I know you are probably all tired of me, but I’ve been thinking about this whole project and I have a couple of general thougths that I think would benefit everyone.
I walk almost four miles every day (most of it is on mostly level ground, though) and I think. A lot.
Why are we on our own? Well, Christian knows way more than I do about sample libraries and assembling instruments, but everything he knows is proprietary. It all belongs to Spitfire, so he CAN’T tell us more. I suspect he has already said as much as he can in the context of the videos.
We really do need to figure out how to get this done ourselves.
Why do we want to? For the fun of it, certainly, and the satisfaction of hearing some way cool music played with an instrument I created for myself. And for myself, I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well. If it’s going out into the world with my name on it, it needs to be a quality product.
Why are you doing it?
Is there a bigger story? Yes. Christian keeps mentioning “A Listers” checking out Pianobook. Consider that it is for the instruments as much as our sample compositions. So, again, it behooves us to assemble a quality product.
No pressure or anything ; )
I also have some ideas for streamlining the editing process (organizing the samples like I’ve been doing). Unfortunately, it will always be the first step, I think. OR, how can we organize our sample recordings to facilitate the initial editing?
I think this also needs to be a conversation more than just a project with a goal so we can create a process as we create the instruments.
PS: Thought of a use for Kate. Sliced up the track and spread it out so it can serve for markers – one more wav file. Discovered we are missing a note from the sequence: A4. ?!?