You guys are quick The latest demo showcases mostly the shorts and the avantgarde strings - those are playable clusters - shorts and longs.
As far as the beginning - those feature my personal favourite patch, the Psychatto High & Low strings... you can also hear them at the end of the demo within that slight wink towards Stravinsky's Augurs chord from The Rite of Spring from 0:46...
Again, the only thing I've applied at the Master channel is fabfilter Pro-L2 for limiting... everything else is straight out of the box, no EQ, nothing. To be honest I'd add a bit of EQ on the barbaric col legno hits (and there are some instrument "slaps" there as well) for more oomph.
George - one more vote for this. WalkthrusGeorge, as much as I enjoy these demo play throughs, a full, thorough walkthrough at this point would be awesome. The unique layout and organization this library seems to follow is tougher to “get” within the context of full pieces. I know that’s forthcoming, hopefully soon!!
Musically the second playthrough has a passage about half way through that reminds me of a piece in one of my favourite films Highlander (its the scene where Conor explains to the new lady in his life the truth about his existence).
Sent goosebumps down my neck as it the film played a big part in the beginning of my relationship with my wife of 29 years (cannot believe I can say that to be honest, 1986 feels like yesterday...).
If anything it shows the power of music and more specifically film music to capture a memory and forever embed it with a time in your life. Truly magnificent!
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.
I don't think I've ever heard a library do what is being done at 0:43-0:53. Makes me actually think of Tapiola by Sibelius. Man, depending on the price, I may get it just for that sound. Joking and hyperbole aside, I'm waiting for more. Apparently there's a lot of content to go over, listen to.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.
Is this the section you are talking about?
I love that score too. Timeless.
Here is George's first walkthrough covering the sections of Afflatus Chapter 1. This is only one third of the entire content:
Thanks for your time for making the walkthrough. Very appreciated. I really like the sound and the thematic approach so far.
Can we have a bit more information:
- Which actual articulations are available for each section? I could see and hear legatos, (bartok) pizzicatos, spiccatos, tremolos, harmonics, tenutos.
- Are these articulations only available in their thematic group or can they be triggered on their own like in any other library?
- How many divisi sections are there and at which player numbers?
- How are the voices distributed? For example, if you have two divisi sections, but playing three notes. What is the highest number of playbable polyphonic notes?
- And, of course, a hint of the price?