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Scott H

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  1. 1 hour ago, PavlovsCat said:

    @Scott HI just noticed that your avatar is an image of an electric piano.  Is that a Wurli? Did I  find someone as obsessed with Wurlis as me? It's far TMI, but as the son of a late music teacher who grew up with a bunch of instruments my siblings and I played,  I'm pretty much in love with all of them. The Wurli,  a baby grand piano, a Les Paul, a Leslie speaker,  my first drum kit (a Camco made a 10 minute drive from my childhood home)....so these days I buy all that stuff in sampled form. To me Wurlis are pure magic. I have been begging my friend Greg Schlaepfer (Orange Tree Samples) to make one that's at the same level as the Famous E -- the best Rhodes library on the planet (even Sound on Sound's review gave it its highest rating and stated it's "probably" the best Rhodes sample library that exists) made in cooperation with one of the all time studio musician greats, Jay Graydon. Now they need to do it for the Wurli. Except Jay isn't a Wurli fan. Consequently, if  someone has a Wurli 200A  in great shape,  please get it to Orange Tree Samples! But until that day, I think that AcousticSamples dev has the best Wurli library that my ears have heard. 

    The SOS review of Orange Tree Samples Famous E. If you love electric pianos,  that is a must,  IMO. Exact quote: "Orange Tree Sample’s Famous E may be the best virtual Rhodes you can buy."


    Good catch! Actually my avatar is a snippet of a Rhodes Mark I Stage 73.  You can tell it is a Stage and not a Suitcase by the silver knobs. Yes, I am a sucker for a good electromagnetic piano. I bought the Famous E when it first came out and I don't regret it a bit. It's an awesome Rhodes piano library. It would be a total Sophie's Choice if I had to choose between a Rhodes and a Wurlitzer.  A Rhodes is probably more versatile but if I had a gun to my head I'd take the Wurli every time. Fortunately I don't have to choose.

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  2. I agree that the e-instruments Wurli is the best of the three. The  Sound Paint Wurli sounds absolutely dead. IMHO both the Soniccouture Wurli and the Acoustic Samples Wurli have a slight edge. I think the Acoustic Samples Wurli more precisely matches the signature tone of the Wurlitzer, while the Soniccouture is better at capturing the grit of the Wurlitzer.  It is always fun to take a poll, and I enjoyed your rendition of  Where it’s at. 

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  3. I've got Moonkits and the library does sound really good. There is a ton of variety to be had in the various kits and presets. This library oozes uniqueness and character. There aren't nearly as many high hat and cymbal articulations as say a Superior Drummer kit, but many of the Moon kits come with a whopping 45 different brush articulations. Some of the more oddball Moon kits come with much fewer articulations. The one serious drawback to Moonkits is that there is no internal midi mapping  tool. I can see this being a deal breaker for many.  If you own a copy of full Kontakt,  Soniccouture does share a link to a half-baked and somewhat painful midi mapping work around located here:


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  4. In case they take the website down here is the list:


    NEW Customizable user interface: Show or hide essentially every user interface tool and function with the new Customization Editor.

    NEW Smart Templates: Smart Templates provide essential toolsets for the tasks at hand from basic recording to mixing stems, mastering an album to setting up a live show 

    NEW Global Lyrics Support: Add lyrics to your scores, songs, productions, and live performances with the all-new global Lyrics Track

    NEW Global Video Track: The all-new global Video Track provides an intuitive video workflow thanks to the familiar drag and drop functionality that made Studio One famous

    NEW Track Presets: Store every aspect of a given track or channel for instant recall, even for multiple selected tracks/channels

    NEW Advanced Collaboration with PreSonus Sphere: Studio One 6 deepens the integration between your desktop application and your PreSonus Sphere Workspaces with convenient sharing options and built-in sync options right from the Studio One Browser

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  5. Oddly enough I can't find any discernable differences in graphic quality between Kontakt 6 and Kontakt Player 7. See the attached image below. Where are the much touted graphic improvements?  Interesting that my libraries requiring full Kontakt  are loading just fine into Kontakt Player 7.


    Kontakt 6 vs. 7.tif

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  6. 17 minutes ago, paulo said:

    If you want it just buy it. Forgiveness is always easier to obtain than permission.

    Plus she's probably snuck in a whole load of unnecessary cushions that you haven't noticed.

    Great point! Believe me, I’m sure that there are a lot of shoes and handbags purchases that I don’t even know about!

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  7. 15 minutes ago, Christian Jones said:

    What was to be your reasoning for the Komplete upgrade? This could be helpful to us. 

    Primarily for Kontakt 7 with the HiDPI browser. Once I hit 40, my eyesight fell off a cliff.  Kontakt on my new widescreen monitor looks like a postage stamp. I need a jeweler's loop to read it.  If I could get by with the free version of Kontakt 7 I would, but I've got multiple libraries that need the full version. Also it has been a few versions of Komplete since I've last upgraded so there is lots of new stuff for me.

    To be honest, I'm just a hobbyist.  I don't "absolutely" need the Komplete upgrade, but my wife needs to think that I do.

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