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  1. 5 hours ago, Fleer said:

    I wonder if this is still worthwhile if one has all Strezov vocal libs. 

    I am looking at this as a great way to get a start on the Strezov choir libraries. While I've heard a lot of good stuff about Strezov,  so far I haven't really been star-struck by the few libraries I do have (original Storm Choir and Cornucopia Strings 2).

    Storm Choir is useful although I find it quite limited; and I never really liked Cornucopia Strings -- a bit too rustic and uneven for my tastes.

    But their newer stuff, like Wotan and Frejya sound really amazing in the demos, and reviews suggest they are top-notch. Choir Essentials seems like a pretty inexpensive way to find out. 

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  2. Worth noting, I have this library, and it's pretty good. Very simple and straightforward, but has a nice sound. Definitely geared towards cinematic use.

    Also important to note that "Soaring Strings" has only legatos and sustains, and is best used in tandem with their "Adventure Strings" library, which is (apparently) recorded with the same ensemble, in the same hall. "Adventure Strings" has sustains, no legatos, and all the other basic articulations (various shorts, marcatos, pizz, etc). 

    Rob


  3. Just now, Steve Madden said:

    I've been curious what happens if you buy individual instruments then decide to get the whole set. Any discount or would it be full price?

    Yep. I bought the full strings patch for Inspire 1, and now when I browse the site while logged in, it shows an additional discount on the price of the Inspire 1 library. 

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  4. 26 minutes ago, Arjan M said:

    Yes that works. I bought the €24 Brass patch from Berlin Inspire 1.

    Great! I've been thinking for a while that it might be worth cherry picking a few choice instruments from their stuff, rather then buy the massive libraries I really don't need. I have some gaps in my template I'd like to fill, and this might be a good way to start.

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  5. The Sine player has made it possible to buy single instruments from the big packages, and I wonder if this voucher can be used in that fashion.

    Eg. on the Metropolis Ark 1 page, click on  the "Instruments" tab: https://www.orchestraltools.com/store/collections/metropolis-ark-1

    Nice, cheap way to try out an Orchestral Tools patch. I've never used any of their libraries before, but I've been eyeing their stuff for a while (because I totally need yet MORE trailer oriented epic orchestral libraries, of course!).... 

     

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  6. This is my goto reverb -- IMHO the best software 'verb in the business for orchestral music and similar.

    Open, clear, sweet-sounding, with lots of presets and really configurable. I paid full freight for it a few years ago, and I'd happily have paid double. For $29 bucks?....jeez...

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  7. 1 hour ago, telecode 101 said:

    anyone use this? what the resource hit? I am tempted. I tried out some freebies from 8dio. Its weird that all the interfaces are exactly the same .

     

    I have all these, plus Anthology Strings ( I think both are based on the same set of samples...?)

    I like the sound of them, although they are very dramatic and over-the-top -- almost schmaltzy  -- with big, swooping legato transitions. I rarely used them at full modulation (frankly, I rarely go past halfway) and tone them down a smidge with eq so they fit in with my other template string libraries. 

    I don't use the shorts (I don't really like the sound of them), and I rarely fire up the other articulations. I use them strictly for prominent (and overwrought) legato string lines.  

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  8. Just now, Matthew Sorrels said:

    I don't really use it all that much.  That's true for all the Sonokinetic phrase libraries though (and I have almost all of them, only missing Tutti and Espressivo).  They are great libraries but at the end of day it's just loops.  Magical and mixable loops with all sorts of interesting overlaying abilities sure, but still just a loop.  The drag MIDI does help a bit though.

    Yeah, that's kind of where I'm at with their stuff. There are times when it is exactly what you need to put a realistic final touch on an orchestral piece - and their libraries are gold when those moments come around. But mostly, they don't get used a lot. 

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