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Discussion in 'Newbie Questions' started by YaniDee, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. YaniDee

    YaniDee Senior Member

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    Love this place..my go to source for info on sample libraries and music software!
    Lurked for a few months and finally joined.

    Now here is a real newbie question: Can anyone provide a list of all the abbreviations you guys use for the libraries out there? Maybe post it as a "sticky"...

    I understand the need to not constantly have to write out the full names , but a newbie can get lost trying to follow! I found myself doing frequent searches to find what libs or companies people were discussing (though I'm starting to catch up somewhat..)

    Maybe a dumb request, but may be helpful..
     
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  2. chillbot

    chillbot Forum Bot

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    wtf = what the f
    tfw = the f what

    I find the latter much more useful than the former.
     
  3. D Halgren

    D Halgren Senior Member

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    Haha, that's gangster, chill. You so crazy!
     
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  4. chillbot

    chillbot Forum Bot

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    This is actually a great idea, I thought I used to know the basics but with all the new libraries I am often lost when people start speaking SFO SCC SSS BBD BIIM whatever. Maybe once a list is made you could edit the OP (stands for original post, maybe, who knows) and we could sticky it or something.

    Here's an old post on the topic:

    https://vi-control.net/community/th...tempted-satire-just-for-lightness-sake.35098/
     
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    YaniDee

    YaniDee Senior Member

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    TFW! Glad u agree..
     
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  6. Lawson.

    Lawson. Senior Member

    Off the top of my head:

    Libraries

    OT: BST, BWW, BBR, BPC, SS, OSR, MA1, MA2
    SA/SF: SSS, SCS, SSB, SSW, SP, LCO, I, II, III, IV, V
    EW: HS, HB, HOW, HPC, HC, SO/QLSO
    CS: CS, CB, CW, CP
    CSS: CSS, CSSS, CSB, CSW, CSP

    DAWs

    DP, LP

    Composers

    JW, JNH, MG, MV, HS, TJ/TJB, AD, JH, HZ, TSFH, RC/RCP, BF, BT

    Hardware

    HD/HDD, SSD, RAM, CPU, Mobo
     
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  7. chillbot

    chillbot Forum Bot

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    Where is the "not helpful" button.
     
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  8. Karma

    Karma Spitfire Audio

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    nerd
    edit: nice
     
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  9. synthpunk

    synthpunk Senior Member

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    Don't forget N.

     
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  10. chillbot

    chillbot Forum Bot

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    N needs a link, man.

    Lawson the point is not exactly to list how many abbreviations YOU know.
     
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  11. Karma

    Karma Spitfire Audio

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    I think I can translate... At least the libraries.

    Orchestral Tools: Berlin Strings, Berlin Woodwinds, Berlin Brass, Berlin Percussion, Orchestral String Runs, Metropolis Ark I, Metropolis Ark II.
    Spitfire Audio: Spitfire Symphonic Strings, Spitfire Chamber Strings, Spitfire Symphonic Brass, Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds, Spitfire Percussion, London Contemporary Strings, Albions 1-5.
    East West: Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass, Hollywood Winds, Hollywood Percussion, Symphonic Orchestra/Quantum Leap
    CineSamples: CineStrings, CineBrass, CineWinds, CinePerc
    Cinematic Studio: Cinematic Studio Strings, Cinematic Studio Solo Strings, Cinematic Studio Brass, Cinematic Studio Woodwinds, Cinematic Studio Piano...

    Whew. Time for a tea.
     
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    Jdiggity1 Member Of The Month

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    omg
     
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    YaniDee

    YaniDee Senior Member

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    Thanks..I'm enlightened! Now to save up for all this stuff..
     
  14. Gerhard Westphalen

    Gerhard Westphalen Scoring Mixer

    JBFC - Just buy a FaderCtrl
    CMSPL - Check my slave parts list
    NQ - Newbie Question
    HMCC - Help, my computer is chocking
    VEP - Very experienced procrastinator
    FS - Free samples
    WTB - Will trade for beer
     
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  15. chillbot

    chillbot Forum Bot

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    OK the answer we were looking for here was a "list" guys. Why not start her off with a nice "list"? You don't have to go leaping straight for the.... nevermind.

    No idea how accurate this is... was hoping somebody ELSE would compile the list since it's all greek to me. Anyway it's a place to start:

    AB: Adventure Brass (Music Sampling)
    AD/AD2: Addictive Drums (XLN Audio
    AI: Audio Imperia
    ALB1/ALB2/ALB3/etc: Albion (Spitfire)
    ALBO: Albion ONE (Spitfire)
    AMS: Aleatoric Modular Series (Strezov)
    BB: Berlin Brass (Orchestral Tools)
    BBR: Berlin Brass (Orchestral Tools)
    BFA: Big Fish Audio
    BPC: Berlin Percussion (Orchestral Tools)
    BS: Best Service
    BST: Berlin Strings (Orchestral Tools)
    BWW: Berlin Woodwinds (Orchestral Tools)
    CAGE: Custom Aleatoric Group Effects (8dio)
    CB: CineBrass (Cinesamples)
    CC: Continuous Controller (MIDI)
    CH: Chris Hein
    CP: CinePerc (Cinesamples)
    CS: Cinesamples
    CSB: Cinematic Studio Brass (Cinematic Studio Series)
    CSP: Cinematic Studio Piano (Cinematic Studio Series)
    CSR: CineStrings Runs (Cinesamples)
    CS2: Cinematic Strings 2 (Cinematic Strings)
    CSS: Cinematic Studio Strings (Cinematic Studio Series)
    CSSS: Cinematic Studio Solo Strings (Cinematic Studio Series)
    CSW: Cinematic Studio Woodwinds (Cinematic Studio Series)
    CW: CineWinds (Cinesamples)
    CWP: CineWinds Pro (Cinesamples)
    DAW: Digital Audio Workstation
    DoW: Drums Of War (Cinesamples)
    DP: Digital Performer (MOTU)
    EIS: Equal Interval System
    EULA: End-User License Agreement
    EW: EastWest
    EWQLSO: EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra (See: EWSO/QLSO)
    EWSO: EastWest Symphonic Orchestra
    FA: Fluffy Audio
    FLS: Fruity Loops Studio
    FS: For Sale
    GPO: Garritan Personal Orchestra
    GUI: Graphical User Interface
    HB: Hollywood Brass (EastWest)
    HC: Hollywood Choirs (EastWest)
    HH: Hollywood Harp (EastWest)
    HOP: Hollywood Orchestral Percussion (EastWest)
    HOW: Hollywood Orchestral Winds (EastWest)
    HS: Hollywood Strings (EastWest)
    HSC: Hollywood Solo Cello (EastWest)
    HSV: Hollywood Solo Violin (EastWest)
    HT1/HT2/HT3: Hybrid Tools (8dio)
    HWB: Hollywood Brass (EastWest)
    HWS: Hollywood Strings (EastWest)
    HZ01/HZ02/HZ03: Hans Zimmer Percussion (Spitfire)
    HZP: Hans Zimmer Piano (Spitfire)
    ISW: Impact Soundworks
    JBV: Joshua Bell Violin (Embertone)
    K10/K11/etc: Komplete 10/11 (Native Instruments)
    K10U/K11U/etc: Komplete 10/11 Ultimate (Native Instruments)
    KH: Kirk Hunter
    KH CS3: Kirk Hunter Concert Strings 3
    LADD: LA Drama Drums (Audiobro)
    LASS: LA Studio Strings (Audiobro)
    LCO: London Contemporary Strings (Spitfire)
    LSCS: Light and Sound Chamber Strings
    MA1/MA2: Metropolis Ark (Orchestral Tools)
    MIDI: Musical Instrument Digital Interface
    MOL: Midi Over LAN
    MoR: Ministry of Rock (EastWest)
    N: The N Thread
    NAS: Network-Attached Storage
    NI: Native Instruments
    Omni: Omnisphere (Spectrasonics)
    OSR: Orchestral String Runs (Orchestral Tools)
    OS: Operating System
    OT: Orchestral Tools
    PiB: Piano In Blue (Cinesamples)
    PRO: Performing Rights Organization (BMI, ASCAP, PRS, etc)
    PT: Pro Tools (Digidesign/Avid)
    QLSO: Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra (See: EWSO/EWQLSO)
    RAR: Ratty and Raw
    SA: Spitfire Audio
    SC: Symphonic Choirs (EastWest)
    SCS: Spitfire Chamber Strings
    SD: Superior Drummer (or Storm Drum)
    SF: Spitfire
    SFA: Spitfire Audio
    SL: Sample Logic
    SM: Sample Modeling
    SSB: Spitfire Symphonic Brass
    SSP: Symphonic Sphere (Orchestral Tools)
    SSS: Spitfire Symphonic Strings
    SSW: Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds
    SWAM: Synchronous Wavelength Acoustic Modeling (Sample Modeling)
    SYM: Symphobia (Project SAM)
    TACT: Total Articulation Control Technology (Impact Soundworks)
    TB: Trailer Brass (Music Sampling)
    TS/TS2: True Strike (Project SAM)
    UI: User Interface
    VEP/VEPro: Vienna Ensemble Pro
    VSL: Vienna Symphonic Library
    WTB: Wanted To Buy
     
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  16. LamaRose

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    JBV: Joshua Bell Violin
    BJ: Bell, Joshua... or something like that
     
  17. chillbot

    chillbot Forum Bot

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    Please keep coming with mistakes/suggestions... at some point I will start a new thread and petition the powers for a sticky.
     
  18. Karma

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    You can add the Musical Sampling stuff. Adventure Brass is usually just AB or ADB, Trailer Brass TB, etc...
     
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  19. babylonwaves

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    NAS Network Accessible Storrage, Rapper Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones or Native Access Sucks. All depends on the sub forum.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks.
     

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