Most Disappointing Library Purchase?

jcrosby

Senior Member
For me many 8Dio products have been disappointments. Ironically a few of my favorite string shorts and runs patches are 8Dio, but the other stuff has been really hit or miss, some being an outright disappointment...
 

DivingInSpace

Senior Member
For me many 8Dio products have been disappointments. Ironically a few of my favorite string shorts and runs patches are 8Dio, but the other stuff has been really hit or miss, some being an outright disappointment...
I am pretty happy with most of my 8Dio products, especially at the price i paid. Century Brass is great, i love the epic percussion series, the harps seem pretty good, Lacrimosa is great and that one Hybrid Tool Library i have is okay for the price though not as versatile as i hoped when i bought it. I was very disappointed with the Laura solo vocals though, and those guitars i got for free with a purchase Christmas 2018 isn't anything special either.
I haven't figured out if i am totally in love with the Anthology Strings and kinda wish i had waited for the century strings to go on sale, but on the other hand i got the epic percussion for free when i bought them, which are worth the price i paid alone.
 

jcrosby

Senior Member
I am pretty happy with most of my 8Dio products, especially at the price i paid. Century Brass is great, i love the epic percussion series, the harps seem pretty good, Lacrimosa is great and that one Hybrid Tool Library i have is okay for the price though not as versatile as i hoped when i bought it. I was very disappointed with the Laura solo vocals though, and those guitars i got for free with a purchase Christmas 2018 isn't anything special either.
I haven't figured out if i am totally in love with the Anthology Strings and kinda wish i had waited for the century strings to go on sale, but on the other hand i got the epic percussion for free when i bought them, which are worth the price i paid alone.
It's the non-organic stuff which I've found pretty consistently disappointing... Things like symphonic/synthetic shadows, blend instruments, hybrid series stuff, etc. (Also not cheap when not on sale, a few of which I ate the full cost of before they did never ending fire sales. Lesson learned.)

Like I said though, a few of my favorite string shorts/runs are 8dio, and agree their choirs are pretty solid and their percussion's pretty good too... The "trending" designed/synthetic stuff though has pretty much consistently been regretful in some way or another..
 
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Nemoy

Member
I dont like Phobos as well. Also in agreement that many 8dio libraries are subpar as they tend to cut corners.
 

BradHoyt

Member
I was hoping the sound sources would be more elaborate and interesting. Lots of the same sound recorded and edited in not so interesting ways makes this a bust for me. I went through every single sound to pick out stuff I heard potential in to edit further but found only a few things. Just a big disappointment for me, in the context of my work (trailer music and dark film soundtracks.) I wouldn't call it a bad library or bad value for money though.
You mentioned "dark soundtracks"... I'm wondering if you're considering Mysteria. :)
 

Technostica

Active Member
Henson Christian’s Amazing Adventure on an Epic Journey to find the lost Messerschmitt of Ben Nevis.
It was available only as an audio book and came on a series of 2,052 flexi discs.
I recall it having a very warm sound and as it was surround sound it was a pain to sync up all the gramophones.
I’d sit in the middle of the library of the west wing of the holiday home and get the servants to crank up the gramophones.
After many failed attempts and beatings they’d finally get it right and I’d be able to listen to in quadraphonic with lashings of cream.
 

Greg

Senior Member
You mentioned "dark soundtracks"... I'm wondering if you're considering Mysteria. :)
Absolutely! I love the demos and it seems like a pretty unique offering that other devs haven't tackled directly. Seems lovely for creepy psychological horror trailers. I just had a big placement on a cue that used creepy vocals :D