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Only 4 Days Left! - VSTBuzz: 75% off “Abstrung” by Audiofier - Normally €52 Now Only €13!

Discussion in 'DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!' started by VSTBuzz, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. TigerTheFrog

    TigerTheFrog Senior Member

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    This is my favorite purchase in a very long time, and certainly the best buy at the price. If you are the kind of person who likes to load Omnisphere and play "Glorious Guitars" for hours, then this is for you. I was up until very late last night playing this thing.

    Essentially you can combine two multi-sampled acoustic stringed instruments or a string instrument and a luscious pad. Either layered or in a split. Some of these sounds include: American zither, Felt Upright, Folk Harmonics, GuZheng, Hammered Dulcimer, Hammer Piano, Kantele, Mand-Doublin, Mandolin, Multi-Zither, Piano HI, Piano LO, PianoOctaves, PianoBass, PianoAttack (Tack), Piano Plucks, Piezo Guitar, Pipa, Pluck Upright, Psaltery, Ronroco, Seagull, Sitar, Ukudouble, Ukulele, Amped (elec guitar), etc. etc etc I went crazy all night doing that.

    And then a lot of beautiful, ethereal pads, which seem to be derived from the acoustic instruments, and have names like AcuTrails, and PipOrgan, Psaltervibe, CloudMonics. Among the many things in this are convolution reverbs and granular synthesis and the like, so if you like Seurat, you will love these sounds.

    I just worked with what Audiofier considers the "Simple Start" That could keep me going for the rest of my life. I can just make adjustments to the various effects for sounds I like.

    But after that, this is something like a Tantra-like thing that can twist and mutate the sounds in trillions of ways. It has a sequencer, arpeggiator, crystal (pitched delay lines), reverse, and you can create step effects for filter cutoff, resonance, distortion, formant filter. 180+ effects. You can learn all about that in the video, and I'm sure it will be a monster for composers.

    It is so complex, that this is intended as a hit-the-randomize-button-and-see-what-you-get type of instrument. It's set up that way with a 1000 undos, in case you didn't save that thing you loved 973 randomizes back. There isn't a single preset that comes with it, just snapshots that are essentially templates for you to begin randomizing.

    Audiofier has two other instruments that are set up in the same way.
    ABSTRUNG - Strings
    VESPER - Bells and Twinkly Stuff
    AERKORD - Bowed Strings (Orchestral, guitars, ethnic), Woodwinds (Duduk, Kaval, Bamboo flutes, Ocarina, Gralla) and Female Voices.

    I love this so much that I think I will pick up VESPER and AERKORD too. It would be amazing to load these three up as multis, although i suspect this would tax system resources. Maybe a better idea would be to use the stringed instruments with another VI. I bet it would work beautifully with Seurat.

    Do I think this is worth fifteen bucks? Hell yeah!



     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  2. arznable

    arznable Member

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    Wow thanks for the info. Definitely will get it. :)
     
  3. Rap-sody

    Rap-sody Music... again and again

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    I just watched the Samplelibraryreview.com review, and that's the kind of library that I like. Will get this at this price.
     
  4. C.R. Rivera

    C.R. Rivera Popper @ his favorite toy.

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    OK, some update. The version on Mac loads in a couple of seconds. I use ESET and added an exclusion on the PC for the Ablung location. Still slow but down to one minute, standalone, or, in Reaper.

    I talked to the Audiofier folks and got this:

    "In your PC try to go to: SETTINGS / UPDATE & SECURITY / WINDOWS DEFENDER and look for EXCLUSIONS in the right pane, selecting ADD EXCLUSION. Go with a "Folder Exclusion" for the directory where your Kontakt libraries are. Copy your downloaded Abstrung zip files in that folder and try to unzip it once again, inside that folder."

    However on my PC with ESET when I pull up the location cited above, and there is no option for exclusions, perhaps ESET took care of that. I do have it in my Kontakt folder, and the presets are in the PROPER place. (on third-party libraries there appears no option to change the path for the existing presets, I checked with the NA forum about that.

    Am I the only one? :)
     
  5. TigerTheFrog

    TigerTheFrog Senior Member

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    I originally put Abstrung on my PC hard drive. Took forever to load. After a batch resave it took 40 seconds to load.
    I moved it to my SSD and it currently takes about 20 seconds to load.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2018
  6. Land of Missing Parts

    Land of Missing Parts Flibbertyjibbit

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    Works fine on my not-so-beastly mac even without a batch re-save or putting on SSD, for what it's worth. I dig the randomization feature. Not something I'll reach for often, admittedly, but I like having options for pitched pingy sounds.
     
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    VSTBuzz

    VSTBuzz Senior Member

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    Just a gentle reminder that there are only four days left on our spectacular 75% off “Abstrung” by Audiofier deal - Normally €52 Now Only €13!
     
  8. C.R. Rivera

    C.R. Rivera Popper @ his favorite toy.

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    I tried it both ways, batch-saved, and got it down to 1 minute on each type of drive in my PC. Still figuring out that one :)
     
  9. arznable

    arznable Member

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    It took more than 3 minutes to load right after installation on a normal PC HD (non-SSD). After Batch-resaved, it took only 7 seconds on the same drive.
     

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