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by Paul Battersby
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) xfaded brass for Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 21
Views: 12476

Re: (free) xfaded brass for Virtual Playing Orchestra

Lyberta wrote:So it's just SFZ changes right?
That's right. Everything in the latest version was possible with the existing samples. So if you have at least version 2.0, just an sfz upgrade is needed to have version 2.3
by Paul Battersby
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) xfaded brass for Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 21
Views: 12476

(free) xfaded brass for Virtual Playing Orchestra

NOTE: unfortunately it has been determined that the dynamic cross faded patches (-DXF in standard library and -PERF in the performance library) will not work with LinuxSampler, UNLESS (according to khaines) you replace all "gain_cc1" instances with "volume_oncc1" in the .sfz fil...
by Paul Battersby
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Magenta NSynth
Replies: 1
Views: 3308

Re: Magenta NSynth

I'm curious about it, but the .wav samples download for the "training set", is 22G. I'd like to know more about the contents of that download and the quality of the samples before I bother downloading it. I'm wondering if there is anything "orchestra sample library" worthy in the...
by Paul Battersby
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 32
Views: 16945

Re: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra

SFZ is a much more advanced format, supporting things like round robin samples, key switches, cross-fading, use of arbitrary midi cc events (example: mod wheel control). SF2 has velocity mapping and key mapping, and not much else. I was once asked if I would provide a .sf2 version of Virtual Playin...
by Paul Battersby
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 32
Views: 16945

Re: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra

Hi Paul, one question: is it possible to play each instrument of the orchestra inside Ardour? I don't know anything about about Ardour, but based on what Michael said, it looks like you need the .sf2 format rather than the .sfz format which is the format of Virtual Playing Orchestra, and the origin...
by Paul Battersby
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 32
Views: 16945

Re: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra

Can you make samples share the directory with sfz file? There are a few reasons why I wanted to keep the .sfz files separate from the .wav files, but if you want to try to merge them you certainly can. After you bring the files together, edit the .sfz files to change the path to the .wav files. All...
by Paul Battersby
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 32
Views: 16945

Re: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra

I've created a patch to fix the violin problem and re-do some fine tuning of pitch, volume and panning that unfortunately went missing with version 2.0.

Same link as above:

Virtual Playing Orchestra 2.2
by Paul Battersby
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 32
Views: 16945

Re: (free) 2.0 Virtual Playing Orchestra

I believe I've discovered the cause of the missing E in 1st solo violins and others. In the 1st-violin-SOLO-sustain.sfz file, try changing this: 4_F-PB.wav lokey=64 key=65 to this 4_F-PB.wav key=65 lokey=64 I thought it was a Linux issue but it seems to be an sfz implementation issue. The sfz player...
by Paul Battersby
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 32
Views: 16945

Re: (free) 2.0 Virtual Playing Orchestra

Thanks Michael.
by Paul Battersby
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 32
Views: 16945

Re: (free) 2.0 Virtual Playing Orchestra

What about F4? The same sample should be used to play both notes.

Just to be clear, we're talking about the lowest E right?
by Paul Battersby
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 32
Views: 16945

Re: (free) 2.0 Virtual Playing Orchestra

maybe not the place to mention bugs, but note E4 is missing in the 1st-violin-SOLO-mod-wheel.sfz and the 1st-violin-SOLO-sustain.sfz file. Anywhere I might see it is a good place to mention bugs but I don't understand. Just now, I was able to play every note in the SOLO and SEC patches for 1st viol...
by Paul Battersby
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: (free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 32
Views: 16945

(free) 2.2 Virtual Playing Orchestra

Version 2.2 of Virtual Playing Orchestra - free orchestral sample library, is now available.

Virtual Playing Orchestra 2.2

Changes include:

- all sustain samples now looped
- improved brass instruments
- reduced noise in tremolo samples
- many small improvements (see change log)
by Paul Battersby
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 20
Views: 10989

Re: Virtual Playing Orchestra

You can easily determine the "actual license" of any NBO instrument just by looking at the license.txt file in the instrument's folder. The same should be true of the Virtual Playing Orchestra library. I've preserved the NBO license.txt files and done the same (or tried to) for the other ...
by Paul Battersby
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Virtual Playing Orchestra
Replies: 20
Views: 10989

Re: Virtual Playing Orchestra

Nope, you are making a derivative work of the samples and you have to obey the license of them. For example, if some samples are NC then you can't make commercial music with them. In Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films it was determined that even sampling a 2 second guitar chord without permi...
by Paul Battersby
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Soloing strategies
Replies: 18
Views: 12052

Re: Soloing strategies

When faced with a similar challenge, I might start with something similar to the main melody, or I'll add passing notes to the chord progression or arpeggiate the chords. I may play that section over and over again, looking for new ideas, different ways to play it, different notes to change. Once I ...