I've Bought My Last String Library

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by robgb, May 13, 2019.

  1. Polkasound

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    I picked up Studio Strings Pro last week, and I'm kind of in the same situation as Rob... it could very well be my last string purchase. (But that shouldn't be too hard to believe when you look at the instrument pictured on my avatar -- string libraries are obviously not my bread and butter.) Between Spitfire Studio Strings Pro, CSS, Audio Modeling SWAM solo strings, and a few other string libraries, all of my string needs for the foreseeable future have now been met.

    If only this realization were a cure for GAS.
     
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  2. DerGeist

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    Is there a good accordion library. Looking to pioneer Epic Klezmer.
     
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  3. Land of Missing Parts

    Land of Missing Parts No Time for Honky-Tonk

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    Polkasound! He makes awesome accordion sample libraries.
     
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  4. DerGeist

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    Hah, didn’t realize the OP was a developer. Will check it out.
     
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    robgb I was young once

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    I'm just now discovering the Time Machine patches with their stretch controller. Wow.
     
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  6. novaburst

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    I purchased my last string library but it lasted until another great string library made a great sale offer,

    Jokes aside....... It really depends what type of work you do or what type of music you compose,

    So different types of writing require different types of tone, so the idea of a last string library will never work for someone who composes a lot of cinimatic and epic work they need to have so many different types of tones at their finger tips.

    Also you may get a request to use a certain library that you have not purchased yet but soon will when you get the request.

    How you blend or layer needs a lot of choice if you work that way.

    Parts of string library's sound better than other so again choice.

    When you think about it there are not many top end string library's out there so for someone to have all of them is normal.
     
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  7. JohnG

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    I bought my last wife. Although sometimes I wonder if I should worry when she refers to me as, "the incumbent..."
     
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    robgb I was young once

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    I think choice is good. But I also think that with a couple good, solid libraries you can do pretty much anything you want. Layering, mixing, EQ, filtering, etc., can do a lot toward getting exactly the sound you need when you need it.
     
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  10. EgM

    EgM Game music!

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    That's cute. You'll buy a new one before 2020 :)
     
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  11. novaburst

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    I guess it's mind set in the end, we all have our approach, we all paint pieces differently,
     
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  12. Dex

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    Regular or Pro?
     
  13. re-peat

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    With the money I spent on strings libraries over the past 20 years, they could rebuild a sizeable part of the roof of the Notre Dame.

    And yet, with all these terrabytes of samples, I still can’t do any of this. There’s not a singe second in this 11 minute collage — and I could easily have made it an 11-week collage — that can be rendered convincingly with any of the libraries, or combinations thereof, ever released.


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  14. AlexanderSchiborr

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    What recording reference is that? Just curious to know..thanks.
     
  15. re-peat

    re-peat Senior Member

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    A bit of everything, Alexander. Things I grabbed from my music collection. If you’re interested in one or more particular fragments, let me know and I’ll give you all the details (composer, piece, performer, record label, …).

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  16. Paul Grymaud

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    robgb I was young once

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    Regular. With Pro you get divisi instruments, more legato patches, and several more microphone positions, but I'm not sure it's worth the added cost.
     
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    robgb I was young once

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    Care to wager? ;)
     
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    robgb I was young once

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    You will never be able to render any sample instrument to rival the real thing. There are too many mechanical and human factors involved that can't be duplicated with sample instruments. The question I have is WHY would you want to reproduce this? As a learning exercise, maybe, or just for fun, but as a final produced piece of music? What's the point? Simply by their nature, sample libraries will always be limited.
     
  20. mojamusic

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    I, too have purchased my last string library. I have VSL, Embertone, LASS, CSS, CSSS, Orchestral Tools, and Albion (1 & 5). I don't need anymore string libraries.

    Now what's this talk about LASS 3?
     
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