This is a little concerning since I just picked it up and haven't really played with it.Hollywood Pop Brass. The sound is great but I do wish they had better isolation between sections. Seems wasted since you can have that Big Band / jazz sound but end up with bleed between sections. Which makes the separate mic positions pointless since you’ll always hear the trumpet blaring in each mic position no matter what is played :/.
It’s not a bad library, just not how I’d imagined it in terms of having separate microphone positions for the playable instrument patches. I do understand their philosophy on wanting everyone in the same room to get that tight sound of big band playing. But do wish the bleed was less. They did primarily market it as an ensemble library. Hope in future they consider doing solo big band instruments for us to put to good use with the same detailed sampling as HW Brass.This is a little concerning since I just picked it up and haven't really played with it.
Yes Greg - you're making us all curious, please develop!
I’m with you on that. I love Soundiron, but the synthy sound on Hyperion was unexpected and very disappointing.I'm a big fan of Soundiron's libraries but I'm going to have to go with Hyperion Strings Elements. Nice pizzicatos and well thought-out GUI aside, I thought they'd be a big improvement on the synthetic sound of the micro strings but, to my ears, they're not. I actually find them quite painful to listen to.
The micro sounded synthy. How could the elements not sound synthy? I probably won't get the "full" version, but I think I can use it as it is. And frankly, I can make any strings sound synthy.....I’m with you on that. I love Soundiron, but the synthy sound on Hyperion was unexpected and very disappointing.
You're right, I'm sure. I didn't have micro, so took a chance with elements. It might still be useful somewhere and it's not my most disappointing library purchase (I'd rather not say what was as I appreciate the work of the developers), I just wish I had better understood that's what I was getting into it. I should have listened to more walkthroughs!The micro sounded synthy. How could the elements not sound synthy? I probably won't get the "full" version, but I think I can use it as it is. And frankly, I can make any strings sound synthy.....
Strange.Audiobro Modern Scoring Brass. The scripting and all the detailed tweaking that can be done would be great, but the samples suck! The instruments mostly sound awful(I'm talking tone-wise, not even scripting. The trombones don't even sound like trombones) and/or are very difficult to mix especially with eachother. The library takes gigs and gigs and is still missing a ton of dynamic range. It sells itself as a library that takes a lot of tweaking-and it does, but the results are honestly never even close to other libraries IMO. The content simply isn't there to be manipulated.
That's all not to mention the performance issues I've had. It seizes up constantly (I'm talking several seconds of the interface freezing happening randomly but frequently on the scale of only dozens of seconds in distance) and saving a project with any of these instruments loaded takes significantly longer than with any other library. But hey, performance issues can just be my own system not playing nicely. Your mileage may vary.