If you are an owner of Spitfire Symphonic Strings or Spitfire Chamber Strings, you may notice that you have 2 different folders for legato patches. The first are "Legato Performance" patches, and the others are "Performance Legato".
There are some key differences between these patches:
The Performance Legato patches were released later than the Legato Performance, meaning that these patches are more up to date. For information on how the Performance Legato patches work, please see here.
Key features in the Performance Legato patches include:
- Layered attacks (short notes are automatically layered into the highest velocities, simulating a hard attack)
- Soft attacks triggered at the lowest velocity
- The ability to play 'short' notes such as spiccato depending on the length of time that notes are held
- Automatically responds to playing speed to trigger different transitions
- Functions as an 'all-in-one' playable patch
These patches are the original legato patches from the libraries. Generally we recommend using the Performance Legato patches, however there are some differences that can be taken advantage of.
Key features in the Legato Performance patches include:
- The ability to change which transitions trigger at specfic velocities, speeds, and dynamics (Ctrl/Cmd + Click articulations)
- The option to 'purge' or unload certain articulations from memory
- Using 'mix by articulation' to change microphone positions depending on the articulation (ie. adding more 'close' signal for runs)