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Spitfire Studio Brass

mikefrommontreal

Active Member
So far it sounds pretty good. The lower dynamics sound excellent. Though the staccatos sound a little strident for my tastes. Hard to judge just like that though. Looking forward to demos of them used in a mix.
 

Lee Blaske

Senior Member
BTW, regarding the legatos in the Spitfire Studio Brass, they sound really good to me. That "wah" sound is what you get on the real instrument as you find the slots. It is more of a classical sound. I doubt that anyone would choose this library for big band or pop horn section use.
 

Wally Garten

Active Member
Close- mic'd brass sounds usually like a nasal fart
Ha! That made me laugh. I guess my thought was just that if you had the close, you'd be able to add your own "room" to taste with reverb, but if you only have the tree you're kinda stuck with that sound. If you listen to the difference between the close and tree mics in the video at around 0:55-1:05, the tree mics sound, comparatively, very wet to me.

But, of course, I haven't played around with this library myself. It's certainly possible they made the right choice here.
 

miket

Senior Member
I don't remember how long it lasted for the strings. I think it's usually about a two week stretch.
 

NoamL

Winter <3
Wow.

You have to admit this is probably the most amazing price Spitfire has ever offered on a brand new library. The pro price gets you a truly impressive amount of instruments and even the 150 price point for one mic is comparable to where Hollywood Brass Gold is after seven years of gradually steeper sales...

Together with the lack of buildup hype, no demos yet, and no announcement of the full post-intro price, anyone would be forgiven for thinking this is all about not losing TOO many sales to Cinematic Studio Brass. ;) [EDIT: someone kindly pointed out to me that this is launching at the EXACT same price as Spitfire Studio Strings, so I think my speculation was a bit unwarranted...]

Out of all the deals that have been trying to steal away the $280 I have locked down for CSB this is by far the most tempting one yet. I passed on Afflatus, on Ark1 60% off, on the "Complete your Albions" deal, Infinite Brass and a lot more... this is one that I'll have to think about.

Initial impressions of the sound are good.

There's a wide variety of shorts, swells, extended techniques, and pretty comprehensive sampling of straight mute / stopped. The shorts seem compatible and interchangeable.

The sampling of the lowest dynamics seems so thorough, maybe more than any existing product. LOVELY quiet sounds.

The top dynamics just don't seem to be there. It's better than Berlin, closer to Hollywood and the other flagship brass libraries. But less than what we can hear in the demos for CSB...

HOWEVER.... I can see there is a "cuivre" patch that Paul demoed a little... I know it has a little more oomph in Albion Iii iceni, wonder if its the same here.

Looking forward to a closer listen soon!!
 
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lol...
and there still the AudioBro brass coming out soon :)
I didn't know there were finally demos up for CSB, just listened.

So, I think the Spitfire stuff definitely sounds bigger, in a Williams "Towering Inferno" kind of way, but the CSB sounds so pure and real it's rather nutty. Couldn't go wrong in getting both asap, who needs to make that car payment anyway? lol

The intro price on the Spitfire library I can't ignore, but will be getting both. LASS is thankfully is awhile off....
 

HelixK

Active Member
Wow.

You have to admit this is probably the most amazing price Spitfire has ever offered on a brand new library. The pro price gets you a truly impressive amount of instruments and even the 150 price point for one mic is comparable to where Hollywood Brass Gold is after seven years of gradually steeper sales...

Together with the lack of buildup hype, no demos yet, and no announcement of the full post-intro price, anyone would be forgiven for thinking this is all about not losing TOO many sales to Cinematic Studio Brass. ;)

Out of all the deals that have been trying to steal away the $280 I have locked down for CSB this is by far the most tempting one yet. I passed on Afflatus, on Ark1 60% off, on the "Complete your Albions" deal, Infinite Brass and a lot more... this is one that I'll have to think about.

Initial impressions of the sound are good.

There's a wide variety of shorts, swells, extended techniques, and pretty comprehensive sampling of straight mute / stopped. The shorts seem compatible and interchangeable.

The sampling of the lowest dynamics seems so thorough, maybe more than any existing product. LOVELY quiet sounds.

The top dynamics just don't seem to be there. It's better than Berlin, closer to Hollywood and the other flagship brass libraries. But less than what we can hear in the demos for CSB...

HOWEVER.... I can see there is a "cuivre" patch that Paul demoed a little... I know it has a little more oomph in Albion Iii iceni, wonder if its the same here.

Looking forward to a closer listen soon!!
You've made some excellent observations... we get a lot more content with SSB compared to CSB (cimbasso, euphonium, contrabass trombone, contrabass tuba, piccolo trumpet, bass trumpet...) but I still think CSB has a slight edge, at least for me, due to the painless CSS integration.

We need a walkthrough ASAP to close the deal. cc @Alex W
 

gjelul

Active Member
Not so soon, I believe it was mentioned Q1 2019...
3 months is not a long time...

Most importantly, what Spitfire released today is really nice. And the price is very competitive as well. Makes it hard to resist...
 
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