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by Linos
Oct 12, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Only now had access to my monitoring setup to hear the trailer video. I don't know what Tanuj is hearing, but I like the sound. I think the piece of music is a rather poor fit for the strings sound, and there is definitely too much close mic mixed in for that kind of music. But the sound per se I li...

by Linos
Oct 12, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

'With Synchron Strings I, we have achieved the ultimate in realism and expressiveness, while providing a new level of ease-of-use. Play short notes, long notes with various attacks, legatos, scalable vibrato intensities and note repetitions with a minimal need to switch articulations, and by moving ...

by Linos
Sep 17, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Fiedler Audio / Stage (placement and stereo-toolkit plugin)
Replies: 31
Views: 1729

Re: Fiedler Audio / Stage (placement and stereo-toolkit plugin)

The pricing is geared towards postpro studios, not composers. We'll have to see if Spat revolution offers added value for composers over Spat. The good thing is that Spat Revolution may push prices down for second hand Spat licenses. But then again it's not like that it's impossible to get perfectly...

by Linos
Sep 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Sonokinetic 5-day Sale (till 12 Sep): 40-60% off on some items
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Sonokinetic 5-day Sale (till 12 Sep): 40-60% off on some items

jneebz I hear you. I love the Sonokinetic sound and their recording philosophy, but phrase-based libraries don't suit my workflow. I'm lookimg forward to their 'multisampled' ochestral libraries. The woodwind ensembles are a promising start, but again not what suits my workflow.

by Linos
Aug 19, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Fiedler Audio / Stage (placement and stereo-toolkit plugin)
Replies: 31
Views: 1729

Re: Fiedler Audio / Stage (placement and stereo-toolkit plugin)

"Spat Revolution is a tool for professionals, so it will cost around 1000$" - didn't the IRCAM guy say something like that in the video? If you can't afford Spat, have a good look at Magix Independence Origami. It doesn't hold up to Spat feature-wise - it is closer to VSS in that regard - ...

by Linos
Jul 01, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Orchestral Tools / Berlin Orchestra 'Inspire'
Replies: 35
Views: 2691

Re: Orchestral Tools / Berlin Orchestra 'Inspire'

It packs a lot of content for the price, especially the intro price. The really down to the most essential articulation list and the fact that most patches are several instruments in one patch restrict its usefulness to sketching only, though. I would have been interested if it was closer to VSL Spe...

by Linos
Jun 02, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: oooo MIR room for Synchron?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: oooo MIR room for Synchron?

Well right now MIR supports "various surround formats on up to 8 output channels". Maybe they bring it up to line with Synchron Percs 9.1, but only VSL can answer that.

by Linos
Jun 02, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: oooo MIR room for Synchron?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: oooo MIR room for Synchron?

The one audio demo is really unsuitable to give an impression of that Room Pack, what with the Synchron Percussion being mixed in and no indication of what other tools were used on the cue. No way around downloading the demo if you are interested in it. I demoed MIR some time ago and found that it d...

by Linos
May 08, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Auddict / United Strings Of Europe (Cellos added)
Replies: 35
Views: 2745

Re: Auddict releases "United Strings Of Europe"

Am I the only one who is not too keen on the sound in the first place? I was very interested when I read small string sections recorded at Cadogan Hall. Unfortunately that interest decreased quickly upon hearing the video demo. Not a desireable sound quality to my ears, and the timbre sounds a bit c...

by Linos
Mar 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Musical Sampling / Trailer Strings
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Musical Sampling / Trailer Strings

The demos have an awful lot going on around the strings, but oddly they don't sound very good to me. Maybe it's too many players recorded from too close? They don't have that organic, breathing quality that I love about the string orchestra. In the beginning of Blakus' demo you hear the strings most...

by Linos
Jan 17, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Spitfire Symphony Orchestra and Masse
Replies: 36
Views: 3571

Re: Spitfire Symphony Orchestra and Masse

'Les trahisons des samples (Ceci n'est pas une orchestre).' - René De Ridder

I quite like the name Guy suggested: Spitfires three quarter of a Symphony Orchestra.

by Linos
Nov 05, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: VSL release Solo Violin 2 and Solo Cello 2
Replies: 17
Views: 2753

Re: VSL release Solo Violin 2 and Solo Cello 2

Unfortunately I have to agree with the 'don't like'-camp. The Brahms-demo especially sounds as if filtered to my ears. Strangely that's true for the piano as well, so it might be something about the MIR-settings chosen. In any case I don't particularly like the tone of the cello. The one in the solo...

by Linos
Jul 14, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Sonokinetic Woodwind Ensembles
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: Sonokinetic Woodwind Ensembles

Sonokinetics approach of recording in a concert hall as opposed to a scoring stage is very interesting to me. The decca tree sounds mighty fine to my ears. Articulation list and the patch organisation/customizeability both look good. I don't need ensemble winds, but the whole series is definitely on...

by Linos
Apr 25, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Violinist's world tour outsells Metallica, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart and Beyoncé.
Replies: 13
Views: 2566

Re: Violinist's world tour outsells Metallica, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart and Beyoncé.

Now you made me google Lindsey Stirling. Five minutes of my life I'll never get back.

by Linos
Apr 25, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: The Front Page
Topic: Violinist's world tour outsells Metallica, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart and Beyoncé.
Replies: 13
Views: 2566

Re: Violinist's world tour outsells Metallica, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart and Beyoncé.

He is a cunning businessman indeed. His tours can cost several millions, which he finances privately. So he is taking big financial risks. If a tour doesn't sell well, the loss is on him. With that model he did very well so far, and he created employment for musicians, technicians and so on. For thi...


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