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Best SAX VST?

Pooyakhr
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Postby Pooyakhr; Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:46 pm Best SAX VST?

Any of you guys have a suggestion on a good sax VST with nice articulation sound? (Specifically Tenor)

Thanks,
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.maki
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Postby .maki; Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 pm Re: Best SAX VST?

If you are on windows, you can use this free Sax Vst here: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=187


have fun!
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planetearth
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Postby planetearth; Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:22 pm Re: Best SAX VST?

Pooyakhr wrote:Any of you guys have a suggestion on a good sax VST with nice articulation sound? (Specifically Tenor)

Thanks,

Paid or free?

There was a similar thread on here not more than a month or so ago; you may want to search for it.

LinPlug is shutting down (and their website is difficult to navigate), but their SaxLab is pretty authentic-sounding, if you ask me. I have it, and I'm still trying to learn the best ways to use all the articulations in it--and I used to play sax!

Even though LinPlug is shutting down, they're still selling the plug-ins, and they're offering them for $49 each, I believe. (I can't get around well enough on their damn site to find a price!) You can download a free demo, at least.

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Postby himalaya; Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:56 am Re: Best SAX VST?

The SWAM Sax.

http://www.swamengine.com/portfolio-ite ... axophones/

Best used with some kind of continuous controller.
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Lotuzia
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Postby Lotuzia; Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:36 am Re: Best SAX VST?

You could try Sample Modelling ones, then decide if they're for you ( A bit pricey but ... :shrug: )
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VELLISLAV
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Postby VELLISLAV; Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:12 pm Re: Best SAX VST?

Not sure about 'best' as description but modern authentic brass for sure can be made with Firebird ,which has its limitations but with some fx over it is irreplaceable :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnvGlKzJt94
Halonmusic
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Postby Halonmusic; Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:53 pm Re: Best SAX VST?

SaxLab :)
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Postby Ah_Dziz; Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:46 pm Re: Best SAX VST?

SWAM. It's the most realistic one out there. It takes a bit more work than a sample library as everything needs to be programmed. If you are willing to put the work into it or you have a good setup for performing your sax live (breath controller, aftertouch, pedals, etc.) you can make an amazingly lifelike sax part.
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Pooyakhr
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Postby Pooyakhr; Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:03 pm Re: Best SAX VST?

Thank you all for your suggestions. I guess I go with SWAM engine. However, on the other side, I am thinking of hiring a Sax performer to record it live.
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Northwood Mediaworks
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Postby Northwood Mediaworks; Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:54 am Re: Best SAX VST?

Pooyakhr wrote:Thank you all for your suggestions. I guess I go with SWAM engine. However, on the other side, I am thinking of hiring a Sax performer to record it live.


I've been longing for such a source since the early 1980s when I got started in all this, but still nothing can replicate a real player on a real sax.... its one of those instruments which just cant be emulated truly realistically, in my humble opinion.
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Postby wagtunes; Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:58 am Re: Best SAX VST?

Northwood Mediaworks wrote:
Pooyakhr wrote:Thank you all for your suggestions. I guess I go with SWAM engine. However, on the other side, I am thinking of hiring a Sax performer to record it live.


I've been longing for such a source since the early 1980s when I got started in all this, but still nothing can replicate a real player on a real sax.... its one of those instruments which just cant be emulated truly realistically, in my humble opinion.


For that matter, no real instrument can be "perfectly" emulated. So why don't we just not buy any emulations of any "real" instruments at all.

Sometimes this place just boggles my mind.
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Postby jancivil; Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:50 am Re: Best SAX VST?

Northwood Mediaworks wrote:
Pooyakhr wrote:Thank you all for your suggestions. I guess I go with SWAM engine. However, on the other side, I am thinking of hiring a Sax performer to record it live.


I've been longing for such a source since the early 1980s when I got started in all this, but still nothing can replicate a real player on a real sax.... its one of those instruments which just cant be emulated truly realistically, in my humble opinion.

Well, the evidence by the demos for the Sax libraries at Samplemodeling seems to bely that.
Most of us are not going to go to that extent. I will say this, I have their Mr T tenor sax (from the Kontakt days) and I have hired a professional (actually super-virtuoso) saxophonist who did something (soprano) I don't imagine anybody is going to suss with their or any other library (I actually rely on WarpIV Music's saxes, and flute and trumpets for the most part). But I have done a pretty avant-garde solo with WarpIV's soprano no one is going to ding me on not being real. So it depends.

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