Cinesamples: Cineperc. Still worth the money?

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by jononotbono, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. jononotbono

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    I'm looking at buying a few new Perc libraries this month and one in particular that I've been pondering for a while is Cinesample Cineperc. It seems like a large collection of different percussion and a few people have said to me that it's a flexible library with the different mic positions.

    I own Strikeforce and HZ Perc (to name a couple) and I'm thinking this could be a perfect accompaniment to my collection as looking at the instrument list it goes from Orchestral Perc to Big cinematic stuff which would be very handy for some of the film and tv stuff I'm doing.

    The library has been out for quite a few years now. With so much competition out there, is it still a good purchase? Is it flexible? I'm kind of avoiding any libraries that have a unique sound, for example, Damage, as that kind of thing is quite easy to identify in so many people's music.

  2. Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

    Jul 8, 2016
    Cineperc is the king of conventional/orchestral percussion. It's pricey though, so I would wait for a sale.
  3. OP

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    I can get 50% off as a student. Thanks man, I will buy it in the next couple of weeks then!
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  4. Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

    Jul 8, 2016
    Major score! Go for it!!!
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  5. maxime77

    maxime77 Active Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    I still think CinePerc is one of the best recorded percussion library available, Dennis Sands did a great job. No matter how old, a good recorded library (especially percussion) will always sound good (like EWQLSO).
  6. ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    Definitely my go-to percussion library for orchestral cinematic music. The Hollywood flavour and room ambience is unmatched, in my opinion. I got the 50% EDU off as well, so it's a no-brainer!
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  7. Nick Batzdorf

    Nick Batzdorf Moderator

    Sep 14, 2004
    Los Angeles
    It's a very good library, and I agree with maxime77 that there's nothing to say "old" libraries are no longer any good - in fact there are some Giga ones that are still great (Larry Seyer bass, his drums, Cool Vibes, and the Notre Dame de Budapest organ, for just a few examples).

    But I'm not sure I'd call it orchestral percussion, because it doesn't have the standard orchestral instruments - snare, BD, timps, chimes, glock, xylophone, cymbals, etc.
  8. ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    It actually does Nick - the CORE version contains all of the standard orchestral percussion instruments you'd use in a typical orchestral cue.
  9. Johnny

    Johnny Active Member

    It's the best traditional orchestral percussion on the market and some! That stage will suck any other library onto it and only make your compositions sound better!! A must have! +1
  10. Nick Batzdorf

    Nick Batzdorf Moderator

    Sep 14, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Okay, then I must not have the CORE version. Sorry about that.
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    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    Yes, a well recorded library will always sound good. This is true.

    However, older libraries often don’t have what we have now. For example, many round robins, dynamic layers and better scripting. That’s what I’m referring to when’s i use the word “old”. Not the actual recordings of the samples.

    I’ll be buying this very soon.
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    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    Cine Perc has has 4 libraries combined and Orchestral perc is included. It’s why the price is higher than many Perc libraries. Just by the sheer selection of different instruments.
  13. Haakond

    Haakond Member

    Aug 4, 2015
  14. boxheadboy50

    boxheadboy50 Member

    Apr 5, 2018
    This is actually going to be my next perc buy. The Spitfire Thunderbolt sale almost had me with their percussion library being part of it... but I think I'll save my pennies for CinePerc.
  15. Robo Rivard

    Robo Rivard Senior Member

    May 11, 2016
    CinePerc will never get dated. If it's good, it's good, and it is.
  16. Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

    Jul 8, 2016
    I will say that I do like some of the melodic perc from SA's Redux a bit more than Cineperc, but Cineperc's snares, cymbals, timpani, etc, are just so damn satisfying.
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  17. Brian Nowak

    Brian Nowak Active Member

    Jan 9, 2018
    Yeah Spitfire almost had me with the Burgess percussion but I'm just going to wait for the next big Cinesamples sale and go for it. I have Berlin Percussion and a handful of epic stuff. I feel like Cineperc will fill in a bunch of stuff and also compensate for some of the stuff Berlin isn't so great about (noise issues on a lot of the tonal stuff).
  18. Rob Elliott

    Rob Elliott Senior Member

    Cinesamples' BEST library for sure. On their next BIG sale I just might pick up ALL of Cineperc.
  19. catsass

    catsass Señor Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    And there you have it - a one week percussion sale:

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  20. AllanH

    AllanH Senior Member

    Oct 11, 2015
    Central Coast California
    That might be the next few days. It looks like up to 40% off.
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