Spitfire Chamber Strings 50% off?

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

  1. Scamper

    Scamper Active Member

    202
    227
    Dec 11, 2014
    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.
     
  2. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

    4,093
    2,044
    Mar 10, 2017
    St George, UT USA
    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:
     
    dzilizzi likes this.
  3. ka00

    ka00 Senior Member

    777
    1,072
    Oct 23, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    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.
     
    sostenuto likes this.
  4. robgb

    robgb I was young once

    2,952
    3,033
    Apr 6, 2016
    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.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Carson

    Carson New Member

    39
    21
    Jan 22, 2019
    Wow Light and Sound for $120? Which would you rec for live performance? $350 Spitfire or L&S?
     
  6. jbuhler

    jbuhler Senior Member

    1,640
    2,316
    Jun 19, 2016
    US
    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.
     
    Carson likes this.
  7. OP
    OP
    Carson

    Carson New Member

    39
    21
    Jan 22, 2019
    Thanks for your input. SCS it is - perfect timing for a show coming up.
     
    kyleogren, jbuhler and whiskers like this.
  8. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

    1,788
    2,203
    Sep 5, 2018
    US
    That's what I'm still debating on...
     
    Robert_G and jbuhler like this.
  9. WaveRider

    WaveRider Member

    131
    79
    Mar 17, 2019
    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.
     
    Zoot_Rollo likes this.
  10. asherpope

    asherpope Member

    72
    68
    Jan 23, 2014
    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
     
  11. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

    1,788
    2,203
    Sep 5, 2018
    US
    thinking the same, my friend. Plus, I think it's the best discount we'll see period (assuming Xmas is 40% off)
     
    jbuhler and WaveRider like this.
  12. jbuhler

    jbuhler Senior Member

    1,640
    2,316
    Jun 19, 2016
    US
    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.
     
  13. jbuhler

    jbuhler Senior Member

    1,640
    2,316
    Jun 19, 2016
    US
    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.
     
    whiskers likes this.
  14. asherpope

    asherpope Member

    72
    68
    Jan 23, 2014
    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.
     
  15. Zoot_Rollo

    Zoot_Rollo Throbbing Member

    1,804
    1,431
    Jul 1, 2016
    I have L&S.

    I will jump on SCS Pro as soon as the deal breaks.
     
  16. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

    1,788
    2,203
    Sep 5, 2018
    US
    What do you think of L&S?

    You getting pro or regular?
     
  17. Zoot_Rollo

    Zoot_Rollo Throbbing Member

    1,804
    1,431
    Jul 1, 2016
    I haven't used L&S much.

    I'll reach for CS2 first.

    "I will jump on SCS Pro as soon as the deal breaks."

    ;)
     
    whiskers likes this.
  18. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

    1,788
    2,203
    Sep 5, 2018
    US
    Sorry it's early lol
     
    Zoot_Rollo likes this.
  19. Zoot_Rollo

    Zoot_Rollo Throbbing Member

    1,804
    1,431
    Jul 1, 2016
    All in fun.

    4:32am here

    Best time of day!!!
     
    whiskers likes this.
  20. danbo

    danbo Active Member

    152
    70
    Jun 14, 2018
    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.
     
    Pixelpoet1985 likes this.

Share This Page