Spitfire Alternative Solo Strings Demo

Discussion in 'Member's Compositions' started by Alex Niedt, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Alex Niedt

    Alex Niedt Active Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    Los Angeles
    I think this is a great library for modern avant-garde material. Just have to play to its strengths. Next I want to see how Alternative Solo Strings sounds with LCO Strings. Wondering if they might be a match made in heaven for scratchy, dissonant stuff!

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
  2. SimonCharlesHanna

    SimonCharlesHanna Senior Member

    Feb 3, 2012

    Sounds great.

    Damn I missed the sale. This sold me on them!
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  3. Kony

    Kony Bad ape

    Jul 29, 2016
    Great track Alex - love that sound!
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  4. ok_tan

    ok_tan vamos!

    Mar 18, 2017
    great track. i have that library but somehow couldn't connect to it - you track is very inspirational :)
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  5. ka00

    ka00 Senior Member

    Oct 23, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    I call this the Alex Niedt effect: being sold on a sample library Alex demos a few days after the sale has ended. Happened twice to me already.

    Same here. I too have the library, but haven't really dug deeply into it and this demo is inspiring.
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  6. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

    Sep 5, 2018
    bit of a late-breaking question here, but would you say AltSS only shines in somewhat dissonant contexts? Or is it a little more versatile than that?

    I know it's a dry library, so wondering how easy it would be to blend with another string lib.

    Great demo!
  7. ism

    ism Senior Member

    Dec 14, 2016

    Can't claim remotely the skill of Alex, but I think his comment about its affinity with LCO is illuminating.

    In the same way that LCO certainly can do lots of fun dissonance and horror, but I bought it for its lovely textures, AltSS can push into dissonance, but also shines for beautiful, if slightly rough, textures.

    Maybe I'll have a go at such a demo myself, but I'd really love to hear such a demo by Alex ...
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    Alex Niedt

    Alex Niedt Active Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Thanks all!
    I think if you're wanting it to blend with other libraries for more standard fare, you may find yourself fighting its built-in character. It seems made for the purpose of the rougher, scratchier, more dissonant avant-garde material, and I would typically suggest utilizing a library like this for the things in which it definitely excels. This goes for LCO, too. Sure, there are some articulations you can layer with other stuff, but when I layer a short from LCO, for instance, I'm doing so because I desire that modern edge. Character libraries will almost always be best utilized for their intended purpose. Hope this helps!
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