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Best solo flute library

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Fleer, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. rottoy

    rottoy Gentleman Scholar

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    You see. Couldn't be that high a price.
     
  3. dzilizzi

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    okay, I was going to make fun of the SNIFTI technology, but VI tells me I am spamming
     
  4. Mr Funk

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    Some freebies you could try are Iowa Flute, Alto Flute and Bass Flute.
     
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    Thanks. Still searching for the most convincing one, now preferably alto.
     
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    If I understand correctly Sonokinetic are putting out a full orchestral library over time. They put out the Woodwinds Ensemble first which I happened to get on a charity auction at the base price of 50% much to my surprise. They have the most amazingly lovely tone and if / when the solo woodwind instruments come out from Sonokinetic, they might be worth looking into. While extensively sampled, there were only your basic four ensembles and I don't know how many different woodwinds might be sampled as a solo pack. Anyway might be worth looking at in the future.

    As far as free, the MSLP Flute Grbavac and the VSCO2 flute for the expressive vibrato would be my choices over the Iowa. Nothing free is going to touch the high paid flutes however.
     
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  7. agarner32

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    I just bought the Fluffy Audio flute and I like the tone, but it's very difficult to play. I haven't messed with the settings, but for me it certainly is not easy out of the box. For me it's impossible to play a jazz line that swings. I'm not sure what it is - perhaps it's the latency. Everything comes out very choppy. I should mention that I am a very accomplished jazz pianist so it's not my technique. I'll have to do some investigating - perhaps it can be adjusted in some way. As I said, it has a very nice tone. In all fairness I haven't looked at the manual yet but I will.
     
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  8. paoling

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    Hello Agarner. The latency can be adjusted by editing the articulation in the behavior page. Just lower the first value (max xfade time) and the instrument will be snappier (with a sligthly less realistic tone). In anycase feel free to write us and maybe we'll can work on a custom patch that fits your playing.
     
  9. agarner32

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    Thank you for the tip. I'll give it a shot. I really love the tone overall. If I can just get it to play more legato with an uptempo straight-ahead swing feel it will be great.

    Thanks for the response,
    Aaron
     
  10. Ashermusic

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    I wnent through the same thing when I first got it and as he just did here, he explained to me the best way to deal with it. It works well, you edit and create your own articulation for faster passages.

    Also, I do use the Flute 2 in the often maligned Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds. It does lots of things really well, if not as emotive as the Fluffy Audio flute.
     
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  11. marco berco

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    Me, I am using a lot SF Audio woodwinds, even if they lack some articulations but the sound is superb. I use
     
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  12. agarner32

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    I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I will today. As long as I can play Cherokee at a minimum of 300 I'm good :)
     
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    What about Passion Flute from Orange Tree Samples? They're having a Group Buy going up to 60% off now.
     
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  14. rottoy

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    Nothing beats it if you are going for a jazz flute sound.
    But I don't know if the fact that the legato is scripted is going to be a hurdle for the potential buyer.
     
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  15. agarner32

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    Oh man, I completely forgot that I actually have it. Wow, I also forgot how great the sound is and super easy to play. I'm doing a "smooth jazz" cue right now and it's perfect. Thanks for the tip.
     
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