Performance Samples Con Moto - Violins A

jaketanner

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Think I'll stick with B, which I'm happy with.
I think A adds a whole different sound. But I need A to go with B for a violin II sound. I wished PS would have released the viola though, as this would have given us at least 3 out of 4 instruments...I am just not sure why the price is so damn high...I was truly expecting it to be at the same price point as the cello at least, and be around the $80 mark...but glad it's not a 2 day intro price as it was last time...LOL
 

NickDorito

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I think A adds a whole different sound. But I need A to go with B for a violin II sound. I wished PS would have released the viola though, as this would have given us at least 3 out of 4 instruments...I am just not sure why the price is so damn high...I was truly expecting it to be at the same price point as the cello at least, and be around the $80 mark...but glad it's not a 2 day intro price as it was last time...LOL
What do you think about Violins B compared to Violins A?
 

NickDorito

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I've used Violins B on every project I’ve done since release. I feel like it’s more expressive than A and i may end up using A for 2nd violins, but It’s worth buying both imo. No other library compares to these.
 
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IvanP

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Wow. Even with the crossgrade for B users, it's double price from what I paid when I bought Violins B and also Celli.

I'm sure there's an improvement, but just a bit steep for a single Legato patch.
 

IvanP

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I think A adds a whole different sound. But I need A to go with B for a violin II sound. I wished PS would have released the viola though, as this would have given us at least 3 out of 4 instruments...I am just not sure why the price is so damn high...I was truly expecting it to be at the same price point as the cello at least, and be around the $80 mark...but glad it's not a 2 day intro price as it was last time...LOL
Hi, Jaketanner, since you have both, do you feel there's a huge difference between A and B that would justify the price Tag?

Thank you!
 

DarkestShadow

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It's definitely a high price, but that also means more exclusivity. Not many people will have that sound! CSS has been the best library for legato before CM IMO and I hear it in every damn track and it's annoying! That won't be happening any time soon with most of the CM volumes and particularly not Vlns A hehe.
I also just had to buy it (intro and I had Vlns B so - yea!!) because it probably won't be at that price again within less than a year and I've never been sooo impressed by the legato of any library! The legato made my jaw drop in the demos. Excited to play with it!
 

jaketanner

Senior Member
What do you think about Violins B compared to Violins A?
I haven’t purchased a yet, so I cannot make a direct comparison. But from what I heard, the Legado definitely seems to be smoother and the sound seems to be thicker. But until I pick it up tomorrow, I won’t be able to do a direct comparison… But Along with everyone else, I’m going to use them as either first or second… And if you add in the free sustain violin legacy you can get an even thicker sound.
 

jaketanner

Senior Member
Hi, Jaketanner, since you have both, do you feel there's a huge difference between A and B that would justify the price Tag?

Thank you!
I do not have violin a house of yet. Because they gave until the 14th, I decided to buy the Joshua Bell essential first since it expires sooner… But I will be picking up violins a tomorrow. I can report back once I can do a Comparison.
 

Batrawi

Senior Member
CSS has been the best library for legato before CM IMO and I hear it in every damn track and it's annoying!
Allow me to disagree. CSS sounded and will always sound good as it simply sounds like...a real string section with real good sounding legato... so it's hard to be annoyed or bored from something that just sounds natural. yes the tone is dark but can be treated. Now with CM, good luck to avoid being repetitive with the wet environment+bow-change legato+hyped vibrato that you're stuck with in every single note. Not to say that it doesn't sound good by any means, in fact it sounds excellent, but overdoing the natural is in itself something unnatural.That's my personal humble opinion of course:)
 

prodigalson

Senior Member
hmm $209 for a single legato patch of a single section with only 3 dynamic layers ("MODERATELY soft"???). Not saying it's not worth it as it obviously sounds good from the demos. But the programming would want to almost cure cancer justify it. Also, disappointed there's no crossgrade option for Con Moto - Cellos owners where were the first to dive in.

Looking forward to hearing more use experiences.
 

reutunes

Senior Member
Honestly, I wasn't super impressed with the legato from con moto cellos and found it rather bumpy. Hopefully this violin section improves things as the website states the legato scripting has been worked on.

As pointed out by other contributors, the dynamic range and articulations of these libraries are limiting.

Not wanting to trash Performance Samples, but I honestly am not sure what they've done here to deserve this kind of pricing. I think that their model is, to put it politely, "optimistic".
 
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