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!!
Wow, your assessment of the product is so spot on with what I was thinking that I actually had to double check to see if I wrote it!
I just got my Christmas bonus, so both are tempting, but I think I'll still hold out for CSB. One of my concerns is that if Spitfire did rush to get this out, is it going to have the same unfinished issued as SStS was reported to have?