Orchestral Tools up to 63% off - which one

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Fleer, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. zimm83

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  2. Goldie Zwecker

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    Not sure why the very very slow download time. Last week i downloaded sample logic's Morphestra. For 25GB using continua it took about 10 minutes.
    The problem must be on the OT's end, i guess.
     
  3. MartinH.

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    The server is sweating under the load of all the Ark buyers from this sale. :D
     
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  4. Maxfabian

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    Thanks! Always nice to inspire ;) Cheers
     
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    Still feeling Ark 2 must be the special one for OT, somewhat like Albion 5 Tundra for Spitfire.
     
  6. jbuhler

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    I think Time Macro is OT’s Tundra. Ark 2 is nice, but Time Macro is what I reach for when I want something special.
     
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  7. Goldie Zwecker

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    Time Macro is OT's equivalent of something "Evo Grid-ish".
    Tundra is, well, Tundra.
     
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  8. jbuhler

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    Perhaps, but Ark 2 certainly isn’t Tundra and I think Time Macro is closer.
     
  9. sostenuto

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    I'm oscillating at this point:
    I have Albions ONE, Loegria, Tundra … and considering ICENI now @ 30% off.
    I have Ark1, Time Macro … and considering Ark2 now @ 35% off.

    I kno, I kno … my needs and wants, but still very tough to choose one vs other.
    I hear so strongly that Ark 2 truly complements Ark1 and do not doubt.
    Niddly question is how much ICENI complements other Albions. :shocked:
    One view might be that adding Ark 2 is likely more impactful than a 4th Albion?
     
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  10. jbuhler

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    Which of the OT libraries do you have? Or do you not have any? If you don't have the Arks, I would say that the current deal on 1&2 is very good and give you quite a lot that the Albions you have won't, even if you add Iceni to it. That said, Iceni is itself a very good library, my favorite of the Albions after Tundra.
     
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  11. Goldie Zwecker

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    I agree.
    ARK 2 is nothing like Tundra. It's not just low dynamics. Tundra is all about very special playing techniques and aericulations.
     
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  12. Goldie Zwecker

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    I don't see Time Macro is on sale. It sells for full price now. If you want it - wait for the next sale.
     
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  13. jbuhler

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    Yes, I agree with you. My original comment was in reply who suggested Ark 2 was OT's Tundra. I think the closest thing OT has to Tundra is Time Macro, but I would concur that Time Macro is closer in spirit to the Spitfire Evos.
     
  14. sostenuto

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    THX. My Post was unclear and I edited it. Ark 2 seems a solid add right now.
     
  15. sostenuto

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    Sorry. Edited my Post to clarify. You make a good point that Ark2 addition makes most sense for first addition. If I can stretch for another, then ICENI. Both will be pushing $700. but strong tools.

    Thank-you for helping.
     
  16. Goldie Zwecker

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    I'm also drawn to ICENI but a bit bothered by two things. First, i know it's different than ARK 1 but how much different (i.e. to what extent can i replicate sounds from it using ARK 1?).
    Second is that it's 6 years old and 16GB of content - which doesn't seem much compared to other albions and arks.
     
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  17. jbuhler

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    In terms of the orchestra, I'm not sure that Iceni adds that much to Ark 1, and the latter is much more versatile, though I think the low strings in Iceni are better than those in Ark 1, the divided cellos are nice, and the low brass in Iceni can both have more of an edge to it and sound a bit better at lower dynamic levels than that in Ark 1, though Ark 1 gives you sections (bass trombones, Cimbassi, Tubas) whereas Iceni only gives you only ensemble low brass. Iceni also has all the hybrid stuff and loops, so it also depends a bit on whether you use that. Personally, I would buy either Ark 1 or 2 before I would buy Iceni, but I wouldn't say that Ark 1 makes Iceni completely redundant either—and as I said it's my favorite of the Albions after Tundra. I think Homay's recent In Action video does a good job of showing some of what Iceni is still capable of outside of just being noisy.
     
  18. NYC Composer

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    I was very surprised to find that the main things I use Ark 1 for are the choir and solo voice.
     
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    For those who own Tundra, could you please share your opinion is there a chance to blend it properly with MA2 both in terms of sound and stylistic aspect or is it in this price range wiser to look for Loegria/Masse which obviously seems an easy mix option?
     
  20. erikradbo

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    I have Iceni and have used it sparsely, but tried it out again after getting ark1 now on the sale. I don't believe I will use iceni that much in the future either. When it comes to meaty, low strings, I'd say ark1 has the upper hand. Iceni also has some other nice features, such as the loops, but they don't add that much that albion1 doesn't have, or Evolve from NI which I happen to have with Komplete.

    So far I love Ark2, I'd def go for Ark1 & 2 over Iceni.
     
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