Musical Sampling last Sale of the Year

Discussion in 'DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!' started by JEPA, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. richardt4520

    richardt4520 Active Member

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    I have Adventure Brass and Trailer Brass. I don't use AB for much since I have a few brass libraries that cover that ground better (Caspian sits better in its place, imo). Now Trailer Brass... I don't have ANYTHING else that does what that does. And for anyone who has Forzo and was let down by the lack of sizzle and growl in the higher brass (it seems to have plenty in the lows though) , you can layer a little TB to get that back and it works reaaaally well.
     
  2. DivingInSpace

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    Shit, now i am in conflict of wether i should get trailer brass, adventure brass, hollywood brass gold or just save up the last bit of money instead..
     
  3. richardt4520

    richardt4520 Active Member

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    Decisions... damn! haha If this helps, Trailer Brass isn't the best for a bread and butter library since it's panned left and right and Adventure Brass sounds decent but a little anemic to my ears. Hollywood brass has its own issues (in mine, the Tubas pop and don't loop correctly on some patches) but the Horns are awesome and the Trombones will go from smooth to bell rattling really nice with the mod wheel. Trumpets are decent, too. Also everything's laid out in traditional seating, i think. If I could only have 1 out of those 3 it would be HBG, personally.
     
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  4. j_kranz

    j_kranz Active Member

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    Curious about this... is it not seated 'in position'? And if not, how easy do you find it to gel with Forzo (which I love but agree could use a little more sizzle)?
     
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  5. richardt4520

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    According to Musical Sampling, "To get the wide, wall-of-brass sound we were looking for, we sat the players evenly across the stage of a huge concert hall." It does blend well with Forzo though due to the huge amount of verb on Forzo, which is part of the sound. Also, I'm just bringing the volume up on TB until I can hear a little sizzle creeping in. It's not an equal mix. And generally when going for that kind of sound, it's a loud dense mix anyway.
     
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  6. DivingInSpace

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    [QUOTE="richardt4520, post: 4300977, member: 16547" i think. If I could only have 1 out of those 3 it would be HBG, personally.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks man, i'll keep what you wrote in mind. I have some good ensembles (especially symphobia) but thinks that it is lacking a bit in the lower, more growling, end, and of cause i lack the individual sections.
     
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  7. NoamL

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    It's 10 horns and 10 trombones, but each section is seated in an arc across the stage.

    It's actually really good for trailer music, because when the "drop" hits you want the brass chords to fill up the whole stereo field and not just be coming from the far right or left stage.

    For what it's worth, the trombones in Trailer Brass and the ones in Caspian are amazing for that huge ff low brass sound. For even lower brass I like the "Lo Brass Nasty" patch in Iceni and the "Horde" patch in Trailer Brass.

    If you don't have any brass yet IMO start out with AB or HWB, as they are the most "standard" and vanilla libraries. AB is really good to get ideas down quickly, and HWB has a very comprehensive set of articulations plus mutes.
     
  8. Mike Fox

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    I have all of their libraries, and I can tell you that they are all awesome in their own right. However, they are niche libraries, and are missing a variety of articulations. Also, both TB and TS will kill your CPU when you use the Adventure patches.
     
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  9. Puzzlefactory

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    Bought trailer brass. Worth it just for “the horde”.
     
  10. Hanu_H

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    Adventure Strings is the best compliment for Soaring Strings and Adventure Brass. I use them all the time together, SS for legatos and AS for other articulations. Great for that John Williams type of sound.

    -Hannes
     
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  11. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

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    Many thanks for this focused help! :thumbsup: All quality offerings from Musical Sampling ….. and tough to choose 'one'.
    Adventure Strings makes solid sense, given what I have, yet it took your Reply to pull together my fragmented thoughts.

    Regards
     
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  12. AdamAlake

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    So the discount ends precisely at midnight between 11th and 12th November?
     
  13. richardt4520

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    Edit: My bad. I'll just remove this! :D
     
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  14. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

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    THX! Quality sounds, non-so-quality customer mentality. Was ready to add to current MS libs, but not now! :mad:
    Really! So many cool alternatives. Bye MS ….:sick:
     
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  15. richardt4520

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    Edit: And this!
     
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  16. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

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    Nobody with slightest 'marketing' sense would behave like MS has in your case. Very saavy global market out there, and decisions like this get their rewards … :eek:. (actually already have as my pending order has been zapped).
     
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  17. NoamL

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    On the other hand, seems like a pity to miss out on a great library over $10. :) I use Adventure Strings all the time.
     
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  18. Aaron Sapp

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    With respect, my exact words to this request was: "Thanks for the email. At this time we cannot offer anything not already advertised on our site. I'm sure you understand."

    We've received many requests like this in the past and have never budged for one reason; to ensure that everyone that ever purchases our libraries at any point in time are treated fairly. Nobody is getting a better deal than anybody else and those who take a leap of faith purchasing our bundles are rewarded with the savings, which can be up to $120 at normal prices.

    No hard feelings and I hope this sheds a little light on our practices.
     
  19. richardt4520

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    Edit: Aaaand this. Love my libraries! Thanks, Aaron!
     
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  20. Uiroo

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    I see this whole discount stuff as a strategy game.
    Basically, the seller looses if the customer knows exactly what he wants and wins if the customer is undetermined what to buy, when, at what price.
    So buying without thinking it through and expecting the seller to make up for it is wrong, i think.
    Even when there's 50% off already.

    Sure it's nice, Spitfire Audio does it by default, but I don't find it is an obligation.

    edit: And to me that has nothing to do with customer service, it is bargaining.
     
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