I really like the reverb of Teldex, it is great for orchestral sound and I think, for big band too.I'm pretty sure that these screencasts were recorded ahead of time, possibly even before the trailer was released. That way, the company doesn't have to rush in putting them out when they deem appropriate.
In the demonstrated spot mics, they indeed do seem to be 'bone' dry, which many love. However, Teldex is a fantastic-sounding space, and Glory Days seems to be naturally geared towards more cinematic writing in the first place. So this product does seem quite versatile in that regard
It's a nice sounding room which is probably great for orchestral and cinematic music, but it wouldn't have been my first choice for big band unless I wanted to recreate a live ballroom sound. For studio big band music, you need room mics, but they can't be drowning in reverb. It makes sense, though, that OT would tip this library toward cinematic by recording at Teldex, since there probably aren't many musicians out there recording traditional big band singles and albums with virtual instruments.I really like the reverb of Teldex, it is great for orchestral sound and I think, for big band too
If the screencasts sound a little "classical" I'm guessing that maybe the folks at Orchestral Tools are more adept at orchestral music, and don't have quite the same level of big band arranging experience as Sascha Knorr, which is understandable. Regardless, I thought OT's screencasts still did a good job of demonstrating the key elements of the library that needed to be demonstrated... articulations, legatos, mic positions, etc.I was talking about the screencast. There are 'classical' examples only. Why? Nothing sounds like big band in the screencasts.
I agree that a $500+ library should be presented with more demonstration material, although Sascha's single demo and the three screencasts do cover a lot of ground.I know that's how a pre-order works. You're putting your faith in the developer to deliver.
I agree - as much as I love the idea of having big band horns, I'll pass on this one for now and wait for jazzy demos that will probably appear eventually.From what I've heard, I like the sound of Glory Days. We'll see if anybody can get a nice big band sound out of it. But I can't just plop down the cash with only one song demo and no trumpet screencast so I'll have to hold off purchasing for now. I know that's how a pre-order works. You're putting your faith in the developer to deliver. The timing of the screencasts and the pre-order period ending so soon this time is very truncated.