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SPITFIRE - Available NOW! Alternative Solo Strings

Discussion in 'COMMERCIAL Announcements' started by Spitfire Team, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. EuropaWill

    EuropaWill Senior Member

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    Doesn't look like part of the artisan series or they'd call it that no? Sacconni has many poorly edited release samples that captured the exhalation of the performer. Lets hope they were more stringent this time around and gave us 4 octaves per instrument, multiple velocity and non-vib / vibrato layers and 6+ RR's... On the tone front they never seem to disappoint its just putting it all together and cleaning everything up for final package where things can fall short.
     
  2. Johann F.

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    I think it is. Someone commented on youtube that Spitfire changed the video description, so I googled the url as suggested:

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    That's some next level speculation. :rofl:
     
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  3. prodigalson

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    hmm strange. if this is a repackaging of the Artisans then why keep the original Artisan available? I guess all will become clear on thursday
     
  4. GtrString

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    Looking forward to hear it. If it is an evolution of the first solo lib, and it is flexible to mix with, it could be my first Spitfire library.
     
  5. josephspirits

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    Yeah I have no idea, just seemed like "Alternative Strings" might be a re-branding of the Artisan strings.
     
  6. Rob Elliott

    Rob Elliott Senior Member

    Kinda passed over the original release...BUT, this just might get me to jump into the Artisan series. Hopefully there will be bundle option to consider.
     
  7. procreative

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    Well if you want to mimic Christians vibe in his Inside No 9 soundtracks, this is the one for that late night edgy TV show thing...
     
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  9. Casiquire

    Casiquire Senior Member

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    THIS is an announcement! Sounds great guys, can't wait to learn and hear more.
     
  10. EuropaWill

    EuropaWill Senior Member

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    Sounds nice for a slow moving soundscape vibe. Does this demo show the library in its most intended light? Is this alternate solo strings library suitable for use in mocking up a traditional string quartet such as Debussy or Ravel?
     
  11. Paul Thomson

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    Hey EuropaWill

    I would say more along the Assasination of Jesse James - vibe - Warren Ellis and Nick Cave - but it is pretty versatile.

    It wouldn't be the first thing I'd reach for to mock up a Ravel quartet - that would be the Sacconi.

    Thanks!

    Paul
     
  12. sostenuto

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    Works for me ! Ready........ :thumbsup:
     
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  13. GtrString

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    Sounds nice in that piece. I wonder how controllable the vibrato is, and how adjustable the room ambience is.. those are the main points for me.
     
  14. lokotus

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    they are faster releasing new libraries than me releasing new tracks, something feels wrong...
     
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  15. stargazer

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    :rofl: :sneaky: o_O :whistling: ;)
     
  16. procreative

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    Well assuming the Violin and Cello are repackaged Artisan (which I think they are), no vibrato control, its baked in. There are no solo libraries with controllable vibrato that use real vibrato.

    Solo libraries just dont work with xfaded vibrato as the phasing between layers is too noticeable (you can hear what sounds like two violins). Whereas you can get away with it in ensemble libraries.

    From memory the vibrato is progressive so quickly played notes dont have much vibrato.
     
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  17. SpitfireSupport

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    Spot on
     
  18. synthpunk

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    Hoping the Abbey Road event is being streamed or recorded for the rest of us to see ?
     
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