Good budget Orchestra sounds?

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hotmitts
KVRian
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644 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from UK, Polegate

Post Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:00 am

So many orchestra libraries to choose from nowadays. I have the free ones, Project Sam with Kontakt player, and the Spitfire BBC library. Oh and the handy little free Sonatina vst which makes a good sketchpad.
They're good, I'm just wondering if I can do better or not, with a small budget and no full Kontakt ?

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Saffran
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730 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Post Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:42 am

This sounds nice and are tweakable.
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hotmitts
KVRian
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644 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from UK, Polegate

Post Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:06 pm

Saffran wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:42 am This sounds nice and are tweakable.
viewtopic.php?t=573223
Thanks Saffran I'll check 'em out

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cdbaksu
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57 posts since 25 Jan, 2021

Post Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:53 pm

What's a small budget? Perhaps getting the Core update to BBCSO Discovery (usually at around 200 EUR when on sale) might fit.

There aren't very many 'cheap' orchestras like: Areia Lite, https://www.audioimperia.com/products/a ... akt-player that in my opinion I would not get, but instead save for the BBCSO Core upgrade. It's just that good.

But whatever you do, don't get orchestral libraries at full price. They are very frequently on sale.

hotmitts
KVRian
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644 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from UK, Polegate

Post Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:33 am

cdbaksu wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:53 pm What's a small budget? Perhaps getting the Core update to BBCSO Discovery (usually at around 200 EUR when on sale) might fit.

There aren't very many 'cheap' orchestras like: Areia Lite, https://www.audioimperia.com/products/a ... akt-player that in my opinion I would not get, but instead save for the BBCSO Core upgrade. It's just that good.

But whatever you do, don't get orchestral libraries at full price. They are very frequently on sale.
Thaks cdbaksu , sounds like BBCSO Core is one to save up for.

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syntonica
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1383 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:36 pm

You can find decent ones for under $100US. Check out Miroslav Philharmonik from IKMulti, the one from Garritan and the one from UVI. Some oddball instruments as well as some articulations may be missing.

Be sure to look at the instrument lists and listen well, and wait for a sale. Each of the above has a particular sound to it,

mixyguy2
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411 posts since 2 Mar, 2018

Post Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:17 pm

syntonica wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:36 pm You can find decent ones for under $100US. Check out Miroslav Philharmonik from IKMulti, the one from Garritan
Don't know that I'd recommend either frankly, esp Garritan, which was one of the better offerings years ago but time has passed it by. If the OP is looking for quality but inexpensive, I would take Amadeus over either of those ($149). Check the online demos...someone else turned me on to this and I was surprised how good it sounds, and it's more full-featured than anything mentioned so far, including BBCSO, which is a memory hog and has no string solo instruments or any ensembles. Some are high on Audio Imperia's Nucleus also, which can be had for abour $250 on sale.

For free, check out Palette and VSCO's offerings. Of course all this depends on how much functionality you need too.

hotmitts
KVRian
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644 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from UK, Polegate

Post Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:42 am

Thanks for the tips

Examigan
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6847 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:02 am

Anthology Orchestra Instrument for Concerto is free now through Roland Cloud. It's not like Spitfire Audio super high-end sounds, but you may like it. :)
https://www.roland.com/us/products/rc_a ... orchestra/

hotmitts
KVRian
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644 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from UK, Polegate

Post Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:53 am

Palette and Amadeus appear to require full Kontakt BTW- not familiar with how Roland cloud works-will check , thank you

Examigan
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6847 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:26 pm

It should work OK with the free Roland Cloud account, so you'd need to sign up for that. Then after installing the Roland Cloud Manager, on the left side click where it says "Software", then at the top-right click on where it says "Discontinued".

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BBFG#
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6752 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:55 pm

Examigan wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:26 pm It should work OK with the free Roland Cloud account, so you'd need to sign up for that. Then after installing the Roland Cloud Manager, on the left side click where it says "Software", then at the top-right click on where it says "Discontinued".
RCM.jpg
Worth exploring for me. Do these run independently or do they need the 'Concerto' host plugin?
Which I'm not seeing anywhere as I did before in my free account. (Just the discontinued banks/packs.)

Examigan
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6847 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:07 pm

BBFG# wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:55 pm
Examigan wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:26 pm It should work OK with the free Roland Cloud account, so you'd need to sign up for that. Then after installing the Roland Cloud Manager, on the left side click where it says "Software", then at the top-right click on where it says "Discontinued".
RCM.jpg
Worth exploring for me. Do these run independently or do they need the 'Concerto' host plugin?
Which I'm not seeing anywhere as I did before in my free account. (Just the discontinued banks/packs.)
When you install the 4 Orchestral soundsets (or even just one of them) it has Concerto included. It is required.
You can see I loaded some various soundsets in this screenshot and they show up on the left side where you can set them to different MIDI channels, or layer them on the same channel.

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mixyguy2
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411 posts since 2 Mar, 2018

Post Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:12 pm

hotmitts wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:53 am Palette and Amadeus appear to require full Kontakt BTW- not familiar with how Roland cloud works-will check , thank you
? Amadeus works in the free version of Kontakt ("Kontakt Player").

hotmitts
KVRian
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644 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from UK, Polegate

Post Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:33 am

mixyguy2 wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:12 pm
hotmitts wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:53 am Palette and Amadeus appear to require full Kontakt BTW- not familiar with how Roland cloud works-will check , thank you
? Amadeus works in the free version of Kontakt ("Kontakt Player").
You're right , apologies I got muddled

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