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Most Disappointing Library Purchase?

Eptesicus

Senior Member
Quite a few, Zero G perception - i thought it was a kontakt instrument but it isnt really, just a load of samples/loops and i don't really like to work like that. Prefer proper virtual instruments.

heavyocity vocalise like others have said, was a bit disappointing but i still think there are some useful sounds/pads in there.

Fortunately both were in the sale and fairly cheap so not too much wasted.

Still unsure about Synchron Strings - It has some plus points but also some bad. I'm waiting for it to actually be fully released with the Synchron player before passing final judgement!

Buying vst's can be a real gamble, even with extensive research.

I did buy all three SYmphobia's over Christmas as well....now that i do not regret. They are brilliant. It just sounds so good "straight out of the box"
 

leon chevalier

Piano roll musician
Sonokinetic Da Capo,

Every instrument misses something really important that make them unusable
  • Strings patch : High register for violins is missing, it stop at c5
  • Strings patch : The when you play from E2 to D2 and go between cellos and basses it's like if those section where not recorded with the same orchestra/mics/room...
  • Brass patch : No trumpets ???? and stop at c4 ? WTF... so no high register
  • Winds patch : huge blow noise, it's like they have put a mic at 1 mm from the player's mouths. In a orchestral distance hearing you should not hear those noise so loud.
  • Perc patch : no modwheel controlable roll patch.
You can overcome those limitations and write FOR da capo (like the demos) but you cannot write WITH da capo. I bought this as stretching tool, but never used it.
 

Celador

New Member
Yeah, it must be the ultra confusing tripplet feel again, haha.

- Piotr
Not at all. There were just several phrases where the notes came just a few ticks behind the beat making it impossible to make them sound not sloppy. And it was not a sequencing fault of mine as I use other Sonokinetic phrase based libraries without that issue. However it might be that they fixed it with 2.0.
 

Pietro

Senior Member
Not at all. There were just several phrases where the notes came just a few ticks behind the beat making it impossible to make them sound not sloppy. And it was not a sequencing fault of mine as I use other Sonokinetic phrase based libraries without that issue. However it might be that they fixed it with 2.0.
Oh, ok. You first made it sound like it's all out of sync. It's possible some were slighly off. I usually just deal with it by triggering earlier/later or fixing in audio.

Same with transitions, that some people mentioned. It's live orchestra recorded, so timing between different chords may fluctuate a bit, although they are edited to work together as best as possible without compromising audio quality. When doing transitions between chords, I use phrase continue (so it doesn't trigger new sample from the beginning), I turn release samples off (almost always) and fine tune transition timing in midi to happen between the notes, not on downbeats. So when changing chords, I usually do it slightly ahead of time, so that I don't get a trace of downbeat from previous chord. Similar thing you would do when comping live recordings or using real legato samples.

But there's always something to improve, so all feedback is welcome. Best to contact support directly, I think.

- Piotr
 

Puzzlefactory

Senior Member
I guess from all the stuff I bought last year, HWO was the most disappointing. Not because it’s bad, just that the other libraries I bought were better, IMO.

It is a nice library but the load times are ridiculous and the fact they didn’t put dynamics on cc1 for some of the patches makes t difficult to layer.
 

Zoot_Rollo

Throbbing Member
Sound Dust looks great.

Gonna double dip here and add,

Most of my VST synths

And

Halion 6 (not just HSO).
 

zvenx

Senior Member
My two biggest disappointments are: #1 Lass Lite and #2 EW Hollywood Orchestra Diamond/Gold, neither were however bought last year......For last year I guess my least favourite is CSS Piano.....just way too harsh/hard for my taste, but I suspected it before I bought it but wanted to support Alex...To me it is more a rock and roll piano than a film scoring piano. rsp
 

Ihnoc

Active Member
Personally, EastWest Hollywood Orchestra Gold. Not because of the sound, or the resource requirements, which I have no issue with. No, my regret comes from Play, and its inability to do things I can do in Kontakt and VSL, like reassign which CC I want to control something, or map velocity to a CC instead.

Maybe I'm just spoiled.
 

Pietro

Senior Member
I guess from all the stuff I bought last year, HWO was the most disappointing. Not because it’s bad, just that the other libraries I bought were better, IMO.

It is a nice library but the load times are ridiculous and the fact they didn’t put dynamics on cc1 for some of the patches makes t difficult to layer.
Regarding dynamics on CC1 - I think the only ones that have dynamics on CC11 are the fuller legato patches, that include vibrato control (which is then tied to CC1). Everything that is up to 6 layer is CC1 controlable. Only exception are the trill and tremolo patches, I think.

- Piotr
 
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