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What is the best Ukulele Library?

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Ultraxenon, May 30, 2017.

  1. pderbidge

    pderbidge Senior Member

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    I used to be interested in the Waves Factory one but their prices across the board have doubled from just a year ago and at their current prices I feel like the competition, like Ample Sound an Acoustic Samples have a lot more to offer for a similar price on sale and a only costing a little bit more when not on sale. I think for a low cost budget my choices would be the one from Adventure Sounds (hope to see more arcs because the sound is great) and one that hasn't been mentioned yet from Dreamaudio tools - Indie Ukulele - http://new.dreamaudiotools.com/product/ukulele-sample-library/
     
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    Ultraxenon Senior Member

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    I actually ended up with Amplesound. It has both strummer, solo and you could also build patterns. I got it for 80 dollars, just started to use it so don't know much about it other than it sounds fantastic.
     
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  3. Fleer

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    Wavesfactory's Ukulele Strum now has Ukulele Finger included, which accounts for the price hike. Still best in class IMO.
     
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  4. Thorsten Meyer

    Thorsten Meyer Senior Member

    For two weeks Wavesfactory's Ukulele Strum is part of the bundle: Details in the affiliate area of VI: Wavesfactory Bundle - 6 Instruments for $99
     
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    Ultraxenon Senior Member

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    Yes, it sound good and a very nice price.
     
  6. DervishCapkiner

    DervishCapkiner Senior Member

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    I've read through this and another post on Ukulele VI's, listened to them all and to me acoustic samples UKU sounds the most realistic and usable for library, commercial and realism which is what I'm looking for. It has a great close-mic sound.

    Are there many users out there with multiple libraries that would care to share their first choice please?

    Ease of use, realistic strumming and best one overall is what I'm looking for which to me would be cinematique-sounds ( for choice of 3 different ukuleles), ample-sound ( for depth ) or the above mentioned acousticsamples (seems to have the best tone ).

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks in advance for any help with this,
    Dervish.
     
  7. PerryD

    PerryD Senior Member

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    I currently use Pettinhouse and Ample Sound. Ample Sound is deep but almost "too clean" and can sound like a high tuned nylon string guitar. Turning down the on-board "body" control goes a long way in making it sound more like a typical Uke. I read somewhere that OrangeTree plans to create a Uke at some point. Love Greg's stuff!
     
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  8. DervishCapkiner

    DervishCapkiner Senior Member

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    Yes! That's it! I wasn't sure why I didn't like ample sound uke but you hit the nail on the head.
    Couldn't agree more in terms of orange tree samples- I have half of their stuff but I need the uke this week for a project.

    Petri house - there's another to the list and it's looks like a really good one..ill I'll check it out when I'm at my computer.

    Jeseecristi- who'da thought picking a ukulele would be so difficult!
    Cheers for the new reference though
     
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  9. R. Soul

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    I've got Wavesfactory, Pettinhouse and Adventure sounds ukulele's.

    My favorite is Wavesfactory.
    I've listened to demos from Ample sound and Acousticsamples and they are both based on a concert ukulele I believe.
    I'm really just interested in the Soprano and it has that nice buzzing sound - and even a concert ukulele sounds a lot more like a guitar played on high strings than a Soprano does. Which is why I decided to skip those two.
    They are without a doubt the most advanced ones though, so if you like the Concert' sound then I'd get one of those.

    I think the only deeply sampled Soprano on the market is 8dio but I don't like how they do strumming.
     
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  10. synthpunk

    synthpunk Senior Member

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    Pick up a $100 Ukelele and practice book, watch youtube video lessons. Your recordings will love you for it. I'm really amazed sometimes of some of the things composers use virtual instruments for.
     
  11. merlinhimself

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    I totally agree. To me I think its the amount of processing that goes on libraries. A majority of the time I prefer my crap playing of acoustic instruments over programmed versions. Also maybe that it feels more real?
     
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  12. DervishCapkiner

    DervishCapkiner Senior Member

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    R.Soul - you're a total dude for helping me out with this! I didn't even realise they were different - d'oh!

    I purchased the acousticsamples UKU about and hour ago though unbeknown to this info, though I may still get the wavesfactory in the next sale. Despite the fact the UKU has the extended range, just as you said, it doesn't seem to have that toyish buzzy sound of the wavefactory which I suppose it's right depending on the job.

    Thanks for pointing that out though,
    Dervish
     
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  13. DervishCapkiner

    DervishCapkiner Senior Member

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    Synthpunk,

    couldn't agree more man but I'm in a flat in the middle of Glasgow ( Scotland ) with single glazed windows on a busy street...recording here is, well.. a pain in the arse to be honest.

    I have however just bought my first proper home, in the burbs, with a garage which is ear-marked for a soundproofed recording studio....then out comes the uke, guitar, clarinet, drums , digeridoo and whatever else I can make an awful sound with!

    Cheers for the advice though, it's not falling on deaf ears..
     
  14. TigerTheFrog

    TigerTheFrog Senior Member

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    I got a Yamaha guitalele for $100 which is a ukelele-sized 6 string tuned like a guitar but a 4th up. So it takes no time to learn, aside from practicing the strumming. Advice: get a felt guitar pick.
     
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    Ultraxenon

    Ultraxenon Senior Member

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    It is nice to play the real instrument , but i bought Amplesound Ukulele and i am so happy with it . It sounds incredible and are pretty easy to use . I can highly recomend it.
     

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