So I'm trying to find a neater, smaller sound for my string arrangements. My main (string) library is Spitfire's BBCSO Pro and while the strings are great, sometimes (often) I wish they could be dialled back - and without having to resort to EQ and mic positioning tricks. I love the...
Playing music, simultaneously with different string libraries, often makes the result sound even more real. The errors of the individual libraries add up to an average whole, so that they are no longer perceived as errors. The combination of libraries of different sizes also allows for more...
Very first impressions and tips:
It sounds great, but I haven't seen a lib ruin its sound out of the box so badly since... MSB :(
Lots of the default settings may trip you up.
Things that can ruin the sound (IMO):
Auto-divisi keeps the legato from working as expected - they tell you...
Hello there! :)
I'm on a quest looking for a modern string library (Bass ensemble) that can do this type of sound.
Example 1 - Isolated:
Example 2 - Used in a videogame track from 1999 (Compressed audio quality due to hardware limitations back then)
As you can hear, It is a very...
Hey friends! In today's library review, let's break down Vista by Performance Samples, play through the patches, and see what kind of results we get. Enjoy!
2:02 5 Violins
4:36 4 Violas
6:16 3 Cellos
7:56 3 Basses
9:30 Full Sustains
12:12 3 Violins Overlay
Hey, everyone! I've been a fan of Yuki Kajiura for many years and I'm interested in emulating the close and intimate sound she creates with her strings. They are recorded live but, since I have neither the budget nor contacts, I'm looking for a library which can get as close as possible. Could...
Greetings everyone. I'm looking forward to buy the Cinestrings Core library from Cinesamples; Also keen to the sound of LA scoring strings. I do have the Albion range and some libraries from 8dio, but they don't quite cut it. Was looking at this one to use as my main one and underlay the rest...
What is a good big grandiose sounding string library that would complement the intimacy of Spitfire Chamber Strings? Currently considering Cinematic Studio Strings or just the full Spitfire Symphonic Strings. Anyone care to chime in??
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?
I have no “pro” string library and do much more classical mockups and pop arrangements than film music. Seeing that SStS is probably going for half the price on Apex and having the edu discount for CSS, which one do you think would be a better purchase for my use case?
I’m aware that CSS gets a...
Just seen this advertised as a current deal by VSTBuzz at €149 (75% off)!
Info states it is over 50gb, and wondering if it is overkill.
Does anyone have this library, as I don’t see it mentioned much in the forum?
Thanks in advance.
I don't know if this will any/many posts, but I think it's worth a try.
If you should write a micro review of one of your fav. string libraries, what would you write? I'm thinking of something really short - just a few pros and cons and possibly a 'conclusion'.
Had it been easy to create a string library that would fulfil most users' needs, there would't have been so many of them out there. So - when you consider a string library, and listen to demos/walkthroughs etc... which qualities are most important for you?
Please post your answers, if you have...
A Great Adventure Unfolds: Strezov Sampling are proud to present Afflatus Chapter I Strings
Inspired by film and classical music icons this collection pushes the boundaries of traditional sampling methods by introducing revolutionary features like Auto Divisi combined with Polyphonic True...
I'm new to this forum and hope you can help. I'm considering getting a solo and maybe ensemble string collection. The DAW I work with is Cubase. I'm looking to compose piano and strings. The three main contenders that keep coming up are Spitfire Audio, Chris Hein and Cinematic...
I believe that I saw a list somewhere, probably on this site, over a lot of string libraries and the number of players in each of their sections, but can't find it. Does anyone know where I can find such a list?
If not, maybe we could turn this thread into such a list - if manufacturers and/or...
What orchestral instrument libraries have sounds similar to "blinded by light" by Masashi Hamauzu or "The Promise" by Masashi Hamauzu (Final Fantasy)?
I'm looking for libraries that are intimate, have similar styles of VIBRATO, emotional, fantasy. Preferably looking for string and horn...
NB - the libraries marked with an asterisk have been added to the poll after the voting started (April 6th 2017 or later).
This poll doesn't take into consideration the number of users who use each library, so a library with a low percentage could still be seen as perfect by all it's users (but...