Re: Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin
Violin, yes please. And a tromba of some sort too please. Just the fiddle for starters would be quite OK though!
It's no trivial task however, besides adding new samples to the synth there's also the small matter of making character animations playing the instrument ...
But if dev resources were indeed allocated to a music system overhaul, there are a couple of things that I'd prioritize higher than a new instrument.
First would be a serious look at the existing samples. Some of the instrument register transitions make me squirm. Even worse are the out of tune instruments.
Second would be extend the ABC interpreter to 4 octaves. For example it's annoying that I can't play the lute (well ... guitar) higher than 8th fret on the E string. Same with the harp.
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