Opinion on Chris Hein's strings?

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    al_net77 Senior Member

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    One more question, about licensing: can I use the libraries on 2 different PCs, not at same time? I didn't found any info in the manual...
     
  2. Zoot_Rollo

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    The way i read it, you can have 2 installations of Kontakt (3 with Komplete), but only run 1 at a time.

    This restriction seems more about the NI EULA than anything to do with Chris Hein.

    But I'm new.
     
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    This would be cool. I have a laptop that sometimes I use when I'm out.
     
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    I think that's a common scenario.
     
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  5. richhickey

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    Enjoy the libraries! There have been several hints here about the reverb and I'll add that CH strings and other CH instruments sound absolutely fantastic in VSL's MIR Pro/24.

    IMO, something like MIR is essential for dry libs like VSL/CH. I liked CH instruments but struggled a bit with the sound until I put them in MIR, now I love them. The flexibility of the combo is unmatched (and kind of the point).

    Have fun!
     
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    Yes, you go the point: CH in MIR works like a charm.
     
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    i have a few VSL libraries and MIRx.

    MIRx is fantastic, but, of course, not for use with non-VSL VIs.

    So, i have a poor-man's MIR using the free Panagement for placement, 2CAudio Breeze 2.0 as an channel insert for ER-ish treatment (super low CPU), and i recently moved to Nimbus as my bus reverb (tails).

     
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    Oh, this is very interesting. Do you have a tutorial or know of any tutorials on how to mix in a dry library like Chris Hein into another library (I have 8dio Adagio/Agitato and would want to layer on top)?

    It sounds like you are not using any of the built in convolution reverbs in Chris Hein?

    I've heard mention of MIR and Virtual Sound Stage, and now Panagement--how does one generally place orchestral instruments with this tool?
     
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    i don't have any tutorials - lots of experimenting.

    i haven't used Chris Hein's reverbs - yet.
    so i can't comment on them.

    i track live instruments too, so like to use the same space approach for all my channels.

    VSS is great, i have the demo - just never sprang for it.

    i mention Panagement because it's free and it works for the most part.
    AND you can modulate (animate) the source location.

    THAT IS VERY SLICK - foley level shit.

    MIR Pro is the high watermark for this stuff.

    but as Beat Kaufmann once told me, if you don't know what you are doing with MIR Pro, you can really mess things up. (paraphrased).

    That's why i like MIRx - it has automatic placements, for VSL instruments.

    don't get me wrong about MIR Pro's complexity as a negative.
    simply a heads up.

    not easy questions to answer in one thread in an online forum.
     
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  10. SoNowWhat?

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    ...I’m really not going to get through this without some more CH instruments am I? :unsure:


    ...oh well, I resisted this long so that’s erm, something :laugh:.
     
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    I think the Best Service 2fer ends Thursday.

    Chop chop.
     
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    from the Best Service website - 'The promotion will end Friday, July 13th, 2018 at midnight'.
    I'm going to go for CH Solo Violin & Solo Cello.
     
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  13. SoNowWhat?

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    That’s the obvious starting point.

    Also on the ending of the sale that timing is for Europe (Germany?) I think.
    So if you’re in The Americas then it would be Thursday. I’m downunder so it’s Saturday morning for me.
     
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    that's what i thought i was gonna get away with as well.

    wound up rationalizing the Complete set.
     
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  15. SoNowWhat?

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    :laugh: ;)
     
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    I contacted Best Service to clarify the end time and the reply from Martin was - 'the sale ends on midnight worldwide (friday at 23:59) what means it is 09:00 am (saturday) in germany'.

    I am very tempted to go for the complete set of CH solo strings but with the Orange Tree group buy also going on it's a tough call :)
     
  17. SoNowWhat?

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    Thank you for clarifying.
     
  18. BezO

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    The same 2 purchases I'm considernig. I don't need either, but want both. At least I use guitars often. Solo strings, not so much.
     
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    Ahhhh...CH volo violins and cello ....or get the whole Solo Strings Extended + Woodwinds Complete....

    Anyone know what the re-sell policy is for Chris Hein? I think Best Service is just the distributor in this case.
     
  20. MrLinssi

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    Well well, my paycheck arrived earlier, and bigger than I initially expected. I'll take this as a divine sign to get me all CH solo strings+Ancient Era to complete my collection. And done! Thank you very much.
     
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