1. ChrisSiuMusic

    Tableau Solo Strings: A Review (Organic Samples)

    Hi everyone! In today's sample library review, let's dive into the newest offering from Organic Samples: Tableau Solo Strings. Please enjoy!
  2. dman007

    Legato problem Expression Maps with Cinematic Studio Strings in Cubase

    I'm trying expression maps with Cinematic Studio String but have hit a snag. I've made the expression map, but have come across a snag when trying out in Cubase. With the legato articulation, when you activate the legato articulation for a second time, in the instrument it switches the legato...
  3. Vik

    9 different violins (legato examples) compared

    NB - this thread started with a cello comparison. The violin comparison starts here. I initially made this for myself, and I may post a revised version later (and the names of the libraries I have used in a few days). Any comments/preferences before you know what you listen to? In reverse...
  4. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Con Moto Strings

    Get it here: https://performancesamples.com/conmoto-completebundle/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  5. Akarin

    Add legato transitions to (nearly) any sample library

    Hey all! Ever found yourself wishing that a particular patch or library had legato transitions? With this quick tip, you can fake legato transitions for nearly any Kontakt library:
  6. J

    KONTAKT ksp SCRIPT to use Keyswitch into CC#

    Hi everyone, I'm new in here... I've been trying to write an script in order to use Keyswitches from my library to release or trigger the legato function wich is attached to CC#20. I don't use any midi device (keyboards or pads) so is very important for me to have this as a keyswitch. I've tried...
  7. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Dominus Choir Pro

    Check it out here: https://www.fluffyaudio.com/shop/dominus-choir-pro/
  8. 8Dio Productions

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 5!

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 5! Join us for 22 days of Flash sales, Gifts with qualifying purchases, and introducing 'On the House' compliments of 8Dio. For the next 36 hours, place an order of $98 or more, receive our Century Harps for FREE! There is only 12 hours left to...
  9. Akarin

    Nucleus legato?

    Hey all. One of my main gripes with Jaeger are the legato bumps. For example, here's an example of Jaeger legato on violins at mid dynamics (followed by the same example using another library): Could anyone with Nucleus share an example of the naked violins legato? My finger is on the buy...
  10. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Fluffy Audio Solo Woodwinds

    Get it here: https://fluffyaudio.com/shop/solo-woodwinds-bundle/
  11. ChrisSiuMusic

    Berlin Woodwinds Exp. B & C: Soloists (A Review)

    Hi friends, today I wanted to explore my 2 favourite solo woodwind libraries on the market. Equipped with a pure and clean tone, as well as supreme playability, I think you'll really grow to love these libraries. Enjoy!
  12. dr.soundsmith

    How to make ensemble libraries flow smoothly and sound legato

    I recently made my first orchestral library purchase: 'Palette Symphonic Sketchpad' along with the brush pack 'Melodics'. I think it sounds good, and I like the approach of having an ensemble library along with melodic groupings. The problem is, the ensembles (brass, woodwinds, strings) don't...
  13. mrazz

    Kontakt, Legato on Selected Groups

    Hello All! I have a hurdy gurdy that I am about to sample. The instrument has an on going drone that never stops as the wheel is turned comprised of two notes one octave apart. Then there is a melody string that always makes its lowest note as the wheel is turned. The player then presses...
  14. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples: Tina Guo V2 (A Review)

    Hey composers! Today I wanted to go over the new Tina Guo V2. I think it definitely fills in some much-needed content left out of V1. Please enjoy!
  15. R

    Making Albion ONE do what I want it to do

    Hi all, I am a composer who also writes, performs, and records weird flashy electric guitar music. I know my way around both DAWs and orchestras. I've recently gotten into using virtual instruments a lot more, especially on my solo project recordings and I've picked up a copy of Albion ONE...
  16. Cory Pelizzari

    Synchron Strings Legato?

    This may seem like a stupid question, but I've watched both of VSL's videos on the Synchron Strings legato and listened to all of the demo tracks - I can't hear any legato transitions. Can anyone who has this library confirm or explain what I'm hearing? I was considering buying the library to...
  17. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Afflatus Strings

    Get it here - https://www.strezov-sampling.com/products/view/afflatus-chapter-I-strings.html
  18. T

    Legato Latency with Spitfire & 8Dio. Advice most welcome!

    Hi, Apologies if this is posted in the wrong area. I'm not a scripter but I'm hoping the experts here could shed light on my latency issues with certain libraries. I'm running a macbook 2.5ghz dual core. Internal SSD & 16Gb Ram. DAW Logic Pro X. I am experiencing midi latency during live and...
  19. Alex Niedt

    Spitfire Solo Strings legato-focused experiment

    All sounds are from the Spitfire Solo Strings library
  20. amadeus1

    Audiobro's Genesis Children's Choir

    Hey guys, Here's a walkthrough of Audiobro's recent Children's Choir library with divisi that's still on sale: Thanks, Bill
  21. Cory Pelizzari

    Con Moto Chapter I - Cellos

    Get it here: http://performancesamples.com/conmoto-cellos/#description
  22. Cory Pelizzari

    Comparing Anthology to Adagio

  23. G

    Ewql how legato

    Hello, I have a problem with the EWQL Hollywood Woodwinds oboe legato patch: notes sound harsh and change timbre during play: I made some tests with two other virtual instruments playing this simple melodic line: These tests are written in Sibelius 8.6 and use the soundsets from...
  24. N

    How to get legato violins to be on time

    it is difficult to get legato violin patches to line up on the beat. moving the notes back by two sixteenth notes usually works, but this is not always the case depending on what the melodic line is. also, if i don't have the notes overlap with each other throughout the duration of a melodic...
  25. L

    Techniques for Lyrical, flowing polyphonic legato strings...?

    I'm co-producing a score for a TV series alongside the composer- there is a full orchestra budget etc and it's sounding nice, Budapest full orch + choir- however there are a lot of minutes and I've been asked to mock up quite a few cues- I'm trying to get that flowing, polyphonic string stuff...
  26. Jazzaria

    Cornucopia strings polyphonic legato versus others autodivisi?

    What with the current sale I'm eyeing Cornucopia strings a bit, and am hoping to better understand the polyphonic legato patches. I get that they do some smart voice leading, but am wondering how specifically they compare to the more commonly labeled "autodivisi" or "divisi-live" features of...
  27. Phryq

    Looking for a good legato piano

    Also, some legato percussion would be nice as well, portamento, slured, rebow and tongued, hammer-ons and pull-offs. Plus the usual, phase-aligned velocity layers, articulation morphing (also phase align it), and syllable mapping, or at least "oo" and "ah". If the piano can auto-pure tune...
  28. U

    OT Berlin Strings - How to rebow or initiate end of legato line ?

    Hi, I'm using OT BST 2.1 / Capsule 2.5. What is the best way to initiate the end of a legato line and issue a rebow ? Example: I have six 1/8th notes in a bar using Violins 1 legato patch (single articulation). I want to stop the legato transition after the sixth note (and initiate a rebow)...
  29. J

    Why are legato repetitions seemingly an afterthought for most sample developers?

    I've always wondered why most sample developers either omit or include only a cursory amount of legato repetition samples. It's such a common articulation, why does it always seem to be a blind-spot in so many libraries? We have libraries that allow you to play fast spiccato passages with 16x...
  30. J

    Cinesamples Solo Re-bowing same note

    Howdy! I'm interested in the new Cinesamples Solo library. One articulation I use often when writing for quartets is re-bowing the same note. I'm not clear exactly on how legato repetitions are accomplished with the infinite sustains. So.. How are legato same note re-bows accomplished? How...
  31. scoredfilms

    Open letter to Spitfire Audio - No Legato Update?

    Spitfire, When are we getting legato updates? I'm desperate for a more wide-ranging legato. :) The only problems I've ever had: Legato patches which aren't practical to use at most moderate speeds. (it's at very least on the slow side) No fast legatos outside the clarinet. A Mural 3 "runs"...
  32. kavinsky

    Berling Strings, important!

    Today I stumbled upon a solution to a very big issue I had with Berling strings which kept me from using it for almost a year. Long story short - don't use the new 2.0 CAPSULE update, at least for legatos. Use the previous 1.6 version. The difference is just huge. Here's a bit of explanation...
  33. Vik

    Poll: Berlin Strings vs Spitfire (playability and sound)

    There were some comparisons on this forum around when Mural and Berlin Strings were launched. Since then, both have been updated and additional volumes have been released from both companies. I ended up with Mural, and based on my sound preferences (based on demos; I don't have Berlin Strings)...