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  1. AlexanderSchiborr

    Help with mixing orchestral cymbals

    One tip: Use references and then you will hear that they often have to much of body and lowend. and often they occupy too much of stereo width. Don´t forget that these cymbals and crashes are not recorded with an orchestra but in an empty scoring stage which is missing absorbers and many more...
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula – Live In Concert

    Hej Thomas, many many many thanks for doing that project. I take my hat of restoring faith and doing such a marvelous job there. Love that soundtrack.
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    An Incandascence Of the Dark Lord

    No Problem! :) Axe FX rocks too! I have still my old Axe FX I here. Will reply soon. Been busy finishing song 2 (vocals) and writing song 3. :grin:
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    Big Band

    sexy fernbedienung dude.:2thumbs:
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    EIS Student Examples

    Is that a composition or something? I am not quite sure what that is supposed to be..:unsure:
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    An Incandascence Of the Dark Lord

    Hej Hanu, Here is dimmurized Version. :shocked::shocked::rofl: Man that reference master is fucking loud..holy shit..the meter doesn´t do any shit anymore on this reference.. I need a beer.:rofl: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ehlua392amp5tlu/An_incandescence_of_the_dark_Lord_Dimmu.mp3?dl=0
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    An Incandascence Of the Dark Lord

    Really possible, mate. I was back then big on Emperor too, definitely somewhere in the sound here and there.
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    An Incandascence Of the Dark Lord

    Good question..the recipe..well let me try to answer that: As an Amp I use a EVH 5150 III profile on my Kemper Amp. Bass Amp is an Ampeg SVT Blueline. Guitar is a Jackson Randy Rhoads Custom (Seymour Duncan Bridge Pickup) Bass Guitar is Ibanez BTB 06 LTD with active pickups, I think they are...
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    An Incandascence Of the Dark Lord

    Ok, I have the lyrics, but its all hand written yet, so probably later after the album is finished part of the booklet then. No logo, not even a name. I think I concentrate first just writing material... Hej Hanu, Good points, though I already lowcutted some things on the guitars and also...
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    An Incandascence Of the Dark Lord

    Hey Martin, So I didn´t know you are planning to write an album as well. Very cool man! Once you have something shoot me a pm, would be interested to take a listen. These lyrics though they seem to fall into bm tropes are definitely not at all like that. They are more a warning or at least...
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    An Incandascence Of the Dark Lord

    Elite Partner English or in other words: Parship english. It was an Eb Clarinet. But I get the point, totally.
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    An Incandascence Of the Dark Lord

    Hi guys, I composed and recorded a new song. I was collaborating here with my wife who is writing lyrics for me. I thought to share it because this kind of music is barely seen here.
  13. AlexanderSchiborr

    Need string library advice

    Look, actually yesterday I created a new custom patch out of OT libraries which sounds like that: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11HeRAHSFp6PgwCPJQIszm7rOBxKU64R_?usp=sharing Strings don´t do that out of the box, so its up to every single one to think different. I love BWW..great...
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    Need string library advice

    Well, just my opinion of course and I may not be right, so there are different opinions. I mean if others like to buy all the time new stuff, no problem with that. I always check out new libraries as well, but I encounter that spending a lot of time with one library for a couple of years lets...
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    MSB or CSB? Please vote.

    I don´t have MSB but I listened to a lot of demos and in the end, I find CSB that has a bit more of a lively sound and more 3d projection. For my personal taste MSB was having a few instruments which sounded good like the French Horns and the Tuba, but overall I prefer the sound of CSB.
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    What full orchestral package do you think is the absolute cream of the crop for general use?

    Berlin Strings + Expansions. Berlin Winds Legacy Walker 1955 Piano Sample Modeling brass Cinematic Studio Brass Infinite Brass Cinesamples Percussion Spitfire Chamber Strings These I use all together to get that more traditional orchestral sound.
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    Best VST for string runs..?

    :shocked:
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    Budget Woodwinds Shootout!

    Then (imho) you are doing something not quite right (I am speaking of BWW)..either you are not orchestrating for winds in a way "how its done" (study wind orchestration...my tip) to bring out their strenghts and idiomatic orchestration types for woodwinds , or its some balancing issues in your...
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    Budget Woodwinds Shootout!

    They are no budget library by any means but I simply love the legacy Berlin Woodwinds. There is no perfect woodwind library for sure, though imo opinion they do a lot of things pretty pretty well and you can customize them quite a lot. For me personally one of the best winds out there still...
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    French Horn Rips (Cheap or Free ?)

    I found the page via google. (you know the search engine?)
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    French Horn Rips (Cheap or Free ?)

    https://freesound.org/people/TaranP/packs/20338/
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    Cinematic Studio Brass Playing Mike Verta Live Brass

    Hej man, Cool and thats quite some work you did there. a few things though or question: Why did you alter the original recording with reverb and alter the sampled version to match what exactly then? I am not quite sure about that whole process here as I believe you would like to match that...
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    Orchestral library for 1000€

    Edirol orchestra probably fits your needs and it has sections,also sonatina symphonic orchestra is even free. Maybe you check it out
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    Weird random Spitfire download email

    Good morning
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    I've Bought My Last String Library

    What recording reference is that? Just curious to know..thanks.
  26. AlexanderSchiborr

    Dance of the Reed Flutes - Tschaikowsky - Close enough to live?

    So, here is the version 19, so far then the final version which I came up with so far. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrdbcop68vn59ax/Tschaikowsky_Dance_of_the_reed_Flutes_Flutes_v_19.mp3?dl=0
  27. AlexanderSchiborr

    EQ curves folks use on CSS (and CSSS)?

    I have css too, 12k is fine, not so narrow, you can also use a highshelf with a gentle q, so literally that it looks a bit like a ramp. Also what might help is using a good saturation (e.g.UADs Oxide and Studer A800). I push frequenices often with the Manley passive on strings, that thing just...
  28. AlexanderSchiborr

    Spitfire Bespoke private range libraries

    I am sorry, I appreciate the fact you grab those old examples for demonstration and maybe my ears are totally impaired by the long working day in the studio but if that are "sampled" patches from the that bespoke ranges I am the great cornholio and need some tp for my bungholio. For me all of...
  29. AlexanderSchiborr

    Faster String Runs Library to complement CSS

    Depends on the runs and all in between depending on tempo and notation..I use to approximate a few of them with 3 different types of settings: 1. Articulated runs 2. Blurred / Smeared runs 3. Almost gliss like 1. In that case bowing each note means you have to hear those articulations quite...
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    James Bond Style Brass

    Well let´s not forget that this is a piece performed by the best players out there and written in a way and a style that it makes it very hard if not impossible to pull it of that convincingly with sampled instruments. If you want that sort of sound nailed, I am afraid you better hire some...
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    Sample Developers Appreciation Thread

    I could make a long list but..I keep it short with a few examples: My main orch everyday template: Berlin strings + winds legacy Sample modeling brass Cinesamples percussion Csb Walker 1955 concert D Sfa harp & Cs harp Big love for ot,cs,embertone,sm and sfa
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    Spitfire Appreciation Thread

    My favourite Spitfire libraries is the Symphonic Orchestra range so far, and I like the old Albion a lot. The brass sounds so nice and british oldschool there. I wish sometimes that they would record with the same setup a more in depth library for that Albion brass sound what they had there. Job...
  33. AlexanderSchiborr

    Hans Zimmer Strings vs. Spitfire Chamber Strings

    You can´t find it because they are two very different products serving to very different musical styles and purposes, so there is no discussion big on comparing these 2 contendors! Hope that is clear now. And Sean is right. So: HZS = Big Sections with no classic Orchestra seating SCS = Small...
  34. AlexanderSchiborr

    Beware intransparency of the Spitfire Wish List Sale

    insulting, strategies, unfair, injustice? From what kind of information you take all these observations here and seem to present them as facts? Do you? Honestly, I am bit baffled by that things. Ever considered that it might a bug in their calculation?:shocked:
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    Beware intransparency of the Spitfire Wish List Sale

    oh boy I need a quadruple shot Vodka..:rofl:
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    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Agreed here. I remember Aaron who did the Infinite Brass got a lot of feedback and there were quite some issues coming from the buyers and it was remarkable that he within of 3 month released 2 updates to iron out the problems. That is very commendable in my opinion and it shows attitude not...
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    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Yes all good points, and they are priced for lets say "old" SFA standards very low, which is on the one side great that it gives also hobbyists the opportunity to make music with orchestral libraries.(so more are buying it). And the market is very competitive these days. Just for my personal...
  38. AlexanderSchiborr

    Dance of the Reed Flutes - Tschaikowsky - Close enough to live?

    Yes, we torture ourselves to mockup things like that with samples. :rofl:
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    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Yes, I read that post :D And I can understand that this might sound a bit bitter. You know..not to make the same quote..but whenever I write my music or mockup things from repertoire I feel so much the same, you know. But I tweak a lot, customize patches, work with scripts..and many many more...
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    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Oh mate, my thoughts were very diverse tbh... I dont fire more heat into the thread, so I say something positive here: I liked or still like the Studio or room which SFA recorded their studio series. I am loving smaller venues which let you get a great direct and very clear sound which lets...
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    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Well I don´t think he hates it, does he? :) Well, its dissapointment which speaks there, but hate...come one..I don´t think that this term serves quite accurate here..
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    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Probably its simply that spitfire released too many libraries these days. I think it is better to release less but quality products which are total ironed out in design or at least a huge attempt towards this. I mean look at products from Wallbank. He didn´t released much but all he released was...
  43. AlexanderSchiborr

    Dance of the Reed Flutes - Tschaikowsky - Close enough to live?

    I like the shorts, not quite sure about some spots like at 17 - 19 seconds though, also that high note..can you dial in more expression vibrato with more a kind diverse vibrato rate? Also the spot before (first time)I think the triadic balance is not quite on spot with flute 2, and 3 need more...
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    Dance of the Reed Flutes - Tschaikowsky - Close enough to live?

    Here is an update, both versions, probably the best to dl them both and listen on either good speakers of headphones. I tried to a few things out coming from the several comments from you guys. And yes reducing too much of the airness in the center pinch zone takes out some life, I experiemented...
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    Dance of the Reed Flutes - Tschaikowsky - Close enough to live?

    I am uploading an update later today with a complete run through..
  46. AlexanderSchiborr

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Yikes....that examples sound not pleasing at all, I don´t know what to say.
  47. AlexanderSchiborr

    Should I Purchase Spitfire Studio Woodwinds?

    Don´t you have berlin Woodwinds legacy also then? With revive and the legacy you should be more than covered pretty good imo...Invest better in some smaller solo libraries. Just my opinion of course.
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    Dance of the Reed Flutes - Tschaikowsky - Close enough to live?

    Hey Guy, Thanks for chiming in and your interest taking time to comment. I actually think that this is somehow a thin line. These short articulations are all kinds of different ones when you listen closely. There are definitely spots where the flutes do those staccatissimo but also slight...
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    Dance of the Reed Flutes - Tschaikowsky - Close enough to live?

    Sure you are totally allowed, it was the first reason I posted it because I felt to get some good tips during the stage of creation from you guys as this helps quite a lot. You know when you sit over hours and hours for a couple of days with that piece and doing constanly a/b your ears get that...
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    Dance of the Reed Flutes - Tschaikowsky - Close enough to live?

    Well, thank you piet for the feedback. And yes it is a work in progress, still I thought to share it, just to get also some feedback prior finalizing in order to collect informations what I can improve in that track still. I used that reference here in particular this one: I used actually 3...
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