So, to answer your question - for orchestral arrangements not epic trailer music, or full orchestral soundtrack , i say yes - Session Strings and Horns will serve you just right. There are seven types of articulation to choose from in all of the Woodwind Solo instruments: Sustain, Staccato, Staccato double tongue, Crescendo, Decrescendo, Sforzando and Swell. Good info and ideas to explore. I just see that K11+the full series for 500 bucks is an insane deal, but I need to find out if this orchestra is really worth it for me. There was a time where saying that might have even got me banned around here - but don't let anyone make you think you have to own Spitfire to be a competitive composer. The latter is useful for sketching ideas or laying down basic pads, and provides a quick and easy way to create tutti stabs, runs and more. I cannot speak for ProjectSam since I do not own any of their libraries I own most everything else.
I would personally never, ever recommend these half-assed products to anyone, especially with what you can get for the same price of either the Essentials or Full. In this case I would recommend you The symphonic series. If you want to be sure, that's also as good a deal as any. The staccato and spiccato 4x round robins can optionally cycle continuously or randomly. Hi, thanks for your reply.
I remember the flute having an okay legato, and the bassoon being passable, with everything else sounding just plain bad. A handy Transfer Settings feature allows easy copying of the Mixer settings across all sections — as long as they reside in the same Kontakt instance. You'll get all the Symphonic Essentials but also so much more that will help with trailers such as Damage, Evolve, some great pianos, drums, bass,Action Strikes, some great synths , and so much more. I did also get the Emotional Cello and will get the violin when it is released. The second tries a slower melodic line, but the libraries can't handle it.
The brass ensembles library really brings out each section wonderfully each have their place and unique sound they bring to the full ensemble so creating epic moments or mysterious and menacing moods is really easy to do. Attack controls the hardness or softness of the notes attack phase. But there is nothing I like about it. Now seeing that this is a five part library with the same interface, controls, and effects I will try to keep from becoming too repetitive by going over them once and then pointing out the differences across the instruments and ensembles of the symphony essentials library. Decreasing the presence of the insert reverb to just a halo in the section mics? I do not own Symphonic series products. In the secondary articulation controls we have controls for the round robins where we can set them to cycle continuously or have the first note be randomly picked and the second randomly out of the remaining recordings so that there will be no sample played repetitively with a small know next to it that says slam which adds compression to your short staccato articulations and is great for when you want those articulations to be larger than life. Do you like the sound or not, is the essentials version enough to get started? And — do you want that exoteric articulation? Symphobia is much older, but still very much loved around here; don't have it though, only own Project Sams Brass.
For more info visit our website:. During the past few weeks, enticed by the several promotions, I reconsidered the orchestral libraries I own, and the ones I could buy. As you can hear in the video. An ultra-detailed spot microphone for transient detail adds to four distinct room mixes, providing the depth and versatility to work with any composition and genre. Additional videos for this title: Symphony Essentials 101: Symphony Essentials Explored by Matt Vanacoro Video 10 of 20 for Symphony Essentials 101: Symphony Essentials Explored Symphony Essentials is loaded with solo and ensemble libraries Woodwind, Brass and String to cover almost all your orchestral needs. Using Virtual strings is all about learning the library in and out and getting the most out of it and not expecting it to knock your socks off when you play a note. Slowing the attack a bit makes the sound excellent for string pad-type passages.
They can, however, be used as smaller sections for that purpose i've been thinking about posting an example, but i never got around to do it, maybe i'll still do it after this. Symphobia contains ensembles with Brass and drums and woodwinds and choirs etc. I'll have true legato, and the added articulations of the Plus volume will cover almost everything. I've been using the symhony essentials for a long time and I'm still doubting to upgrade because I am still able to do wonderful things with the essentials. I've yet to experiment enough. It enables you to control not just the volume but the intensity of the instrument, by blending several sample layers. We just didn't want to leave you hanging.
Slide Away Legato is always a contentious subject when it comes to string libraries and we are pleased to report that it is well implemented in String Ensemble. Good enough for simple melody lines. To a certain extent, Session Horns Pro are similar: they are advertised as jazz or funky instruments, but they can work very well even in modern classical contexts. Horn 1 and Horn 2 is the same instrument but have two separate sets of recordings for each of them where Horn 1 has a more distinctive and bright tonal quality to it and Horn 2 has a more mellow quality to it. Play four notes and they split once more, into 8+8+7+7. Brass and Woodwinds have better options on the market imo, but that's highly subjective, and I only have the essentials from these two.
I could profit of the ongoing sale at Best Service only until today , and also get Emotional Cello, as Brent suggested. First up… Woodwind Solo Woodwind Solo is comprised of six solo instruments in the woodwind type of instruments a Bassoon, Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone and the Woodwind Quintet which allows you to play five woodwind soloists in one instrument. Divide and Conquer All the sections for this track were recorded in two separate A and B parts, for an implementation of True Divisi functionality. With all 60 players sounding together, the sound is lush and full, but can easily be tamed by using the clever Auto Divisi feature to reduce the size to 30, or even fewer, players. The Auto Divisi is especially well thought out and extremely welcome, as is the inclusion of both legato and portamento transitions.