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Scamper

Sample Hooter
So is $300 worth it for some extra mic positions or is there more than that?
Since there are just the new mics for the pro version, I can't say generally, that it's worth it. I think it really depends whether you would use them enough and if the difference in color is good enough for you. It's probably hard to decide that without proper comparisons, I still got one for the alt mics here:
I found the stage mic to be the most interesting and useful of the new mics, so I'd be up to make another comparison between the tree and stage mic, if anybody is interested.

Also, the stereo mixes should be useful to save RAM, but to me they don't seem much different from the single tree or stage mic for example. I'd be curious, if others have different impressions, though.
 

sostenuto

Big NKS Fan !
From less 'competent' position, much useful, helpful info ….. but struggling to put criticisms in context with this 'one-day' _ $150. cost option.
At $300. _ would definitely pass. At $150. _ really uncomfortable choosing. :cautious:
 

ka00

Senior Member
From less 'competent' position, much useful, helpful info ….. but struggling to put criticisms in context with this 'one-day' _ $150. cost option.
At $300. _ would definitely pass. At $150. _ really uncomfortable choosing. :cautious:
For $120 (60% off), you could get Light & Sound Chamber Strings. Watch their playthrough and explanation of the 2.0 features. Something to think about. In my opinion, worth more than additional mics.
 

robgb

I was young once
Since there are just the new mics for the pro version, I can't say generally, that it's worth it. I think it really depends whether you would use them enough and if the difference in color is good enough for you. It's probably hard to decide that without proper comparisons, I still got one for the alt mics here:
I found the stage mic to be the most interesting and useful of the new mics, so I'd be up to make another comparison between the tree and stage mic, if anybody is interested.

Also, the stereo mixes should be useful to save RAM, but to me they don't seem much different from the single tree or stage mic for example. I'd be curious, if others have different impressions, though.
A standard complaint I hear on this forum is "Oh, that sounds so synthetic." I tend to be amazed by what people think sounds synthetic, but I have to say the long notes in this example sound extremely synthetic to my ears. Your mileage may vary.
 
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Carson

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For $120 (60% off), you could get Light & Sound Chamber Strings. Watch their playthrough and explanation of the 2.0 features. Something to think about. In my opinion, worth more than additional mics.
Wow Light and Sound for $120? Which would you rec for live performance? $350 Spitfire or L&S?
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
Wow Light and Sound for $120? Which would you rec for live performance? $350 Spitfire or L&S?
SCS without question for me. But I already own the pro version. I think the $150 for additional mics and $120 for L&S is a harder decision tree. That would depend a lot on individual needs.
 

WaveRider

Active Member
That's what I'm still debating on...
I think I'm going to go for the gusto and get Pro. Otherwise I'll always be wondering what I was missing. It might not be worth it, but the sale price is too hard to pass up. Plus I have to say the Pro demos sound pretty damn good.
 

asherpope

Member
Asked this in another thread...got nothing. Is SCS good for Pachebels Canon esque baroque music? Tempted to pull the trigger as I may be needing it for a job
 

whiskers

Perpetual student
I think I'm going to go for the gusto and get Pro. Otherwise I'll always be wondering what I was missing. It might not be worth it, but the sale price is too hard to pass up. Plus I have to say the Pro demos sound pretty damn good.
thinking the same, my friend. Plus, I think it's the best discount we'll see period (assuming Xmas is 40% off)
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
Asked this in another thread...got nothing. Is SCS good for Pachebels Canon esque baroque music? Tempted to pull the trigger as I may be needing it for a job
It depends on what you mean by baroque, I guess. The sound is chamber and relatively intimate, or as intimate as anything in Air can sound. I don't think the sound is especially baroque-like. It's a more classically modern sound. Yes, I think you could get ok results on something like Pachelbel's Canon. But ultimately that would depend on what in particular you think has to be captured.
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
thinking the same, my friend. Plus, I think it's the best discount we'll see period (assuming Xmas is 40% off)
I believe the pro upgrade was once offered at $99. I don't know if they will ever offer that again. I think this is the best offer on SCS core ever.
 

asherpope

Member
It depends on what you mean by baroque, I guess. The sound is chamber and relatively intimate, or as intimate as anything in Air can sound. I don't think the sound is especially baroque-like. It's a more classically modern sound. Yes, I think you could get ok results on something like Pachelbel's Canon. But ultimately that would depend on what in particular you think has to be captured.
Thanks. It's the melody lines in that piece that require that 'realistic' feel. The long low notes are fairly easy to capture with most string libraries, but the expressive legato melodies can really show a string library's shortcomings.
 

danbo

Active Member
So far I only have EWHO Diamond everything (acoustic instruments incl. Ra and Gypsy), not interested in another vendor (I like to keep it simple). My one complaint about EW is I wish they also had a chamber strings - massed strings sound terrible to my ears in all contexts.

Thoughts on this library compared to EWHO? The problem is all the demos are slow easy chords (do they compose anything else?) - i.e. the stuff that sounds great. Give me Nielsen 5 and I'll know how it really sounds.
 
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