Hi all. I do not play the horn, but have a Q I was hoping someone would be kind enough to answer.
I am a composer, who like most others, has to rely primarily on samples to compose and make a living. It's unfortunate, but that's the way of the world. I have a sample library which has a solo horn patch, a 2FH patch, and 6FH patch. I am noticing something strange in the solo patch (one horn player, obviously). There is a quiver of sorts in almost all of the notes. It's to varying degrees, but definitely noticeable.
Here is a short, 2.4 MB file illustrating what I am talking about.
Is this type of quiver normal? This is from one of the biggest sample library devs around recorded in a major studio - and although I have no idea who the musicians were, I have to assume they hired accomplished players, as opposed to, say, a HS student.
Any thoughts will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Re: Non-horn player has a Q 21:59 on Thursday, July 31, 2014
This type of quiver is NOT normal.
This sounds like someone who doesn't play regularly. The embouchure is not toned, the air is used inefficiently. Not a good quality sound at all.
This is a poor, poor sampling.
Re: Non-horn player has a Q 05:05 on Saturday, August 02, 2014