Expressive String libraries

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by JohnMarkPainter, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Well, if you ever decide you like Hollywood Strings, just buy Gold when it's on sale and cancel the cloud.
     
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    Yikes!
    I just looked and Gold is only $139 right now....
     
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    8Dio Century Strings is an excellent contender : )
     
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    So I went ahead and grabbed the LASS First Chair.
    It's pretty crusty. I think it will be useful for me.

    Spitfire Solo vibratos bug me. Glitchy loops maybe?
    Sounds like a trill sometimes.
     
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    I find vibrato on those solo instruments works fine in context with an ensemble but it’s hard to control and often too much on its own. The progressive vibrato longs often work better if you don’t need the legato, and the virtuoso violin performance legato patch uses the progressive vibrato for its longs so it often works better if you need more varied vibrato. In any case, vibrato is definitely the hardest challenge with this library.
     
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    Just an FYI about BDio Intimate strings Disco presets.
    The runs aren't done well.
    Very loud attack and it dies off quickly before the run is over.

    I had to run it through hard compression to actually use it.

    I still like the recording on the old Smart Violins library
     

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