Love the effect of those minimalist strings. It’s like a chamber-Tundra
Hi George, can I seek clarification on something you may or may not wish to answer (fine either way); if this is chapter 1, I’d been working on a presumption that chapter 2, 3, 4... would be other orchestra sections (Woodwinds, Brass, Perc, etc). Is that the plan or are there no other chapters planned or will other chapters also be Strings?We have the basic articulations, Spiccatos, Pizzicatos and Tremolos, covered for all sections (Violins 1, Violins 2, Violas, Celli and Basses), so you can use Afflatus as a workhorse library. This was very important to us. Afflatus is not meant to be a bread and butter library, still those articulations will help you to use the library in styles and moods outside of what we have in this chapter so far. You can of course use each articulation the way you want and also outside of the thematic groups.
In addition to that we have different thematic approaches. Scene d'Amour has different sustains and legatos than the Lush Strings. We recorded articulations fitting to a particular style. So the Minimalist Strings consist of Tenutos, Harmonics and Sustains with Legatos. Same goes for the Divisi. A 16 player violin section tends to sound more like a pad than a 6 player ensemble, so the bigger sections all have divisi groups. The smaller ones don't have them. This way the library won't cost you a fortune to buy.
There are no technical limitations to voices in our polyphonic legato. It's the same engine we also use in our choirs. It automatically distributes your input to the different sections and takes care of proper voice leading within your performance.
Afflatus is our biggest collection to date thus it will cost more than our other libraries, but still way less than the most expensive string libraries out there do. If you consider the size vs. actual playable content (we have tons of legatos) it's a bargain.
Here is George's first walkthrough covering the sections of Afflatus Chapter 1. This is only one third of the entire content:
Doesn't seem to have portamento in this library...Thanks for your walkthrough, other devs should follow your example, a little bit of talking, and a lot of music... By the way at 7.50 mn, your'e talking about "Francis Debussy", a new kid in town ? of course you meant "Claude"...
What about the portamento, you don't mention it ? Thanks