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Sonokinetic 12 Days of Christmas - Day 12 - Capriccio 50% OFF !!

kurtvanzo

Capt. Zorro
The Carnival Organs have a nice tone, thanks. Would be great to get an update eventually that denoises the release samples (or at least gives you volume or on/off control for them) as there is a delayed noise on each (mainly on the right side) that adds a lot of unnecessary noise to poly playing. Single notes (on both instruments) reveals high end noise that comes in after each note, making it difficult to use in a quiet or solo piece.
The panning of individual notes is also a little off, E3 on the small organ for example goes far right, where others around it are center or left. Perhaps the placement of the pipes and mics? Seems like both of these issues could be fixed fairly easily. Some RX3 on all the samples would be nice to get rid of added high end noise but maintain the great woody tone, but mainly the releases (you can actually see it on the right side in the Kontakt wave editor). Thanks for all your work in capturing new instruments.
 
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devonmyles

Active Member
Ok, Sonokinetic. After grabbing the Ostinato freebie, I am hooked...!
After dinner tonight, will be off over to grab your 'Minimal'...
 

PeterJCroissant

Active Member
I'm seriously considering it too, I like the idea of the soft more gentle instruments as you can build on them...well thats my plan anyway..
 

John57

Member
I wonder if Minimal is easier to built on and to integrate with other nonphase libraries than Sotto. Does anyone have more comments on this?
 

devonmyles

Active Member
I'm seriously considering it too, I like the idea of the soft more gentle instruments as you can build on them...well thats my plan anyway..
Yes, similar thoughts here.
As a bonus, the Harmonic shift function looks really useful.
It opens up a load of possibilities regarding using phrase based software.
 

Vastman

we make the future
I wonder if Minimal is easier to built on and to integrate with other nonphase libraries than Sotto. Does anyone have more comments on this?
I would say yes, as it IS minimalistic...simpler phrases and with the updated 2.0 GUI it is just as powerful... Fewer phrases, but 1/3rd the cost... A great starting point for the whole SK phrase experience. Soto does seem to be less busy than the other libraries but ultimately it's up to you to find what fits...

Then again, I only have Minimal, Capriccio, and Maximo; I DO want Soto... Picked up the first two last Xmas sale...and Maximo because I didn't want to wait for it to be included some day in the future... No assurances Soto will be on this sale (I can hope!) and it will be more expensive...

You should be able to sort that out in your own, listening/watching all the vids and "naked" songs... however, the songs are overdone, imo, and I use the phrases much more sparingly than the demos, with other libraries...

With the updated GUI, I think Minimal is a great deal...Heck, I bought it before 2.0! It's a fully functional library with more elaborate phrases, and used the same GUI as all their recent libraries which is great... it offers a very different, in many ways more powerful, phrase experience than Ostinato...(which I also love and ended up buying!)
 
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elpedro

Active Member
Downloading now! It's going to take 5 or more hours on my Aussie third-world ADSL "broadband", so i can have a play this afternoon! Thank you guys at Sonokinetic, it has been a great 12 days of Xmas so far!
 

markleake

Recovering sale addict
I wonder if Minimal is easier to built on and to integrate with other nonphase libraries than Sotto. Does anyone have more comments on this?
I think Minimal and Sotto are probably the best entry points when buying these phrase libraries.

I have Minimal but not Sotto. From what I've read, Sotto is similar to Minimal in that they are calmer libraries, and so both would be easy enough to integrate.
 

procreative

Senior Member
Minimal is the most generic of them and so probably the most usable for many styles as they are rhythmic mainly and work well as an underscore.

However its organised differently in that it has the 4 instrument sections in each tab (though they can be swapped for the any). I actually like this as you get an instant combination from one patch.

Obviously the later titles are more refined, but the patterns in this are great because they are... minimal.
 

Mornats

Senior Member
I'm tempted by Minimal but I'm holding out for Sotto. Sotto seems to nail that delicate sound that would fit in well with that I do. I wasn't going to buy any more libraries for a while but I have to give a little back after Santa Kinetic's generosity with Ostinato (which I'm finding to be utterly brilliant and joy to play with).
 

John57

Member
Yep you had to choose what works for the kind of music that you are interested in doing.
 
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Harry

Active Member
I'm tempted by Minimal but I'm holding out for Sotto. Sotto seems to nail that delicate sound that would fit in well with that I do.
My thoughts exactly. If I'm right Sotto was not in last year's sale. So I really hope it is this year ...
 

Vastman

we make the future
40% off for one of their newest libraries! Tutti Vox was several years old! SK did the same for Capriccio, which was also a relatively new library last year. I'm sooooooooooooooo glad I grabbed Capriccio then and I am so happy to have the opportunity to grab this NOW! (Well, as soon as MA2 finishes downloading!!!)

This is the best day of xmas in MY world!

Thank you, SK... what I expected, discount wise, and what I sincerely hoped for, library wise... I know have the beauty and the beasts!
 

Andrajas

Active Member
I think 40% is very nice discount! Bought Minimal in the last minute with the discount, wonder now if I should buy Sotto also... I haven't been able to try out Minimal to see if I like the workflow of these phrase libraries, but I hear wonderful things in Sotto which I think would add a lot to my music. Need to decide hehe!
 
M

mac

Guest
@fiestared I wouldn't let that extra 10% put you off. I mean what's that, an extra €17? If it's worth it at 160, surely it's worth it at 180? :)
 

Wes Antczak

Senior Member
I was really close to getting Minimal. I really liked some of the demos and also what previous owners had to say about it. But I decided to wait and hold out for Soto and Capriccio instead. I don't regret that I waited. I will probably pick it up in the future. For now, I'm being careful with my budget and also I want to try at least one of these out for myself before just diving deeper into the pool.

Maybe Capriccio will be 50% off this year. <here's hoping!>
 
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