Notation is pretty vague in terms of actual performance instructions, compared to what you have under control in a DAW/sampler. But it takes time and knowledge to program what you have in mind.AngelCityOutlaw wrote: ↑Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:32 amYou can come close enough to fool laymen and make an acceptable "recording" if you're using the right stuff and playing to its strengths, though.
But, for example, the first page of the Star Wars score up there. The brass chordal rhythms of repeated notes sound better to me than most conventional libraries by a landslide and it took the arranger but the time and effort of notating it to achieve that. Such passages sound like nails on a chalkboard with CineBrass Core and many other libraries to me, which still costs several times as much as NotePerformer itself and the former still receives updates to this day.
There are other sample libraries, and techniques with layering samples, etc. that can do that, but it generally requires a lot more effort and the results can be unpredictable. I think if a sample technology is able to offer those results with much less effort, and at a far cheaper price, it could be competitive.
But it seems to be happening more in the notation field. Which is interesting because most composers today are relying on DAWs and many can't even read notation now. You'd think it would be the other way around?
What I do know, is that while the DAW sample libraries sound quality and such has improved vastly, the play-ability or ease-of-use of them (while maintaining a reasonable semblance of realism) seems to be lagging by comparison.
You want to input very basic midi data and expect virtuoso performance, sorry, but this won't happen.
Sample libraries are also not real instruments and will never be as flexible or good (in terms of intonation - many orchestras play in some kind of adaptive just tuning in the more emotional moments) as real instruments; you will also need some kind of controller that allows idiomatic performance for the instruments that won't sound like keyboard style repertoire.
Let's say in the future exists a software tool with library of performance styles. It can still make mistakes and sound horrible. Why? Because software is dumb. (If we ever achieve real AI, your composing job is the last thing you should be worried about, because our species will be obsolete...)