Just as a heads up 1 & 4 have inconsistencies with midi quantizing because the different sections have different attack times depending on the instrument - this is especially noticeable with the first volume so you have to be sure to compose with that in mind (the sample attacks aren't cut into like Spitfire's Albion libraries). Pulling back certain sections' midi or playing live is needed to get the sound you want.This video was very helpful. I hadn't really payed attention to the Metropolis series. Both 1 and (and parts of 4) are quite appealing. Now I regret not having payed more attention to the NI sales of them.
1 and 4 are by far the most broadly useful. They also sound nothing short of spectacular.This video was very helpful. I hadn't really payed attention to the Metropolis series. Both 1 and (and parts of 4) are quite appealing. Now I regret not having payed more attention to the NI sales of them.
Same here. If I'm going to use Orchestral Tools' stuff on a track I'll use Berlin Strings and Brass over the all-in-ones. Same with Spitfire's stuff.I gave MA 1 a positive review for AskAudio.com and I still think it’s quite good, but I hardly ever use it because I just prefer to compose with individual instruments.
Yep, same problem with MA3 here. Strange, because the repetition patches in Time Macro stay in sync.I have all 4 volumes and love them. Overall I think they're fantastic. I do have issue with some of the repetition patches (can't remember if it's in MA3 or MA4). These are the repeated eighth and sixteenth note patterns. I have a very difficult time getting them to stay in sync with the beat. They seem to drift over a period of time. If I hold a note over, say, 16 bars, by time it reaches the end it's off the beat by an annoyingly noticeable amount.