New from Strezov Sampling: Afflatus Chapter - Part one: Strings

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  1. AlexanderSchiborr

    AlexanderSchiborr Senior Member

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    writing a new track (will be a longer motif development exercise), built a new template 2 days ago and used some stuff from the Afflatus strings here. maybe for those who are still on the fence:

     
  2. TheSigillite

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    very nice. I can here the starchild in there as well. Definitely great to see a motif shared and developed this way. Look forward to the next revision.
     
  3. MaxOctane

    MaxOctane Active Member

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    Sounds great. Any chance of posting the isolated strings?
     
  4. cadenzajon

    cadenzajon Active Member

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    You had been reluctant earlier in this thread to jump for Afflatus due to the lack of fast legatos, but it sounds like you've decided to go for it after all. Now that you've had it under your fingers, are you finding that this is a significant shortcoming? And is this a feature that @Strezov has mentioned as being in a future update? (It was hinted at by someone but I couldn't find the initial reference.)

    This is the sole issue that's holding me back, I am really looking for a string lib that can yield realistic runs & quick fingered string gestures. In every other respect, Afflatus seems to be leading the pack.
     
  5. Lex

    Lex Senior Member

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    Good evening everyone. :)

    Finally found some time to play around with Afflatus, and made a little thing.

    https://bit.ly/2L0rDGd

    alex
     
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  6. ScoreFace

    ScoreFace Active Member

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    I took some first steps with Afflatus and I have a very good first impression. The strings sound really great and very realistic in orchestral context as well as in Trailer tracks.

    The special Ensembles enrich my sound palette and are fun to play with. Even the Pharao Strings sound good in a full arrangement, even if I don‘t like the naked sound. It seems better to use it in lower ranges.

    The polyphonic legato works well for me and I guess the leg strings will replace Berlin Strings in my setup.

    Much money, but I think it is worth the price! At least the sale price;)
     
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  7. Daniel

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    I like both tracks. May I know, did you using just ensemble patch (I mean using chord) or separate tracks (V1, VA, CL, DB)?
     
  8. AlexanderSchiborr

    AlexanderSchiborr Senior Member

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    Sure, I used here:
    Violins 1 and 2 and the Violas fo the sordino d´maour strings, and the lush strings for the Violoncellos and Doublebass.
     
  9. Daniel

    Daniel Active Member

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    Thank you, Alexander.
     
  10. Henning

    Henning Member

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    This is really beautiful! Love the dynamics. It's really hard to hear that these are samples.
     
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  11. Lex

    Lex Senior Member

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    Daniel, I have used the following:

    1. Minimalist Strings Legato

    2. Chamber Violins II

    3. Lush Basses

    4. Minimalist Violins II legato

    5. Chamber Violins I

    6. Vintage Violins 1 & 2

    I have used all 3 mics flat, no additional EQ, and I have switched off the reverb in Afflatus and ran all the strings through one instance of Phoenixverb.

    alex
     
  12. Daniel

    Daniel Active Member

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    Very nice, thank you, Alex.
     
  13. Welldone

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    Thanks for the explanation, Cory. Yesterday I informed the Strezov-team about this and this morning I got a reply that they will look into it and will try to offer a fix with the first update wave. Kudos to this attitude. It confirms my good impression about this developer who seems to really care.
     
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  14. ERIC VALETTE

    ERIC VALETTE New Member

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    I Just finished for fun a cover of "Across The Stars" (original by John Williams, for Star Wars franchise). Strings are 100 % Afflatus Strings and they sounds just great "out of the box" (no EQ added here, just reverb and three mics positions on).

    Thanks for Strezov Sampling for this great library, there is really magic in these samples!

     
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  15. Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

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    Damn those strings sound good!

    Now i gotta ask. Which patches did you use?
     
  16. ERIC VALETTE

    ERIC VALETTE New Member

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    Hi Mike,

    Sure, I used :
    - "Minimalists legato" patches (sections) between 00:00 and 00:55 (with divisi mode, when required),
    - "Lush strings legato" patches (sections) between 00:56 and 02:32 and between 03:15 and the end (with divisi mode, when required),
    - "Red Army Strings" ensemble patche (marcatos) layered with "Heroïne Strings" ensemble patche (staccatos) between 02:33 and 03:14... plus some pizz (cellos and basses, sections) and tremolos (Lush strings, sections) here and then... and thats all! ;)
     
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  17. Benjamin Duk

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  18. Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

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    Just wanted to post my review, If that's ok...

     
  19. Benjamin Duk

    Benjamin Duk Member

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    @Mike Fox @Strezov @StrezovSampling Hey nice review! I've got this library and really love it. It is so diverse in what it offers. It's like having multiple libraries in one.

    - I do agree with you on wishing you had volume sliders for combination patches so you can decrease the Volume of a Choir to just have strings. Kind of like you have individual volume sliders in the PADS.

    - Another thing I wish they had for the Ensemble patches like the minimalist ensemble patch (by far my favorite sounding one), is if there were volume sliders to switch off Cellos, or Violins like how Cinematic Studio Strings does their ensemble patches. This is so useful if you're finding that there's just too much bass coming from the bottom end so you can just switch off Cellos or Basses.
    If the ensemble patches had this, it would take it to another level.
     
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  20. Cory Pelizzari

    Cory Pelizzari (Solonoid Studio)

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    Good job!
     
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