What's new

Project colossal - css template

ricoderks

Senior Member
Hi everyone!

I've been busy with an ambitious template called Project Colossal. Its designed to work with the Cinematic Studio Series. It delivers a clear, transparant orchestral sound. This results in an even better and realistic balance while programming your music. Something very valuable to me personally. To keep informed about this project, and when it releases, subscribe to the newsletter via:

SUBSCRIBE TO PROJECT COLOSSAL NEWSLETTER






Here's the video to the first official demo by Julien and Vitaly Jardon:



The second officlal demo by Runar Lundvall:



The overview video:


UPDATE:
Studio One version is out now too!



Buy it HERE:


All the best,

Rico
 
Last edited:
@ricoderks I've always been very impressed by your sound. It's nothing short of glorious! In fact, your demos were one of the things that inspired my own little Cinematic Studio Series project.

I also love that your sound is actually quite different from what I've been getting (and trying to get) out of CS. Goes to show how versatile these libraries are!

Project Colossal vs Project Anvil. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

All joking aside, I'm looking forward to learning more about this and will absolutely be following this with keen interest!
 
OP
ricoderks

ricoderks

Senior Member
Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
@ricoderks I've always been very impressed by your sound. It's nothing short of glorious! In fact, your demos were one of the things that inspired my own little Cinematic Studio Series project.

I also love that your sound is actually quite different from what I've been getting (and trying to get) out of CS. Goes to show how versatile these libraries are!

Project Colossal vs Project Anvil. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

All joking aside, I'm looking forward to learning more about this and will absolutely be following this with keen interest!
Thanks for the very kind words!

"Project Colossal vs Project Anvil. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?"

Oh boy... Seems I was so busy with splitting patches in Cubase and Vienna I missed your post here.
Hope it doesn't cause too much confusion!

1620162565911.png

All the best!

R
 
OP
ricoderks

ricoderks

Senior Member
Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
T.B.A. but around $150,-

Wow, I am so exctied for this project. Looking forword it!!!
Thanks! I think its coming along very nicely!
After some quick research, it appears as though one will need to spend close to $1500 for all the effects.

Well, yes if you want to use ALL plugin products I've used. But its not mandatory. Fabfilter pro q3 is absolutely the most inportant here. And the template will work fine without all effects. Ill explain more in future video's!
 

MA-Simon

Weird Berlin Guy
Could be interesting for me. Because I usually do not use templates. But would like to. Only thing making me pause is the huge plugin list. Maybe I could spring for the main 2. But I can't see myself getting the others soon. Mainly interested in a nice clean, organized Instrument setup though. I tried multible times, but am just to lazy to do it properly myself.
 

RogiervG

Senior Member
Hallo Rico (Ook Nederlander zie ik? :) we zijn provinciale buren: jij Limburg, ik Noord Brabant)

Back to English:
Depending on the exact details, this "template" might be a bit high priced. Most templates i see are under 100USD. But then again, maybe you are offering something that others don't. ;)
But besides pricing, i am curious about this.. especially the settings, and how the plugins influence the sound. So i might actually buy it.

Indeed i agree with others here, that the information suggests a truckload of plugins required.
For marketing reasons alone, i would change the trailer and focus on the minimal requirements.
(make sure the music played in the trailer is only using the minimal required software)
 
Last edited:
OP
ricoderks

ricoderks

Senior Member
Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
Hallo Rico (Ook Nederlander zie ik? :) we zijn provinciale buren: jij Limburg, ik Noord Brabant)

Back to English:
Depending on the exact details, this "template" might be a bit high priced. Most templates i see are under 100USD. But then again, maybe you are offering something that others don't. ;)
But besides pricing, i am curious about this.. especially the settings, and how the plugins influence the sound. So i might actually buy it.

Indeed i agree with others here, that the information suggests a truckload of plugins required.
For marketing reasons alone, i would change the trailer and focus on the minimal requirements.
(make sure the music played in the trailer is only using the minimal required software)
Ha! Ja klopt! Wat goed :D

Thanks for the reply! I can sort of explain where this price comes from:
First of all, this template is in the making for over the past year or so. I've tried only mix mics, separate mics from kontakt to one stereo channel and lastly separate mics from kontakt also as separate mics in a mixer (vienna or cubase, doesnt matter) It really took me a long time to get this to sound i want. And the template is of course also meant for my own projects. That's the reason i'm not making a lite version. So for this to run smootly you need a beefy computer. This template is for my standards, and if others are interested in a well pre-mixed template like this, they can. And you will get acces to all available templates and updates. (Cubase keyswitch, Cubase Split patches, Vienna KS, Vienna Splitted and articulation maps for cubase) However: I will explain in future video's some of the alternatives you can use so you dont NEED to have all those plugins. Als the trailer describes there are optional plugins which i've used. They are totally replacable. Pro Q-3 just is all over the place with some dynamic stuff going on too. So that one for example really is needed in my opinion. Cinematic rooms for example is replacable with valhalla but will just not sound the same as i've presented here in the teaser or upcoming videos. More info soon!


Is this Cubase only, or will there be a Logic version?
There will not be a logic version. BUT if you have vienna ensemble pro it works too.

Very excited about this project. The last few demos I've heard from you have been getting better and better.
Thank you very much! Nice to hear from you!


Rico
 

Evans

Custom title
A fully balanced and routed template is a monumental effort.

Having recently done this for the Berlin series, I can say that $150 is well worth it even if it only gets me 1/2 of the way toward something that fits my personal needs and tastes.

I've been thinking about doing this for the Cinematic Studio series myself, but I may pick this up as a starting point. Glad to hear there's a VEPro version.

Any idea how much RAM is used upon initial load, as well as under full load (I'm assuming it starts off purged)? I've not used this series enough to have a grasp on this aspect.
 

beyd770

Active Member
A fully balanced and routed template is a monumental effort.

Having recently done this for the Berlin series, I can say that $150 is well worth it even if it only gets me 1/2 of the way toward something that fits my personal needs and tastes.

I've been thinking about doing this for the Cinematic Studio series myself, but I may pick this up as a starting point. Glad to hear there's a VEPro version.

Any idea how much RAM is used upon initial load, as well as under full load (I'm assuming it starts off purged)?
Exactly. It takes a lot of work, and one usually ends up tweaking the sound _while_ composing, which makes the process soo slow. I agree on the price being well worth as well - it being a great starting point and such a solid workhorse orchestra.
 

beyd770

Active Member
And who knows, perhaps this $150 (or whatever the price ends up being) could save someone $300 or $500 or more by them becoming happier with their prior Cinematic Studio Series purchases.

Dialing in a library to taste can curb that "gas" that everyone talks about.
My thoughts exactly.
 

muziksculp

Senior Member
Hi @ricoderks ,

This looks Very Interesting, and useful to have.

I use Studio One Pro 5, Cubase is not allowed in my studio. :laugh:

But, I also use VE-Pro 7, Which is allowed, so that will work with this template. :)

I would like to see a detailed walkthrough of the template, settings, ..etc. also when using it in VE-Pro 7. Once it is ready for release.

Good Luck, and Thanks,
Muziksculp
 
OP
ricoderks

ricoderks

Senior Member
Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #19
Hi @ricoderks ,

This looks Very Interesting, and useful to have.

I use Studio One Pro 5, Cubase is not allowed in my studio. :laugh:

But, I also use VE-Pro 7, Which is allowed, so that will work with this template. :)

I would like to see a detailed walkthrough of the template, settings, ..etc. also when using it in VE-Pro 7. Once it is ready for release.

Good Luck, and Thanks,
Muziksculp
Absolutely! Im about to finish these templates. Then im gonna make videos. Walktroughs for them and general info on whats needed to run this template.

Thanks!

R
 
Top Bottom