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A Zebra2 cinematic cyberpunk sound library. Questions for potential buyers.

Dr.Quest

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I would say I would do the exact opposite - generic requires alot more different shades and flavors, and I would need all the help and 2nd opinions I can get.
I do not want generic sounds. I want something that spark my creative impulses. If I can't take a patch like that and tweak it to make it my own then I'm not doing my job. I think people are interested in these patches based on that fantastic composition. I want those patches! I'm not going to recreate that composition with them, I'm going to make my own.
 
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Wow! Guys, thanks a lot. I really didnt expect the topic to rise again and all your comments are really kind. Thank you.
Regarding the patches: I definetely WILL make the "library". The problem is that I have a lot of things to finish and times are not the best (coronavirus, panic, etc.). I want to wait until everything settles down, and then I will publish the patches.
Thanks a lot once more, it is very inspiring that some of you are interested in these sounds.
 

Peter Satera

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That's exactly what I'm trying to avoid - presets that have identity. Identity should belong to the composer, and not the presets. The Unfinished did a preset called "SFX - Monster" in his Tunguska set, which sounds very cool and awesome, but unfortunately not exactly exclusive. It was perfect for this monster movie I'm working on, but I didn't use it in the end. Identity should be custom-created. If I were to buy presets, I'd rather look for those that are not going to be the star of the show. In this case, 'generic' is a friend.

I can only echo DivingInSpace. Nobody will buy presets we can already get from everywhere else. Identity will come from the method of using them, the processing, layering and usage. There's a reason why we buy 'Artist' libraries, because we aiming to achieve a similar sound but with our own twist and palette. I'm at the point where I can hear libraries nearly instantly, we can tell cinebrass, to JXL, to century. Eben every percussion library is identifiable, but the common listener will not be able to tell. Most of us tweak presets anyway. Some of the unfinished stuff is very unique and not generic, but if I play it...would you be able to tell me where it's from, or who it's by? Probably not considering the huge number of presets and synths out there. I honestly don't get why you'd prefer more of the same just for some additional shades or flavors, tweak what you have for that.
 

hollo

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Wow! Guys, thanks a lot. I really didnt expect the topic to rise again and all your comments are really kind. Thank you.
Regarding the patches: I definetely WILL make the "library". The problem is that I have a lot of things to finish and times are not the best (coronavirus, panic, etc.). I want to wait until everything settles down, and then I will publish the patches.
Thanks a lot once more, it is very inspiring that some of you are interested in these sounds.

Brilliant job on the sounds and the composing too! Congrats! Just release the patches don't worry about the pandemic all of us musicians sitting home even more than normally.

I was reading your comment about remaking those Zebra patches you found out there on youtube - hehe just like me that's how I started too :D

Good luck!
Cheers :)
Joseph
 

Dr.Quest

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Hope everyone is still well during this crazy and challenging time. It would be great to have those sounds in this time of Covid. Never had so much time to work on just about anything.
 
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@Grim_Universe Any update on those patches?
Hi, man. To be completely honest, I didnt work a lot on these, because I didnt want to share just the patches I created my cyberpunk track with. Since then I created new ones tho, like this one:
The main problem is that every patch requires too much work until I get competely satisfied with it. The patch I shared, for instance, requires small tweaks and modulation controls, but these tweaks are the hardest part of work and I just cant motivate myself to finish the ones I already did and to do new ones.
Maybe I will release my patch library, but I dont think it will happen in the near future. One more thing is that I feel that my efforts won't pay off, because everybody has a lot of good libraries with synth sounds.
 

Dr.Quest

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Maybe I will release my patch library, but I dont think it will happen in the near future. One more thing is that I feel that my efforts won't pay off, because everybody has a lot of good libraries with synth sounds.
Yes but your sounds are really quite special. Nothing like them out there.
Sorry to hear that but you'll never make much money off of sound programing so completely understand. At least we know the sounds can be programmed and maybe we'll get motivated to do it ourselves. Take care and be safe!
 

spacepluk

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That sounds amazing! Is it just regular Zebra 2 without the HZ stuff?

Maybe you could compensate for the soundset being small by providing a small example project or some (more detailed than average) notes about how the patches work.
 
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@Dr.Quest thank you very much for your kind words! I'll try my best to finish that library, but I cant guarantee anything.
@spacepluk thank you, man! Ye, it is just a regular Zebra2. Thank you for the idea, tho, it seems pretty reasonable to do that actually. Small lib. with flexible sounds+project+some details about how they work. Maybe it's the right way to go actually.
 
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