Tina Guo Vol2 - Opinions

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Callum Hoskin, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Jimmy Hellfire

    Jimmy Hellfire Senior Member

    Jun 28, 2015
    The tone is once again unbeatable. It was about time that this thing received more standard articulations.

    The new legato sounded a little fishy in the walkthrough.

    I don't mind the lack of microphone positions. I think devs are focusing too much on this in modern libraries. I think they're also not really needed that much for solo instruments.

    That this thing was never gonna be a one stop shop cello library should be clear. It's an interesting release for sure, but I'll have to dive in a little deeper into the walkthrough and demos to decide if it's worth it.
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  2. TigerTheFrog

    TigerTheFrog I'm supposed to be working now.

    Nov 18, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
    While I love the original Tina Guo Legato, I often wanted to play it higher. (I know at least one other person has mentioned this in a review.) This is only one note higher? D4?

    The Bohemian Cello goes to A5.

    I'm not saying they have to go that high, but extending the range was at the top of my wishlist for this.
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  3. Rob Elliott

    Rob Elliott Senior Member

    I was also hoping for an improvement (legato) and multi mics of the original (for lyrical expressive playing.) If I don't use vol 1 now it is because I just cannot get the 'room' to sound right - mixing with everything else I have (which is most of my stuff) that isn't sampled in Sony. Multi-mics would have been heaven-sent. :( Vol 2 is really for long sustains, fx, and shorts. If you need that I don't think you will be disappointed and probably worth the low asking price.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
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  4. Sovereign

    Sovereign Senior Member

    May 7, 2005
    They had her in the studio, so I'm surprised they did not make an effort to include at least a few updates to V1. In the end it remains an instrument with quite a few limitations. The out of tune notes bother me the most. I'm not sure I'll even be using the new legato patch in V2.
  5. Rey

    Rey Active Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    been thinking of getting it while it was on sale few weeks ago. but was thinking the sound is abit wet compared to say blakus cello. so I held back. regretted a bit. should I get this or blakus?

    anyway congrats for the new vol 2. looks really promising. The new ui screen itself is worth the price.:2thumbs:
  6. LamaRose

    LamaRose Gato Mighty!

    Oct 26, 2015
    Yep... they said a free update and a new library. I'd rather pay the $159 cross grade for Emotional Cello than the $89 cross grade for TG v2.
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  7. chocobitz825

    chocobitz825 Senior Member

    Aug 7, 2018
    mmm i don't know what to say about this "update". it has some things the old library doesn't, and helps fill out the whole, but the tone is so different from the last one that its hard to say its an improvement. throw on top that there is no sign of it being discounted for people who invested in the original library beyond a measly $10 coupon...It's fine if you dont mind throwing around money for the extras...but I dont know if I could say with confidence that it was worth the wait or the money. Its sad because this is my favorite cello VI...pretty disappointed here.
  8. Grizzlymv

    Grizzlymv Active Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    Well. The tone of Tina Guo vol 1 is gorgeous but the playability is very limited I feel . Also I find it hard to blend in a mix . Blakus on the other hand has way more playability. Tone wise it is not close to Tina Guo . I know that embertone is working on a update for their string lib, but I'm not sure regarding the sound of the cello as Blakus hasn't been available for long time to update the lib, so I'm not expecting any new recording in the update. Personally, as of today, I would not pick either . But after the update, (which I assume would borrow few tweaks from their Joshua Bell violin), then it might be worth it.
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  9. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

    Mar 10, 2017
    St George, UT USA
    Selfishly …. there needs to be a Bundle _ 1 & 2 :geek:
  10. Rey

    Rey Active Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    thanks for the heads up @Grizzlymv
    I was thinking to pick up Joshua bell violin too for violin or friendlander or bohemian. but I don't like bohemian ilok stuffs.
    For cello if not blakus or tina, which would you recommend? which is emotive and works well in a mix

    P:s/ I have been using pocketblakus. so far I like the tone but the upper range is not too high maybe im not sure if its the same as full blakus.
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  11. Casiquire

    Casiquire Senior Member

    May 7, 2013
    Maybe I'm going crazy, is this the right link? I don't hear a solo cello so it certainly sounds odd to me!
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  12. Geoff Grace

    Geoff Grace Senior Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    Perhaps it was programmed by Nigel Tufnel.


  13. Sopranos

    Sopranos Senior Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    I'm not sure I understand your complaint? New buyer gets the older library for cheaper than you paid new? That's common and very typical. You got to use and exploit the library when it was new so you paid a premium. What's the complaint?
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  14. Casiquire

    Casiquire Senior Member

    May 7, 2013
    This was my thought too. It's been years, I'd expect someone buying today to pay less. Do people think the price should increase over time?
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  15. Shamgar

    Shamgar Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    I also got the $ 10 coupon and would be interested, but don't need it right now and CS generally has a 25-40% discount early Spring, so I think I'll rather wait for that
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  16. DarkestShadow

    DarkestShadow Senior Member

    Haha, how can this be misunderstood... well, maybe you if you don't haven in mind who came up with one of the demos (Adam Hochstatter).

    "Adam is very skilled" **(!)

    **(!) Example for that.

    If his demo sounds odd it's probably the fault of the library.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
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  17. kgdrum

    kgdrum Senior Member

    Apr 11, 2005

    If I'm remembering correctly Cinesamples didn't discount Tina Guo for quite sometime.
    I wouldn't expect it to be discounted aggressively if at all in a Spring sale.
  18. michelsimons

    michelsimons Active Member

    Jan 24, 2018
    My thoughts exactly.

    But worth the wait because of the limited discount that is offered now.
  19. Grizzlymv

    Grizzlymv Active Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    Well. I'm not saying new customer should pay more than existing one. All I'm saying is as a business, some value their existing customer as much as their new, and other companies value more their new customers. Both are legit approach. But as a customer, I can choose to encourage someone who have consideration to my business which allowed then to grow. That's all.
  20. Grizzlymv

    Grizzlymv Active Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    That's a good question, those are the 2 solo cello I have. I have high hopes for the update of Blakus so finger crossed. But if you want something right now, I don't know. The others I have are more first chair type and not the best to be exposed. I think there's a thread already here about solo cello so maybe you can get better options. In my case I kind of gave up for now. When I need a cello exposed, I'd go with recording a real one or go with another instrument

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