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geronimo

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Can we have tempo control as with your Kepller Instrument instead only two tempos (90 and 120 bpm) ?
 
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TomislavEP

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I've just watched Paul Thomson's traditionally wonderful tour of the library. Definitely some unique, beautiful and useful textures in here, though (as usual) the whole thing had turned out to be much more than what I've expected. In the beginning, I was thinking this will be something more similar to OACT: a deeply sampled piano plus a number of additional sounds that blend "perfectly" with it, or even something like "Woodchester Piano" and "Midnight Grand" projects from Fracture Sounds.

Personally, I was never too keen to the libraries aiming to replicate the "signature" sounds and tools used by a certain composer even if they're very close to what I like using in my own work. I prefer libraries that are more "generic" in nature, maybe with just a hint of the particular artist (read: Enigma).

Anyway, I feel that HCT is too niche and expensive library for me. I dare to say that I already have a number of libraries from Spitfire themselves and other developers like Sound Dust, Exotic States, Fracture Sounds and Native Instruments, that feature sounds "of similar nature", even though the process of recording and producing of this library is in many ways unique.
 
I think that's great for media composers. It's like being able to invite Hauschka for a recording session to your own studio. He really got a specific signature that he started to build many years ago.
The real boundaries (like always) are our own imagination.
 

michelsimons

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Is it me, or have the last few releases from Spitfire been a bit, meh? I just feel like they've hit a wall.
I don't know. I really like The Kepler Orchestra and already put it to some good use in one song. But this one leaves me completely cold after watching Paul's walk-though. I guess it's a personal thing.
 

Floris

New Member
Question is: what libraries need to be made still? Traditional orchestra has been done, there’s a studio range for a different room and a lot of good ambient libraries have been done.
At this point they are more likely to go for experimental stuff; which is more hit-or-miss than say, a standard brass library.

Personally, I would like to see more in-depth on specific styles since there’s still range to cover there, kinda like the Albion range & Bernard Hermann toolkit. It’s probably a stretch, but I wouldn’t mind seeing some jazzy stuff either.
 

michelsimons

Active Member
Question is: what libraries need to be made still? Traditional orchestra has been done, there’s a studio range for a different room and a lot of good ambient libraries have been done.
At this point they are more likely to go for experimental stuff; which is more hit-or-miss than say, a standard brass library.

Personally, I would like to see more in-depth on specific styles since there’s still range to cover there, kinda like the Albion range & Bernard Hermann toolkit. It’s probably a stretch, but I wouldn’t mind seeing some jazzy stuff either.
I would love for them to do a Robert Fripp Toolkit.
 

avocado89

New Member
Is it me, or have the last few releases from Spitfire been a bit, meh? I just feel like they've hit a wall.
I tend to agree with you on this. Don't get me wrong, I am definitely a "fanboy" of Spitfire. However, I feel like there has been something lacking in the past few releases from them. Maybe it's because the market is oversaturated at the moment, maybe it's because SA's marketing is always so over the top (in a good way) that we expect the whole universe in one sample library? As I recall for a while last year they were releasing more "generic" orchestral libraries and then people started to complain that they wanted more "ambient-textural libraries", so now the past few have been more along the experimental side. Maybe as a company, they are a bit confused as to what consumers want, and they are falling into the trap of trying to please everyone? Or at least please those that shout the loudest? Who knows. I am honestly just speculating. You folks on the forum are much wiser than I could ever be - so it would be great to get your thoughts on the matter. In my opinion, I am completely with @TomislavEP! I too wish they had left a really good playable piano in there and then had all those evos, textures and synths built around it - like the OACT. God knows we don't need another piano library - but hell yes it would have been nice, especially from SA!
 

ysnyvz

Senior Member
Question is: what libraries need to be made still? Traditional orchestra has been done, there’s a studio range for a different room and a lot of good ambient libraries have been done.
At this point they are more likely to go for experimental stuff; which is more hit-or-miss than say, a standard brass library.

Personally, I would like to see more in-depth on specific styles since there’s still range to cover there, kinda like the Albion range & Bernard Hermann toolkit. It’s probably a stretch, but I wouldn’t mind seeing some jazzy stuff either.
I'd like to see a deep sampled collection of middle eastern instruments recorded in Air by Spitfire or in Teldex by Orchestral Tools, but I guess they won't be interested. Because their main audience is film/game composers.
 
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idematoa

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01 - SA - HCT - Ethereal Shimmer
02 - SA - HCT - Solar Winds
03 - SA - HCT - Purity Seal [Grid]

01 - NI - STRAYLIGHT - Exquisite Pulse
02 - SA - HCT - Earth Rumbles [Grid] - Industrial Grit
03 - SA - HCT - In The Light [Grid]
 

gussunkri

Member
I would also like a Frank Zappa Toolkit, to capture his particular style. In sixteen volumes.

Paolo
I am not sure if you are serious, but I would love to see the Zappa estate release his Synclavier custom sample library. Ruth marimba!
 
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