Harpsichord Release Sound

franz posted Mar 12 '16, 15:17:

For a project I'm working on I'm trying to emulate a harpsichord. Therefore I would need the string dampening sounds playing as soon as a key is released. Any input on how to achieve this?


Nick posted Mar 21 '16, 19:13:

Do you have any updates on this? I have a few samplepacks with releases, so I'd like to know as well

Jacco Gardner posted Dec 27 '16, 21:10:

I would like to know as well, as this function is very important to achieve a realistic or lively sound for any instrument that involves an audible event on the key release (including piano, harpsichord, electric piano, or even synth sounds!). Great project though, very interested.

HansEhv posted Dec 30 '16, 00:14:

Can you please supply sample packs with release samples. Just to get an idea of what should be implemented for this (it looks interesting, but I do not want to go programming "blindly in the wild"). Maybe the effect you want can also be achieved with a variable release time, which can now be done (just finished that in the alternative track).

AlexM posted Dec 30 '16, 02:12:

I'm guessing there are separate release sound samples, therefore they could be triggered (one shot) upon noteoff. Not quite as simple to program as it is to describe, but I'd say this is very much possible - and useful!

HansEhv posted Dec 30 '16, 22:57:

Correct, it is feasable to have a second sample started according to different rules (no note-on/noteoff etc..). What I can't rally grasp is how to adapt the starting volume of the second sample to the current level of the playing sample. Harpsichord (like piano) does not have a fixed sustain level, it dies out untill "the damper falls" = the note off is issued. And then we get the release - how to get the right connection?

But harpsichord has sort of same way of making sounds. Yes, it plucks a snare instead of hitting it with a hammer, but lets it sound untill a damper stops it - and this is where the sample stops and release starts. So I suggest to experiment with the release time and get a value corresponding to the damper behaviour. One can make the SB grand piano samples sound bad by choosing a wrong value...
But I maybe wrong (fi the damper introducing extra sound?), therefor the question for a sample set to get a better picture.

SirPrimalform posted Apr 14 '17, 08:29:

I belive harpsichords sometimes have an audible click as the plectrum moves past the string to return to its starting position.

Sam posted May 14 '18, 03:34:

Ive been trying to wrap my head around this same issue. I have an idea but unsure if it would work. I record a sample of a synth sound to include the note release until it's silent all together. Add in the loop marker for sustain. Traditionally, when you play this and release the sound fades quicker than it should and it doesn't make use of the wav ending. Would there be a way to mark the beginning of the Note release segment with a marker and have samplerbox just play from the start of the marker until the end?


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