I find myself going to it only for very intense things. To be honest I would recommend BHCT over Albion One for it's versatility and range, but I do like that you get more than just Orchestral samples with Albion One.
You did had to mention OACE, didn`t youInteresting how tastes differ: I often find myself asking the question the opposite way around, ie, given how good Albion is, do I need that other string library? I often then compare what I can get from Albion One, and whatever I'm thinking of buying, and think, 'close enough'.
For example, as I sit and wait for OACE to download, I'm watching OACE videos on youtube. One, here, is Ashton Gleckman - at 9:19, he mentions that the con sord patch in SCS is where he always starts if the piece has strings in, and it's the way he gets the James Newton Howard sound. So, then I fire up Albion, load the con sord patch, and to my ears: close enough! Perhaps if I had SCS and could A/B with Albion, the difference would be much clearer, but for now at least, I feel I can get what I need from Albion.
I think Albion One is actually a little TOO good strategically, in that it does what it does so well, I wonder how many others like me have looked at other products, including some of those from Spitfire, and felt that they're already covered? Sure, there are very distinct sounds (I have other Spitfire strings such as BDT/Tundra), but for a bread and butter string section, personally I find it hard to beat. YMMV.
Ondes martenot !! Didn`t know they had it somewhere , nice.I find myself going to it only for very intense things. To be honest I would recommend BHCT over Albion One for it's versatility and range, but I do like that you get more than just Orchestral samples with Albion One.
Oh ya it certainly can, I prefer working with BHCT for that reason. I guess what I meant is I tend to only associate with Albion One with a certain kind of intense cinematic feel, but that's also because I tend to reach for BHCT, Tundra or the Olafur Strings first for everything else.Ondes martenot !! Didn`t know they had it somewhere , nice.
I`m surprised you would go to another library for " very intense", this one seems to be "in the face" with lots of interesting instrument combinations.
The short strings are great yeah, but especially for the Epic part i feel it is lacking compared to what people say. This is mainly when it comes to the brass and long strings, to me they seems like they are almost there but just needs the last push for epic which is frustrating. The percussion though, oh boy that's great.I have it. If it's used as intended, meaning for the epic trailer style cues, it's fantastic. If you look at it as a realistic approach to orchestral scoring, you will be a bit disappointed in the overall sound and flexibility...but I have experimented with layering a up to 3 different shorts for epic ostinatos, and it sounds really great.
For a while I was considering the SSO CS edition, already owning SCS, that would be around € 650 - which is a good deal (percussion still missing but everything else covered in depth).This might help. he uses Albion one.
PS 1 : not going to by any additional perc either, first checking Albion, Damage and other less used libraries ...
Definitely try the Easter Island Percussion if you haven't yet