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Not everyone can afford to just throw money at sample libraries, its rude and ignorant to say this.
Excuses, excuses.

Get a credit card. Start selling music on these royalty free sites. Use that money to make payments on the credit cards.

Make more music using those sample libraries. Sell that music and continue the process.

You have to chase and chase and chase to get to the top.
 

Morning Coffee

Active Member
Thanks for that video. I have Albion One, but was considering Metropolis Ark. I think Metropolis Ark sounds better in this video, more clearer and upfront, but not enough to justify the purchase as I'd rather just purchase a different library from Orchestral Tools instead. (Apparently, some might view this as being cheap)

P.S I think that the eDNA synth engine in Albion one is a nice asset over Metropolis Ark.
 
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Floris

New Member
Nice comparison!

These libraries are top-tier starter libraries for more epic orchestral stuff.
Buying them together and just dropping a grand(!) is not something I would advice or something a lot of starters would be able to afford.

You can make brilliant music with either one of these libraries and nobody should feel obliged to just spend more money in order to 'evolve' - working with what you got is much more powerful in becoming a better composer in the long run!
 

DivingInSpace

Active Member
Excuses, excuses.

Get a credit card. Start selling music on these royalty free sites. Use that money to make payments on the credit cards.

Make more music using those sample libraries. Sell that music and continue the process.

You have to chase and chase and chase to get to the top.
Oooooh, it's that simple? Get a credit card so you can buy something you don't actually have funds for and then just start making money? I never thought it was so easy!

I really hope you are joking.
 

Meetyhtan

Noise Maker
I own both. If I could only own one of them, it would be MA1 for me without thinking twice, no matter what the price difference is. I prefer it in sound and features. The choir alone for me is more useful than the complete loops folder in Albion.
 

Akarin

pragsound.com
Excuses, excuses.

Get a credit card. Start selling music on these royalty free sites. Use that money to make payments on the credit cards.

Make more music using those sample libraries. Sell that music and continue the process.

You have to chase and chase and chase to get to the top.
How is that even relevant in a thread comparing two libs?

Anyway, I have both and both serve a purpose. Love them equally but Albion One gets used more in what I do.
 

Parsifal666

I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.
Had the Arks existed before Albion One I would never have purchased the latter.

That said, Albion One is a really good sketch tool and I can see why folks, especially novices, would certainly benefit from having it.

Albion One and Evo 1 remain my main SA regret-purchases. I was quite happy with Legacy and the Evos 2, 3, and 4. Didn't crucially need the others, and the overlap was significant imo.
 

MHP

Audio Engineer & Producer
Great comparison, Will!

Albion One and MA1 have been my first libraries and it is hard to say which one is better, it very much depends on personal preference and the sound you are looking for.

Starters should also look at the sequels of both series and how they fit to their musical style:
For quieter moods Albion Tundra and/or MA2 are very nice complements and for heavy stuff it is worth to have a look at Albion Iceni. So that could also influence the decision which route to go.
 

Tim_Wells

Tim Wells
Thanks very much for the compare!! Quite timely for me as I'm considering Albion One while it's on sale.

While Ark 1 is cool and has some very stand out sounds... Albion One may fit the kind of music I make.
 
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