Sascha Franck wrote:
the_bill_harmonics wrote:PRIZM has OUTSTANDING pop and orchestral brass, good for stabs, sections, etc.
Complete nonsense. They're mentioning their socalled "kickass" Brasstopia product in about any thread about brass samples since months, yet they're not able to deliver anything, not even a demo. Yeah, it's all "coming soon" and "oh, some unfortunate things happened" and so on. In fact it's some semi-pro (or even less than that) folks trying to catch some attention. They will *never* develop an even remotely semi-professional brass sample library.
I'd happily be proven any different.
I understand how you feel. However, you are sadly mistaken.
(*Note - the brass section - acoustic, analog and modelled - feel free to listen to the flash players that show off a small amount of what is included in the core library)
It takes a long time to create a quality sample library. Things can go wrong - and instruments have to be re-recorded.
That is exactly what happened. However, we also felt it more prudent for us to focus on our atmospheric synth, PRIZM, because of what we felt our potential customers would want more as well as competing instruments that were being introduced. Essentially, the time was right and we took advantage of it.
To date, all the people that have bought PRIZM are totally satisfied. The strings and brass are incredibly lush and symphonic. The entire library was sampled and crafted with the utmost care.
So, if we are semi-pro, then why would gearwire and many other magazines, e-zines and individuals say such excellent things about PRIZM (and we ARE being reviewed by no less than 5 publications this month alone!!!).
BRASStopia will be finished when we are done with it - and when it is, those that desire a custom brass-only instrument featuring a wide variety of acoustic, analog and modelled brass will be in brass heaven. Until then, PRIZM has an amazing and top-quality brass assortment fantastic for film, television and game scoring, as well as pop, rock, instrumentals and all other forms of musical expression.
It's a shame, Sascha, that you have to feel the need to belittle me, my partner Bill and our company because you are totally ignorant to what we do, how we do it and the results of our hard work - and labors of love.
I invite you to our website to hear the demos of PRIZM. I also invite you to watch the TV shows we shoot in high-definition, broadcast quality, edit and that air on channels such as SUN network and ESPN. Since we are so amateurish and semi-pro, executive producers of tv and film shouldn't use us - but they do. I guess we should not be scoring for games, tv and multimedia, but we do. I also guess companies like NASCAR, CITIGROUP, Price Waterhouse and even Tony Robbins, to name a few, should not have paid us to create custom production for them, but they all have.
If after you hear all that, you can say we are amateur, low-end and semi-pro, then you are entitled to your opinions.