Hugely excited by MIDI 2
I have always been dissappointed with the sound of classical instruments as VSTs, though I own a lot of them. Here are some of the reasons. Many acoustic instruments have a varied vibrato that goes on after a note is struck, one needs specialist devices to control this and I have found even with them, the sound is a bit lame. Secondly, the attack of a note on a acoustic instrument is a world in its own right. I play sax and every note is crafted intuitively in the reed, same with the embroucher of brass instruments and strings like violins where the bow creates the attack in different ways. In scoring for violin, there are many articulations called for and even those articulations that are written the same, can vary widely.
For example, staccato can be of different lengths and amplitude of attack, the wrong type of staccato can just sound silly.
Then there are the question of players. On trumpet a performance of Purcell's Trumpet voluntary calls for very different muscles that a Chet Backer or Miles Davis Solo. The Aural differences are massive.
I am wondering what people think the impact of MIDI 2 would have on these issues.
What are the dreams and abilities this new standard is capable of releasing?
We have profile and property exchange, but how do people see these actually being implemented say with Violins? I know we don't yet know, but what are the rumours and speculations? Could we see further devlopments in non sample based instruments?