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Strezov Sampling presents AFFLATUS Chapter 1 // 1.2 Update feat. 18GB of new sample content

WaveRider

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Can someone confirm officially that using the downloader to download the update works? I avoided the downloader because it seemed to say it would download and install the whole library again.
However, downloading the rars doesn’t work for me either as they keep on failing on download for some reason
Well I was wrong, the downloader actually downloaded the whole damn thing -- 81GB of content, not just the 18GB it was supposed to. Oh well, thankfully it all downloaded over night so I wasn't waiting around for it.

Clearly the downloader is for new users and not suited for the update. When it was all said and done, I had to manually install everything anyway.

Downloading the .zip file seems to be the best way to go.
 

soundmind

New Member
Having a similar problem to some - after downloading via Safari on MacOS 10.10.5 Yosemite and attempting to expand with UnRarX, I get the error message "No files to extract".

So I used the Strezov Downloader app to re-download the entire product, and the app only expands the Instruments folder, which is a .zip archive and not a RAR. The app says "Expanding Product" in the info bar, but no disc activity is happening. When I try to manually expand the RAR files I get the same error message in UnRarX - "No files to extract."

Any ideas @Strezov ?
I downloaded the files separately and used Keka, for both .zip and .rar files - Mac OS 10.11.6 El Capitan. Not sure of Keka specs for Yosemite, but it has worked great for me since UnRarX has stopped working.
 

charlieclouser

Senior Member
Got everything extracted just fine with TheUnarchiver. I forgot that I had installed it and not deleted UnRarX, so every time I double-clicked a RAR it was opening UnRarX.

Fixed. Thanks guys!
 

Sibelius19

Music is just color and rhythm --Debussy
Had a quick play with it yesterday. Just lovely stuff. Just in time for some projects :)
 

midiman

Active Member
For those that have Afflatus as well as say CSS, Berlin Strings and SF Libraries..would you say that Afflatus is a step above, or just different?
For me it is two steps above. It is all personal. I still use plenty of other string libraries, but I almost always start with Afflatus. The sound of Afflatus is the warmest and most glue like. The Legatos are, for my personal taste, the most realistic and musical. When moving from one chord to another it really does sound connected, glued. The sound of the legato transition sounds beautiful. The Polyphonic legato is revolutionary and works seamlessly, and for me it has been conducive to better and more cohesive chordal writing. There are many great string sample libraries out there, and I have a good chunk of them, but this one just happens to be my favorite of all of them. But like @Craig Sharmat said, if you are writing an action cue you may start somewhere else - having said that, the psychato shorts are amazing for action. And really capture an energy of playing that I did not find in other libraries for this type of intense short.
 
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Sibelius19

Music is just color and rhythm --Debussy
For me it is two steps above. It is all personal. I still use plenty of other string libraries, but I almost always start with Afflatus. The sound of Afflatus is the warmest and most glue like. The Legatos are, for my personal taste, the most realistic and musical. When moving from one chord to another it really does sound connected, glued. The sound of the legato transition sounds beautiful. The Polyphonic legato is revolutionary and works seamlessly, and is for me it has been conducive to better and more cohesive chordal writing. There are many great string sample libraries out there, and I have a good chunk of them, but this one just happens to be my favorite of all of them. But like @Craig Sharmat said, if you are writing an action cue you may start somewhere else - having said that, the psychato shorts are amazing for action. And really capture an energy of playing that I did not find in other libraries for this type of intense short.
I have to agree. I'm not sure how the CSS set is, but I absolutely regret my purchase of CSSS. I just don't like the sound. Something about it is off and I can never get it to work in a mix with other libraries. The sound of the strings are so different that it never seems to work quite right (at least for my tastes). So I really can only stand using it by itself, so only quartet work and general string music.
On the other hand, Afflatus has been a revelation to me since its release. There is so much content, especially after this update. The first chairs are brilliant in my opinion. So much of it is. The only ones I really won't get much use out of are the "shark strings" and "undercover strings shorts" Just seem a little hokey. But who knows, there may be a good circumstance for them :)
It seems to sit well with other sample libraries as well.
 

zimm83

Senior Member
Hi,
Can the Velocity Dynamic Influencer be used live? I don't understand ...
Or you must record and then edit velocities???
The idea is fantastic....
Thanks.
 

Nicola74

Member
The sound of this library is truly unique.
I am playing around with the update and I am really enjoying it!
The playability and the dynamics in my opinion are astonishing, for legato I use a breathcontroller with al niente.
This is a short example using only Scene d'Amour legato patches, I simply played one line after the other with almost no tweak, no eq and with a very little reverb.
Really hoping to do justice to this wonderful library :)

EDIT: I uploaded again the audio file because the volume was way too low.

[AUDIOPLUS=https://vi-control.net/community/attachments/afflatus-scene-amour-quartet-mp3.20418/][/AUDIOPLUS]
 

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I like music

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Hearing nothing but good about this library. Didn't manage to get through all the pages on this thread, but the sample I read seemed impressed. For the people who got this, are these your "main" strings?
 

Nicola74

Member
Hearing nothing but good about this library. Didn't manage to get through all the pages on this thread, but the sample I read seemed impressed. For the people who got this, are these your "main" strings?
Personally I don't have a main library, it all depends what I want/need to do. I find Afflatus to be a very particular library and I am discovering it day after day.
Not very useful as answer, I know ;)
 

I like music

Senior Member
Personally I don't have a main library, it all depends what I want/need to do. I find Afflatus to be a very particular library and I am discovering it day after day.
Not very useful as answer, I know ;)
Hah, I knew what I was opening myself up for when I asked such a question, but it is helpful to hear positive things from you about this, anyways.
 

Nicola74

Member
Hah, I knew what I was opening myself up for when I asked such a question, but it is helpful to hear positive things from you about this, anyways.
Until now only positive things :)
I use principally individual sections and some ensemble patches are very interesting.
I don't find very useful some ensemble patches, but I am sure that someone else will love these...
For sure Afflatus is and will be in my template for a very long time...
 

zimm83

Senior Member
Until now only positive things :)
I use principally individual sections and some ensemble patches are very interesting.
I don't find very useful some ensemble patches, but I am sure that someone else will love these...
For sure Afflatus is and will be in my template for a very long time...
Fantastic string library.
Fantastic..... that's all !!!
 

midiman

Active Member
Hearing nothing but good about this library. Didn't manage to get through all the pages on this thread, but the sample I read seemed impressed. For the people who got this, are these your "main" strings?
I am quite comfortable saying that Afflatus has become my main string library - by that, I mean the string library I use the most, not exclusively. I still reach for plenty of other string libraries for specific things that other libraries are specialized and accomplish well (won't name them here as this is an Afflatus thread). But it just so happens that Afflatus does a lot of things better than other libraries, and the workflow is just stellar. I can get things done faster and sounding better in most cases. Although some may think that because this is a boutique library it is only able to do certain things, I really do not see it like that, because I have difficulty trying to think of a musical genre where this library would not work well. Afflatus covers A LOT of ground, and it does it pretty darn well. And it is inspiring to work with. Oh, and it has amazing unparalleled Polyphonic legato even on full patches. That feature is just so incredibly useful, and it really radically changed my workflow, not just speed wise, but inspiration-wise and writing-wise. When you have a feature like this it leads to better and more intuitive writing, for me at least.
 
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