Orchestral Tools Ark 1-4

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by damayor, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. damayor

    damayor New Member

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    okay, i tried to go their website and its just not all that well designed in my opinion. can anybody tell me whats the difference in the orchestral 1-4 series? I have ark 1. I love their harps, strings and choirs in ark 1, but does 2-4 enhance on those?
     
  2. Saxer

    Saxer Senior Member

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    1 - mf to fff
    2 - pp to mf (and softer instruments, mutes)
    3 - rhythmic stuff, accents, repetitions
    4 - smaller sections
     
  3. AlexanderSchiborr

    AlexanderSchiborr Senior Member

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    Harps?
     
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    damayor

    damayor New Member

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    the pp, mf etc means nothing to me. i am not a composer. can you explain what that means?
     
  5. Sean

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

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    pp stands for pianissimo which basically means "very quiet"
    ff stands for fortissimo which basically means "really loud"

    The range would be pp - p - mp - mf - f - ff from softest to loudest.
     
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  6. Henu

    Henu Senior Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what are you intending to do with a sample library if not using it for composing?
     
  7. Do you know a better way to spend your money ? :)
     
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  8. brenneisen

    brenneisen Active Member

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    some google magic for you

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    damayor

    damayor New Member

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    I produce a of hip hop music, i love adding real acoustic music into my tracks. i have always loved orchestral music, just never been able to compose. i can however, play notes and the piano fluently wih out ever being trained to read music notes but strictly by ear.
     
  10. leon chevalier

    leon chevalier Cinematic Studio Fanboy

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    Then you're a composer, welcome to VI-C ! :)
     
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  11. dexterjettser

    dexterjettser Member

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    I can appreciate that (though I don’t make hip hop music). The ark series is phenomenal, but if orchestral elements are only supplementary to your music you might want to consider a much cheaper option. Maybe something like East West Composer Cloud. If you do have the money for any of the arks then go for it
     
  12. dexterjettser

    dexterjettser Member

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    Or maybe something like analog strings/analog brass
     
  13. Brian Nowak

    Brian Nowak Active Member

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    Hardware synthesizers.
     
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  14. shawnsingh

    shawnsingh Active Member

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    I'm interested to hear how you're using ark 1 in your hip hop tracks!
     
  15. brenneisen

    brenneisen Active Member

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    best trap (9) horns in da market my dude
     
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