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Best string library ever? from spitfireaudio.com

Postby jdhogg » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:13 pm

http://www.spitfireaudio.com/bml-sable-vol-1

:shock: the third demo sounds amazing - does that sound like a mock up?
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Re: Best string library ever? from spitfireaudio.com

Postby pboss » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:22 pm

Looks like it's about $1085 for the package, with the early adopter discount for three volumes. (converting pounds to dollars).
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Re: Best string library ever? from spitfireaudio.com

Postby jdhogg » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:22 am

They have added another demo its the 4th one I was amazed by - bredon dusk.
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Postby cardell » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:27 am

Wow, that sounds very impressive! :shock:

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Re: Best string library ever? from spitfireaudio.com

Postby pboss » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:07 am

The Youtube walkthrough video I heard sounded great, too. They describe on their site recording with: "7 mic positions, recorded at 96k through vintage valve and ribbon mics to tape through Neve premaps and Prism convertors, and presented at 48k, 24bit in Kontakt format, and additionally three extremely useful ‘mixed’ versions presented in Stereo and 5.1 Surround"

- I'm wondering how that compares to how HS or LASS was recorded - I haven't researched the recording specs for those. Does anyone here know?
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Re: Best string library ever? from spitfireaudio.com

Postby kclements » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:17 am

I love Spitfire Audio - there products are fantastic. And Sable is on my to buy list.

But I still Absolutely love LASS!

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Re: Best string library ever? from spitfireaudio.com

Postby fusilierb » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:48 am

Those do sound really nice. Does anyone here have this yet?
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Re: Best string library ever? from spitfireaudio.com

Postby Cruciform » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:54 am

Don't have it but I will be getting Iceni and HZ Percussion. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best string library ever? from spitfireaudio.com

Postby matto » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:24 am

That demo sounds very nice to be sure, but to my ears the demos for 8Dio's Adagio Cellos sound more real and impressive, especially "Giulia" and "Abandon".

http://8dio.com/?btp_product=adagio-cellos-vol-1

"Brendon Dusk" relies on special articulations (trills) a lot and those have a tendency to sound really dazzling, but when I listen to the actual bread and butter legato lines in the demo, I don't find them as convincing or expressive as the best 8Dio demos (which btw use Cellos and Violins only since the rest of the section hasn't been released yet). The really high violin lines also don't sound as real to me as LASS...

So I would say no to "best ever" but it is definitely a worthy contender and another great option.

I do not know the exact recording specs for other libraries but I know they all use high quality gear...I've found that there are a lot of factors that contribute far more to the realism of a string mock-up than recording chain one-upmanship...(no offense to Spitfire who obviously make impressive products).

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Re: Best string library ever? from spitfireaudio.com

Postby Kolstad » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:25 am

Yeah, their stuff has caught my eyes. Wonder which library to get first from them?
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