Glossary of VI-C Abbreviations

chillbot

Sock Muppet
AB: Adventure Brass (Music Sampling)
AD/AD2: Addictive Drums (XLN Audio)
AI: Audio Imperia
ALB1/ALB2/ALB3/etc: Albion Series (Spitfire)
ALBO: Albion ONE (Spitfire)
AM: Audio Modeling
AMS: Aleatoric Modular Series (Strezov)
APE: Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble (Soundiron)
ASS: Alternative Solo Strings (Spitfire)
BB: Berlin Brass (Orchestral Tools)
BBCSO: BBC Symphonic Orchestra (Spitfire)
BBR: Berlin Brass (Orchestral Tools)
BF: Black Friday
BFA: Big Fish Audio
BFD/BFD2/BFD3: Big F*king (?) Drums (FXpansion)
BHCT: Bernard Hermann Composer Toolkit (Spitfire)
BIIM/B2M: Boyz II Men, rad 90s R&B group
BPC: Berlin Percussion (Orchestral Tools)
BS: Best Service
BST: Berlin Strings (Orchestral Tools)
BWW: Berlin Woodwinds (Orchestral Tools)
CAGE: Custom Aleatoric Group Effects (8dio)
CB: CineBrass (Cinesamples)
CC: Continuous Controller (MIDI)
CH: Chris Hein
CP: CinePerc (Cinesamples)
CS: Cinesamples
CS2: Cinematic Strings 2 (Cinematic Strings)
CSB: Cinematic Studio Brass (Cinematic Studio Series)
CSP: Cinematic Studio Piano (Cinematic Studio Series)
CSR: CineStrings Runs (Cinesamples)
CSS: Cinematic Studio Strings (Cinematic Studio Series)
CSSS: Cinematic Studio Solo Strings (Cinematic Studio Series)
CSCSSCS: Cinematic Studio CineSeries Solo Chamber Strings (??)
CSW: Cinematic Studio Woodwinds (Cinematic Studio Series)
CW: CineWinds (Cinesamples)
CWP: CineWinds Pro (Cinesamples)
DAW: Digital Audio Workstation
DMCA: Digital Millennium Copyright Act
DoW: Drums Of War (Cinesamples)
DP: Digital Performer (MOTU)
EIS: Equal Interval System
ER: Early Reflections
EULA: End-User License Agreement
EW: EastWest
EWC: Eric Whitacre Choir (Spitfire)
EWI: Electronic Wind Instrument
EWQLSO: EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra (See: EWSO/QLSO)
EWSO: EastWest Symphonic Orchestra (See: EWQLSO/QLSO)
FA: Fluffy Audio
FF: Farkle Friday
FLS: Fruity Loops Studio
FS: For Sale
GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome
GPO: Garritan Personal Orchestra
GUI: Graphical User Interface
HB: Hollywood Brass (EastWest)
HC: Hollywood Choirs (EastWest)
HH: Hollywood Harp (EastWest)
HHC: Hip Hop Creator (Realitone)
HOP: Hollywood Orchestral Percussion (EastWest)
HOW: Hollywood Orchestral Winds (EastWest)
HS: Hollywood Strings (EastWest)
HSC: Hollywood Solo Cello (EastWest)
HSV: Hollywood Solo Violin (EastWest)
HT1/HT2/HT3: Hybrid Tools (8dio)
HTTYD: How To Train Your Dragon
HWB: Hollywood Brass (EastWest)
HWC: Hollywood Choirs (EastWest)
HWS: Hollywood Strings (EastWest)
HWW: Hollywood Winds (EastWest)
HZ01/HZ02/HZ03: Hans Zimmer Percussion (Spitfire)
HZP: Hans Zimmer Piano (Spitfire)
HZS: Hans Zimmer Strings (Spitfire)
IB: Infinite Brass (Aaron Venture)
ISW: Impact Soundworks
JBV: Joshua Bell Violin (Embertone)
K10/K11/etc: Komplete 10/11 (Native Instruments)
K10U/K11U/etc: Komplete 10/11 Ultimate (Native Instruments)
KH: Kirk Hunter
KH CS3: Kirk Hunter Concert Strings 3
KO: Kepler Orchestra (Spitfire)
LADD: LA Drama Drums (Audiobro)
LAMP: LA Modern Percussion (Audio Ollie / Performance Samples)
LASS: LA Scoring Strings (Audiobro)
LCO: London Contemporary Strings (Spitfire)
LSCS: Light and Sound Chamber Strings
MA1/MA2/MA3/MA4: Metropolis Ark (Orchestral Tools)
MAF: slang, MIDI As F**k, usage: "shut your maf"
MAP: Modern Animated Percussion (Sample Logic / Soundiron)
MIDI: Musical Instrument Digital Interface
MLP: My Little Pony, object of Brony affections
MOL: Midi-Over-LAN
MoR: Ministry of Rock (EastWest)
N: The N Thread
NAMM: Not Available, Maybe March?
NAS: Network-Attached Storage
NI: Native Instruments
NISSBE: Native Instruments Symphony Series Brass Ensemble
NISSBS: Native Instruments Symphony Series Brass Solo
NISSP: Native Instruments Symphony Series Percussion
NISSSE: Native Instruments Symphony Series String Ensemble
NISSWE: Native Instruments Symphony Series Woodwinds Ensemble
NISSWS: Native Instruments Symphony Series Woodwinds Solo
OA: Olafur Arnalds
OACE: Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions (Spitfire)
OE/OE2: Orchestral Essentials (Project SAM)
OMNI: Omnisphere (Spectrasonics)
OSR: Orchestral String Runs (Orchestral Tools)
OS: Operating System
OT: Orchestral Tools
OTR: Orchestral Template For Reaper
OTS: Orange Tree Samples
PiB: Piano in Blue (Cinesamples)
PRO: Performing Rights Organization (BMI, ASCAP, PRS, etc)
PT: Pro Tools (Digidesign/Avid)
QLSO: Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra (See: EWSO/EWQLSO)
RAR: Ratty and Raw (or: compressed file)
RTFM: Read The F*king Manual
SA: Spitfire Audio
SASS: Spitfire Alternative Solo Strings
SATP: SAGA Acoustic Trailer Percussion (Red Room Audio)
SC: Symphonic Choirs (EastWest)
SCS: Spitfire Chamber Strings
SD/SD2: Superior Drummer (or: Stormdrum)
SD2/SD3: Stormdrum (EastWest)
SF: Spitfire
SFA: Spitfire Audio
SL: Sample Logic
SM: Sample Modeling
SSB: Spitfire Symphonic Brass
SSD: Solid-State Drive
SSP: Symphonic Sphere (Orchestral Tools)
SSS: Spitfire Symphonic Strings
SStB: Spitfire Studio Brass (or: SSTB)
SStS: Spitfire Studio Strings (or: SSTS)
SStW: Spitfire Studio Woodwinds (or: SSTW)
SSW: Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds
SWAM: Synchronous Wavelength Acoustic Modeling (Audio Modeling)
SYM: Symphobia (Project SAM)
TACT: Total Articulation Control Technology (Impact Soundworks)
TARI: Eduardo Tarilonte
TB: Trailer Brass (Music Sampling)
TFW: Commonly: The F*k What? A more sophisticated version of WTF.
TFW: Also, The Force Wakens, The Force Wokes, star wars movie.
TO: The Orchestra (Sonuscore)
TS/TS2: True Strike (Project SAM)
UI: User Interface
VAT: Value-Added Tax
VEP/VEPro: Vienna Ensemble Pro
VSCO/VSCO2: Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra
VSL: Vienna Symphonic Library
WTB: Wanted To Buy
WWCD: What Would Chillbot Do?
 
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ysnyvz

Senior Member
AFAIK: As far as I know
ASAP: As soon as possible
BRB: Be right back
BTW: By the way
FAQ: Frequently asked questions
FTW: For the win
FWIW: For what it's worth
FYI: For your information
IDK: I don't know
IMHO: In my humble opinion
IMO: In my opinion
IRL: In real life
NSFW: Not safe for work
POV: Point of view
TBA: To be announced
 

James Marshall

Senior Memer
AFAIK: As far as I know
ASAP: As soon as possible
BRB: Be right back
BTW: By the way
FAQ: Frequently asked questions
FTW: For the win
FWIW: For what it's worth
FYI: For your information
IDK: I don't know
IMHO: In my humble opinion
IMO: In my opinion
IRL: In real life
NSFW: Not safe for work
POV: Point of view
TBA: To be announced
Maybe it's just me, but it takes me a second longer to read and quickly decipher these than if they just wrote the words out. How much time does writing FWIW save you really? I mean you'll be using caps for a start, it probably takes the same amount of time to type out.

BTW, IRL FWIW CSS IHMO is FTW. BRB ASAP.

Urgh, reminds of crappy text message lingo from the early 2000's when characters were limited :rolleyes:
 

ysnyvz

Senior Member
Maybe it's just me, but it takes me a second longer to read and quickly decipher these than if they just wrote the words out. How much time does writing FWIW save you really? I mean you'll be using caps for a start, it probably takes the same amount of time to type out.
I just wanted to help, because people use them here. Don't blame me, English is not even my first language. :)
 

storyteller

Senior Member
NISSSE, NISSBE, NISSBS, NISSWE, NISSWS, and NISSP should be added too...

A lot of people tend to not type (or miss) the NI before it and then threads get misinterpreted as Spitfire stuff in context.

Oh...and “Tari” for Eduardo Tarilonte’s libraries... don’t know if that fits here specifically though.