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  1. 8Dio Productions

    ✨ Blendstrument + Century Strings Flash Sale 48H Left ✨

    Blendstrument Bundle Flash Sale Sale Ends: 01/16 11 AM PST The Blendstrument is a deep creative environment that gives you the ability to create an entirely new instrument with a single click of a button. The Blendstrument has an infinite amount of combinations and can never produce the same...
  2. filipjonathan

    Spitfire Epic Brass & Woodwinds Demo

    Hey guys! Here is a short piece I wrote, featuring Spitfire Epic Brass & Woodwinds, clearly inspired by the phenomenal John Williams. Hope you like it :)
  3. Bluemount Score

    How to make realistic and / or cool sounding instrumental RUNS

    Any tipps on that? How do harp runs work in the real world? What about strings and woodwinds? How fast can runs be played realistically? Which notes do I need to hit (scale / chromatic)? Any advice is welcome.
  4. 8Dio Productions

    8Dio Century Strings 48H Flash Sale

    8Dio Century Strings 48H Flash Sale Get our flagship orchestral Century String library now: Bundle $298 - each volume $198. 48 hours only! The beating heart of Century Orchestral Strings is its completely realistic sound, playability and emotion. Every string section has a unique character...
  5. 8Dio Productions

    Legion Series 66 Basses Flash Sale 48H Only

    Welcome the new year with Legion Series 66 Basses! For the next 48 hours, grab the Legion Series 66 Basses for $88. A once in a life-gathering of 66 professional double bass players – in a large, modern concert hall. 10 Microphone positions, including our new Neumann Binaural Microphone, placed...
  6. Ben

    Holiday String Special: 30% off!

    All Solo Strings, Chamber Strings and Dimension Strings libraries now 30% off! If you are still missing one of these libraries, or if you have bought the Special Editions during Black Friday and want more: Get these strings now. Combined with the current Voucher Deal (put 4 vouchers in the...
  7. 8Dio Productions

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 14!

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 14! For the next 48 hours, get our Insolidus Choir for $198. There is only 24 hours left to grab our 1990 Studio Grand and Prepared Piano Bundle for $98 and receive our Century Ostinato Strings for Free with (With any purchase of $148 or more)...
  8. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Best Cinematic Orchestral Sample Libraries Money Can Buy (My Guide For 2020)

    Hi Vi-loving peers! This is the culmination of my opinions on the libraries I think that will give you a super solid foundation in composing cinematic orchestral music. If you'd prefer to have a physical guide to read over, please download the PDF I created specifically for this video in the...
  9. 8Dio Productions

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 7!

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 5! For the next 48 hours, grab our 37 person Orchestral Choir 'Requiem Pro' for $88 and for the next 24h, receive our Century Harps for Free (With any purchase of $98 or more)...
  10. 8Dio Productions

    8Dio Custom Instrument Series: Circle Strings is Available now

    8Dio Custom Instrument Series: Circle Strings is Available now We did it again! We partnered with our master luthier and designed an instrument from scratch looking for new sounds, new timbres, new possibilities of sonic fulfillment, and we created Circle Strings. Circle Strings is a peculiar...
  11. M

    Spitfire UACC & KS Lemur Template, SCS, SSS and Hans Zimmer Strings

    A little project I’ve been working on... a new UACC and Keyswitch Template for Lemur. • Spitfire Chamber Strings (By Default set to UACC) • Symphonic String work by default as UACC. (By Default set to UACC) • Hans Zimmer Strings (By Default set to Keyswitch) There is also a page dedicated to...
  12. Vsevolod

    Max Richter - dramatic strings articulations

    Hello! I do not have a musical education and try to make many discoveries in theory on my own. What articulations do you think were used here to get such a dramatic score? The first thing I hear is a technique of vibrato.. Secondly, it seems to me that Sul tasto / pont and Flautando are present...
  13. greentuga

    Lass - i cant!!!

    Hi guys, Definitely, I can’t get LASS sound good to my ears. Period!!! I see a lot of tutorials, a lot of videos... o sketch some ostinatos and legatos, deal with modulation, volume, reverb... I can’t go write with this library. So, can you please give a little (giant) help to me? (I use Logic...
  14. F

    CSS Violins 2 Legato Bug?

    I am currently having issue with the Legato Articulation of the 2nd Violin. Whenever I stop the playback I get a super loud release sound as if the dynamics are suddenly put to 127. Does anyone else experience such problems with CSS?
  15. Bluemount Score

    Looking for NI Symphony Series compositions

    Owning the full collection from KU-CE 12, I would like to give it a try and see what‘s actually possible. Barely used it before but everything should be put to a test under fair conditions. I‘m curious what you already got out of the strings, brass and woodwinds, as I could only find very few...
  16. fretti

    FS: NI Symphony Series/Essentials

    Hi all, I'm selling the following Native Instruments products: Symphony Series String Ensemble Crossgrade: 85€ (Original 299€) and Symphony Essentials Percussion: 30€ (Original 99€) Transfer IDs are already laying around and just waiting for you;) Payment through PayPal; if you're...
  17. J

    Fluid Shorts II

    Fluid Shorts II INTRO SALE – $59 THROUGH AUGUST 27TH (REG. $89) Available here: http://www.performancesamples.com/fluidshortsii Fluid Shorts II revisits performance-sourced chamber string shorts, but takes things a step further. Just like in the original Fluid Shorts, the multi-samples are...
  18. Sarah De Carlo

    'Ghost World' - Emotional Theme/Trailer Music inspired by the TV series 'The InBetween'

    Hi everyone, these days I dedicated myself to the production of a song inspired by a TV series (The InBetween), developing both a trailer / teaser music and a theme. The idea is to produce an entire album (immediately after the deserved vacation :-D) of music suitable for TV Series to propose...
  19. paularthur

    Plugin Suggestions for Analog Warmth?

    I'm looking to add some warmth (and maybe some fat) to my legato strings section as well as my soft-synths, just looking for opinions/suggestions on some ideas? Thanks!
  20. Soundiron Team

    Soundiron's Summer Sale - Storewide!

    The Soundiron 2019 Storewide Summer Sale Starts Now! Learn more: https://soundiron.com/collections/all-products As the summer heats up, it's that time of year to unleash some scorching deals! For two weeks only, we're running a storewide sale on over 130 virtual instruments in our shop. Save...
  21. reutunes

    81% off soundiron ethnic strings bundle

    SAVE 81% on a Soundiron ETHNIC STRINGS BUNDLE 9 Ethnic Strings libs at 44GB in total - Intricately sampled instruments and sound-design goodness too. Acoustic Saz, Electric Saz, Brad Hoyt's Harp Guitar, Frendo, Twine Bass, Street Erhu, Bizarre Sitar, Bowed Bucket and Zitherette NOW $99...
  22. S

    Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra - anyone here use this outside of sketching?

    I was looking at a few threads here on VIC and walkthrough videos of Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra. For 150usd (99usd with EDU), it sounds really good to me! - Scripted legato, but not such a big problem imo, as it also sounds good to me. - A lot of instruments, and even the choirs sound pretty...
  23. Sarah Mancuso

    [Orchestral & Game Music] Lurking and Mystproj

    I've been working on some new arrangements of songs I composed originally around 2012 for Back to Saturn X, a Doom levelset for which these were originally written as MIDIs. I'd like to eventually put out an EP or album with a bunch of these arrangements, but each of them is a bit of a project...
  24. S

    Berlin Orchestra Inspire or Palette Symphonic Sketchpad?

    I'm getting back into composing, mostly just as a hobby atm. I need a good all in one orchestral library for Kontakt Player. I have looked at more or less all of the all in one libraries but I decided to narrow it down to these 2. I like that BOI is optimised to run on PCs with 8GB RAM (and I...
  25. ChrisSiuMusic

    Afflatus Chapter 1 Strings: A Review

    Strezov Sampling has produced a string library that stands up to the competition. Let's discuss some of the content that lies within.
  26. angeruroth

    Falling into madness

    I'd love to know what you think. The composition is a little repetitive, but so is obsessive thinking, and I was trying to convey madness from that point of view: a madman who thinks he's still a genius, standing in his office, thinking obsessively and looking through some "interesting" papers...
  27. Genki

    Performance Samples + Musical Sampling libraries as core libraries?

    Hey guys, I'm getting back to composing and I'm basically starting over with building my libraries collection, from zero. I've had this idea, but I don't know of it's a good one, so I need some of your thoughts to help me out. Now here is the thing, I could get Albion ONE as a nice all in one...
  28. ChrisSiuMusic

    Bunker Samples: Bunker Strings Vol. 1 (Reviewed)

    In today's video, let's take a look at a niche string library that effectively complements your existing libraries.
  29. Soundiron Team

    Soundiron Releases Bowed Bucket 3.0 with Intro Offer

    Bowed Bucket 3.0 is available now! Learn more: https://soundiron.com/products/bowed-bucket You can purchase Bowed Bucket on sale now for only $19.00 (MSRP $29) Hurry, sale ends June 18th! Watch the full library walkthrough Soundiron's Bowed Bucket is a unique virtual instrument built from an...
  30. S

    Love Like This - neo soul instrumental

    Let me know what you think peeps. I'll gladly return any feedback if you drop a link of your own.
  31. Cory Pelizzari

    What's New In Afflatus Strings?

    Free Patches: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ok78ztbs6b434ux/AAD2frJfe2zASHPUUrCDSGeNa?dl=0
  32. beyd770

    Sonokinetic string-phrases + (insert library) for a "full" string palette

    As title indicates, I'm looking for sample-libraries to complete the phrasedriven libraries from Sonokinetic, especially the Sotto and Capriccio. I know of the DaCapo-library from the same company, and if I'm happy with the phrase-libraries, I will consider buying it too. But for now, I'm in...
  33. E

    Forever Requiem (Strings instrumental)

    A moving, emotional strings instrumental Hope you enjoy it! Composed using Cinematic Studio Strings. It's quite userfriendly, first time using it, but I can see progress with learning. Tell me what you think!
  34. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Concept of Layering: 2 Of My Favourite Instrument Combinations

    Hello fellow composers & arrangers! Today let's discuss a couple effective instrument combinations that will enhance your sonic palette.
  35. fretti

    Sold

    Hi, I'm selling my Crossgrades for the Native Instruments Symphony Series Strings and Percussion. Strings: Sold Percussion: Sold
  36. cato

    Recording MU session musicians

    Hi all, I'm working on a low budget feature at the moment and am really keen to record live strings (a quartet or even just a violin + cello), however, I've been warned about the complications of using Musician Union session musicians as there are minimum rates for film according to their PACT...
  37. ricoderks

    Scoring my first feature film

    Hi Everyone, I wanted to share a story of which I'm very proud of. Since I was little I always dreamed of being a film composer after hearing the fantastic soundtrack of Once Upon A Time In The West. I took keyboard an piano lessons and after a while I really got addicted to the whole...
  38. arcy

    Help me to decide between VSL Dimension and Orchestral Strings

    Hi guys, I have CSS only for strings. I like CSS for their cinematic and romantic sounds. But I love VSL and their player and I use MIRx for auto panning, and I love it. I have VSL Horns, Trombones, Trumpets, Solo Horn and SE 1 and 1 plus and now I would like to add a VSL strings library to my...
  39. Arise

    Hyperion Strings Micro - Good shorts?

    Hey guys, I'm currently in need of a low budget string library (Kontakt PLAYER compatibility required) and so I thought of getting either Hyperion Strings from Soundiron (32usd with my discount) or Eastwest's Hollywood Strings Silver (66usd on sale). I am mainly looking for nice sounding...
  40. stan-k

    New Release - some synths, some strings, and some trumpets.

    Hi everyone, just released a new EP. There are some electronic and orchestral elements, all created with virtual instruments. Hope you enjoy!
  41. Soundiron Team

    Soundiron 33% Off Storewide Spring Sale Starts Now! One Week Only

    With spring kicking into gear, now is the perfect time to hop on some sweet savings! For one week only, you'll save 33% off our entire shop, including over 130 virtual instruments in our shop. This deal includes all of our Kontakt Player/ NKS Libraries and Bundles and all individual non-player...
  42. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Bunker Strings

    Get it here: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=iPshhNbwzDQslYTsGBM3p0CS-yZ8MTU1NDQ1NDE5M0AxNTU0MzY3Nzkz&q=https%3A%2F%2Fbunkersamples.com%2F&event=video_description&v=Ft19r3dFgQI
  43. Grim_Universe

    Eugene Latsko - Molokiya Game Soundtrack

    Sorry, guys, I have to delete the post. Until the game is released, I cannot publish the soundtrack. Sorry one more time.
  44. ChrisSiuMusic

    Christopher Siu - Once Upon A Romance (Official Audio)

    Hi friends, today I wanted to share a new original piece of mine with you. This track represents a turning point in my musical journey. Up until this point, I have composed and produced upbeat, exciting, and (hopefully) catchy themes reminiscent of Super Mario Galaxy and Disney. For this...
  45. K

    Waltz for String Orchestra

    Good Evening, old fashioned wiener waltz was my ambition for this piece produced by Finale and GPO using strings only. The title ´joyful´may come as a surprise but dancing is usually a joy. Hope to get some criticism and comment for this tune. Greetings
  46. APD

    65% off - Aviram Arabic Strings by Aviram Dayan Production

    For just $90.99, get Aviram Arabic Strings! This large collection of eastern samples are perfect for situations when you need that genuine eastern flavor in your compositions. Weighing in at 3GB with 9800+ sounds, this library contains the following string sections: Classical Violin, Baroque...
  47. Transients

    Middle Eastern Strings & Articulations

    Do any of the libraries from Spitfire, Orchestral Tools, VSL, ProjectSam etc have any middle eastern flavour, and articulations typically used in this kind of music, in their libraries? Any suggestions where to look for these kind of articulations and to create that middle eastern sound?
  48. 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
  49. thestickman8

    Cherry Blossom Boulevard

    Hi all, I recently completed a new track and thought you might enjoy it!