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  1. The Darris

    Another notation question - tympani

    I can see that for recording I guess. However, I don't think "l.v." adds to confusion. As a player, I've learned to play what is written. It's not my place to decided or question if there is a typo, unless it doesn't fit in some musical way. That's when you raise the question with the...
  2. The Darris

    Another notation question - tympani

    This isn't the best way to approach that. As a percussion player, I'd prefer that you don't use rests when you want something to ring or "vibrate." Simply tie that roll to the whole note and use, "l.v." which is the universal lingo for don't mute. Of course, you could keep the rests but it...
  3. The Darris

    Timpani library?

    Honestly, each big orchestral percussion library have really good Timpani samples but for different reasons. Berlin Percussion's Timpani has a wonderful collection of Hits, controllable rolls, tempo sync'd crescendos, etc but it does lack in overall body to the sound. It can be a bit thin and...
  4. The Darris

    How do I transpose individual groups and control via GUI?

    Yes. My groups are: FLUTES, OBOES, and CLARINETS. All staccato samples are mapped accordingly. One dynamic layer.
  5. The Darris

    How do I transpose individual groups and control via GUI?

    I misread his post. For some reason, I thought he meant the factory library.
  6. The Darris

    How do I transpose individual groups and control via GUI?

    I would if I could but I totally deleted that content ages ago. I never really used it or found use for it but I do appreciate the help either way.
  7. The Darris

    How do I transpose individual groups and control via GUI?

    I am working on a private project for myself and a client. We have a set of staccato samples for Flutes, Oboes, and Clarinets. I want to create an "orchestrated" patch wherein we can transpose the individual groups (instruments) up or down from the played note, thus creating chords. I'm not...
  8. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    There are quite a few things that Spitfire could do to make their flagship Brass library better. One would be to add shorter staccatissimo samples to all the main lead instruments such as the Trumpets, Horns, and Trombones. The lower brass don't really need it but it's always welcome. They added...
  9. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    The trick is to simply use the Multi-Tongue patches as one shots versus creating a rhythmic phrase. Spitfire's approach wasn't for creating long phrases but rather pickup notes or ending phrases for Brass. Your best best it to do as you suggested by just sequencing the phrases versus relying on...
  10. The Darris

    On the Fence About Spitfire Studio Woodwinds

    I understand that which is why I mentioned that there is a happy medium concerning how to approach that issue. Chamber Strings by Spitfire is a good example of that happy medium. You can write a 1/16 note phrase at a tempo faster than 140 and it still sound tight whilst retaining that natural...
  11. The Darris

    Spitfire Audio - Kepler Orchestra - Available NOW

    You know, despite there seeming like they are similar, they are quite different. I feel like TIME's only real argument to separate itself from SWARM and EVOs is that it is far more orchestral whereas Spitfire's offerings are far more experimental. Both sort of stand on their own in that right...
  12. The Darris

    Eating my words - Spitfire.

    Definitely agree with you on those libraries you've recently bought. I've been an owner of the original Sable since day 1 and will forever promote how great that library, now Chamber Strings, is. With that said, I think a lot of your previous criticisms are still relevant. The quality in their...
  13. The Darris

    Spitfire Audio - Kepler Orchestra - Available NOW

    Isn't this teaser just an example of what Orchestral Tools already did with Time Macro? The one thing that comes to mind is the Pendulum Swell patches.
  14. The Darris

    On the Fence About Spitfire Studio Woodwinds

    @Cory Pelizzari - Great video on the StWW. Can you do me a favor? If you haven't already, can you send a support ticket to Spitfire about how unbalanced those articulations are concerning volume and dynamic equivalents between instrument? I also noticed, in your demonstration of your custom...
  15. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Strings - is it holding up?

    After reaching out to Spitfire support, they told me that the requests I made shortly after release of Studio Strings have not been fixed. They didn't give an estimate on when they would be fixed but rather said they like to comprise major fixes into one big update so I'm assuming the issues I...
  16. The Darris

    Help Needed: Certain Instruments not playing in Cubase

    Double check that you have the proper outputs enabled in Project A. I'm assuming you have VEPro loaded in the instrument rack which is where you can enable and disable the outputs. By chance, can you take a screen shot of your VEP instance of instruments that aren't playing as well as the Cubase...
  17. The Darris

    Faster String Runs Library to complement CSS

    CineStrings Runs is great if you want recorded phrases of runs. If you want to construct your runs then there are a few options, though costly. Personally, I feel the single best playable runs patches out there are the Runs Legato patches in Spitfire's Chamber Strings. They have those patches...
  18. The Darris

    New Spitfire video - Homay shows us how to create epic cinematic sounding cues

    I think it's important here to understand that Spitfire, as long as I've bought from them, tailor their libraries and demos to the zeitgeist of the time. They stray away from it sometimes in order to reel in those of us who like to write in a more, dare I say, dated time. It's like pop music...
  19. The Darris

    CSS/ CSB Hanging Notes

    No issues over here as a Cubase guy but I have those issues in other libraries so I feel your frustration. Have you tried setting up the patches for a slightly different workflow than the one you are using to see if that effects change? It can suck to not be able to setup a library to do what...
  20. The Darris

    James Bond Style Brass

    This deserves the "Most Insightful Post" award for the year. Thanks for sharing!
  21. The Darris

    Template

    Absolutely! Whatever you need to get the job done effectively, efficiently, and on time! The ideas of "templates" go back plenty of years now but think of them as the starting point for whatever project you are doing. You obviously will have to alter it to fit your needs as you go so coming up...
  22. The Darris

    CUBASE Macros - ideas

    I wouldn't call these macros but in the sense of making things universal and saving me loads of time. I re-mapped the numpad on my keyboard to match the numpad workflow in Sibelius. I'm able to quickly change the grid values and duple/dotted rhythmic lengths which really makes editing in the...
  23. The Darris

    Template

    Building a template should be built to YOUR needs. I try to always build a template that is designed specifically for the job at hand. If you want just a general writing template, then create a template based around the tools and articulations you like to write with. If you are building a...
  24. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Orchestra redundant for owners of Bernard Hermann Lib?

    It's only really "redundant" if you exclusively use the Studio Orchestra to write with the very specific orchestration the BHCT offers. I don't really see it being very redundant except for the inherent character of the recordings since they were recorded at the same studio and by the same...
  25. The Darris

    Spitfire for electronic/ambient music?

    Glad to help you out. I think you'll be happy with either options based on what you're after. Take care, C
  26. The Darris

    Spitfire for electronic/ambient music?

    The original offers, aside from the full EVO grid patch, the individual instruments as separate EVOs. So, you get control over each player's evo versus dealing with a fully 'baked' patch like the rest of the EVO series. I wish they utilized this concept with the entire EVO range as it makes the...
  27. The Darris

    Spitfire: Studio Symphony Pro Vs Symphonic Orchestra

    I did this little piece as a demonstration after revisiting the SSW collection last night. I wanted to do a Bass Clarinet Solo but before I knew it, I was adding in the upper woods, Chamber Strings, and the Symphonic Brass. It's nothing special and it's far from my best programming. However, I...
  28. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    I would go with an Algo reverb like the Lexicon PCM (random hall). It's great at creating a warm sounding space similar to AIR. I honestly just load up the main Random Hall patch and set the tail to 2.15 seconds. That is roughly the tail at AIR. It allows me to blend all of my libraries together...
  29. The Darris

    Spitfire: Studio Symphony Pro Vs Symphonic Orchestra

    I saw this thread pop up this evening and decided, after having removed SSW from my template a few months ago, to pull it up and play around with it. Like the rest of the SSO series, it isn't totally consistent across the sections in terms of articulations. Something that the SSO series really...
  30. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Paul, I'd like to apologize if I misrepresented You, Christian, or Spitfire in anyway. I hope you know that was never my intention. If I mentioned something as fact without prefacing it with it being my opinion or assumption, I truly apologize. I tried to speak passionately as an end user and...
  31. The Darris

    Favourite Solo Woodwinds

    Man, it's too bad we don't have access to the original Berlin Woodwinds anymore. It certainly has its downside but for being recorded at Teldex, it does have a lovely upfront sound that can easily be used in either solo, or orchestral contexts. I don't know much about the soloist expansion other...
  32. The Darris

    Does Cubase 10 Export to Video?

    Cubase's Video side of it has always been very weak. If you really need to export to video, check out the free Da Vinci's Resolve. I was recommended it by this forum a few months back and it's wonderful. Very easy to use and create clips of cues for deliveries or just simply sync audio to...
  33. The Darris

    Spitfire for electronic/ambient music?

    If you are going for the "organic" approach to the ambient/electronic music, I would highly recommend quite a few of their libraries both orchestral like Olafur's libraries as well as some of their synth based products, like EDNA. Since their early days with Albion (Legacy, RIP), Christian did...
  34. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Well, my counter argument to your assessment as well as @Parsifal666 is there is nothing wrong to criticize the issues we discover and find, in these cases, very bad. @re-peat has been a very long time customer of Spitfire's before they were a commercial entity. I started buying their products...
  35. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    I think you are reading into my words a little bit, and I think calling them harsh is a bit much. I have a professional relationship with Will as well as a few other employees at Spitfire. I know a bit about their process, especially the development side of things. Paul and Christian play a...
  36. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Oh you know, why not. It wasn't too hard to find. Especially after I looked up my emails with Will talking about the whole promotion. But just so those who have any doubts that I was "wrong," here you go.
  37. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Okay. I guess you won't clarify where I'm wrong but that's cool. Will Evans is the CEO of Spitfire now. Christian mentioned on one of his 200+ youtube channels (that I am not going to go chase down) that Paul and him were taking a step back to a slightly different role and, based on their...
  38. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Can you do that again but with more emotion? Haha. I totally agree with you man. Within 5 minutes of fiddling around with Studio Strings, I was very frustrated. Not only was the library just bad but their product page had published completely inaccurate information of the contents. The biggest...
  39. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Well, I hope you're able to send them some detailed support requests. The ones I sent for Studio Strings were very thorough and haven't been fixed, as far as I'm aware. Something that has bugged me since they switch to their own download manager is the lack of informative reports detailing the...
  40. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Will Evans has taken over as CEO of Spitfire. Paul and Christian have moved to a more Co-Founder role and I guess oversee the creative direction their company goes. I don't think they have too much to do with the actual development until it gets to BETA. I highly doubt they are present for every...
  41. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    I never said you said they weren't bad so please don't imply that I was putting words in your mouth (ironically enough). You're missing my point that I was trying to make. Your reaction (so far) is to not pressure the creators to fix these issues. We shouldn't have to avoid very important...
  42. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    It's sad that we've come to point where the user defends these issues with a ridiculous work-around. Why on Earth would I want to have the same patch loaded twice just so I could use the low dynamics and the high dynamics separately. At some point, you simply just have to say, "Yeah, these...
  43. The Darris

    Spitfire Studio Brass

    Yikes. This further illustrates the complete lack of attention to detail that we've come to like from much, MUCH, older Spitfire libraries. I know you can't open the Legato patch up to peak under the hood but I'm curious to see just how bad the sample editing was in the other patches. Studio...
  44. The Darris

    Does anyone actually like or use phrase based orchestral libraries?

    Couldn't agree with you more!! Sonokinetic's phrase based libraries have gone down hill for me. Grosso was exciting for me at the time and I used it quite a bit but not so much anymore. When Capriccio came out, I as pretty happy. There was a lot more usable content there, especially with the...
  45. The Darris

    Putting your money on one developer?

    If there is anything I've learned the the few years I've been doing professional mock ups is that you should never "put all your eggs in one basket." There isn't one developer that has created a a collective catalog of libraries that work by themself without the need of others to pick up their...
  46. The Darris

    Spitfire Solo Strings: How I learned to stop worrying and love vibrato

    Concerning Spitfire's vibrato features in their libraries: It's important to note that their vibrato "fader" doesn't really dial in vibrato the way you would for something like dynamics. It's basically an on/off switch with a quick fade between the non vib and vib samples near the 50% point of...
  47. The Darris

    Spitfire Bespoke private range libraries

    I'm a bit confused by this thread. I am not sure I understand what everyone's "problem" or question concerning Spitfire's "Bespoke" line is. Before Spitfire was well...Spitfire. Paul and Christian got together and decided to try a go at creating some very specific sampled instruments at air...
  48. The Darris

    When to use 7/8 Time Signature

    All of them are great. When film scoring, I've found 7/8 to be like the best when needing to be flexible, especially in action sequences. Why? Well, on this recent project I am working on. I challenged myself to avoid having any type of tempo changes whenever possible. Now, this doesn't...
  49. The Darris

    Spitfire Bespoke private range libraries

    From the bespoke? Yes, they are different. See above^
  50. The Darris

    Spitfire Bespoke private range libraries

    His answer is pretty much just that. Sable, Chamber Strings, Mural, Symphonic Strings, etc. Are all completely different recordings. The Bespoke stuff were a private venture that were available to a select few composers. There are other forums with more details about those libraries, the biggest...
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