Hyperion Strings Micro: Powerful, affordable strings for everyone! (Starting Price $39.00)

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  1. solomon.kim

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    Really loving this library so far. Here's a quick little sketch I put together in a few hours or so...very much unmixed and unpolished but it serves as a good example of what composers even as bad as me can create using this library :)
     
  2. Garry

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    Very cool! Really enjoyed listening - nice work.
     
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    Excellent stuff! That was very cool and you need to give yourself more credit as a composer!
     
  4. SBK

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    Not orchestral but did this rock demo, used also Mercury Boys Choir

    All spiccatos and piziccatos are from Hyperion Micro

     

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    CraigPetersSI

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    Very cool! Its really cool to see them used in different genres! :2thumbs:
     
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  6. fretti

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    Little late but still chiming in:barefoot:
    Just a "quickly" thrown together track from last night:
     
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  7. nathantboler

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    Just now getting a chance to sit down and listen to this, sounds great @fretti ! What are those drums?
     
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  8. nathantboler

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    Yes!! That grooves hard. Love toward the end with the EQ roll off.
     
  9. fretti

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    Thank you very much! Glad you like it:)
    Drums are a mainly a mixture of Taikos, Bass Drums and Low Booms (with a few other things) from Hans Zimmer Percussion (JunkieXL mixes) and two patches from the rather old Drums of War by Cinesamples:)
     
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  10. playz123

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    Managed to finally find some time this afternoon to sit down, play Hyperion Strings Micro and go through the manual. In brief, it's amazing, especailly for a micro library. Very impressive, versatile, and a wide range of sound features and controls as well. And whew...so glad I read the manual and discovered the "Body" knob. I feel it's one of the most important controls. As well, great job on the manual, Mike....and Chris and Scott, well done on the GUI design. The latter is very easy to understand, view and navigate. Looking forward to the full version when it's ready. Congratualtions to all the team at Soundiron on another excellent release.
     
  11. nathantboler

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    Sounds great :emoji_clap:
     
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  12. nathantboler

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    Thanks @playz123 ! Happy to hear you're enjoying the library. :2thumbs:
     
  13. jaketanner

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    Hi...I just bought this. Can you tell me what you like about the Hyperion Strings? They sound so completely unrealistic and heavily processed. Yes, they were cheap, and I didn't learn my lesson with Adagietto either...lol Am I just spoiled with SF stuff and even the NI Symphonic Series Strings sound pretty good. Anyway...not a total loss, I got them as a layering tool for some trailer music, so they will not be out front at all...but very nasal and harsh. Is there something I am missing to get them to be a bit smoother? Thanks for the help and sorry for the rant..:)
     
  14. nathantboler

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    Hi Jake, sorry to hear your're not enjoying your first impression... Have you gotten a chance to read the user manual yet? You can try turning the Body knob up and Swell knob down for a darker tone. You can also use EQ to cut the top end as desired.
     
  15. jaketanner

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    Hi,

    Haven't read the manual. I was hoping that the sound out of the box was going to be the most natural. I don't mind tweaking, and using some of the knobs, I was able to get the tone to sound very woody with the spiccatos. But overall, aside from the synth sound, the ensemble seems unusable out of the box because there is a huge volume jump between sections. I get there is some individual tweaking ability, but I think that it could have been set a bit better initially, rather than have users go in and adjust things.
     
  16. jaketanner

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    I also hear no difference when using the vibrato knob. Maybe I did something wrong in the install? I did find that bringing the Body all the way up, and the Swell near the bottom, gave it a nicer smoother tone and most of the harshness went away.
     
  17. robgb

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    I think the reason you like Spitfire stuff so much is that it sounds great right out of the box. There's no question about that. If you used nothing but Spitfire products, you'd never have to worry about getting a good sound. If, on the other hand, you want to mix and match sample libraries, you may find that those great out of the box libraries become a problem. That's my experience, anyway.

    Hyperion is a dry library. Dry libraries tend to sound raw and harsh and, as a result, unnatural to a lot of people. People have the same complaint about LASS string libraries. With Hyperion, I find it helps to tame some of that harshness with a low pass filter and a bit of EQ. Fortunately, the library comes with EQ built into the GUI, so they make it easy for you. You can play with the "Body" dial, the EQ dials and find a sound that's more pleasing to you. Add some of the built-in reverb to create some space and distance, then use a bus on the track and send it to another reverb.

    The reason I like Hyperion is because a) it's dry; b) that makes it easier to manipulate; c) the sounds are easily customizable to individual taste; d) the price is outrageously low for what you get; and e) it can be layered with those Spitfire and other bake-in ambience libraries to give them a rawer, more real presence.
    I get the sentiment, but really it isn't that hard to whip these libraries into shape. I think of libraries like Hyperion as raw material to be bent to my will. Fortunately, it's very bendable....
     
  18. jaketanner

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    I am seeing that as well. I do like that I can pan where ever, so it can fit in. I haven't tried running it through a good reverb yet, but that might be the issue too. And I am going to layer it anyway with some epic strings..I wanted to build a signature string sound with the newest, even if not the most popular...and I think that's the key to getting the sound I want. Layering this with the Ni Symphony might actually work, rather than the SF stuff...gonna try it. or even with some Omnisphere string sounds for the grit.

    Thanks!!
     
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  19. nathantboler

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    You said it better than I did. Thanks @robgb :)
     
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  20. robgb

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    You can hire me anytime... ;)
     

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