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  1. I ditched all the Abbey Road, Scarbee and Session Strings stuff, plus DrumLab, and just about anything related to pop, rock or similar (except Session Guitarists acoustic libraries). Kept the pianos, ditched the Symphony Essentials for the full versions, only have a few of the synth relates libraries installed. I find that the more 3rd party libraries I acquire, the less Komplete stuff I tend to use or keep installed.
  2. Hi folks, Have a bit of an odd bug going on here, and I'm wondering if anyone else can reproduce this. I noticed when building a new template in my DAW that a few of my Kontakt libraries were behaving badly. In particular, the interfaces for a few them had become unworkable: whenever I tried to adjust any one slider or dial on the library, every other dial and slider on the interface also changed. I first noticed this when I uploaded the "VSL Celeste" patch from the Kontakt Factory library, and tried to adjust the reverb mix. Every other dial on the Celeste interface started changing also, and I wasn't able to work any of the controls separately. After a bit of experimentation, I discovered this happened whenever I had multiple patches loaded in an instance of Kontakt after a copy of the Symphony Series Percussion patch "Cymbal 1" was already loaded up. When loaded after the "Cymbal 1" patch, some libraries (but not all) would suddenly start exhibiting this behaviour (including most of the Factory Library patches, Albion One patches, and a few others). Patches loaded up before the "Cymbal 1" patch would not have this problem. I tested this with the same "VSL Celeste" library, and if I loaded it up before "Cymbals 1", no problem. If I loaded it up after "Cymbal 1", it would become unworkable. Last night I was able to reproduce this behaviour in both my main DAWS (Cakewalk and Cubase) on two separate machines with independent installs of Kontakt 6 and all the above libraries. Can anyone else reproduce this on their own machines? Thanks, Rob Of note: this is the full version of Symphony Series Percussion that I am using, not the Symphony Essentials one.
  3. Thanks, Reid. UVI World Traditions (I think was the name...) was so comically bad it was in a class by itself when it came to buyer's regret: there were samples with loop points so close together and artlessly done that the looping went full machine-gun after maybe a second or two; misspelled headings and instrument names scattered throughout the various menus; and my personal favorite, under Balkan Instruments they had an Alto Sax - a very vanilla set of soundfont-worthy alto sax samples, with no explanation as to how exactly the alto sax was considered a Eastern European classic. The entire package was seriously bush-league. There was literally one or two patches in the entire library that were actually useable, and "useable" in this context is a very generous assessment. I didn't pay a lot for it ($39 bucks on sale, I believe) but I was very unhappy that they still offered a product so obviously out-of-date and unsuitable even as an entry-level library. Judging by the tech and programming used to create it, World Traditions should have been removed from their catalog around, oh, say 1995. I haven't touched their stuff since, and it sounds to me like I have no real reason to change that. Even minus the World Traditions fiasco, I have never been overly keen on the UVI Player and it's workflow, and all things being equal, I'd rather have EthnoWorld 6 anyway.
  4. Info here: https://www.uvi.net/world-suite-2 I'd be curious to hear from anyone who has this. I bought the original World Instruments library from UVI a few years ago, and it was a complete disaster (maybe the worst library I ever bought), and I've not bought a single UVI product since. But I have heard rumours that World Suite 2 is pretty good...
  5. Musical Sampling's latest: https://musicalsampling.com/anthemchoir/
  6. This interests me. I’ve been intrigued by The Orchestra for a while, but I don’t know if that sort of library will work for me, so I’ve been a bit hesitant…
  7. Yeah, tried that, but didn't work. I did, however, get a letter from NI Support, saying this: "Dear customer, we are aware of an issue where certain effect plugins remain in DEMO despite of being activated as full version in Native Access. The issue is known (bug: DAEM-1570 - Effects keep asking for activation) and our colleagues in development are aware of it. We have found the root cause of the issue and we are expecting to release a hot fix at the middle of next week." So, it's a bug! And NI is on the case.
  8. Hi folks, I've just completed building a new PC, and have just reinstalled Komplete, including all the various effects. For some reason, every time I try to load one of the effects in Cakewalk (or any of my other DAWS) , I get a popup saying I have to "activate", "buy" or "demo" the plugin. When I hit "Activate", it opens Native Access, and then I can use the plug-in. But this happens every single time I try to add it in. I own all the plugns, Native Access says they are installed, etc. But I gotta "activate" them every time. Has anyone experienced this? Any idea what the problem could be? Thanks, Rob
  9. I didn't even know this was coming out! Great review. Thanks for posting this, Don. Just bought it. Eduardo's stuff is always no-brainer territory for me.
  10. Watching the walk-thru by Paul Thomson, and it looks and sounds very intriguing, so far. A library for re-scoring The Wicker Man (the original 1973 movie, not the 2006 remake, which could be rescored with a kazoo)...
  11. I just noticed that RME released an updated driver for Fireface UFX, 802, UCX, UCX II, UC and Babyface/Pro on May 4th, 2021. I never seem to get notices for this, so for any RME users who might have missed it: https://www.rme-audio.de/downloads.html PS: there is also a firmware update from March 2021...
  12. "During the month of June, pick three or more libraries of your choice, and get a whopping 40% discount. This is your chance to assemble your own pack of your favorite instruments. This offer does not apply to bundles or new product releases." https://cinesamples.com/
  13. Agreed. That's a good deal. FWIW, the product page at Cinesamples has some good walkthrus. I've been watching them this morning, because that price is very tempting... https://cinesamples.com/product/voxos-epic-choirs
  14. I have "Voices of War: Men of the North" from this collection of libraries, and it's great. It's a very specific library, in terms of the vibe and purpose, but its got a great sound and some nice features. Basically, if you're after that "Norse-pagan-dark-age-snow-and-raging-seas-under-the-aurora-borealis" kind of cinematic sound, it's a beauty of a library, and $79 is a great price. However, if that is not your thing, then you probably won't find a ton of useful stuff in it. Just FYI.
  15. I grabbed this because I qualified for the $49 crossgrade price, and it's actually pretty cool. I don't traditionally use a ton of plug-ins on my projects, but I can see MixBox being pretty useful, and I think it does have some effects not found in T-Racks(?). For hybrid-orchestral projects, where I'm mixing synths and traditional orchestral stuff (and where I often try for a rather ethereal kind of sound), I think MixBox will be extremely handy.
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