Orange Tree?

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by bill5, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Lode_Runner

    Lode_Runner Senior Member

    Feb 5, 2014
    You might be right, but in the early days Orange Tree was obsessed with fruits. Not only the company name, but the first three releases: Cherry, Strawberry and Pear. The other night I said Passion Flute out loud and suddenly realised for the first time how similar it sounds to passion fruit. Can't believe it took me that long.
  2. kgdrum

    kgdrum Senior Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    In case the OP hasn't gotten a sufficient answer yet,besides having great libraries Greg is probably the model of a 1st class developer.
    Always innovative,creative,open to customer feedback and always available to help.
    IMO the Orange Tree business model,website,the Orange Slice program is probably the most intuitive ,transparent websites in the VI industry.I wish more developers would follow his lead.....
    You know what products you have, what's available and at what price if you buy a new library individually or in a bundle.
    He rewards his customers and is probably generous to a fault with his sales.
    Example: if there's a Orange Tree sale you can also apply Orange slices you've accumulated from previous purchases and apply(further reduction) to the sale price.
    OT never penalizes or nickel and dimes the customers.
    Yeah I confess we all Love Greg!
    It must be some sort of Mind Control ;)
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  3. Polkasound

    Polkasound Senior Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Milwaukee, WI
    OMG, after all these years, I can't believe I never made that connection. Not until you just pointed it out. I always thought it was odd to name an upright bass "Pear" and never noticed the fruit theme with the other instruments. Passion Flute went right over my head. Apparently I couldn't see the orchard for the trees.
  4. dzilizzi

    dzilizzi I know nothing

    Feb 27, 2017
    Somewhere near Los Angeles
    I thought Pear had to do with the shape (it is kind of pear-shaped) Yeah, I am slow too...
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  5. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

    Mar 10, 2017
    St George, UT USA
    Some may have noticed a familiar name on Cinesamples libs ?
    e.g. _ CineBrass Pro Crew _ Programmed and Scripted by: Greg Schlaepfer
  6. Johnny

    Johnny Active Member

    100% Guitar and Bass experts +1
  7. Heledir

    Heledir Member

    Apr 4, 2018
    I've got their 'Mesawinds', 'Angelic Harp', and 'Angelic Zither' libraries. The former two I use regularly, the latter was more a 'thingy' I bought alongside the other two and have only really used once. Nonetheless, all three are great, and haven't regretted buying them for a moment.

    The Angelic Harp is my no.1 harp and I'd recommend it to everyone. Of all the virtual harps I have (8 or so) it's the only one that truly, genuinly sounds like a harp to me. The magic's in the retriggered notes working like an actual harp playing the same string multiple times rather than a (round robin) sample being triggered multiple times. And also it doesn't sound so damn 'plucky', which is a problem I have with many a harp VI.
    It does have a lot of bottom end, though, which can build-up a lot, so I always EQ a rather significant chunk out of it - but that's the only little minus I could give it, honestly.
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  8. curtisschweitzer

    curtisschweitzer New Member

    I've done a demo for them (Evolution Texas Twang), and provided feedback on a prerelease version of Evolution Songwriter, and I've found that, even when using pre-release products, that their products are uniformly excellent.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
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  9. Sean

    Sean I don't know what I'm talking about

    Apr 5, 2019
    I have the Songwriter and Rock Standard. Love them both. Rock Standard can do so many different sounds, it's incredibly versatile.
  10. cug

    cug LA Composer

    I bought the Strawberry and lap steel in the group buy last year. They sound excellent and very easy to get authentic bends. I used them in a feature film score.
  11. nas

    nas Active Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    Jordan / Toronto
    Orange Tree Bass is my goto for... you guessed it.... Bass!

    Good stuff.
  12. Lode_Runner

    Lode_Runner Senior Member

    Feb 5, 2014
    I think it's that as well though. OTS was going to name the library after a fruit, and chose pear because of the shape of the instrument. I think Strawberry and Cherry were chosen because of the colour of the guitar and bass guitar. Passion Flute may well have been a combination of the fruit theme as well as the Jethro Tull influence that @Henu suggested.

    It's a shame they stopped. Evolution Banana, Evolution Pineapple, Evolution Rockmelon, Evolution Watermelon, Evolution Blueberry, Kiwi Flute, Grape Flute... so many more possibilities.
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  13. mventura

    mventura Member

    Dec 26, 2017
    Can anyone comment on the OTS mandolin?
  14. Fleer

    Fleer Senior Member

    Dec 12, 2014
    Would love to get my hands on Greg’s Rosewood Grand version 2.
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  15. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

    Mar 10, 2017
    St George, UT USA
    No crowding in the long line ! :notworthy:
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  16. Mark Schmieder

    Mark Schmieder Active Member

    Feb 4, 2019
    Concord CA
    Tull is my favourite band of all time, and thus it is no surprise that I have seen them the most of any band live. I bought Passion Flute, and Bela D's (Tarilonte's) Retro Flute prior to that. Both filled a purpose for a while, but I end up using SWAM's flutes the most now, until replacing with VSL in final production. I actually feel that there are more good flute choices than other woodwinds overall.
  17. LinusW

    LinusW Active Member

    Oct 23, 2017
    Kalmar, Sweden
    The best strumming engine I've used.
  18. Wes Antczak

    Wes Antczak Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2006
  19. Lode_Runner

    Lode_Runner Senior Member

    Feb 5, 2014
  20. Wes Antczak

    Wes Antczak Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2006
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