Sounds awesome! I'd really love to know the projected pricing for this....The sounds and styles presented in Afflatus are vast in terms of colours and playing techniques. From modern minimalist to golden age and lush epic string ensembles - it's all inside just one collection, which makes Afflatus a great extension to other string libraries covering the bread and butter articulations as well. Here's a live playthrough of the Minimalist String Section.
Haha no sorry, I'm way more expensive than the library itself !
You'll hate me for suggesting this but have you considered a 'add-on' product to this - using ONLY the first chairs to do EXACTLY what you have done here? It would be two major plusses in my book.
1. alter the 'size' of the group(s) - by ratio mixing (and of course having a quintet)
2. add detail / rosin / grit to the sound - if project calls for it.
Of course these are all new recordings/editing, but the approach would be identical (in philosophy, signal chain, mics, etc.)
I realize this is like asking a spouse giving birth - 'so...…..let's have another one after this, like soon - 9 months or less.'
That new demo sounds even more strange and lacking in detail. The reverb isn't doing it any good for sure. Still, I hope more demos will convince me more.
If it's an ensemble, maybe the "Minimalist" one is featuring more Viola. Viola has a less detailed sound in the high end, and somewhat "darker" tone compared to the Violin. Who knows though.Those are some things I liked about it as well. But I wonder if the minimalist preset or whatever it is is EQing out the high end detail.
Dude your "Dragon land" demo is off the chartsHaha no sorry, I'm way more expensive than the library itself !
Since I had the occasion to play with the library a lot (I made the teaser music and the first midi walkthrough cues), I had to say a few words about it.
The library is in my opinion really good, designed to write efficiently and easily, without wasting too much time working on little details everywhere to make it sound good (the polyphonic legatos with automatic divisi are really simple to use)
Some patches you haven't really heard yet (there is more content than you expect) really blow my mind and fill the gaps the other libraries have. I actually think the library has been designed first to fill all these gaps instead of competing with other libraries , then in a second time they sampled the regular articulations we find pretty much in every string library.
Not going to lie - this latest demo was a setback for me. The shorts are 'ok' - but the longs/legato in this mock up are not that convincing. Every library has its strengths and I think this libraries' will be of the slow, expressive variety.
Really looking forward to this library!