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borisb2

Senior Member
I'm not sure i follow what you mean. Which legato can't you control? I only have the Expanded Legato set and i can affect the transitions here
not at the computer at the moment - but I think in standard MSS one can only change the speed of portamento and Gliss, not the volume. Only for legato we have more control .. Am I wrong? will check later
 

Casiquire

Senior Member
not at the computer at the moment - but I think in standard MSS one can only change the speed of portamento and Gliss, not the volume. Only for legato we have more control .. Am I wrong? will check later
I can change the volume as well in the extended
 

dzilizzi

Senior Member
I'd rather wait 3 weeks if its going to be a game changer :P
But the intro price is over on the 16th. Unless they extend it.

What kind of sales do they usually have around Black Friday. I bought Genesis a couple years ago on sale, but don't normally pay attention because their prices are a little higher than I've felt comfortable spending as a hobbyist. Just wondering if it gets close to intro prices or lower?
 

borisb2

Senior Member
But the intro price is over on the 16th. Unless they extend it.
I'm sure they extend it when needed. They announced 1.1 would be released before the intro period ends.

I think it can get back to (or close to) intro pricing during BF
 

novaburst

Senior Member
What part of the library you like the most so far ?
The whole approach of the player gives you the ability to make the library sound and do what you want, with a bit of work,

I did think AB was only going fo the sequence part of the library and leave the manual part for second best but I was very wrong they have put as much energy in making the library sound great as well as the osta, and runs and so on,

It's a very rounded library but only if you dig in and that may not be for everyone,
 

novaburst

Senior Member
It's really subjective.. but to me, if LASS is the definition of "gritty" then MSS is the definition of "fluffy"... I also find the sound in MSS a bit suffocated (with a pillow maybe because it sounds fluffy :grin:) even with the close mics (my preferred mic position) but found that the default EQ helps it gain more "presence", so I tend to leave it always on from now on, which makes me want to explore the other eq presets more to see what they may offer but still don't have the time for that. In all cases, it still sounds brighter to me than something like CSS and its gentle/non-intrusive vibrato definitely lends itself to a much wider applications...
I think MSS has its own grittyness but I might be mistaken for what fluffy means,

As MSS can be very aggressive if you want
 

Soundbed

Music for TV
For those who already have MSS - and since it seems to be established that it does not sound very similar to LASS, to what other string libraries would you compare the sound?
For me it's turning into a bit of a chameleon.

MSS can't sound like every other library of course.

But as a toolbox it's turning out to be more versatile than I thought at first.

For instance, if you like "more vibrato" you could try playing with the soloists a bit.

The MSS soloists / first chair patches tend to have a more pronounced vibrato than the full sections. Of course they can play polyphonic legato (as mini ensembles) during the sketching process. (You can load them into the same instance on same MIDI channel, and play a MIDI keyboard.)

... I'm not sure how close these soloists can get to creating the effect of a whole library that has more vibrato; YMMV.

The Brightness control is pretty spot on for making MSS sound like brighter libraries in a snap.

The Detune and Humanization controls can help "spread" the intonation wider per divisi section, which makes MSS sound even more "lush" when desired, or conversely, less "straight" (i.e., when humanization is off, MSS sounds pretty "straight" so I'm learning to appreciate the humanization tuning controls).

Again this isn't to say that MSS can do everything for everyone in all cases ... only re-iterating that it's a deep library with lots of controls and flexibility.
 

Evans

Guitarist
The Brightness control is pretty spot on for making MSS sound like brighter libraries in a snap.
Does Brightness actually make it sound "brighter" when turned up? Granted, I only ran through MSS for a short while, but my fading memory is telling me that Brightness all the way up was the same as it turned off.
 

Duncan Krummel

Just Passing Through
Does Brightness actually make it sound "brighter" when turned up? Granted, I only ran through MSS for a short while, but my fading memory is telling me that Brightness all the way up was the same as it turned off.
I can’t say for certain, but I wonder if this was addressed in the first update that rolled out (almost didn’t notice it, but it rolled out a day or so after release).

When first using the library, I was under this same impression. The demos I posted, then, used the brightness at ~5 o’clock to turn down the brightness.

Well, opening it up yesterday for the briefest of moments, I discovered the behavior changed. Now it operates like one might initially think it would, where 12-noon is the default (off state).

That’s been my experience with it.
 

Noc

Member
@dxmachina Out of curiosity, will the 1.1 update focus exclusively on legato, or will it also make other tweaks to the library, such as maybe the tone, default config/effects, presets, etc.?
 

karender

New Member
I have some questions for those who own MSS, or the developers of course. I know these are not essentials and a lot of people don't care about these features but still, I wanted to ask. ;)

QUESTION 1:
Does MSS capable of legato transitions between articulations?

Orchestral Tools' kontakt engine and SINE player can do this. I don't know how many people are using it, but I like that feature.

QUESTION 2:
Can we set the sample start delays of legatos, shorts, etc. to the same value? Maybe that look ahead button does this? I can't find any information about that.

Audio Imperia does this very well with a single knob to control sample start. I'm not sure this is useful for live playing, but it's really useful for programming midi.

QUESTION 3:
Is the dynamic range of tremolos and trills detailed enough for accented or shorts? Not the most used articulations, but I use them a lot with Berlin Strings.


If these are not possible with the current version you can take the first two questions as feature requests, together with Con Sordino emulation for the whole library. :thumbsup:
 

Soundbed

Music for TV
Does Brightness actually make it sound "brighter" when turned up? Granted, I only ran through MSS for a short while, but my fading memory is telling me that Brightness all the way up was the same as it turned off.
Absolutely it makes it brighter. And darker when turned down.
I can’t say for certain, but I wonder if this was addressed in the first update that rolled out (almost didn’t notice it, but it rolled out a day or so after release).

When first using the library, I was under this same impression. The demos I posted, then, used the brightness at ~5 o’clock to turn down the brightness.

Well, opening it up yesterday for the briefest of moments, I discovered the behavior changed. Now it operates like one might initially think it would, where 12-noon is the default (off state).

That’s been my experience with it.
I only bought and downloaded after it had been out a couple days so I may have gotten the version where brightness starts at noon and changes the sound darker counterclockwise and brighter clockwise from the get go.
 
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