What's your opinion on Light and Sound Chamber Strings? 2.0 at this point and half off. But how do you all like it?
Might have said this before, but I love these mockups.Have it, like it a lot. It's the string library that is closest to the classical concert hall sound to my ears. It sounds open, transparent, and clear without being overly bright or harsh. What is there is of great quality and works very well. The only downside it has for me is that I would wish it had more articulations. Particularly portamento, and more variations of short articulations. The scope is somewhat limited there, and it gives you many options for slower paced music (the coming in from zero and fading out to zero with the sustain pedal sound gorgeous and works very well). For faster music, there are not enough short articulations to choose from. At that price you can't expect more though, and the sample and programming are of the highest quality.
It's one of my favourite strings libraries. I particularly like their timbre and sound signature.
Here are some mockups I made with this library:
Hi everyone While listening to the Concertgebouw Kamerorkest playing the strings serenade op. 20 by Edward Elgar I couldn't help but think what a gorgeous sound the recording has. It's of great intimacy and warmth, with just the right amount of a nicely defined space. The playing is outstanding...vi-control.net
Hi everyone, during their last sale I bought 8dio's Century Strings. As first test run I set a few Swiss folk songs for strings and mocked them up with Century Strings. After that, for comparison, I did the same with Dimension Strings (only one piece since I didn't like the result) and Light &...vi-control.net
Thank you Greg. If you are alluding to Spitfire Chamber Strings, @tack did a fabulous mockup of the same part with it here:Hey muk,
Really nice mockup of the second movement of the Elgar. When compared with the real deal, there is that amazing and passionate dynamic range that the real ensemble exhbits, and is pretty good in your version. This has been an ongoing decision for me, but it comes down to the number of the articulations in the leading brand. I'll have to seek out a representation of that piece with said brand before I decide.
Yeah, okay, buy 'em all. Thanks, jbuhler, there are now two hand-sized clumps of hair: one on the couch cushion next to me and one that's on the floor.In my little bit of playing around, I've found SCS and LSCS work together reasonably well. I haven't yet had an opportunity to test the combination at length though, so I don't know yet whether I can use the two libraries over the course of a piece and maintain the illusion of the sound of a single string section. I've found SCS in general to be a library that layers quite well with other libraries. @muk is right about SCS's nasally tone, which I like, but it's the thing that I always warn potential buyers about because it's not to everyone's taste. LSCS's legato is optimized to handle a different kind of material than SCS so that makes it a good complement as well. Also one can never have too many string libraries.