1. Q

    Would this be useful? Head to head comparison for libraries

    Hello all! Whenever somebody asks me for DAW recommendations, part of my advice is to use the free trials, and see which they like best personally. I've always thought that it's a shame people can't do that with sample libraries, and while the threads on the forum provide great advice to buyers...
  2. F

    Headphone Calibration plugin comparison ( DSONIQ , Sonarworks , Plugin Alliance , etc.... )

    Hey there everyone ) would love to know if anyone had experience with Headphone Calibration plugins and how they compare with each other ? many thanks 🙂
  3. N

    New Sample Orchestra

    Hello everyone. I am brand new here and seeking help. I’m fairly new to MIDI composing mainly film scores. Currently I have Spitfire’s BBC SO Core but I’ve recently encountered a bug where the legato is basically broken. I need to get some work done tomorrow and it seems spitfire will be unable...
  4. Fab

    Real Vs Sampled Piano, is the difference worth the effort?

    Hi there, As the title says, I'm curious to hear your experiences of this. Thanks, Fab
  5. P

    Should I buy some a la carte brass from JXL now or wait for Berlin Brass?

    I was always quite fond of Berlin Brass, as it was the first brass collection for which the demos felt really tight and realistic. I've always kept the berlin collection in the back of my mind but never had the money or the need for such an extensive collection. Now that the SINE player allows a...
  6. Mark Kouznetsov

    [UPDATED] Comparing Spitfire's Sacconi Strings vs Solo Strings (Shostakovich's Quartet No. 8)

    Hi, there! My first post. I decided to compare two libraries since many of you probably were wondering like I did if these two are similar or not at all for writing quartet music. VERSION #1: DISCLAMER: This track compares Sacconi String Quartet and Solo Strings. It was NOT played to the best...
  7. Cory Pelizzari

    Altiverb or Reverberate?

    I've been looking at both Altiverb 7 and Reverberate 2 (with the Hollywood Sound IR pack) for a new sound for my next album. Altiverb seems to be a high quality, high functioning tool with a great collection of IRs but is around $1000 AUD. Reverberate is about $250 AUD and claims to have an...
  8. gohrev

    Cinematic Studio Strings vs. Spitfire Studio Strings Pro: My observations

    Scroll to the bottom of this post for a side-by-side comparison Hi everyone, earlier this week I purchased Cinematic Studio Strings, and boy.. am I glad I did :) As a newbie to the sample scene, I bought the entire Spitfire Studio suite last year: Woodwinds, Brass and Strings. All Pro...

    Cinematic Studio Brass vs Sample Modeling vs Angry Brass – Trailer Music Comparison

    Hey guys, I made another comparison video of CSB and Sample Modeling, and this time, Angry Brass. Three very different libraries, two highly esteemed, one free. This video features trailer-style music, with brassy horn ensembles, fast repeating trumpets, and low brass ostinati. For anyone...
  10. DID CHOI

    Sample modeling vs cinematic studio brass comparison

    Hey guys, I made a comparison video of CSB and Sample Modeling, two very different libraries, both highly esteemed. This video features just legatos in a lyrical setting. For anyone going between these two libraries or just curious how they compare, I hope this helps! Overall impressions: Very...
  11. amadeus1

    29 Pianos Compared

    Hey guys, Here's a piano sampler video which didn't include the Pianoteq 6: Thanks, Bill
  12. victorkws

    Spitfire Strings Comparison (Spitfire Studio Strings)

    Hi all, I just bought Spitfire Studio Strings not long ago, and I thought it would be great to do a quick comparison with the other Spitfire Strings libraries. :) Legatos Shorts
  13. Bluemount Score

    CineWinds Core vs. Symphonic Woodwinds

    Cinesamples CineWinds Core or Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds What would be your choice, overall and mainly in terms of realism. Which one blends better in the mix with other libraries? NI Symphony Series Woodwinds would be a third choice of mine, but I don‘t think it can compete with the other...
  14. N

    Aeon and Signal

    anyone here own both Heavyocity Aeon and Output Signal? They both seem to market themselves as rhythmic / pulse oriented libraries, and I was wondering whether those who own both find them either complimentary or redundant.
  15. ChrisSiuMusic

    Berlin Woodwinds Revive: Is It Worth the Upgrade?

    Hi all! Here's a comparison video discussing BWW Revive and Legacy, and if Revive is really worth upgrading to.
  16. W

    "Air" frequency buildup, yes or no?

    In the following thread on mockup dynamics, I proposed the idea of splitting part of an ensemble patch among multiple channels in order to vary the dynamics of each section. "Ways of Getting Mockup Dynamics Spot-On." Discuss. It was suggested to me that this would not work because of frequency...
  17. calebfaith

    String Sample Library Comparison: Spiccato

    I've begun a series comparing the string sample libraries I own. This first video takes a quick look at the Spiccato articulation. The libraries I look at are CSS, Spitfire Mural, 8DIO Majestica and EW Hollywood Strings. I haven't used any kind of processing etc. it's all the sound out of the...
  18. N

    Macbook Pro late 2011 vs new Macbook Pro: noticeable improvement?

    I have some money available now to invest in a new computer, and as my macbook pro is more than 5 years old, I was thinking of getting a newer faster one. It's a late 2011 with 16gb ram, an ssd, 2.6 i7 dual core. Was wondering how much of an improvement the new macbook pro (the quad core...
  19. K

    Film and Epic Music Composer

    HI my name is Kostia Naimark owner of "K-Flare Productions" I'm a film composer nowadays focused on epic music. you can find my works: Youtube:
  20. N

    Difference Between Apocalypse Elements and Full Version

    Is the only difference between the two the extra mic positions? Or are there less drums? Within the instruments that are shared between the two libraries, are there less velocity layers / round robins? Is the elements version smaller sounding or lower quality sounding than the full version
  21. 1

    SPAT vs Altiverb

    I've looked for a comparison, but have not found one for orchestral music. I'm trying to decide whether to go with Spat or Altiverb, but the decision is rather difficult. What do you think sound best for orchestral positioning and verb? 10Dman
  22. mirrodin

    A Definitive topic: Surround Sound DAW Comparison

    Hey folks, perused through the forums as much as I could and DAW comparisons bubble up all over the place but I'd like to start a definitive thread on specifically tracking what DAWs have surround sound capability, what their fallbacks are, and workarounds might exist for them to be able to work...
  23. ArtTurnerMusic

    Tutti Vox vs Storm Choir 2

    Are Tutti Vox and Storm Choir 2 comparable or do they do completely different things? If you could only get one, which would you choose? Thanks!
  24. Audio Birdi

    Tracks remaining always active in Cubase when connecting to VEP5

    I've been playing around with various DAWs for the past week and have come to an interesting realisation that they all work rather differently in terms of CPU efficiency. Reaper V5 Allows you to use no CPU power when no midi data is present on a track within my template, and only utilises the...
  25. GhostXb

    Fischer Viola vs Friedlander Violin Comparison Video

    Hey guys, I'm kinda new here. I made a video comparing the Friedlander Violin and Fischer Viola from Embertone. These guys definitely make my favorite solo strings. Anyways, if anyone is interested, It's mainly a comparison of the expression control, and how well it sounds in a performance with...
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