Spitfire Chamber Strings 50% off?

Discussion in 'DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!' started by Carson, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. dzilizzi

    dzilizzi I know nothing

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    Hmm. Thought I owned the SCS (not pro) but it turns out it is the Studio Strings. I probably will really think about this but end up not getting it, as also I got the Symphonic Strings and solo strings during the wishlist sale. Very tempting though.
     
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    Carson New Member

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    Are you not a fan of CSSS? I use it for live perf and prefer it to CSS.
     
  3. SoNowWhat?

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    The stereo mixes are really good. IMHO of course.
     
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  4. Robert_G

    Robert_G It really is just an expensive hobby for me

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    Im probably going to need someone to talk me out spending my money on Thursday.
     
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  5. StillLife

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    So its Studio or Chamber then... I will dive in the youtube clips again. Worth noticing that I am not a classical composer, but I do like to use strings in my songs.
     
  6. Robert_G

    Robert_G It really is just an expensive hobby for me

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    Question.
    How wet is Spitfire Chamber Strings? I dont like anything drenched in reverb.

    Im also not looking for big Hollywood sound. I like pieces with some real exposed parts and more of a symphony or arranged style.

    Would this work for me?
     
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  7. William Palmer

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    Honestly pretty wet. However I feel the library would suit what you're describing. Like the small size has a brilliantly detailed sound.
     
  8. Robert_G

    Robert_G It really is just an expensive hobby for me

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    Was looking at lightandsound chamber strings....on sale and really dry out of the box. Not as many articulations as spitfire though
     
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  9. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

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    $119. ___ $350. Often advised to sort relevant, personal needs .:unsure: .... Easier said than done :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Land of Missing Parts

    Land of Missing Parts No Time for Honky-Tonk

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    Would it be crazy to use Spitfire Chamber Strings as divisi for Cinematic Studio Strings?
     
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  11. miket

    miket Team Dany

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    I've thought about that as an option recently; also for the more colorful articulations that SCS would bring to CSS in general. We must both be crazy.
     
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  12. Robert_G

    Robert_G It really is just an expensive hobby for me

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    Would you agree they are equal in sound quality and programming?
     
  13. benmrx

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    FWIW, the SCS performance legato patch is still one of my absolute favorite patches ever. So easy to play, and sounds fantastic. Especially the Vilons I patch..., but really, they’re all great!
     
  14. WaveRider

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    Oh heck yeah! Oddly I was just about to purchase SCS last week! I would be so pissed if I did. Thank you Spitfire for reading my mind.
     
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  15. Xilef

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    Such a great deal! I heard so much about this library as the go-to-chamber-library.

    I wonder if it's a good addition to Alternative Solo Strings, Bernard Herrmann and Metropolis Ark 1+2 ?
    But what about CSS or LCOS? I mean what I like about CSS is the soft and organic sound. But SCS is the smaller ensemble. I also like dry sound so maybe the LCOS - but this seems a bit too similar to ASS... And the close mics of SCS sound ok for me, way closer as the ones from Ark 1 and 2..

    Do you guys have a suggestion? :D
     
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  16. WaveRider

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    I'm a little confused about the pricing of SCS vs SCS Pro. Pro is currently selling for $999 vs $699 for SCS. So is $300 worth it for some extra mic positions or is there more than that?
     
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  17. jbuhler

    jbuhler Senior Member

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    Tomorrow, and tomorrow only, the difference in price will be $150. The pro version of SCS is just more mic positions. For this library especially, I find the additional mics quite useful. But you can do excellent work with the basic CTA mics.
     
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  18. Gerbil

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    It sounds very impressive in the update video. Can it be played leggiero? Soft but dancing passages, Mendelssohn style.
     
  19. StillLife

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    Can you expand on the usefulness of the extra mics?
     
  20. jbuhler

    jbuhler Senior Member

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    Look upthread: https://vi-control.net/community/threads/spitfire-chamber-strings-50-off.80604/#post-4366036

    Stereo mixes are useful for RAM management, if that's an issue with a full template, or just for a different starting point from the default tree mic. I have one template of SCS with SSW and SSB that is all stereo mixes as a start point. You can use the gallery mics along with the ambient mics instead of reverb (or if you want a strings in the distance effect or perhaps to feed surround channels—though I've never done the latter). The outrigger mics (which used to be standard) help give a wider stereo image. There's also another close mic in the alt mics that gives a different sound (though I haven't used it much). Sometimes if you find a dodgy note in one mic or a phasing issue, you can find another mic that attenuates the issue.
     
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