On the Fence About Spitfire Studio Woodwinds

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Apostate, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. OP
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    Oh, I'm thinking ahead! Especially with the advance notice. Very psyched.
     
  2. Land of Missing Parts

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    Will it definitely be a 40% off sale on wishlist items?
     
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  3. dzilizzi

    dzilizzi I know nothing

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    *plugs ears* lalalalala

    No, really I think I am mostly done with Spitfire for a while. Albion II was the only thing I had left on my wishlist and I picked it up at 50% off. I mean, how many string libraries does one need?
     
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  4. NoamL

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    Exactly my experience!

    It was cheap, it was worth it, it has comprehensive articulations, it's fairly better recorded & programmed than HWW, it's NOT very versatile or emotive for featured wind solos, it's doing good work in my current synthestration template, it's easy and consistent to program, and it will be replaced when CSW comes out. Happy I didn't get the "pro" version as all I would have gained is EHn, contrabassoon and some more mics.
     
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    This makes more than one person who's told me all they're waiting for is CSW; to me the only other WW library I want is OT Berlin; SStW, Hein, and EWH cover my needs.

    I really like the sparkling sound of the SStW, really crisp on the higher ranges. I think the darker OT WW will complement this library perfectly.

    That said, I sure have heard a lot of good things about the CS libraries!
     
  6. OP
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    So, @Spitfire Team how about starting that Wish List sale a little early this year? ;)

    Looks like you have some purchase-ready folks here :)
     
  7. Land of Missing Parts

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    Apostate, you mentioned $120 for the Spitfire Studio Woodwinds update, which I believe would be 40% off for this wishlist sale.

    I'm wondering if you are guessing this, or if Spitfire told it to you or announced it somewhere.
     
  8. HelixK

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    Spitfire Studio Woodwinds for $150 is a steal! A few years ago that would have cost no less than $600 and I'm being generous here.
     
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  9. TigerTheFrog

    TigerTheFrog I'm supposed to be working now.

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    I'm just a hobbyist and have no plans to own a lot of orchestral libraries.

    The Cinematic Studio series is very high quality, relatively reasonably priced (quality to price), and most importantly, each library is designed to work seamlessly with the others. So I have CSS, CSP, CSSS, and CSB. That's why I'm waiting for CSW and CSPerc. If Alex ever wants to add anything else to the series, I expect I'll get that too.
     
  10. OP
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    I was told there is a sale but you're right, it could be less.

    Here's a direct quote from May of last year: Coupon codes up to 40% off single Products and up to 20% off Collections".

    Link to the topic here: https://vi-control.net/community/th...-your-codes-by-23-59-bst-tonight.71363/page-3
     
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    This is becoming more and more interesting to me, as far as "needing" the upgrade. After fooling around with the release CC I'm getting some nice flexibility with the room sound. I also find it odd that there isn't an ensemble instrument for Cor Anglais, which makes this less of a mandatory upgrade as well. What were they thinking here? @Spitfire Team Is there a chance for an upgrade featuring even a two CA patch? Because that would seal the deal on it for me.

    I must comment on how charmed I am with the brilliance (i.e. clarity, sheen) of this library. It's like no other I've checked out, and will obviously stand out in the mix quite nicely...perhaps a bit more than the CH WWs.

    That said, I agree with the member above, this is mainly an ensemble library for folks whom already have great WW solos. The ensembles are strong enough to justify the 200 US price alone imo.
     
  12. TigerTheFrog

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    The download size of the Studio Woodwinds pro version is 102 GB.

    Can someone share how much space it takes after it is installed?
     
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    You know, I just mentioned how this was mainly good for ensembles, yet I just went fooling around with the Alto Flute's legato on a fast phrase and really liked it!

    I've noticed on the clarinets the dynamics slider adds the abovementioned brilliance when moved to the right.
     
  14. gpax

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    Thirty-six.
     
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  15. miket

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    I should clarify that when I said this library is best suited to ensemble use, I meant woodwinds used in an ensemble context, both solos and unison sections, as opposed to very exposed solo parts or chamber music. The solo instruments in here are definitely very useful!
     
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    They're sparkly! The only drawback is, when I go back and listen to my specially panned, homemade CH ensembles (out of three clarinets, one is always detuned -0.01) I am shocked to hear how well they hold up against the SStWW.

    That said, both libraries are significantly different in tone, for one the Chris Hein are even drier imo.
     
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    I just got word from Spitfire support that we won't be waiting long for the Wish List sale...can't wait for those extra microphones! I love this library more every day, great sounding stuff imo.
     
  18. axb312

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    @Apostate I have a hard time getting the CH winds to fit in an orchestral context and to sound Berlin'ish'. Any tips? I also feel like flutes are a bit robotic sounding at higher pitches...
     
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  19. dzilizzi

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    Damn, I have a long way to go. Unless I can count all those 8dio ones separately.....
     
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    @Spitfire Team is there any chance we might see an update featuring staccatissimo for the clarinets, etc.?

    To me the staccatissimo patches are one of the best things about this library (I have to hand it to the alto flutes as well, excellently done imo).

    It seems bizarre and perhaps a bit of a cheat not to see this articulation featured in all the instruments.

    Hope to hear from you on this, please.

    Oh, before I forget, I'm wondering why some instruments include ensemble patches and others don't?

    I like this library better every time I use it, however the above things...I can't be the only user whom is weirded out by this...?
     
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