Performance Samples + Musical Sampling libraries as core libraries?

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Genki

Genki

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After playing a bit with Trailer Strings again, maybe I have to add that the attacks on the long articulations are very pronounced. Probably not that suitable for quieter melodic lines then.
Ah ok, makes sense. So its mostly marcattos and spiccatos/staccatos yea?
 

Manuel Stumpf

Senior Member
Ah ok, makes sense. So its mostly marcattos and spiccatos/staccatos yea?
I just wanted to let you know it is probably not the one string library to do it everything product (what my previous post might have suggested). Not sure if that even exists, when talking about performance playable patches, which do not require keyswitching.

The attack on the long notes is rather aggressive (especially on the Adventure Patches that let you play longs and shorts).
As a workaround one can set dynamics CC lower, or use the plain Sustain Patch, which is a little bit less aggressive in that regard.
It also has "Sustains Soft" which is a very soft one very well suited for underscoring with chord like longs, but is not really usable for melodic lines.
MusicalSampling knows why they have the Soaring Strings as another product only containing Legato articulations.

Each of the Musical Sampling products aims at a certain direction, targeting a specific use case. At least that's how it feels to me. However each of their product does this very very well.
 
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Genki

Genki

New Member
I just wanted to let you know it is probably not the one string library to do it everything product (what my previous post might have suggested). Not sure if that even exists, when talking about performance playable patches, which do not require keyswitching.

The attack on the long notes is rather aggressive (especially on the Adventure Patches that let you play longs and shorts).
As a workaround one can set dynamics CC lower, or use the plain Sustain Patch, which is a little bit less aggressive in that regard.
It also has "Sustains Soft" which is a very soft one very well suited for underscoring with chord like longs, but is not really usable for melodic lines.
MusicalSampling knows why they have the Soaring Strings as another product only containing Legato articulations.

Each of the Musical Sampling products aims at a certain direction, targeting a specific use case. At least that's how it feels to me. However each of their product does this very very well.
I see, that cleared it up for me, thanks!
 

Max Bonsi

New Member
You may have already, but I would definitely download PS's free demo of Angry Brass. It has trombone, French horn, and trumpet sections that are highly useable. May give you an idea as to what the lib will give you. My only thing is that the dynamic range sounds cheap with them. But at FF, it's great.
Totally agree
They are locked on my template
 

Mike Fox

Button Masher
I have everything from Musical Sampling (except Adventure Brass). They are overall great libs. They're very dry (which i like), so you will have to use some reverb.

Food for thought: Many people (including myself) have experienced cpu issues with Trailer Strings. Aaron (the developer of MS) was kind enough to provide me with a "no filters" version of the library, and it basically cured the issue. It really is the most versitile library of theirs, despite the name.

Also. Soaring Strings is fantastic. You only get 2 patches, but i use them all the time!