Orchestral Library Advice (Berlin Inspire, VSL, Inspire)

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frank1985
KVRist
283 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:17 am

I'm currently looking at three libraries - VSL Special Edition Bundle, Aaron Venture's Infinite series, and Berlin Inspire 1&2. At this minute i'm leaning towards the latter.

I understand part of the appeal of Inspire and the Infinite is that they sound good out of the box - but how flexible are they in terms of combining with other libs, or simply overlaying individual instruments with a techno/rock track for example? Perhaps for this I’d be better off with something like VSL...but then that may be a little too dry for my liking. Ideally I would like a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario where I can compose traditionally in one space (for when i don't want to mix too extensively), but also have the added flexibility of mixing and matching various sources in my own virtual space. What would you guys advise? There is the option of buying two libs to cover both approaches, but i would like to stick to one library if possible.
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frank1985
KVRist
283 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Re: Orchestral Library Advice (Berlin Inspire, VSL, Inspire)

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:17 pm

Anyone have some advice for me?

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Benedict
KVRAF
3141 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Orchestral Library Advice (Berlin Inspire, VSL, Inspire)

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:47 pm

I got The Orchestra and have used it on a few things but my frustrations are that it is (like most samples) too 'set in stone' to be as versatile as I would like.

https://youtu.be/p2TGmyz3NaU

This would indicate to me that for samples, the more complete & detailed the set is the better. I would focus on a set that didn't come with an agenda like "Strings of Game of Drones Vol 6 - The Grand Hall on 6th Rue Boredom Prague sud Kent" but more of an open tool for real orchestrators. I am not sure if buying the cheap sets is the best way here as I think it sees you buying more too soon.

https://youtu.be/cBR1P-eatXU

Dry is good in this sense as that way you have more control over how you place the sounds in tone and the "room". I turned the verb off in The Orchestra but am sometimes still stuck with a sound that is funny - like that clarinet around 1:00. I used to shy away from Orkester in Reason but in reality, if I create the space the performance occurs in (usually jam em all thru one Bus with secret sauce - it's no secret I just don't recall having a vid that shows it) it is as useful as anything else I have used.

Honestly tho I find I am often using synths to back or even replace the samples as they are more "real" to me.

:-)

koalaboy
KVRAF
1826 posts since 18 Mar, 2006 from Plymouth, UK

Re: Orchestral Library Advice (Berlin Inspire, VSL, Inspire)

Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:05 am

There's also https://www.audioimperia.com/products/nucleus

It's also one of many similar topics discussed elsewhere: https://vi-control.net/community/thread ... ary.87143/ for example

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