Add the library Ethno World 5 Instruments in the Library list 2. Perhaps that's one for a future update? You have to figure them out on your own or ask someone. I can't compare this to every orchestral sample library on the market but if there's a better one I'll be amazed. That's a great achievement in anyone's book. If you've got examples, I'd love to hear. The muted samples, cutting and energising with a bright metallic sheen, are a real call to arms. There are other restrictions: the old and new samples must both be installed in the same folder on the same hard drive, so if the drive you use for the original library doesn't have sufficient space to install the new samples, you'll have to move the old samples to a drive big enough to hold both sets.Next
They are always a great addition. Rescoring is a fantastic hobby, and can be excellent practice for aspiring composers and artists. And yes, I know it's Wednesday. It in theory makes Sibelius react to EastWest just like it would react to using the typical Sibelius sounds; pizzicato markings come out as pizzicato, slurred lines are slurred, and crescendos crescendo. But it is all a mater of taste.
Each instrument and orchestral section is chromatically sampled at three different mic positions close, stage and hall allowing you to mix together any combination for the ultimate in real-time tone and ambience control. While it lacks the grandiose, crashy bottom end you get from an octave-coupled harpsichord stop, it will still add a nice steely Baroque texture to an arrangement. It's difficult to describe my enthusiasm about Gold in one sentence. I soon found the other instruments in Gold very limiting. First, thanks for your thorough review.Next
First up is the gold standard, my absolute favourite soundset, the library. It will ask for validation which I haven't figured out where to put the serial and validate it, since there is no. Virtual personal assistents aren't that bad at all when it comes to pronunciation, for example Google Now or Apples Siri. Nevertheless, it plays some handy crescendos including one dramatic slow swell which mutates into a rude flutter-tongue raspberry halfway through and its 10-way 'round-robin' staccatos sound very realistic. The effect worked best when I deactivated instruments' release triggers and backed off the envelope release time. But in the menu Files patches perfectly open. Stop quibbling about specs and go make some music instead.Next
The libraries tab on kontak is the one on the left column. However, the original set of keyswitches created for the first edition of the library is now history. So, I needed a change and bought Kirk Hunters Emerald for Giga. Native Instruments should implement scroll buttons to aid in selecting samples. As a composer working in the computer games industry, Im often working to tight deadlines and turnaround times. With its new full instrumentation, additional 'chamber' sections and a more comprehensive menu of performance styles, the library is now capable of doing justice to old classical repertoire and new scores alike.Next
The 11 violins and 10 violas also have new 'repetitions' programs consisting of seven or eight-way 'round-robin' accented short notes, highly effective for rhythm passages. As with the solo violin, this produced a decent legato effect which was musically acceptable without being entirely realistic. According to East West, the idea is to 'augment the original samples and provide more velocity layers and realism'. However, the soft-toned, more reflective delivery of the 'chamber ensemble flautando' samples I discovered hiding in the 'large string ensembles' folder came close to fitting the bill, even though they are played with no vibrato. Don't know what else to say; I'm your biggest fan. By way of contrast, the bottom notes of 'cluster gliss up' sound more like a slightly naff recording of a distant speedway race! Much more potential for intimate expression as well as bombastic. Composer David Newman in his studio.Next
The chamber strings use two velocity layers; both of these have a fairly bright timbre, and I found myself wishing for a third, pp layer for soft sustains I tried adjusting the filter cutoff to simulate this, but it didn't sound very convincing. The sound of these ensembles cannot be realistically simulated by layering solo instruments. That's a good thing, but using old names for new programs is confusing — it would have been better if East West had renamed the new programs and included the originals in a separate folder as a courtesy to existing Symphonic Orchestra users. Elements are thus a good environment for auditioning articulations and creating layered instruments, but as this version of Play doesn't allow you to program your own keyswitches, you're obliged to use a Master as a starting point if you need that facility. However, it still wasn't enough for some people — so East West have released this 18-disc expander set. This is a good thing though; the essentials are, for the most part covered, in the places that you'd expect; the brass have sforzandi, and the strings have sostenuto, and it all balances out in the end, for the most part.Next
Unlike other big-name composers, he plays everything himself, and doesn't farm anything out to orchestrators. I think I should also mention briefly the incredibly useful add-on by Jonathan Loving,, which essentially automates a large part of using keyswitches. Anyone planning to buy the Symphonic Orchestra library should think first about the hard disk space required by its samples. Beyond the orchestra's phenomenal recording quality is its ability to breathe life into the virtual world, creating a real space and filling it with sound. Two years after the sessions for the original library, the Symphonic Orchestra production team headed as before by the Grammy-winning recording engineer Professor Keith O Johnson returned to the original orchestral hall with the same pool of players to record a new set of samples. Quantum Leap's Nick Phoenix owns such a rig, but apparently even that is insufficient to run his mixes live in six-channel surround! I was pleasantly surprised to observe that the Play keyboard's keys change colour to reflect user edits: for example, if you deactivate a keyswitch within a Master, the hue of its key changes from blue indicating a keyswitch to pink indicating a blank key.Next