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by Blakus; Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:29 am
I'm a massive LASS fan personally, because of the massive flexibility. Can mix and match ensemble sizes. I have heard nothing but good things about Cinematic Strings 2 though and it is pretty awesome for the price.
by synchronizer; Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:09 am
Here's a work in progress (not much mixing done yet) with Kirk Hunter Diamond Strings.
Most people seem to dislike them. So, I basically need a good lead and pad that can play at varying speeds. (I use a lot of swells at some points and staccatos at others. Cinematic Strings 2.0 has fewer articulations than does Diamond, but I assume that the sound and playability would compensate.)
I don't actually have orchestral percussion/woodwinds/brass other than: Battery 3 orchestral sound pack/Diamond Orchestra/Kirk Hunter Brass II (not very good for my style really).
So...I'll need the other two eventually as well. Ideally I'd purchase Cinebrass and Cinewoods, but those would be additional expenditures that I cannot make within a short period of time.
by Echoes in the Attic; Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:06 pm
Note also that Synful Orchestra is 50% off for anyone in school. It's not quite as realistic of a sound (since it's mainly physical modelling and some sampling), however the expression is much more realistic than sample based orchestras. And it uses nospace. It also has all articulations and if you hit 'delay for expression' it puts a 1 second delay to analyze the notes played to make the transitions more realistic. Sounds quite amazing in terms of expression when you add this (and then offset your track by a second in your DAW).
by Echoes in the Attic; Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:22 pm
synchronizer wrote:I have Kirk Hunter Diamond, and no, I don't think that the cellos, violas, and basses meet my standards. The violins are okay.
Sure but I was talking about KH Concert Strings II. Is this not a significant improvement over diamond?
by Cruciform; Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:01 am
I have KH Concert Strings 2 and I use it for adding depth to arrangements that primarily rely on EWQLSO strings. I can't get Concert Strings 2 to sound great on their own. The exception are the spicc violins which do sound good.
I'm at a point of deciding between HS Gold and Cinematic Strings 2.
by soundpalace; Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:55 am
I've been listening to the Cinematic Strings 2 demos on their site and it's an incredible sound which I just have to have.
Though at almost $500, how does a more complete library like EWQL Gold compare? Or the similarly priced LASS Lite? Another choice is EWQL Hollywood Strings, but it's hard to know how these compare without trying them.
by synchronizer; Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:47 am
I wouldn't purchase East West products because the samples are recorded wet. As for LASS, I haven't tried it, but from what i can tell it's very good, but because it has a different sort of sound.
In case you're curious, I decided to purchase VSL Solo Strings since I lacked any real "good ones". I don't regret my purchase.
by Per Lichtman; Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:36 pm