Unfortunately yes, the range is too short here as well, just like Tina Guo. I really don't understand why they don't sample the full instrument. It's like having an 88-key piano but record just 60 of them. You're almost getting just half of the instrument.If you feel that Tina Guo is too restricted then I doubt this one (Macabre Solo Strings) will be of interest either but it's worth mentioning based on this review I found by Cory Pelizzari. It seems to be a one trick pony but a good one at what it does, plus for about $150 you get Violin, Viola and Cello. I don't own it but Cory has piqued my interest in this one. I do own Tina Guo and it's awesome when you want slow and expressive playing.
I agree. Limited articulations I can understand especially at its price point but why not at least cover its full note range? It still has been a useful library though even with the limitations.Unfortunately yes, the range is too short here as well, just like Tina Guo. I really don't understand why they don't sample the full instrument. It's like having an 88-key piano but record just 60 of them. You're almost getting just half of the instrument.
In case you didn't know - there's a 15 page thread about the same topic here:I love the Bohemian Violin so much, so I might go for their cello. But curious to know what you prefer. Emotional Cello? Tina Guo? VSL? Anything else?
The lack of contrabass in CSSS is a head shaker (i know, cello thread).Id strongly suggest to save more money for CSSS, its the only solo library that sounds relatively convincing
most of the other offerings are pretty much worthless
This one has 3 dynamic layers and 3 legato speeds for each layer. Lots of options
Not to mention that its sampled, edited and programmed with impeccable quality
I would stay away from nocturne as its too inconsistent and has lots of crossfading jumps
CH approaches his instruments in a specific fashion - recording everything completely dry and honestly as with Emotional Cello the default reverb just makes half of the sound and without reverb both sound very strange and unnatural, the crossfades are exposed and it doesnt sound very pleasant to me
CSSS is amazing in this regard, you pull up one close mic - all the transitions are smooth.