Emotional Textural: Your choice ?

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  1. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple Active Member

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    Just curious, what's everyone's library choices in terms for emotional/drama/textural? Please fill the categories below:


    1- Strings (both full and solo strings apply): -----
    2- Textures (non-electronic): -----
    3- Choir/Vocals: -----
     
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  2. averystemmler

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    I would hope it'd depend entirely on the story you're trying to help tell. In my opinion, asking someone to make an emotional texture is like asking a Foley artist to make a "weather texture." There's a lot of undisclosed nuance there.

    But, if someone told me "make an emotional texture in five minutes and I'll give you your weight in SSDs," I guess I'd reach for some spitfire thing. Albion V or an Evo maybe.
     
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  3. Greg

    Greg Senior Member

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    I hear the spitfire evo's absolutely everywhere now so I would avoid those unless you do some crazy processing on them. The program Paul Stretch is basically god mode for creating textures out of anything. You can stretch a 3 second motif into a lush harmonic pad and control the harmonic octaves. Its really great
     
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    Granular synthesis in general is good for that, come to think of it. Or a long reverb with a slow attack/minimal ERs.
     
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  5. Casiquire

    Casiquire Senior Member

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    I think the question is a bit vague, any examples of the style to which you're referring? Most music is emotional and textural to the composer
     
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    I will record some examples later but basically: String longs, no shorts, slow lyrical melody played by 1st violins while remaining sections playing a mixture of harmonics and sustains, choir or vocals join in later to sing the melody in parallel with 1st violins etc etc ........
     
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  7. Casiquire

    Casiquire Senior Member

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    Thanks for clarifying! I think that a lot of well recorded libraries can handle it, but if you're serious about harmonics and a moody sound Spitfire might be a good one to look into. If you're thinking higher dynamics, Metropolis might have some good dramatic and heavy patches too and you'd get choir included. I'm curious what others think!
     
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    I’m layering CSS with BDT and I like the results.
     
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