Cremona Quartet - Unable to play simple thirds!

Chris Clawson
Chris Clawson Member Posts: 7 Newcomer

The Cremona violins playback seem to "break" when playing polyphonic at certain speeds and circumstances.

I would expect a major third at 73 BPM to play easily by these instruments.

 Prepare a pattern as follows:

(an example .mid file is included)

1. Load instrument either within Kontakt 7 (Preferred) or with Komplete Kontrol

Load either instrument: Stradivari Violin or Guarneri Violin

(The Amati Viola and Stradivari Cello DO NOT have a problem when played at this speed)

Set articulation "Virtuoso or Sustain (bowed)" - the longer articulations

2. Play the file at 73 BPM as eighth notes, pattern = (rest), (62-B2, 59-D3), (62-B2, 59-D3), (62-B2, 59-D3) (play repeatedly for test)

(faster tempos may break things easier)

Listen and watch the virtual keyboard inside of the Kontakt player. The B2 and D3 may play repeatedly until D3 is played alone. Afterwards, the B2 won't sound.

Occasionally the lower note may break through and play randomly.

A G5 plays briefly at the end. This may reset the problem and the file may play over normally, until the lone D3 sounds again.

Play the D3 on the virtual keyboard - THAT will break the playback of the B2 later! (unless you sound a high note around G5).

I have re-installed Cremona. No change in the problem.

What goes on? Am I ignorant of something important or is this a bug? The Cremona Viola and Cello play fine at this speed. I do notice that the longer articulations get into trouble when played too fast, so may that is related to this issue. In any case, overwhelming an articulation with short notes shouldn't break playback completely, should it?

Please suggest how I may deal with this..


Kontakt 7 VST3 Ver. 7.7.3 Full license  Also tested with 7.6.0

Processor x64

Windows 10

128 GB 32 core AMD Threadripper

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  • Chris Clawson
    Chris Clawson Member Posts: 7 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    Okay - I am slowly learning more.

    This library is taking time for me to understand. These longer articulations are inappropriate for this specific playing example. Shorter articulations, such as spiccato and pizzicato play fine. There is much to learn with a library this complex.

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  • Chris Clawson
    Chris Clawson Member Posts: 7 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    Okay - I am slowly learning more.

    This library is taking time for me to understand. These longer articulations are inappropriate for this specific playing example. Shorter articulations, such as spiccato and pizzicato play fine. There is much to learn with a library this complex.

  • Chris Clawson
    Chris Clawson Member Posts: 7 Newcomer
    I thought I posted a solution for this problem. The "Position" setting for string selection cannot be set to "Smart" when you want to play double stops, such as needed when playing several notes at a time. In this case, the Position setting must be set to either "High String" or "Low String". Double stops will then play reliably.
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