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Library Spotlight - Amber Strings

I remember hearing demos of this when it first came out, and not being very impressed. But listening to your no-nonsense walk-through made me realize this really is a nice sounding library. Thanks for the great review.
 

Ruffian Price

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You can get a more expressive legato sound by enabling transitions in the legato tab of the portato or swell articulations, gives melodies a nice "always in motion" quality. I hate how this stuff is barely discoverable (learned about it through Fredrik's posts on VI-C), could just add +LEG to the names. At least SINE's variation slider has labels on it!
 
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You can get a more expressive legato sound by enabling transitions in the legato tab of the portato or swell articulations, gives melodies a nice "always in motion" quality. I hate how this stuff is barely discoverable (learned about it through Fredrik's posts on VI-C), could just add +LEG to the names. At least SINE's variation slider has labels on it!
Yeah SINE is good but the interface is too deceptive. I remember reading about how you could add legato to other articulations and going "wowee" then forgetting it existed once I started using the player.
 

GNP

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This would be great for quite a few kinds of things. Seriously considering!
 

Michaelt

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Thanks for taking the time to go through this one. Definitely an interesting, "current" sound that isn't really possible with anything else. I'll probably get it once I determine if SINE will work smoothly for me.
 

mixedmoods

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Oh wow – this is pretty much up my alley – wasn't aware of it! Thank you!
Just out of curiosity: Is this downtuning normally done digitally in post or somehow on the instrument itself (if this is even possible)?
 
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Oh wow – this is pretty much up my alley – wasn't aware of it! Thank you!
Just out of curiosity: Is this downtuning normally done digitally in post or somehow on the instrument itself (if this is even possible)?
The string players can downtune their instruments, similar to a guitar.
 
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I'm curious about the sound of said hidden legato options, now :)
They sound surprisingly coherent. You wouldn't think it was just legato stitched to an expressive swell. That's why I'm impatient about Orchestral Tools adding Berlin Strings to SINE. I wish they'd just get on with it already.
 
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