Spitfire Alternative Solo Strings Demo

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

  1. Alex Niedt

    Alex Niedt Active Member

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    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!

     
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  2. SimonCharlesHanna

    SimonCharlesHanna Senior Member

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    excellent.

    Sounds great.

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

    Kony Bad ape

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    Great track Alex - love that sound!
     
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  4. ok_tan

    ok_tan vamos!

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    great track. i have that library but somehow couldn't connect to it - you track is very inspirational :)
     
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    ka00 Senior Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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