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whiskers

Perpetual student
Honestly I also had a blast last night when I played around with some Multipatches of OACE + BDT.
I don't know when the last time was where I just shut off my brain and actually played around for a bit without wanting to record and tweak everything.

Looking forward to checking out Tundra tomorrow.
both Tundra, OACE, and I'd say Loegria are just stunningly beautiful.
 

667

Senior Member
Please people, can we discuss the quality of the libraries, not the way prices are calculated? Such a comment is best directed at Spitfire customer service directly I think. I have been in touch with them a couple of times and their service has been impeccable each time - always correcting things that are wrong and explaining things that might seem wrong.
You don't want to discuss pricing in the DEALS DEALS DEALS forum?
 

Garry

Senior Member
A really nice feature of OACE that I hadn't picked up on before playing with it, that people might like to know about: with the Komplete keyboards, the color-coding of the Evo grid is reflected on your keyboard, so for example, if you choose to randomize across all effects, you can see which keys have the 'subtle' effect (lit in yellow), which have the episodic (keys lit in blue), thrills (red) and dissonant (green). Alternatively, if you have randomized in the subtle category only (yellow), and just pick out one peg for thrills, then these keys are lit in red on your keyboard. It's a really nice feature, and provides a visual guide to help you bring in each effect when it suits the melody best. Very cool.
 

StillLife

Senior Member
A really nice feature of OACE that I hadn't picked up on before playing with it, that people might like to know about: with the Komplete keyboards, the color-coding of the Evo grid is reflected on your keyboard, so for example, if you choose to randomize across all effects, you can see which keys have the 'subtle' effect (lit in yellow), which have the episodic (keys lit in blue), thrills (red) and dissonant (green). Alternatively, if you have randomized in the subtle category only (yellow), and just pick out one peg for thrills, then these keys are lit in red on your keyboard. It's a really nice feature, and provides a visual guide to help you bring in each effect when it suits the melody best. Very cool.
Yes, the light guide is particulary useful with evo libraries. That's why I pitty Spitfire's decision to discontinue the Kontakt versions of Evo 1, 2 and 4.
 

Garry

Senior Member
Yes, the light guide is particulary useful with evo libraries. That's why I pitty Spitfire's decision to discontinue the Kontakt versions of Evo 1, 2 and 4.
Good point, I hadn't thought of that. Having been really impressed with the Evos in OACE, and having previously felt this was a bit of a gimmick, I've started to look again at the Evo libraries. The Spitfire engine doesn't bother me too much - I don't love it, but it wouldn't put me off buying, but you're right, the loss of NKS-compatability is a lot to lose with little to actually gain from the Spitfire GUI, as far as I can see.
 

whiskers

Perpetual student
€381.61 for:

- SPITFIRE STUDIO STRINGS PROFESSIONAL
- SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS
- BRITISH DRAMA TOOLKIT

as a part of the 2018 Professional (I own already HZ Strings from it)

What do you think?
I was looking at the Pro bundle too.

I don't have HZ Strings, but I do have BDT. It'd be 600 to add Solo Strings, HZ Strings, and Studio Strings Pro to my arsenal.

Seems like a hell of a deal. I was eyeing Solo Strings anyway, and that's 239$ alone. HZ is 480 alone.

Few things that keep getting at me though:

1. I already have SCS Pro. Wouldn't SStS be pretty redundant to that (yeah, i know they have a different sound/colour/timbre, but still)

2. How usable is HZ Strings? Sounds amazing but from reviews looks like it takes a lot of tweaking. Does seem like a lush sound you can't quite get from SSO or SCS though.


Still though, seems like a heck of a deal. Buying Solo Strings and HZ Strings together would cost more than the bundle, and it's like you get SStS Pro for "free."

Thoughts? Sorry for the ramble.
 

whiskers

Perpetual student
Went and got Ambient Guitars from the Intro sale, updated to SSB and got ASS and LCOS too... Let's see!!!
will be curious to hear what you think of AG.

I'm holding off as I think I can cover a lot of the ground in Omni, but am on the lookout for a versatile guitar library. Cheers, enjoy the new acquisitions.
 

ridgero

Member
I was looking at the Pro bundle too.

I don't have HZ Strings, but I do have BDT. It'd be 600 to add Solo Strings, HZ Strings, and Studio Strings Pro to my arsenal.

Seems like a hell of a deal. I was eyeing Solo Strings anyway, and that's 239$ alone. HZ is 480 alone.

Few things that keep getting at me though:

1. I already have SCS Pro. Wouldn't SStS be pretty redundant to that (yeah, i know they have a different sound/colour/timbre, but still)

2. How usable is HZ Strings? Sounds amazing but from reviews looks like it takes a lot of tweaking. Does seem like a lush sound you can't quite get from SSO or SCS though.


Still though, seems like a heck of a deal. Buying Solo Strings and HZ Strings together would cost more than the bundle, and it's like you get SStS Pro for "free."

Thoughts? Sorry for the ramble.
Honestly,

I always end up with CSS & CSSS, because they sound so great and are sooooo easy to use.

I don't use HZ Strings that much, but I really love the Col Legno stuff in the HZ Strings - its the best part for me.

I am still considering buying Chamber Strings, I love that texture sound so much and they seem to be so versatile.
 

whiskers

Perpetual student
Honestly,

I always end up with CSS & CSSS, because they sound so great and are sooooo easy to use.

I don't use HZ Strings that much, but I really love the Col Legno stuff in the HZ Strings - its the best part for me.

I am still considering buying Chamber Strings, I love that texture sound so much and they seem to be so versatile.
yeah I suppose this hinges on if HZ strings is worth it.

I do love SCS so far. But if I already have SCS Pro, Wondering if HZ Strings and SStS Pro are worth it. HZ does have that lush sound though.
 

dzilizzi

I know nothing
yeah I suppose this hinges on if HZ strings is worth it.

I do love SCS so far. But if I already have SCS Pro, Wondering if HZ Strings and SStS Pro are worth it. HZ does have that lush sound though.
I think of HZ Strings as Quiet Epic. You could probably wait on that one since it isn't really what you were planning on doing with your music, I think?
 
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