Why is every second sample set being called a library?

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Zombie Queen
KVRAF
4543 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:07 pm

It is quite common, you see a new piano library, you check it out and it turns out to be a single piano. It seems stupid choice of wording to me. I mean, you sample a set of frying pans, you get a frying pan library, you sample a single frying pan and you get a sample set or an instrument, right? Maybe it's because I'm not a native English writer... It it because 'library' sounds more noble and serious. Or is it just me, who finds it somewhat annoying.

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morelia
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4374 posts since 16 May, 2002 from Brisbane , Australia

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:26 pm

Can I add Producer to this list?
My Music >>> °morelia ° Intel Core i7 8700K, 16gb, Windows 10 Pro, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6

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Zombie Queen
KVRAF
4543 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:39 pm

What if it's a 'producer of libraries'?

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morelia
KVRAF
4374 posts since 16 May, 2002 from Brisbane , Australia

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:06 pm

My cat is a Producer.
My Music >>> °morelia ° Intel Core i7 8700K, 16gb, Windows 10 Pro, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5397 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:20 pm

f**king, 'DAW'. It's a sequencer.

nordickvr
KVRian
1010 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:28 pm

Ok, but what’s up if one launchs a set of sampled books?
Closing, opening, page turned, burned for special fx/sound design.
3RR/page.
One of the book untitle “The Producer, journey within creativity mayem”.

lobanov
KVRist
330 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:48 pm

They think: Because two SAMPLES form a (very) small LIBRARY. If there are more samples than two it's more a library. It's a library of samples. Library of files. Every digital library is inherently a collection of files (books, songs, photos, videos etc.) on the disk. Sample library looks the same way. Therefore, it's a library.

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jancivil
KVRAF
17545 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:36 am

pretty much just that, yes

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Zombie Queen
KVRAF
4543 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:58 am

"Sample library", I stand calm and corrected. However, when I find a "frying pan library", I expect multiple puns.

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KVRist
389 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:54 pm

Multiple perspectives, multiple layers, round robins per layer. Thousands and thousands of files that can be turned on or off depending on the configuration. I say "library" is appropriate. I would also go with set, kit, or system. The word "sample" to describe the entire package would not do it justice.

I do want to hear that frying pan library. Nice reverb and an LFO, and you might have something there. But please, make sure the mod wheel works.

AnX
KVRAF
3939 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Why is every second sample set being called a library?

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:01 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:20 pm
f**king, 'DAW'. It's a sequencer.

and a host, and mixing desk....

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