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ism

Senior Member
British drama toolkit? I could use something small and dry.
Yep, LCO is an obvious companion to (the small and dry aspect of) BDT. I was just working with it last night, and I'm still fascinated and puzzled about exactly what all of it possibilities are, embracing that detail and dryness in the texture, and working from there is inevitably how I find interesting things to do with LCO.
 
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Diablo3

Active Member
CORE, here I cu... come! (Have BDT so the price will be lower even I guess).
Since I saw the Virtuoso Violin patch I fell in love and felt I had to have Solo Strings.

If only CORE had a similar bundle thing including the choir lib (Whitacre?)...

LCO? How old is that library?
 

Mega

New Member
This is great news! I'm definitely adding The Eric Whitacre Choir & Albion 5 Tundra to my list. I would like to get both of them but, may have to settle for only one of them now however, I'll get both of them if the sale runs long enough.
 

Mega

New Member
For those who have participated in SF’s wish list sale before, is there a method? The site says to add to the wishlist prior to May 5th. Does the sale begin afterwards? Will things already on my WL be included? Is it only one item, or everything there? Also, how long does the sale typically run?
Thanks team.
The last time they did this (2018 Holiday Season), I put three things on my list & got discounts on all of them. SF had a video on their YT channel that explained everything.

Sometimes it takes a while for them to email the coupon codes to you but, all you have to do is contact their customer service staff by email & they'll send them to you.
 

DerGeist

Active Member
CORE, here I cu... come! (Have BDT so the price will be lower even I guess).
Since I saw the Virtuoso Violin patch I fell in love and felt I had to have Solo Strings.

If only CORE had a similar bundle thing including the choir lib (Whitacre?)...

LCO? How old is that library?
I may go CORE as well. I have solo strings which should lower the price. Maverick is also pretty compelling.
 

Denkii

Active Member
SStWW is on my list so I can finally say goodbye to Play. Woodwinds is the only thing I'm missing to make that step.

Also I put HZ percussion on the list just for fun because...well it's percussion.
 

Parsifal666

I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.
SStWW is on my list so I can finally say goodbye to Play. Woodwinds is the only thing I'm missing to make that step.

Also I put HZ percussion on the list just for fun because...well it's percussion.
I did hear a marked improvement in sound from EWHWW to SStWW, but my friend only played me the alto flutes and clarinets.

That said, I was quite impressed with them both, and the comparison is compelling me to pick up Professional.

I should mention there are knowledgeable members here @re-peat (among others) who make a good case against that library (at least, certain instruments).
 

Denkii

Active Member
I am the sacrilegious dude who often forgets about woodwinds so I figured any library would be better than none. Can't see myself raving about spending more than what SStWW core version costs.
Stocked up on way too much over the last couple months to make the jump from Play...
BO inspire 1+2
CSS
CSSS
CSB
CSP
Noire
NOVO + IT
FORZO
Gravity + all DLC (cuz why not?)
STRIKEFORCE
True Strike (thanks to Cory)

The only thing I'm taking out my wallet for will be a Kontakt 12 ultimate sale.
 

ism

Senior Member
I did hear a marked improvement in sound from EWHWW to SStWW, but my friend only played me the alto flutes and clarinets.

That said, I was quite impressed with them both, and the comparison is compelling me to pick up Professional.

I should mention there are knowledgeable members here @re-peat (among others) who make a good case against that library (at least, certain instruments).

My impression is that it's at least fair to say that SSW (which I have) is on the whole better suited to exposed lyrical lines that SStW (which I don't have, but am thinking about).

So unless its specifically the definition of the relative dryness of SStW that you're after, might be worth comparing SSW basic to SStW pro.

In that I think dryness is something that you care about, I can't say I really understand what kind of difference it would make to you. But I'd be interested on your thoughts on the comparison.
 

SpitfireSupport

Customer Experience
For those who have participated in SF’s wish list sale before, is there a method? The site says to add to the wishlist prior to May 5th. Does the sale begin afterwards? Will things already on my WL be included? Is it only one item, or everything there? Also, how long does the sale typically run?
Thanks team.
Anything on your wishlist that you don't already own will be eligible for the promotion with some product specific exceptions. For example, Ambient Guitars will not be part of this promotion because it's already on a promo price as part of the launch.

This year, you won't need to wait for an email to be delivered before being able to take advantage, there will be a URL posted on social media, on the webpage and emailed to you (if you're subscribed) that will give you access to your codes and the ability to add things immediately to your cart without copy/pasting codes.

Ben
 

Phil81

Active Member
Anything on your wishlist that you don't already own will be eligible for the promotion with some product specific exceptions. For example, Ambient Guitars will not be part of this promotion because it's already on a promo price as part of the launch.
Are the bundles part of this exception too?
 

Parsifal666

I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.
My impression is that it's at least fair to say that SSW (which I have) is on the whole better suited to exposed lyrical lines that SStW (which I don't have, but am thinking about).

So unless its specifically the definition of the relative dryness of SStW that you're after, might be worth comparing SSW basic to SStW pro.

In that I think dryness is something that you care about, I can't say I really understand what kind of difference it would make to you. But I'd be interested on your thoughts on the comparison.
Great question! On the whole I've learned that I could conceivably just stay with the Chris Hein woodwinds...I've managed to make some fairly convincing ensembles with that library (though, granted, I usually have to place them back in the mix), and the dry sound makes them more malleable.

The difference here is the mics: SStW has what Chris' libraries don't (as fine as the latter are), and that's the ability to add dimension, direction...plus, subtract some of the engineering sweat. This is also true for the EWH series, BHCT (which is a very excellent dry library far beyond its original, quasi-niche intention), and some others I'm probably unfairly forgetting.

As much I as both adore and have gained from wet libraries like the Albions and Met Arks, I notice that they were kind of like long-term flings for me. I can only do so much with that baked in sound, even with the mics. I found myself inevitably hauling out the Hollywood Strings and Hein Woodwinds, time and again, especially when it came to the final mix.

Not that those wet libraries aren't great (and when I'm talking about great Albions I mean mostly Iceni and Uist, though the first two Albions and Legacy have their charms), I just feel a bit straightjacketed and worried about sounding too much like the Joneses when composing with them. Even such a meisterwerk of a library as Emotional Cello has its disadvantages in this way.

SStW has a sound that has really sparked my interest. I'll probably buy both Berlin WWs and SStW this year, mostly because together they form an inspiring spectrum: the wet and dark and the dry and glassy-bright.

I'm still undecided whether to add SSW to my Wish List...from your message I get the feeling SSW is yet another wet SA library (though again I quite like its not entirely dissimilar, brightish sound). And I feel I have too many of those.

I could be wrong on any points, and I'd be grateful for any correction.
 
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Manaberry

Active Member
I'm looking forward to see if I get a serious discount on the whole Studio Orchestra Pro. I'm looking for a very specific sound (smaller strings seats, dry mics, I don't have decent Woodwinds in my whole collection). It should fit quite well with my SSS/SSB library.
If you guys have any feedback on Studio Orchestra, I would be pleased to read it!
 

Levon

Member
Also interested in the Studio Strings (and possibly Brass and Woodwinds). I only have Albion One at the moment in terms of Spitfire Strings. Was contemplating Chamber Strings but thinking Studio Strings might be a better bet. Any thoughts on whether or not to go with Pro version?
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
Great question! On the whole I've learned that I could conceivably just stay with the Chris Hein woodwinds...I've managed to make some fairly convincing ensembles with that library (though, granted, I usually have to place them back in the mix), and the dry sound makes them more malleable.

The difference here is the mics: SStW has what Chris' libraries don't (as fine as the latter are), and that's the ability to add dimension, direction...plus, subtract some of the engineering sweat. This is also true for the EWH series, BHCT (which is a very excellent dry library far beyond its original, quasi-niche intention), and some others I'm probably unfairly forgetting.

As much I as both adore and have gained from wet libraries like the Albions and Met Arks, I notice that they were kind of like long-term flings for me. I can only do so much with that baked in sound, even with the mics. I found myself inevitably hauling out the Hollywood Strings and Hein Woodwinds, time and again, especially when it came to the final mix.

Not that those wet libraries aren't great (and when I'm talking about great Albions I mean mostly Iceni and Uist, though the first two Albions and Legacy have their charms), I just feel a bit straightjacketed and worried about sounding too much like the Joneses when composing with them. Even such a meisterwerk of a library as Emotional Cello has its disadvantages in this way.

SStW has a sound that has really sparked my interest. I'll probably buy both Berlin WWs and SStW this year, mostly because together they form an inspiring spectrum: the wet and dark and the dry and glassy-bright.

I'm still undecided whether to add SSW to my Wish List...from your message I get the feeling SSW is yet another wet SA library (though again I quite like its not entirely dissimilar, brightish sound). And I feel I have too many of those.

I could be wrong on any points, and I'd be grateful for any correction.
I think SStW was recorded in the same room as BHCT, so that bodes well in terms of matching. If I understand what OT did, Berlin winds are going to sound similar to the Arks in terms of built-in room sound. SSW also has the big hall sound similar to the Albions.

I like your description of SStW as "glassy," which I think gives a different way to think about their more restrained expressivity. ("Cool" might be another apt descriptor.)
 

James H

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I've not really got my eye on anything... except my returning curiosity to UIST.
Already have Iceni, was wondering if this added to the pallet nicely?

I'm sure @Parsifal666 mentioned having it, would you recommend this for my darker days?
 

Alex Fraser

Senior Member
<Frantically checks wishlist>
It's the core Studio Series for me I think. The last SF product I brought was Albion ONE and I've used it everywhere. I quite fancy the smaller sections and can think of a few good uses for them already.

Of course, there is an added financial complication with the impending arrival of my third child. Why do this to me, Spitfire?
 
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