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  1. styledelk

    Orchestral Tools Completion Days -30%

    I just picked up the Harps. I wanted the woodwind expansions most, but I figure I can pick those up another time. I went through a harp phase like 10 years ago and haven't picked up anything new to cover it since. I was probably only using whatever came with Kontakt back then.
  2. styledelk

    Orchestral Tools Completion Days -30%

    Right, pretty incomplete as a standalone library. Closer to the EVOs and Kepler stuff than not.
  3. styledelk

    Orchestral Tools Completion Days -30%

    I don't have any of the Arks, but I find myself blending Time Macro with Spitfire libraries often and fine. I didn't say well, since I'm not making money off of this or anything. There's a lot of neat stuff in there and the more I get familiar with Capsule the more I discover I can do with it.
  4. styledelk

    Whats an appropriate Spitfire "Evolutions" library for this purpose..?

    The Olafur Arnolds Chamber evolutions are a good choice if you stick to the subtle (And maybe the next level) of evolutions. Also good would be the evos from Albion V, again if you stay to the left in the grid. The general rule can be: keep left for pleasantness.
  5. styledelk

    Orchestral Tools Completion Days -30%

    I've been ignoring this thread because I didn't have any of the Arks or Berlin series (just Time Macro). Now I realize I can buy these separate from those. Must resist those french horns and bassoons.
  6. styledelk

    Once Great, Now Unavailable Libraries?

    Native Instruments' Spektral Delay. Feels like an era of music in the late 90s and early 2000s
  7. styledelk

    Spitfire kepler. . .

    Well Cubase 10 crashed on me while working on this with 3 tracks-- file wouldn't even open, but a backup did. Another Kepler test-- all tracks are Kepler with some effects. I'm not doing any modwheel volume here yet, mostly just getting a sense of what to do with multiple sections working together.
  8. styledelk

    Spitfire kepler. . .

    Ok, here we go with a 20 minutes of messing around sort of test. This uses Kepler's Europa synth, high strings grid on the mix, low brass with pulsing momentum, high brass with Tidal momentum, and some of the pizz bass. It's nothing much, and most of it is cheating from reuse. Brass comes in...
  9. styledelk

    Spitfire kepler. . .

    I picked it up but having some trouble with the synths finding their wave files after installation. But so far it's pretty versatile. Will post a demo at some point here.
  10. styledelk

    Spitfire kepler. . .

    I suppose it doesn't and I'm over-reading or projecting my own hobbiest bent :)
  11. styledelk

    Spitfire kepler. . .

    In continued defense, there's a contingent of us on here that are likely in the amateur camp. I may not always like listening to every post made (and really, I wish @idematoa added a little more narrative?), but I appreciate getting a better sense of how the libraries sounds in hands more like...
  12. styledelk

    Roland V-Accordions and symphonic VIs

    Welp, I went ahead and ordered an FR-1x. Reading the manual, it suggests that the bellows actions can be assigned to CCs, so we'll see how this goes. :)
  13. styledelk

    Spitfire Spring Wish List Announced ;)

    I will rue the day I didn't pick up EWC.
  14. styledelk

    Spitfire Spring Wish List Announced ;)

    I held out a resistance. Mostly because payday isn’t here yet. ;)
  15. styledelk

    Roland V-Accordions and symphonic VIs

    Anyone have a Roland V-Accordion (any model, I suppose) that's hooked it up over midi to control things like Spitfire libraries and other more symphonic fare? How does the bellows action work for controlling CCs?
  16. styledelk

    Show me your d...esk

    For us mortals, does anyone have recommendations on simpler (cheaper) desks from Wayfair, etc. that would put a desktop keyboard (or a keyboard on stand under it) at the right height without destroying knees?
  17. styledelk

    Spitfire Spring Wish List Announced ;)

    I'm gonna need to do a GoFundMe at this point.
  18. styledelk

    Spitfire Spring Wish List Announced ;)

    Deciding between finishing studio orchestra, Eric whitacre, or the organ. I want them all for differing reasons. But the organ to save.
  19. styledelk

    Sonokinetic Releases Indie

    Can we talk about those tricks?
  20. styledelk

    Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2

    They sit well for me! They make mostly phrase based libraries that use the keyboard pretty uniquely for triggering. The Select stuff, which I’ve received like four times now, is good, although all I care about is The Gentleman, so I can’t speak for much else. Many of them are Neat, but I’ve...
  21. styledelk

    Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2

    So I bought one of these for a second studio spot after enjoying the S49 and A63. The S88 surprisingly arrived with the keybed a little uneven (some keys just sit lower than others; it's nothing terrible). I don't have the keyboard sitting at the right height (just on a desk), so I can't talk...
  22. styledelk

    Kontakt hates my viola

    Also, if you happen to be using an NI Komplete Kontrol keyboard, that volume touchstrip can be a little pesky and easy to hit.
  23. styledelk

    Sonokinetic libraries without a controller / or just a 25 key.

    Also a way to get some seventh chords when you need them ;)
  24. styledelk

    Sonokinetic libraries without a controller / or just a 25 key.

    I’d love to have that. I’m fairly sure I have and bought Lemur. Looks fantastic!
  25. styledelk

    Sonokinetic libraries without a controller / or just a 25 key.

    Anyone have any experience composing with Sonokinetic libraries when you don’t have a controller (or just a small controller)around? Any tips? I figure I could setup a midi track with chords. A separate midi track feeding to that one with the phrases (in the case of Indie/Noir) A separate midi...
  26. styledelk

    Why does 'Crossgrade' mean different things?

    English. Differences in whether the object assigned to the cross is internal or external. Salvation accepting both.
  27. styledelk

    Sonokinetic Releases Indie

    I whiffed the bat at the end in the mixdown, but this isn't exactly album quality songwriting. At first I spent all of my time with the string quartet and various randomizations. Then I decided to layer a few different things together in a couple instances of Indie focused on woodwinds and brass...
  28. styledelk

    Sonokinetic Releases Indie

    I spent the morning with Indie and I'm blown away by the possibilities, and that's just in the 'mess around' phase. Blending this with other structures and adapting it is going to be fun. Definitely the most "playable" of theirs yet.
  29. styledelk

    Sonokinetic Releases Indie

    I'm stoked to give this a try tonight. I wish I could remotely trigger a download.
  30. styledelk

    Sonokinetic Releases Indie

    Great. Now I try and figure out if I buy this now before I leave the country and can't compose for weeks. :P Sounds beautiful. I can already hear things to do.
  31. styledelk

    Sonokinetic Releases Indie

    We're in now, now.
  32. styledelk

    NI / Galaxy Instruments / Nils Frahm -- NOIRE

    Excellent album in your profile picture there!
  33. styledelk

    How are you using HZ Strings?

    This isn't exactly a great work or anything, but I finally spent some time with HZ Strings last night improvising. This is mostly stuff from the Scandi patches of each, with flautando violins. No real keystwitching here yet (my compositional process is almost entirely improvisation and problem...
  34. styledelk

    Auras - reviews

    This is still on my must buy list. It sits in an open tab all the time.
  35. styledelk

    Spitfire Studio Woodwinds - Coming Soon

    Has anyone tried to use this with an EWI or Roland Aerophone yet?
  36. styledelk

    Instrument in intro of "I'm Going Slightly mad" by Queen

    Awesome detective work :)
  37. styledelk

    Instrument in intro of "I'm Going Slightly mad" by Queen

    It has always sounded like an early digital synth preset to me, like a Roland D-50 or Yamaha DX7. Has that rounded, aliased but hollow sound you could program. I dont have thr synth handy, but I bet Arturia has got something you could recreate with.
  38. styledelk

    Embertone Releases: Walker 1955 Steinway 'D'

    Which keyboard controller is that?
  39. styledelk

    SA BHCT shenanigans (all members)

    These demos are incredible.
  40. styledelk

    Question for veteran MIDI orchestrators

    This is also a book I'd like to read, or even just as an observer, maybe write or contribute to. I'm not sure how commercially viable it would be. I can maybe give what my experience is over the years and at least how I've felt as an amateur. This isn't objective. Some background: I started...
  41. styledelk

    Best traditional piano VST

    No, but I'm going to take a look now. :)
  42. styledelk

    Best traditional piano VST

    The Bechstein is one I've been looking at, too, and definitely want. And I still want Pianoteq, too. Honestly, I'm more of an upright person. I'm still in search of the perfect upright that has lots of character (The Gentleman is good and all, but it still sounds like it's trying to be a grand.)
  43. styledelk

    Best traditional piano VST

    As many here would probably attest, the Embertone Walker 1955 Steinway D is meticulously sampled, and still getting new features. With some configuration and choosing the right mics, it's suitable for all types of music. I used it here with the Close Mics, and toned down the pedal, toned up...
  44. styledelk

    Can't find my ideal DAW

    I'm not even sure which midi features from Cubase I'm missing out on. I feel like I've used every DAW except Cubase. Working with CC automation curves is always annoying in everything. I enjoy "explode all notes to tracks" in Studio One. But I feel like the thing missing is actually some...
  45. styledelk

    What's on your Spitfire Christmas Wish List?

    Still eyeing the union chapel organ or EVO4 this morning.... I think.
  46. styledelk

    Spitfire Solo Strings.. help?

    Thanks! Barely anything done with cc21. Intended to go back and make its own pass but plum forgot. It's sitting at about 53 throughout.
  47. styledelk

    Spitfire Solo Strings.. help?

    Correction: first I want to try and mock up some bars of the first movement of Prokofiev's violin concerto.
  48. styledelk

    Spitfire Solo Strings.. help?

    Excellent advice. :) I'm determined to try and do some actual written quartet work with this library soon so I can get off the drug of the total performance patch.
  49. styledelk

    Spitfire Solo Strings.. help?

    Dusting off SSS from Black Friday, this probably sits a lot more in the "whiny" category that @ism is talking about. This started off as trying to play in BDT, then HZS, then "hey, let's try out that violin." I haven't gotten too far into the other SSS instruments yet, since I really just...
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