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Orchestral Tools goes live! Join us today at 6 p.m. CEST on Youtube, releasing TIME micro.

dzilizzi

I know nothing
On another note, does anyone have the same disappointed feeling when going through checkout and seeing the option to enter a discount code only to realize you don't have one? :eek: :sad:

Sigh, I always want more. It is the sale chaser in me....
 

AndyP

Active Member
That day was interesting. Time Micro seems to me to be a very good addition to BHCT.
I listened more to the walktroughs now, and I have the impression that they fit very well together.
The only thing that worries me is if I can get them together spatially.
Please stop me, I am extremely close to ordering both.
 

X-Bassist

Senior Member
Hey Guys,

here is part 2 of the TIME micro Screencast Series.
This part gives you a detailed insight into the individual instruments and sections.
Enjoy!

Really got to hand it to OT, great library and GREAT walkthroughs of every articulation. I really wish others would follow their lead.

I would bet this is their best selling release and boosts sales of Macro as well.
 

webs

Member
This sounds great! What are you folks already in the Time Macro/Micro ecosystem using to match up instruments when you want to extend a melody or line that was inspired from the Time Macro/Micro? I can see how the Time Micro would have an inspiring sound or texture that one might want to further develop? Or are you just using this for ambience and texture (and apparently universally having a great time doing it) ? I watched screencast 2 for the more individual instruments, and like the sounds, but worry it's limited. (Found the same puzzle with the sonokinetic products too). What's the trick? Thanks
 

AndyP

Active Member
So far the Novo Texture strings have been my element that has brought in a little movement. But I find them much more limited than Time Micro, especially since they are only strings.
I call it an inspiration tool, to others I can deliver elements that I can't get along with a classic lib.
I see potential to use Time Micro for experimental compositions, or to add interesting elements.
I like Novo Rhythmic Textures, but it's much more limited.
In a purely classical composition I see Time Macro as being rather limited.

My first thought was, could fit the BHCT. But I'm still not sure. So I haven't pressed the button yet for TM.
 

dzilizzi

I know nothing
This sounds great! What are you folks already in the Time Macro/Micro ecosystem using to match up instruments when you want to extend a melody or line that was inspired from the Time Macro/Micro? I can see how the Time Micro would have an inspiring sound or texture that one might want to further develop? Or are you just using this for ambience and texture (and apparently universally having a great time doing it) ? I watched screencast 2 for the more individual instruments, and like the sounds, but worry it's limited. (Found the same puzzle with the sonokinetic products too). What's the trick? Thanks
It blends pretty well with other libraries. I think Teledex is between EW's and Air's reverb, though maybe closer to Air?

With SK you can always drag and drop the midi and use your own instruments.

As an edit, SK is working on a string library- should be out early next year. The winds are really nice also. I like their recording space.
 

Braveheart

New Member
Really got to hand it to OT, great library and GREAT walkthroughs of every articulation. I really wish others would follow their lead.

I would bet this is their best selling release and boosts sales of Macro as well.
I don't think so. It's sounding nice, but very niche library, so probably limited customer base that will get it. I love Ark 1 and 3, but I will pass for this one.
 

Robo Rivard

Senior Member
Just watched both walkthroughs, and I'm totally blown away! At first I was intimidated and thought I would never find my way in such a library, but finally, it's very comprehensive, consistent, and well designed. The choice of microphone position seems to make quite a difference, so it's a plus to achieve the sounds we want. I'm so glad I pre-ordered. Money well spent!
 
sweet god of sample instrument heaven..

it is scary how good these libraries are getting!

and yes, I will pre-order, as Micro seems like exactly what I need to push the workflow further for the scoring jobs I do.

Also, the single articulations alone are amazing already.

Great Walkthroughs, OT!

I remember going back and forth when Metropolis Ark 4 was released. We were pretty ambivalent here regarding the way it was pre-sold. I bought it last minute for the promo price, still..

I don't know, I find it hard to ever buy any library for regular price anymore, as every other day there is a flash sale because summer ends/starts, international day of the choir, labour day, presidents dog day, what not..

Of course I fall for some and appreciate the discounts and I get that financially and promotionally these sales are a boost for the companies.

The introduction price is something that makes sense to me. And then? Out of the blue there is a coop sale wirh NI and everything is like lore than half price..

ah man, off topic, apologies.
..and discussed many times before.

Time Micro looks and sounds amazing. I'm in!
 
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SomeGuy

Active Member
Its nice to have more unique instruments like the Alto and bass flute, cornet, flugelhorn etc, but what if you wanted these types of articulations with traditional orchestral instruments? Are they found in Time Macro or are we out of luck? Also seems a shame that all instruments dont have the "slow trill" articulation from the flugelhorn. Wonder why not?

Also, like others have stated, I worry about starting an idea using these non-traditional instruments and then struggling to match timbers with my orchestral pallet. Any thoughts on this?
 
Its nice to have more unique instruments like the Alto and bass flute, cornet, flugelhorn etc, but what if you wanted these types of articulations with traditional orchestral instruments? Are they found in Time Macro or are we out of luck? Also seems a shame that all instruments dont have the "slow trill" articulation from the flugelhorn. Wonder why not?

Also, like others have stated, I worry about starting an idea using these non-traditional instruments and then struggling to match timbers with my orchestral pallet. Any thoughts on this?
good point(s)

As for worrying to start an idea with these non-traditional instruments, to me, that is a nice problem to have. What I try to say is, more options can be fantastic, if you want them.
 

Braveheart

New Member
Its nice to have more unique instruments like the Alto and bass flute, cornet, flugelhorn etc, but what if you wanted these types of articulations with traditional orchestral instruments? Are they found in Time Macro or are we out of luck? Also seems a shame that all instruments dont have the "slow trill" articulation from the flugelhorn. Wonder why not?

Also, like others have stated, I worry about starting an idea using these non-traditional instruments and then struggling to match timbers with my orchestral pallet. Any thoughts on this?
That’s why I said it’s a niche library. Not a standard library, might not be good for everyone and every situation.
 
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