Thanks, I fear you've all said too much about N now. Might hurt sales when N 2.0 comes out.
I like the Spitfire Solo Strings, except the vibrato remains very hard to get right, and harder than is the case for the string ensemble libraries. (The vibrato is a much bigger problem for this library than the legato, imho.) They sit well in a section for added detail and sound nice for momentary spot solos in orchestral works or single strings in small chamber groups not dominated by strings (an ensemble like the one in British Drama Toolkit). I don't think they would work especially well for string trios, quartets, or quintets or the various derivatives of those (e.g., piano quintet) or for extended solo work like a concerto or sonata, though I haven't actually tried the library for these things yet, so I'm not speaking from experience. I think people would have been happier with this library, even at the same price point, if they had been called something like "first chairs," just as I think people would have been happier with the HZ Strings if they'd called it something like "HZ 'Dunkirk' Strings."Wow! Surprised at the Spitfire Solo String reviews. I almost went with them after missing the sale on Chris Hein Solo Strings.
I'm fairly new to VIs, so some of my recent purchases are older products. My biggest disappointments are:
Thrill: Cool sounds but I haven't used it once. More atonal and less playable than I thought.
MusicLab RealGuitar/Strat/LPC/Rick: Group sale from Orange Tree put these in the garage.
I suspect you're right, although it flies in the face of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. ("A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.")I think people would have been happier with this library, even at the same price point, if they had been called something like "first chairs," just as I think people would have been happier with the HZ Strings if they'd called it something like "HZ 'Dunkirk' Strings."
It’s not so much “what is N?” as “how is N?”.
N is more a state of mind; a journey rather than a destination.
I agree. There was so much hype around N, but when I actually played it, I was immediately forced to file a credit card chargeback.
My biggest problem with the ONE strings are the short articulations in the higher register. They sound really fake to me. Everything else ounds pretty good though.
Btw, good to see you around Guy!
(N is an ongoing joke for a library that doesn't exist. There was a thread in the Commercial Accouncements area that just said "N". It snowballed from there.)
Well put. As N dev rep, we would like to extent our thanks to you for your continuous support and believe in N-the first and last library you ll ever need. As thanks, you ll re eive upgrade to N 2.0 for FREE.kindly Please visit the N forum to see what's new. . Have a 'N' ice day!
8dioboe in the flash sale. Not a nice thing at all imo.
However, considering $8 was all it cost me to learn the lesson, I guess I actually have to remove it from the "disappointing" category - reading some of the stories in here, people spent WAY WAY more on libraries they don't like, I got off really lightly.
After buying the Joshua Bell Violin, it's easy to regret purchasing previous libraries that feature solo violin.Cinestrings Solo. I actually think it sounds quite good, and the ensemble is good too, but I had trouble with its playability from the beginning and therefore did not use it. After a while I got the amazing Joshua Bell Violin, so now I regret buying Cinestrings Solo even more, because I think I will never use it, given the sound quality AND very good playability of ''the Bell'.