MS 2.1 soundfont: viola has unwanted portamento effect
In the MS2.1 soundfont, the viola sound tends to slide in pitch after about the duration of a quarter-note (listen to attached file). The effect is most evident on the half-notes. This makes it hard to keep the viola sounding in tune with other instruments. Has anyone else noticed this?
And this was different in 2.0.3?
In reply to And this was different in 2… by Jojo-Schmitz
No, it's the same in 2.0.3.
In reply to No, it's the same in 2.0.3. by dhfx
OK, thanks for the confirmation, so it is not a regression
I don't even have the MS2.1 soundfont. Can you please give me the download link to it so I can figure out this issue?
In reply to I don't even have the MS2.1… by Arianna2001
Huh? It is part of MuseScore.
In reply to Huh? It is part of MuseScore. by Jojo-Schmitz
Well, I think ChurchOrganist should "REMOVE" that C#4 Sample just like he did with the Violin SoundFont.
I've examined the inner structure of Soundfont.
No special settings are available to fix.
The sample itself is as you hear it (with vibrato).
Would you turn the reverb off and listen again? (View Menu -> Synthesizer, "Master Effects" Tab, Effect A => "NoEffect")
Perhaps it can be heard in this way because of vibrato and reverb intermixed.
This is apparently not a new problem. See https://musescore.org/en/node/3975
I can hear it too, but only on pitch C4.
In reply to I can hear it too, but only… by Baywa
It can be also heard on Pitch C#4 and D4 too. I think ChurchOrganist should take out that bad note like he did with the Violin B6 Sample.
In reply to It can be also heard on… by Arianna2001
Are the C4, C#4 and D4 all separate sound samples, or are they generated from a single sound sample?
ChurchOrganist, are you reading this? Can you do something about it?
In reply to Are the C4, C#4 and D4 all… by dhfx
They are generated from a single sample. Maybe he can use the samples A#3, and E4 for good replacements just like the Violin Font which uses the G#5 and D5 samples to replace the A5, A#5, and B5 notes.
I have fixed the pitch bend on the C#3 sample for the 0.1.1 release of MuseScore_General that will ship with MuseScore 2.2.