The Embertone Shire Whistle Could Be a Historic Advance for iOS Instruments
I realize that there has already been a post on the introduction of Shire Whistle.
But I wanted to make this specific point.
I have never previously seen an articulation changing system that was anywhere near the equal of what you find on Kontakt instruments.Before this.
Look at this page:
You can assign your CC of choice to legato, slide, poly, short, volume, vibrato. If you a controller with enough knobs or buttons, that is an articulation switching system that rivals many Kontakt instruments. (Not behemoths like Chris Hein's, but many)
You can set up a velocity threshold for "ornaments" If you happened to have a breath controller, that would be amazing.
You can choose whether you want round robins or not. If you don't know what that is, it means that when you play the same note repeatedly it will play a different sample, avoiding the machine-gun effect. I don't know why you would want to turn off round robins, but it might make the app less demanding on your device.
Embertone's Jubal Flute previously let you turn on and off legato with a cc controller (it defaults to cc2 for breath control) Embertone's Sensual Sax has a switch for legato, sustain and staccato. I don't have it, so I don't know if it is remotely switchable.
Whether or not you want this particular instrument, Embertone is blazing a new trail with Shire Whistle, opening the door to more iOS instruments that rival the realism and musicality of Kontakt instruments.