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  1. Mason

    Wet libraries

    Sonokinetic’s orchestral libraries are wet.
  2. Mason

    A sample library wiki?

    Original post updated.
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    A sample library wiki?

    Great work so far! I think it’s a good idea to not make this too complicated. In the “Summary” box, I suggest having only fields that would apply to any library, synth etcetera. So “Instruments” should be removed in my opinion as it would not work that well with a synth or libraries like Albion...
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    A sample library wiki?

    Yes, if @MatFluor can give me the instructions I’ll make the edit.
  5. Mason

    A sample library wiki?

    It should and will be for all sample libraries. Perhaps it’s a good idea for the developing process to add libraries from different categories to make sure the wiki page has been build for for any style?
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    Daniel james live on twitch now with an important topic!

    I definitely do not think you have to study this formally at a school. I did though, however I learned more from my own studying. An ear for good melodies and harmonies is what’s most important though and that’s not something you can learn at school anyway.
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    Daniel james live on twitch now with an important topic!

    Even if you think music theory is not essential for you, you use more music theory than you think you are. If you play chords, you are using music theory, if you have the root notes in the bass you are doing basic music theory, if you make something in 3/4 or 4/4, that’s music theory as well...
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    A sample library wiki?

    Even if this will be a project going on "forever" as new libraries come, and as with Wikipedia libraries can be added as people have the time to add them, but perhaps we should still make some kind of list of who of us that's gonna add libraries from different developers? With large companies...
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    A sample library wiki?

    Fantastic to see how this is developing!
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    A sample library wiki?

    Even if I launched the idea, one that it seems like a few others have had in mind as well, please know I don’t have the need to be the one to decide how it should work. I don’t have the technical knowledge to do so anyway. But I wonder, is it possible to create something that works exactly like...
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    A sample library wiki?

    I agree with the facts based approach! I think keeping it as neutral as possible will make it into everyone’s resource page to find libraries and have a great overview of every piano, brass, choir library in the world. Think of it as Wikipedia pages on movies, music albums etc. A link to the...
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    A sample library wiki?

    Looks like that’s mainly a list of softsynths and plugins or perhaps i didn’t find the correct page? Anyway I like the idea of something created by users for users, and anyone who have the time and interested can contribute.
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    A sample library wiki?

    Sounds great! I don’t have the technical knowledge to set something like that up but have had the idea for a while and absolutely willing to contribute myself.
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    A sample library wiki?

    Update, June 13: A wiki page is under construction at this link: http://178.128.198.122/librarywiki Made by @MatFluor. Thank you for the great work so far and to everyone for contributing and sharing ideas. The intention was to have something created by composers for composers. Join by sharing...
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    POLL: An idea for VI-Control sponsored sample library reviews

    And if some developers get paid through this forum for their libraries to be reviewed, it might lead to other developers also starting to require payment and stop giving it for free to reviewers. I think it would be better to give a donation, if only small, to any reviewer you like yourself if...
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    POLL: An idea for VI-Control sponsored sample library reviews

    Seems complicated and don’t really see the need.
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    Recommend me some ethnic libraries!

    I see Silk, Ra and Ethnoworld is recommended here. I’ve tried them all and although they have a big collection of instruments it’s more about quantity than quality. I would also stay away from Sonokinetic when it comes to world instruments.
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    Recommend me some ethnic libraries!

    This is what I’ve got in this category and which I would recommend: NI India NI Middle East Stretzov’s Balkan Ethnic Orchestra Ilya Efimov’s Duduk Ilya Efimov’s Uilleann Pipes Spitfire Cimbalom Tarilonte’s Era 2 Embertone Shire Whistle Ilya Efimov’s Accordion Cinematique Instruments Hammered...
  19. Mason

    Selling my Cinematic Studio Series

    Some developers make exceptions to their policies so it could be worth writing to them and explain your situation.
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    Mockups of music that isn't public domain.

    No matter if it's classical or not, all copyrighted music needs some kind of license to use, either through ASCAP, publisher or the composer.
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    Waves is Relentless with Their Sales

    I use a lot of H-Delay (when I’m not using echoboy), PuigTec EQ always on strings and brass, often V-EQ4 for sparkle, CLA-76 on harp and piano, their limiters, Scheps Parallel Particles on short strings, x-noise for noise reduction, NLS Channel on brass, oneknob pumpern for sidechain, PAZ...
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    Waves is Relentless with Their Sales

    I have a lot of them, all bought on sale. They’ve had their sale going for a few years now and now it’s like $49 for their plugins is expensive so I wait until it gets down to like $29 ;)
  23. Mason

    Spitfire Piano Day Sale

    I want it too!
  24. Mason

    Slow quick list loading in Kontakt

    Not exactly a DAW question, but didn't find a better place for it. Sometimes the quick list in Kontakt loads forever and I have to use the file tabs instead. Anyone else who has this problem or a solution?
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    Chillout/Lounge or New Age libraries

    Thanks so much for many exciting recommendations! @MaxOctane, I know these are different genres and there are sub-genres but I'll keep it general as I don't plan to be too narrow myself, so recommendations in all these genres are welcome. Looks like Omnisphere is the next step for me and I love...
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    Chillout/Lounge or New Age libraries

    Do you have any libraries to your liking that are well-suited for chillout & lounge music or new age? I have Tundra, some flutes, a few felt pianos, harps, Ethera and Vocalise 2, but looking for more.
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    How do concert works get published?

    The new pieces often just becomes a fun curiosity before or after the old masterworks that are performed repeatedly by every orchestra. The CD business has of course changed a lot and there is no money in it other than the artists themselves paying the record label to do it. So the composer...
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    Bug in Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions

    I think one of the reasons is that there’s been quite a few people jealous of Spitfire and who want to criticize them for everything or even are looking to find something to criticize them for. If you had just written that you have discovered a bug but assured us that they are working on it, no...
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    Bug in Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions

    I am indeed, but I guess I haven't used the patch called b - -Basses - Waves Ord Longest.nki. And I don't think potential buyers won't buy it because of a (reported) bug about the b - -Basses - Waves Ord Longest.nki.
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    How do concert works get published?

    Publishers are hesitant to publish new large orchestral works because they never get performed. It's a shame but in classical music, a lot of the orchestral repertoire is never performed again after its premiere. There are two reasons: The audience is small (even if the applaud politely) and...
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    Bug in Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions

    Wow, if we should start to 'inform the community' about every bug we find we might need a special place for bugs on this forum. It's not something uncommon or special to find a bug in a library.
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    Music for children's TV shows?

    What a wonderful surprise to have the composer here! I realize that with the question about library music this series wasn’t a good example as it’s easy to hear that it was made especially for the series. But it’s a perfect example of wonderful music for this age group and I agree that they...
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    What's not to like about Spitfire Chamber Strings?

    Great to know! As I don’t own SSS, I wonder if layering SCS 3 times would give a pleasant result? Been waiting so long for a SSS sale :)
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    What's not to like about Spitfire Chamber Strings?

    That’s interesting! Do you layer it with SSS or Albion or just the solo strings? When do you (if ever) choose symphonic strings instead of chamber strings?
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    What's not to like about Spitfire Chamber Strings?

    I like everything about it except the legatos in the double basses. Come on, I think professional double bass players would get a bit offended ;)
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    Music for children's TV shows?

    Haha, that's so true, so I'm gonna be very specific:
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    Music for children's TV shows?

    Anyone here who have any experience with this? Do they use library music or usually hiring a composer? I've always thought it would be fun to do and there's a lot of easy listening orchestral music in these shows.
  38. Mason

    Delay start time in Kontakt or VEP?

    I want to layer some percussion in Kontakt and play them on one midi channel and to one output from VEP. To give it a more humanizing feel I wonder if I can delay the start time of one of them in Kontakt or VEP?
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    Spitfire Chamber Strings 50% off?

    Wow, awesome deal. Had it only been for SSS since I already have SCS :sneaky:
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    Logic, VEP6 Multi, single Kontakt with multiple instruments

    Since Audiogrocery gets help from Vienna to create this plugin to use multi ports in Logic, it means they have no plans for AU3, or?
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    Logic, VEP6 Multi, single Kontakt with multiple instruments

    Very interesting indeed. So it means they don't have any intentions of supporting AU3 themselves?
  42. Mason

    Klezmer Style Clarinet / Woodwind / Brass

    Perhaps the Balkan Orchestra by Stretzov?
  43. Mason

    Small percusion lib

    Wavesfactory’s Sharine is really cool.
  44. Mason

    8dio Acoustic Nylon Guitar on sale -- your thoughts?

    8Dio has disappointed me with their dobro, steel and ambient guitar. So I wouldn’t take the risk.
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    Looking for advice on CPU for a master PC

    I have a late 2013 iMac with a not so great processor so I’ve decided to get me a PC this time. I’m running the libraries from a slave PC so I need one with a processor capacity to play quite a lot of midi tracks and to do the final mixing. I’m doing orchestral music. Am I right that the RAM...
  46. Mason

    Spitfire Labs Drums (Ollie Waton) - do I need more?

    Thanks for your advice! And interesting to hear your view on the Waton drum kit. I don’t know enough about drum kits to say if it’s sound vintage, but that’s not the style I’m looking for. I realized that I actually have one alternative with 8dio’s Blackbird (you know, their flash sales...) so...
  47. Mason

    65% off - Aviram Arabic Strings by Aviram Dayan Production

    It has said v5 coming soon for at least a year.
  48. Mason

    Favorite String Ensemble Patches/Libraries?

    Actually Trailer Strings ensemble patches are lovely. It’s recorded from ppp to fff so it’s not just loud. https://www.musicalsampling.com/trailer-strings/
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    Spitfire Labs Drums (Ollie Waton) - do I need more?

    I’ve barely written anything with a drum kit before but I’m gonna implement one in an orchestral hybrid track. I’ve only got the Spitfire Labs drum kit (the Ollie Waton drum kit) and I wonder if you think it’s good enough for a TV track to add that kind of sound and a simple drum kit beat or if...
  50. Mason

    So... who's got the best timpani?

    If I don't use HZ Timp I use Evolutionseries' Europe. It has mallets and sticks and 4 mic positions (close, overhead, room, far) and here are a few of them: Mallets: Mixed mics Sticks: Mixed mics Mallets: Room mic Mallets: Close mic Mallets & sticks: Mixed mics
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