So, Berlin gets a LOT right with their very expensive orchestra.
Here’s something I love about Berlin.
With some libraries, as you push the modwheel from 0 to 127 (or, say, if you’re using velocity to trigger loudness and intensity as your velocity goes from 0 to 127), the sound seems barely to get louder as the modwheel increases…until suddenly a new sample is introduced, and the sound jumps up in loudness and brightness.
So, you might move from pianissimo to barely above pianissimo from 0 to 27, then by 32 on the modwheel, you’re fully mezzo-forte. Then, it remains in the mezzo forte range until 85, then by 90 you’re fully fortissimo. Thus, executing smooth crescendi is not a matter of simply smoothly moving the modwheel up.
Berlin gets this right. a move from 32 to 33 increases volume and brightness the same as a move from 50 to 51, or from 120 to 121. It’s smooth all the way from bottom to top. This makes creating crescendi SO much easier than with certain other libraries I will not name!
I will have more to say about these Berlin instruments, which are proving to be a pleasure to use.