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Amadeus vs VSCO Pro

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Hi everyone!

I am looking for a lightweight orchestral library that let me compose in a laptop and even play patches live. This two libraries, VSCO 2 Pro and Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra, catch my eye Someone has tried them? I don't know which one to buy since both of them are very similar. 

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I can vouch for Amadeus - great sounds and easy to use. 

Don't know about VSCO (and it may be great!), but you would not be disappointed with Amadeus.

 

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42 minutes ago, Michael A.D. said:

I can vouch for Amadeus - great sounds and easy to use. 

Don't know about VSCO (and it may be great!), but you would not be disappointed with Amadeus.

 

WOW! and answer to my post 😍 

Yeah, I think that I am going for Amadeus. The whole point is that, to me, it sounds better that EW SO and is only 13 gb on disk.

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Amadeus is excellent for orchestra composition work. As you pointed out already the smaller size at 13gb makes it an excellent choice for those who have less drive space. I made a template for it . Over 140 instruments.  I haven't had the time to fully use yet with multiple instances of Kontakt all loaded. It remains to be seen how much stress using a lot of those sounds all at once might put on my  Intel 5820K 6 core cpu.  Since at least some of the reasoning behind this library is that it makes a great sketch pad for professionals, is lightweight and a nice set of sounds for the hobby composer it should spread pretty far on an average computer. TBH I made the templates in Studio One instead of Cakewalk mainly because SO has a better notation capability using Notion. The DAW should not really matter though. Cakewalk will output notation but doesn't offer as much editing capability and doesn't use a separate program for it.

There are a few small nits that pretty much apply to ANY similar library. The up close violins don't sound especially realistic in some mixes/situations. They still sound better than any soundfont player violin by miles. In a mix you probably couldn't tell. The full orchestra program portions of Amadeus make me want to play it for hours. Amazing programming IMHO.  In addition, you get choirs, a soloist, a pipe organ and even an electric guitar.

Here's something I made in it just diddling around-

 

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