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(05-29-2020, 06:47 AM)Samulis Wrote: [ -> ]Are you sufficiently overlapping notes? Generally slur scripts work by stretching the first note longer so it partially overlaps the second. If there is no overlap or it is not long enough, it is possible for the slur not to trigger.

Some scripts/systems may rely on other inputs to determine slur character (e.g. velocity or an extra cc to determine slur length).

I did not have the notes overlapping but I tried and didn't notice any difference. I messed with some settings though and I enabled a "true legato" setting. It seems better now but this maybe due to ear fatigue so I will check it again later. However I post it here for your curiosity.

Piano Quartet v3
Great work on this, Chris. I like the stage presence in the third one the most, it feels like the piano is right there in front. The composition is lovely, my kids had a heated discussion about whether it belongs in a Studio Ghibli film or in the game Stardew Valley.

Of course I always like when somebody mentions they are using Dragonfly Reverb Wink I'm curious if you have tried Dragonfly Room, since this is a smaller setting? For what it's worth, the names aren't very prescriptive; some people like a small setting in Dragonfly Hall as a room reverb, and other people like a large setting in Dragonfly Room as a hall reverb.  Confused Huh
This is really a very nice track! I can't give any useful feedback on the reverb, but I just wanted to say that I enjoyed listening to it.
(05-29-2020, 03:42 PM)Michael Willis Wrote: [ -> ]I'm curious if you have tried Dragonfly Room, since this is a smaller setting?

I'm going to experiment a little more with the reverb so I will give the room a try as well! Maybe have a studio for the whole setting and bring in some hall for the twinkly solo piano parts.

Your kids' debate warms my heart! Heart I have been studying some Joe Hisaishi's works lately but having someone reminded of Studio Ghibli through my composition is flattering! The game looks fun too.

(05-29-2020, 04:13 PM)Penguin Wrote: [ -> ]This is really a very nice track! I can't give any useful feedback on the reverb, but I just wanted to say that I enjoyed listening to it.

Thank you for listening and your kind words!
The legato got triggered at 0:46 in the cello line on the leap. Maybe there is a minimum legato range or something?

The space I think is definitely better!
(06-02-2020, 02:29 AM)Samulis Wrote: [ -> ]The legato got triggered at 0:46 in the cello line on the leap. Maybe there is a minimum legato range or something?

The space I think is definitely better!

I appreciate your meticulous attention Sam! That is probably the portamento setting you are mentioning. I do use it here and there in the track, maybe I could try a bit more.
You could try a 'paired notes' technique. When playing an eighth note run, instead of 'te te te te' consider slurring the pairs 'te-le te-le'. Likewise, sometimes you can pair the other notes to syncopate, 'te te-le te...'.

Thus phrases can be made lyrical, and with a sense of direction, without necessarily just spamming slurs everywhere. Smile
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