Good sax lib?

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  1. GuitarG

    GuitarG Senior Member

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    Hey!

    Any suggestions for a good sax library for a decent price?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SoNowWhat?

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    I’m no expert in this area and I’d like a decent solo sax vi.
    I suspect a few would recommend sample modelling.
    I believe that 8dio have a studio sax coming out soon (whatever soon means), but it sounds good (to me) when used in the demo for their intimate studio strings. I’m not a big fan of 8dio so I’m reserving judgement on it until release but I’ll definitely take a look when it comes out.
    Sorry I can’t be more helpful.
     
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  3. oivind_rosvold

    oivind_rosvold Senior Member

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  4. KarlHeinz

    KarlHeinz Senior Member

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    Development stopped but I dont think you can get anything better for that prize (49 bucks) then the Saxlab from linplug:

    http://www.linplug.com/

    Of course it is old, but 64 bit already and very versatile. Physical modelling so it wont sound like a 10 GB sampled in all details sample library but I still love the sound of it :).

    And there even is a demo to tryout yourself :)
     
  5. MartinH.

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    https://embertone.com/instruments/sensualsax.php

    :D


    Also NI Symphony Series Woodwind Ensemble / Solo Woodwinds has Saxophones I think, in case anyone owns those but didn't realize this (like me at first).
     
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  6. SchnookyPants

    SchnookyPants I never metaphor I didn't like

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    shhhhhhhhhhhh...... that's a secret.
     
  7. Montisquirrel

    Montisquirrel Senior Member

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    Thats the Sax:

     
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  8. LHall

    LHall Senior Member

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    Audio Modeling SWAM Saxaphones. Coupled with a breath controller - you're suddenly playing sax instead of putting together a stream of samples. If there's anything else out there remotely as playable, I'd love to learn about it.
     
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  9. SoNowWhat?

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    Yep. That’s the one I was thinking of. Starts around 1:28
     
  10. Wally Garten

    Wally Garten Senior Member

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    +1 for Embertone. For the price it's ridiculously good, albeit limited to a certain kind of playing. (It's very easy to go overboard with the "Sex" knob, though, so use with caution.)

     
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  11. dariusofwest

    dariusofwest Senior Member

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    Agreed! I bought it while scoring a webseries with some really cheesy romantic scenes, it really worked well for that context ^_^.
     
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  12. Polkasound

    Polkasound Senior Member

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    I also recommend the Audio Modeling SWAM saxes. They're modeled, so although the sound of the sax itself may not be better or worse than the best sampled saxes, the performance is completely fluid -- you're not constrained by samples/articulations/layers. All of the saxes mentioned above work for certain things and excel in their own ways, but for exposed solo sax parts, only the SWAM saxes give me the ultra-fine control I need.

    If $250 is a little steep, watch for sales. Right now, the saxes are discounted when bundled with the other woodwinds, but maybe Audio Modeling will run another sale around the holidays.
     
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    GuitarG Senior Member

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    Thanks a lot guys! Will check them all out!
    :)
     
  14. Saxer

    Saxer Senior Member

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    Yepp, SWAM. But also Chris Hein Horns and Broadway BigBand. The Embertone Sensual Sax is kind of a one trick pony... but it's the hell of a pony!
    For arranging concert band VSL saxes work well too and also Wallanderinstruments WIVI. But I wouldn't use them as jazzy or pop soloists.
     

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