What is the best way to stay in the loop regarding orchestra libraries?

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CarniverousSock
KVRer
3 posts since 3 Dec, 2019

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:59 am

I suspect this is a question with few easy answers.  I'm looking to expand my tool set for orchestra composition, and am having some trouble orientating myself among all the orchestra libraries out there.  I want to be knowledgeable about what's out there, to know what's good and bad, and to develop a strategy to keep on top of new products as they come out.

What strategies do you guys use to stay on top of virtual orchestra offerings and deals?  I'm happy receiving tips on which libraries are good, but I'm trying to get better at staying on top of this going forward.  How do you guys do it?

FarleyCZ
KVRian
833 posts since 26 Jun, 2008 from Czech Republic

Re: What is the best way to stay in the loop regarding orchestra libraries?

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:28 pm

I simply don't. They are too damn expansive to stay on top of it. Especially when they're hot from the owen. I've bought a big one for epic orchestra sections, few solo strings here or there if I need a violin or celo, and then turned around and went back to making electronic music with synths. Found out, if you get moderately good at sound design, you can do really sweet, warm and emotional music too and it doesn't cost you a kidney. I'd be speaking differently if music was able to pay me for the libraries, but as I am, and probably always will be, a donor to my hobby, I can't justify 350 - 500 euros almost every month. I'd love to, but I can't.

reddrake
KVRer
23 posts since 17 Jan, 2005

Re: What is the best way to stay in the loop regarding orchestra libraries?

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:53 pm

I find the best place for discussions for Sample Libraries is the Vi Control forumshttps://vi-control.net/community/:

CarniverousSock
KVRer
3 posts since 3 Dec, 2019

Re: What is the best way to stay in the loop regarding orchestra libraries?

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:20 pm

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reddrake wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:53 pm
I find the best place for discussions for Sample Libraries is the Vi Control forumshttps://vi-control.net/community/ (https://vi-control.net/community/):
Thanks for the hot tip, reddrake! I didn't know about this.

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