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Already wrestling with massive SL _ Cinematic Guitars Infinity @ $99. !
Risking brain damage ( further ) trying to sort key differences with new Continuum Guitars. :notworthy:
 
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ALittleNightMusic

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Whoever is doing CineSamples market research is off the mark big time IMO. Last two new releases have been very lackluster - met with tepid responses here. Maybe CS has a huge user base that isn’t represented by Vi-C but I think they should be leaning more into refreshing their tentpole libraries and bringing more things out that are recorded at SONY, which is one of their unique value propositions.
 
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ChrisSiuMusic

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Whoever is doing CineSamples market research is off the mark big time IMO. Last two new releases have been very lackluster - met with tepid responses here. Maybe CS has a huge user base that isn’t represented by Vi-C but I think they should be leaning more into refreshing their tentpole libraries and bringing more things out that are recorded at SONY, which is one of their unique value propositions.
I think it's because they feel they've already covered their orchestral bases, and are moving onto some more niche products before they revisit any updates.
 

chrisav

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I think it's because they feel they've already covered their orchestral bases, and are moving onto some more niche products before they revisit any updates.
I get the line of thinking, but I fear they may not be going niche enough. Ambient cinematic pads and guitar patterns for film and trailer scoring feel pretty safe when there's a wealth of different rare "ethnic" instruments out there, or even rarely sampled articulations of common orchestral instruments. It feels to me like they're kind of missing the mark here, but that's just my personal opinion of course, I have no idea what the sales numbers on Soundscapes were, or how this new library will land.
 

Gingerbread

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I think it's because they feel they've already covered their orchestral bases, and are moving onto some more niche products before they revisit any updates.
Spitfire and OT have had a lot of success by offering many different "flavors" of orchestral sections and concepts. How many string libraries has Spitfire released alone?? About 180?

CineSamples seems to feel that one library per section is sufficient. I don't know who's "right"; perhaps the orchestral market is oversaturated as it is. But just as an observation, it seems like CineSamples could dig much deeper into the orchestral vein than they have, especially since some of their orchestral libraries could stand a good freshening.
 

AMBi

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I actually really like that they’re going in different directions with their newer releases it keeps things feeling fresh. Especially love the way Continuum Guitars sounds and think it would compliment QGR and Guitar Swell perfectly.
The price is the only offset for me 😓
 

FireGS

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Whoever is doing CineSamples market research is off the mark big time IMO. Last two new releases have been very lackluster - met with tepid responses here. Maybe CS has a huge user base that isn’t represented by Vi-C but I think they should be leaning more into refreshing their tentpole libraries and bringing more things out that are recorded at SONY, which is one of their unique value propositions.
Nailed it.

perhaps the orchestral market is oversaturated as it is.
That's the thing, I don't think I'll ever buy another guitar library again. None of them truly get it right, and if I need a real player, there's millions of them, all with direct line inputs into their USB interfaces willing to record. I can't think of a more oversaturated market - samples aside.

Orchestral instruments and sections aren't nearly as accessible to people to record - less so being recorded in great rooms, with top notch players, with top notch mics, signal chains, processing, etc. That's why I don't think the orchestral sample market will ever fully saturate - there's too many variables that discerning music producers will want, and crave that are out of their reach in terms of money or logistics.
 

muziksculp

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Surely a PASS on this release.

But I'm excited about their announcement of CineStrings Pro. and hope that it will cover everything the Core version offered. So, I would only have to purchase CineStrings Pro (Upgrade version), which will also update the Core version's content. I can then delete the original CineStrings Core.
 
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