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Spitfire Studio Brass

Alex Fraser

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Well said!

Sure, it would be nice to have orchestral VI's with the versatility of real orchestral players. As it is, though, it isn't such a big deal to choose between the different available options based on what best suits your needs, or to just get them all, if you do it all (and can afford it). The choice of better sound or better playability also isn't all that painful, not for me, at least. It's just a reality of what we do, and you have to figure out which you value more.

Everything is a compromise. Virtual instruments are no different. I don't think that will ever change, and I think that's for the best.
<Shows the red card.>
Reasoned, non-tribal discussion has no place here, Miket. This forum is for arguing over semantics and tiny legato sampling imperfections heard in an off-the-cuff musical improvisation.

I had a listen to the Spitfire walkthrough. It sounds just fine. Lots of useful articulations and sounds. I heard some useable legato too. Maybe this library won't let me create a 90%-accurate-not-quite-as-good-as-the-real-thing John Williams mockup. But that's not what I choose to spend my time doing anyway.

Right tool for the job as always. Nothing changes.
 

jules

Julien Duc
Does anyone know when the promo price ends ? Despite the spitfire's propensity of overusing superlatives in their walkthrough, i have to say the tone of this library is delighfull. I need a new brass library like a third leg, but damn, this one sound good !
 

Karl Feuerstake

Senior Member
:roflmao: I've never heard this expression, so funny.
Yea that caught me off guard too :P I've also never heard someone say superlative once in my life, so I suspect English is not his native tongue. Probably the third leg thing is a saying in his native language, but an amusing translation for sure!

Edit: ah yes, he is French :) @jules - In English I might say "I need to use the word superlative more like I need another hole in my head" :P
 

jules

Julien Duc
Yea that caught me off guard too :P I've also never heard someone say superlative once in my life, so I suspect English is not his native tongue. Probably the third leg thing is a saying in his native language, but an amusing translation for sure!

Edit: ah yes, he is French :) @jules - In English I might say "I need to use the word superlative more like I need another hole in my head" :P
You're spot on ! :) I frequently translate idiomatics on the go, but as we have in france a wide variety of funny expressions like "third leg", i'm surprised that you're surprised. (To be honest, "i need this like i need a thirst leg" is the polite version of "i need this like i need a second a**hole")
Superlative is not so frequent, tbh.
 

sourcefor

Active Member
Yes I m torn between This and Cinematic Studio Brass...Ugh, do you think this can be a go to library for most things?
 

robgb

Inspiration is for amateurs
I've been one to criticize Spitfire in the past, but I think they're really onto something with this Studio series.
 
Finally got it downloaded (CSB)....just plain wonderful all around. Crazy good. The only thing I don't think I could really use it for is a more pop/jazz in your face sound, which I know it isn't meant for, a bit too much room for that, but geez Alex did a wonderful job on this. For this price it's a great deal.
 

ionian

Member
Finally got it downloaded (CSB)....just plain wonderful all around. Crazy good. The only thing I don't think I could really use it for is a more pop/jazz in your face sound, which I know it isn't meant for, a bit too much room for that, but geez Alex did a wonderful job on this. For this price it's a great deal.

Lol wrong thread?
 

Symfoniq

Senior Member
I've been one to criticize Spitfire in the past, but I think they're really onto something with this Studio series.

Were the Studio Strings any good? I was very much out of the loop when those were released, but seem to recall a lot of complaints.
 

Casiquire

Senior Member
You're spot on ! :) I frequently translate idiomatics on the go, but as we have in france a wide variety of funny expressions like "third leg", i'm surprised that you're surprised. (To be honest, "i need this like i need a thirst leg" is the polite version of "i need this like i need a second a**hole")
Superlative is not so frequent, tbh.

What makes this translation particularly amusing is that in English "third leg" actually refers to something most men wish to have.
 

galactic orange

Sensor Number
If I get the Studio brass now, can I upgrade to Studio Brass Pro later on?
That seems to be the case, but keep in mind that you’ll pay the difference in the price between the standard and Pro version at the time of your purchase. That difference will be greater down the road than it is now during the intro period.
 
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Lee Blaske

Senior Member
Before listening to the Samplemodeling excerpts:

"Woaaah, I'm SO MUCH either getting CSB or this....or both!!!!"

After listening to the Samplemodeling excerpts:

"Yeah, well...I think I'm just going to pass these for now and concentrate seriously learning to use the Samplemodeling libraries better."


I've got all the SampleModeling and AudioModeling instruments, and I definitely like them. A couple of thoughts, though, on those excerpts...

1. I do think that using lots of modeled VIs can lead to a somewhat organ-ish sort of sound (but you'll notice that less on fast moving music with a lot of additional elements).

2. Be cautious when judging excerpts of anything hooked up to nice video imagery. It's amazing how the visuals can make things sound better, and more convincing (I thought that about the OT big band library video).

3. Be cautious about short pieces that have a lot of other elements (strings, percussion, etc.). The more elements to listen to, the less you'll focus on one particular thing.

4. Be cautious of mock-ups of pieces you know well. Our brains are really complex, and I think they're capable of filling in the details from what's stored in memory. So, if there's already a good quality "copy" of that piece in your brain, you maybe be drawing from that a bit (especially, when it's also reinforced with visuals).
 

Lee Blaske

Senior Member
That seems to be the case, but keep in mind that you’ll pay the difference in the price between the standard and Pro version at the time of your purchase. That difference will be greater down the road than it is now during the intro period.

Unless you can wait until next Black Friday. ;)

It all just depends on how soon you really need it. I think it's a safe bet that all sample libraries and upgrades will be cheaper down the road (unless the company putting them out decides not to upgrade them to run on current machines and operating systems, and just retires them). 8Dio has now gotten into a habit of running sales on libraries that have been in their catalog for awhile at ridiculous discounts. I predict we'll see more of that from other companies in the future. There is now an ENORMOUS glut of sample content on the market, and the buzz always seems to be about the latest and greatest. Samples are kind of like olive oil. Companies are going to make the most from that first olive squeeze, but there's no reason not to squeeze things a few more times. ;)
 

Consona

Senior Member
Yes I m torn between This and Cinematic Studio Brass...Ugh, do you think this can be a go to library for most things?
Again, depends on music you write. But I don't know how agile CSB legato's are, so hard to tell right now. Hope someone will make some demos and mock-ups.
 
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