I quote all this plus:@g.c. - I removed CSB (which is also fantastic) from my template, and kept IB instead. That's how much I like it.
But I'm an amateur, so take my opinion with a pinch of salt. If you DM me, I can send you an example of something I mocked up with it.
The tone is going to be your own preference, but I think it is very good. I like the tone.
Here's what's definitely great without doubt:
1) I track per instrument, and you can build your own ensemble sizes. You can literally control the phrasing with velocity and dynamics in relation to each other. If you're playing passages that don't slur all the time, but still feel and sound legato, I haven't heard a library that does it better.
2) Cross-fading is smooth as hell. Phase-aligned and all that, yet somehow doesn't lose that brassiness.
3) Super light on CPU. Each instrument is MAX 60mb of RAM. Aaron tells me you can get it down to 5mb of RAM if you change your preload buffer. No-brainer for me already.
4) The versatility is amazing. You sculpt the sound. If you throw a MIDI file in, it'll sound horrible, but with a few tweaks it'll sound great.
5) I really like the vibrato control. You have depth and freq to control.
6) For the type of library it is, I find it relatively easy to place in space. I still slightly preferred the tone of CSB (I think CSB does well on that front against any library) but the sheer ability to craft the intention of your musical line is what has impressed me.
Wait a week or so and Aaron (hopefully) will have released the woodwinds. And I think if you get them as a bundle, you'll get a very good discount.
I'm totally happy with what's there. look forward to the woodwinds and other sets. Any updates are appreciated, but more than that, the incredible work on the library itself is the most appreciated. great new approach.So flugel horn? Just kidding!
Guys, let Aaron get the winds out first Then we'll badger him for everything else!
I'm totally happy with what's there. look forward to the woodwinds and other sets. Any updates are appreciated, but more than that, the incredible work on the library itself is the most appreciated. great new approach.