I don't think anyone knows at this point. I'd love to see the original samples ported over to the new player, plus some newly recorded articulations. LASS is already so strong, I don't think a totally fresh start would be necessary. It just needs some more content.Will LASS3 be newly recorded instruments or it will be just an update to old v2 library?
I think it was stated somewhere by Andrew from Audiobro that it will have the old samples ported to the new engine with some new recordings as well.I don't think anyone knows at this point. I'd love to see the original samples ported over to the new player, plus some newly recorded articulations. LASS is already so strong, I don't think a totally fresh start would be necessary. It just needs some more content.
Exactly! And what about Hardart? and Oscar Mayer Weiner Whistle? (yes, I had to sing the song to myself to spell 'Mayer' correctly). But, yeah. woodwinds in the LASS/MSB format would be killer.And the GUI, wow. Only one question remains...Where is my freaking woodwind library Audiobro? Woodwinds with this concept will be the biggest bomb ever in the sample library market...
This is one of the things I am most looking forward to... all the additional instruments beyond the usual Bb trumpets/horns/bones/tubas.I am happy to see that MSB has an alto trombone. This is missing from many brass libraries (of course VSL has it).
if i'm not mistaken, Audiobro previously did mention there'll be some new contents right ?I don't think anyone knows at this point. I'd love to see the original samples ported over to the new player, plus some newly recorded articulations. LASS is already so strong, I don't think a totally fresh start would be necessary. It just needs some more content.
The trumpet examples sound like something straight out of Apollo 13, very similar to Timothy Morrison's rich tone. Nothing thin about it, at least not to my ears. Don't mistake the overprocessed brass sound that plagues virtual instruments with what a real ensemble sounds like. I presume you can dial whatever tone you prefer, from crappy to happy, with the 5 mics mixes and adjustable stage.
And judging by the quick glimpse of the GUI, MSB looks like a programmer's dream. Think "Sample Modeling for dummies" level of control. I think this is going to turn out to be a very versatile library if you don't expect it to do all the heavy lifting for you.
My impression of the sound of MSB is that it is stunning. Really perfect and true to the sound of brass sections recorded in place. Add auto divisi and A.R.T to that and color me sold. Well done, Audiobro! Modern Scoring Brass was worth waiting for.
Fair enough, I didn't take into consideration things like microphone mixes and the brilliant script behind all Audiobro libraries. I should know better, I use LASS all the time.Had a chance to listen and watch the walkthrough again today after a good night's rest and awesome coffee...
I have to say that my previous comment on MSB yesterday was a bit premature.
The individual instrument patches actually sounded great on their own.
I still think the demos themselves sounded thin as a whole (not just MSB).
Perhaps they deserve better mixing/mastering treatments?
Paying more attention to the limited walkthrough, this library offers more options and flexibility than my other major brass libs.
This thing is loaded with smart patches and articulations - real variable attack control, awesome auto divisi engine, synced trills and crescendos, polyphonic legato, assignable repeat keys, auto rhythm tool, just to name a few.
I'll be $599 poorer come Tuesday. Dang it.
It was a post at the Audiobro forums by Andrew on August 31, 2017 :I don't know, but a few of you seem to remember that. Encouraging if so. I think that's the right direction.
New samples confirmed.We will be announcing a new product very very soon (it's in beta... and not strings) and it will reveal a lot about Audiobro's future direction insofar as approach to patches and standardization of many things. It will feature a new engine (still Kontakt but with 100% new and better scripts and a completely new re-design with new features and improved algorithms). I bring this up because future updates of LASS will be based on this new and highly intuitive and powerful engine. And not only will it have the new functionally of the new engine, but it will have new sample content etc.
We've been working very hard on this because we needed an engine that could satisfy any type of orchestral library we threw at it without redesigning and re-programming it.
Thanks for your patience and I hope this helps.
A very nagging problem for me (and I assume others) is creating chords with the same exact instrument. That’s a realism killer. So you end up stacking an identical instrument on itself or blending libraries that are too disparate sounding which perfectly inverts the problem. So, a headache in either case (more time, more work.) Not to mention finally having far more instrument choices if something just doesn’t sit right (say, between two bones: you now have two more to chose from.) All this in the context of the same library, same interface, controllers etc. MSB (theoretically) is an enhancing of the mock-up process on several planes - a very welcome development.... I think the lack of sampled ensembles will be a big problem...