Spitfire released their first Total Performance Legato Patch in the Solo Strings library recorded at AIR Lyndhurst (2018), followed by the Cello Total Performance Legato in the same library.
The Total Performance Legato patches are Spitfire most detailed, all in one playable patch. As demonstrated in this video.
The Symphonic Brass and Symphonic Woodwinds update introduces another two Total Performance Legato Patches:
- Symphonic Brass: j - Trumpet Solo - Total Performance
- Symphonic Woodwinds: b - Flute Solo - Total Performance
They are located in the Advanced folder under Total Performance:
Both new patches introduce the Play Guide. This new tool provides a visual representation of the techniques and articulations you are playing as you adjust your vibrato, note velocity and speed:
To access the Play Guide just click the tab at the bottom of your Kontakt instance. Following on is a detailed guide for each of the new patches.
Flute Solo - Total Performance Insights
VIBRATO CONTROL - CC21
The value ranges below of CC21 will change the following performance styles:
- 0-9: Flutter Tongue
- 10-49: No Vibrato
- 50-89: Poco Vibrato
- 90-127: Molto Vibrato
These are velocity values that change the performance style depending on how hard or soft you hit the key. Speed of playing also will determine the performance technique.
- 1-9 Tenuto attack
- 10-120 Staccato/Staccatissimo (playing speed dictates which articulation)
- 121-127 Overblown
LEGATO INTERVAL VELOCITIES:
Intervals are what make legato the most realistic technique in sampling when programming melodic phrases. They are the captured sample between two specific notes when moving between them. In SSO there are 3 intervals that are triggered by velocity when two notes overlap each other.
- 1-84 Slurred
- 85-127 Tongued
- 1-127 Runs (playing speed dictates)Trills Min/Maj 2nd
Solo Trumpet - Total Performance Insights