I’m trying out EastWest/Quantum Leap’s Hollywood Orchestra series for the first time, specifically the Strings, Brass and Woodwinds libraries (all Gold). I use them in Sibelius using these sound set integrations, and for the most part everything works well. However, I’ve run into one issue:
When playing back two repeated legato (slurred) notes, the second note’s attack volume drops to almost zero and takes almost a full second to return to full volume. In faster passages this can make the note essentially inaudible.
Here’s a screenshot of the sort of notation I’m talking about:
Note the highlighted C6 eighth notes. The first plays back normally; the second starts off almost silent before the volume finally returns.
I was willing to chalk it up to a glitch, but with more testing I’ve found the exact same thing happens in all three libraries – Orchestral Woodwinds, Brass, and Strings. It happens no matter what legato patch I load (fast or normal, “rep”, accent, etc.). The moment a “true legato” patch is loaded, this happens.
Does anyone know what causes this, and how to stop it from happening?