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    Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    The Gofriller Solo Cello will soon be released. The new master is on its way to the manufacturer so it should be fairly soon.

    The wonderful thing about the Gofriller Solo Cello is that there is so much flexibility and playability - techniques that can be played in real-time! Techniques and articulations not as a gazillion discrete freeze-dried samples that you piece together - but as a dynamic performance that is totally under your control. You made and shape your articulations on-the-fly, like a real player does. This represents a new paradigm is modern instrumentation.

    We have posted some technique demos below that show the possibilities of the instrument. The following techniques are played in real-time as a single performance in one pass. Notice the versatility and how so many techniques are possible. Most anything a real cello can do can be performed with this software instrument.
    We can go on and on and on ... ad infinitum....


    There are some more demos posted here: http://garritan.com/cello.html

    Thanks to Robert for his assistance in realizing these demos. And thanks to Giorgio and Stephano for making this technology possible.

    We'll be posting videos
    showing the versatility of this extraordinary software cello as soon as we can.


    Enjoy!

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    Wow Gary,

    This is like a mini instrumentation class for the cello. The only thing missing are the scores, the range charts and a lot of redundant text!

    BTW, the cello sounds absolutely great! I remember some early test demos that many (including me) thought was a bit metallic. It's clear that you took the various feedback seriously. These demos sound wonderful.

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    Re: Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    My sampled cello can't do that. Not even my real viola can (well, I can do those things, but an octave higher ).

    I enjoy hearing all those new articulations. The cello has a great deep rich voice.

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    Re: Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    Mind-blowing!
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    Re: Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    Quote Originally Posted by vic_france
    Mind-blowing!
    I don't play any stringed instruments but this is clearly a breakthrough product. Congratulations to all involved!

    Keith Walls

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    Re: Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    Sounds mind blowing! Exactly that Gary!

    And since I've come on the Strad platform, I will most probably get on the Gofriller one

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    Re: Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    sounds really, really great! It starts to be really hard NOT to buy it

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    Re: Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    One quick question:

    How useful is this Cello when not playing 'live'; that is, how easy is it to 'draw' rather than play the request information (at least, in general...I imagine some info is much easier/harder than other to draw.)

    Thanks!

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    Re: Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    Quote Originally Posted by imagegod
    One quick question:

    How useful is this Cello when not playing 'live'; that is, how easy is it to 'draw' rather than play the request information (at least, in general...I imagine some info is much easier/harder than other to draw.)

    Thanks!
    You can tweak to your hearts content to try to simulate a performance. You'll need to learn the controllers and functions. In the real world, articulations are shaped by a player as he/she plays and the Gofriller mimics the performance. If your drawing skills can mimic the subtleties of vibrato, or the imparting of portamento, the shaping of a note, or the various nuances done simultaneously; then it is doable but requires practice. But for the best results, nothing beats just playing in real-time.

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: Can Your Sampled Cello do This? - New Gofriller Cello Technique Demos

    Quote Originally Posted by imagegod
    One quick question:

    How useful is this Cello when not playing 'live'; that is, how easy is it to 'draw' rather than play the request information (at least, in general...I imagine some info is much easier/harder than other to draw.)

    Thanks!
    If it's like the Strad (and it is), then easy. Way, way simpler than mixing different articulation patches.

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