Orchestral Tools: Glory Days - Big Band Horns

Hey everyone,

Do think this library could be used for traditional pop/rock recordings as well as big band? I'm not sure I see why not but just thought I'd ask....thx!
 

Olfirf

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Hey everyone,

Do think this library could be used for traditional pop/rock recordings as well as big band? I'm not sure I see why not but just thought I'd ask....thx!
I just finished downloading. The spot mics (which are the driest choice) are not as dry, as they sounded to me in the walkthrough. It is not a big concern, as with OT it mostly works well for me to pull down the release a bit, if you want less of the room tail, however, I am not thrilled they did not mention that in the walkthrough. I might be wrong as youtube adds compression to the audio and the difference is subtle with a musical example ... But I think the releases is pulled down a bit in the walkthrough.
Apart from that: Yes, you can of course use those for pop/rock/funk, whatever! The only limitation is, you will probably not make any phrasing known to men sound convincing with this library, but that is a general thing with sample libraries. You will get more capabilities regarding phrasing with something like Sample Modeling/Audio Modeling instruments. This is superior on the other hand to achieve a great ensemble sound.
 
I just finished downloading. The spot mics (which are the driest choice) are not as dry, as they sounded to me in the walkthrough. It is not a big concern, as with OT it mostly works well for me to pull down the release a bit, if you want less of the room tail, however, I am not thrilled they did not mention that in the walkthrough. I might be wrong as youtube adds compression to the audio and the difference is subtle with a musical example ... But I think the releases is pulled down a bit in the walkthrough.
Apart from that: Yes, you can of course use those for pop/rock/funk, whatever! The only limitation is, you will probably not make any phrasing known to men sound convincing with this library, but that is a general thing with sample libraries. You will get more capabilities regarding phrasing with something like Sample Modeling/Audio Modeling instruments. This is superior on the other hand to achieve a great ensemble sound.
Thanks.....yes I have SM The Trumpet, but did not get the saxes before they were no longer offered, and right now have no trombones at all for pop. So kind of don't know where to go for rock and funk..
I do have real players I use for solos, but for just ensemble typical octave brass riffs here and there I am rather hosed...and advice appreciated, was hoping this might do the trick....
 

richard kurek

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Thanks.....yes I have SM The Trumpet, but did not get the saxes before they were no longer offered, and right now have no trombones at all for pop. So kind of don't know where to go for rock and funk..
I do have real players I use for solos, but for just ensemble typical octave brass riffs here and there I am rather hosed...and advice appreciated, was hoping this might do the trick....
saxes you get them here
https://audiomodeling.com/solo-woodwinds/swam-saxophones/
 

Craig Sharmat

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Hey everyone,

Do think this library could be used for traditional pop/rock recordings as well as big band? I'm not sure I see why not but just thought I'd ask....thx!
I've been working with the library for a bit now...there is no question that space, the one that matches a scoring stage is one of the biggest reasons to purchase GD. You can do however TOP style arrangements with it. I use close and spot mics together and mute the rest, it's a very nice sound. Using something like "Session Horns Pro" will yield a faster result than the beta i have (often when I get the final versions of OT stuff there are more multi's than what I had so the beta is my reference point as of now), but the detail in GD is quite nice and i'm getting more familiar using it with pop jazz type stuff. The patches again are a bit more traditional Big Band Jazz than funk and pop but you absolutely can do it.
 
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wbacer

Senior Member
I just downloaded Glory Days but didn't recieve a Native Access serial number.
If you've already purchased, did you receive a Native Access serial number or do you have to access this library in Kontakt via the files tab. If so, this would be very unusual for an OT library of this size.
 

richard kurek

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I just downloaded Glory Days but didn't recieve a Native Access serial number.
If you've already purchased, did you receive a Native Access serial number or do you have to access this library in Kontakt via the files tab. If so, this would be very unusual for an OT library of this size.
your download code is your NI code also
 

wbacer

Senior Member
your download code is your NI code also
That's how their libraries usually roll out. They usually say,
"Please install the Continuata Connect application, run it and then copy the download code (which is also your serial number) below into the code box."
The codes are usually, 5 blocks of 5 characters separated by dashes.

This time it says,
"Please install the Continuata Connect application, run it and then copy the download code below into the code box."
This code is one long string of characters no dashes. When I tried to copy and paste it into Native Access, it said it was invalid.

I emailed OT but it will probably be Monday before I hear back from them.
 

richard kurek

Active Member
That's how their libraries usually roll out. They usually say,
"Please install the Continuata Connect application, run it and then copy the download code (which is also your serial number) below into the code box."
The codes are usually, 5 blocks of 5 characters separated by dashes.

This time it says,
"Please install the Continuata Connect application, run it and then copy the download code below into the code box."
This code is one long string of characters no dashes. When I tried to copy and paste it into Native Access, it said it was invalid.

I emailed OT but it will probably be Monday before I hear back from them.
sorry looking at wrong purchase the Glory Days is not a library on the side of kontakt you access it in the file section if you installed you should be able to function

from manual

After your collection is successfully installed, you can load patches a number of ways: - You can load patches by navigating to their folder in Kontakt's Files Tab. - It is also possible to drag and drop patches from File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (macOS) into the Kontakt window
 

wbacer

Senior Member
sorry looking at wrong purchase the Glory Days is not a library on the side of kontakt you access it in the file section if you installed you should be able to function
Thanks for your feedback. It works fine if you load it from the file tab. It's just a little unusual that an OT library of that size and cost was not vetted through NI so that it shows up in the library tab like most of their other libraries.
 

richard kurek

Active Member
Thanks for your feedback. It works fine if you load it from the file tab. It's just a little unusual that an OT library of that size and cost was not vetted through NI so that it shows up in the library tab like most of their other libraries.
your right you can always put the instrument folder in quickload
 

RandomComposer

Active Member
Is anyone having issues with loading times? For me Kontakt freezes for about 1 minute whenever I try to load any of the multis. I’ve already done a batch resave, never had this with any other library
 

wbacer

Senior Member
Is anyone having issues with loading times? For me Kontakt freezes for about 1 minute whenever I try to load any of the multis. I’ve already done a batch resave, never had this with any other library
When loading the multis on my PC slave within VEPro, the first multi I loaded did hang for a long time, as you experienced. After that, each multi is loading as it should.
 

wbacer

Senior Member
OK, it's getting late and I'm a little brain dead but the multi sustains say,
WV or RV, which means??? :unsure:
 

prodigalson

Senior Member
Is anyone having issues with loading times? For me Kontakt freezes for about 1 minute whenever I try to load any of the multis. I’ve already done a batch resave, never had this with any other library
Im having similar issues but believe it or not, they started loading quickly but the more I load the slower they get.
 

wbacer

Senior Member
"Without Vibrato" and "Romantic Vibrato". not very intuitive, to say the least, but it refers the vibrato settings in the legato patches
Ah, perfect. Thank you, makes sense, I just could not make the connection. Since I'm still dealing with the slow loading time, I still have not had the chance to take a listen.