them someday
Round Robin Mode – Switch between Cycle and Random Round Robin.
– With Cycle Round Robin, you always hear the samples in the same order 1/2/3 / 1/2/3…, while with the Random Round Robin, the order is shuffled.
Legato / Polyphonic – Switch between Legato and Polyphonic mode (Keyswitched on C6).
Legato Preset – Switch between L-Legato and B-Legato preset (Keyswitched on D6).
– L-Legato is made by me, while B-Legato is made by Blakus. You can use whichever you prefer, or you can even switch between the two in the middle of the phrase, if you want to.
Velocity Curve – Adjust the Velocity Curve, switch between Linear and Shelf Velocity Curve, set the lowest and the highest velocity or draw your own Velocity Curve with your mouse.
Credits – Click on the pocketBlakus sign on the bottom right corner to see the list of all the contributors (I was aware of) who helped to improve this virtual instrument.
– All the Knobs and Sliders are set, so when you ctrl+click on them you get the default value, so you can experiment with them without being afraid of messing things up.
– Hover your mouse over these controls to see the help in Kontakt’s info pane.
2) Legato improvement
– Smoother legato transitions in my L-Legato preset.
– Added simulated portamento transitions for both L-Legato and B-Legato presets (triggered when you play a note below velocity of 10). I recommend to use these mostly for smaller intervals. The SIPS Portamento was designed to only work with two notes held at the same time. Read this quotation from the SIPS User’s Guide for better understanding of how the Portamento works.
“Now, play any note and while still holding down the key, play another note (just as you would if you were going to play a legato interval). When you do this, the first note will ‘glide’ to the second note. If you then release the second note, it will glide back to the first note (still being held). Now try this. Hit and hold the first note followed by an overlapping second note. After the glide, this time release the first note while still holding down the second note. Notice that the 2nd note continues to sustain. Now, while still holding down the 2nd note, hit another key and the 2nd note will glide into the new 3rd note just played. Play around with this for a while until you get the hang of it. Using this technique you can continue to glide between any number of successive intervals. As long as you leave one key down, you can continue to glide to the next note played. Once all keys are released, the next note played will then start a new phrase.”
For more information about using Portamento Mode, read the SIPS-User’s Guide (pages 56-59). http://nilsliberg.se/ksp/scripts/sips/sips.htm
– Portamento transitions are programmed so they are slightly longer (more like a glissando) when you play a note at a velocity of 1, and get shorter at higher velocities (2,3,4…10).
– If you play a Legato note with a higher velocity than 70 (to get the second velocity layer) and play the next note with velocity of 1-10 (to get Portamento transition) within 2 seconds, this second note will have the same velocity as the previous Legato note (higher than 70), even though you played it with low velocity (1-10). However, If you play a Portamento note later than the 2 seconds after the previous Legato note, it will have the velocity you just played and not the same velocity as the previous Legato note. This way you can use a Portamento transition with both layers without getting any obvious volume jumps, which would occur if you played a high velocity Legato note, let it sustain until it starts to decay naturally and then played a Portamento note which would have the same velocity as the previous Legato note.
– This script uses CC110 internally, so you should not be using it manually with this instrument.
3) Release Samples
– Added release samples for both dynamic layers.
– Fixed the issue with release samples triggering on note beginnings.
– Release Samples are not triggered after the samples naturally end anymore, so you don’t hear the “release noise” twice.
– The attack of Release Samples is affected by CC1 position, so they start smoother when you release a quieter note with low CC1 position.
4) Keyboard Colors
– I changed the colors of the Kontakt virtual Keyboard, so the unused keys are black, the keys of the cello range are blue and the keyswitches are yellow.
5) Keyswitch Notes
C6 – Switch between Legato and Polyphonic mode
D6 – Switch between L-Legato and B-Legato preset
E6 – Turn on/off Round Robin script
– I moved the Keyswitch Notes one octave higher, so they don’t interfere with the (hopefully extending) cello range.
6) CC1 (Mod wheel) Default Value
– I changed the Default Value of CC1 from 0 to 127, so when you load a patch, you don’t have to move CC1 up to hear the cello in it’s full volume.