Synful Orchestra - wow!

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Yossarian
KVRian
1238 posts since 10 May, 2002 from Sweden

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:48 am

www.synful.com

The demos are amazing – and this thing only takes up 75 MB (the orchestra just 32 MB)! :-o :shock:

Off to download the trial version now. 8)

/Yoss

munchkin
KVRAF
2336 posts since 13 Oct, 2002 from Terra Firma

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:11 am

It sounds very good but there is still something not quite right IMO. Maybe it's the quality of the sounds rather than the programming. The strings sound a bit artificial/electronic especially in the Rites Of Spring passage. And the brass in Fanfare For the Common Man sounds like it's from some analogue synth or sf2 - very poor IMO. The articulations are very good though. Which is what this synth is about I suppose.

I prefer the EWQLSO silver/gold myself. And at $479 I'd expect more polished sounds reaching just beneath the quality of EWQLSO Gold and VSL Opus 1. Nice idea though and hopefully it will be developed into something a bit more polished sound wise.

chagzuki
KVRAF
1952 posts since 26 Mar, 2002 from london

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:19 am

Blimey, this is really a curiosity. The beethoven does sound incredible.
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chagzuki
KVRAF
1952 posts since 26 Mar, 2002 from london

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:20 am

I think this is designed for solo instruments really. Could work well in conjunction with a library like Gold.
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Yossarian
KVRian
1238 posts since 10 May, 2002 from Sweden

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:23 am

chagzuki wrote:I think this is designed for solo instruments really. Could work well in conjection with a library like Gold.
That's exactly what I'm thinking too. The brass does seem a bit less impressive than the rest but the strings and woodwinds are fantastic. :love:

/Yoss

chagzuki
KVRAF
1952 posts since 26 Mar, 2002 from london

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:24 am

And brass in libraries is usually the most convincing element, so they're already covered.
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Yossarian
KVRian
1238 posts since 10 May, 2002 from Sweden

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:28 am

A collection of expressive solo orchestral instruments that doesn’t require you to buy a new hard drive – what a concept! :-o :hihi:

/Yoss

M'Snah
KVRAF
3347 posts since 8 Nov, 2003 from Amsterdam

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 5:01 am

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Yossarian
KVRian
1238 posts since 10 May, 2002 from Sweden

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 5:03 am

HansM wrote:
... A new hard drive is only $50 ... :wink:

--HansM
I was referring to space, not cost. :wink:

/Yoss

ObsoleteAcc99
Banned
22486 posts since 5 Sep, 2001

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 5:45 am

hmm i liked the beethoven and fanfare demos (alot), but thought Rite of Spring and HariHara sucked. regardless, it's VERY pricey plug! :-o

Draagen
KVRer
29 posts since 21 Aug, 2004

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 5:52 am

:-o

These demos are impressive taken for granted its non-sampled modelling. Very, very impressed. The world of physical modelling certainly holds potential and its just waiting be unleashed. This is a step in the right direction and pretty amazing one too.

DevonB
KVRAF
7750 posts since 24 Feb, 2003 from Earth, USA

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 6:15 am

Hmmm.... not bad. Scared to the the CPU load though. The demo will have to wait probably until tomorrow for me though, considering today is Christmas. :)

Curious to see how much work it is to just what they did get. It does sound synthetic in some spots though.

Devon
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Sicklecell666
Banned
6127 posts since 1 Apr, 2004 from Et in Arcadia Ego

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 6:18 am

what a doo-doo brown GUI..

bleh..

munchkin
KVRAF
2336 posts since 13 Oct, 2002 from Terra Firma

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 6:39 am

Yes it does sound synthetic to me also. I hope they are able to improve on the sound. It's a very good idea that needs some refinement in the sound department. If they've developed it this far that shouldn't prove too much of a problem.

Draagen
KVRer
29 posts since 21 Aug, 2004

Post Sat Dec 25, 2004 7:18 am

I just gave it a second listening and I am really, really impressed with it. I have done orchestral stuff for many years and I really believe this is a huge step. Its gonna blend very fine with orchestral libraries such as QLSO and others.

The Beethoven solo violins are just as good as anything else (conventially sampled) out there and I actually find them more expressive.

This is amazing!

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