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Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 11:20:51 Reply

I know a lot of you guys do "orchestral" stuff on computer, and I was wondering what software you guys use for stuff like that? Is it just FL studio or are there others out there? I'm not too well-versed in that world, so I'd like to know!


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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 11:23:23 Reply

Sorry for the double post, but the title and the body don't make sense. This was more of a question about orchestral sounds.

Also, on some of my submissions, I used Logic. Is there something better out there that isn't $35,000?


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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 11:40:59 Reply

Logic is fine.

Orchestral music is produced by using samplers. That could mean soundfounts, that could mean kontakt packages, and that could mean its own vst engine.

There's plenty of free soundfounts out there that if used cleverly can get you a nice B grade production, but ultimately you'll need to buy some good packages to get the quality.

Popular packages include those from East West, Vienna Symphonic Library, Cine, AudioBro, Native Instruments, and Garritan. EW & VSL are usually considered the high end while Native Instruments and Garritan usually the lower end.

Among all those I'd suggest the East West Symphonic package since it covers basically all orchestral instruments and is pretty damn decent quality.

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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 11:50:36 Reply

At 7/2/12 11:40 AM, Breed wrote: Logic is fine.

I don't actually have it though, I used it in a lab. But I did like it.

Popular packages include those from East West, Vienna Symphonic Library, Cine, AudioBro, Native Instruments, and Garritan. EW & VSL are usually considered the high end while Native Instruments and Garritan usually the lower end.

VSL is sweet as hell, but it's mad expensive. I have the Kontakt 5 player, so I guess Session Strings are the higher-end string effects for that?

Among all those I'd suggest the East West Symphonic package since it covers basically all orchestral instruments and is pretty damn decent quality.

And where can I acquire such a package?


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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 12:28:43 Reply

I'd suggest you give a try at DSK music, I particulary like Virtuoso and Overture, they are little bit bugged, but the sound quality is there (I'd say B+ grade ;P). Another sownside is that it is limited to 30-40 instrument. AkoustiK GuitarZ is great too!

Also Cellofan is a great cello (some people say that it's even better than east-west's one!)


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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 12:58:00 Reply

At 7/2/12 11:50 AM, Twone wrote:
Among all those I'd suggest the East West Symphonic package since it covers basically all orchestral instruments and is pretty damn decent quality.
And where can I acquire such a package?

Dude search it in google. Takes like 3 seconds to find.

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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 13:03:31 Reply

At 7/2/12 11:50 AM, Twone wrote: And where can I acquire such a package?

Kontakt 5 and a lot of its instrument sample packs are on a 50% sale at the moment.

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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 13:07:24 Reply

Oh and @OP

There's a lot to it other than just good samples. Here's some chunky info about that.

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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 13:31:00 Reply

At 7/2/12 12:58 PM, Breed wrote: Dude search it in google. Takes like 3 seconds to find.

Didn't feel like it. :P

Oh, and I've definitely read through that thread of yours before! Definitely a good thing for the audio community.


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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 14:44:52 Reply

At 7/2/12 01:31 PM, Twone wrote:
At 7/2/12 12:58 PM, Breed wrote: Dude search it in google. Takes like 3 seconds to find.
Didn't feel like it. :P

Lazy butt.

Also here's some wicked freebies.

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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-02 21:48:48 Reply

At 7/2/12 06:56 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote: Haha since when is Logic $35000??

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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-03 05:20:09 Reply

Logic is easy to pick up as it functions mostly similar to Garageband. Recently I have learned to use Digital Performer specifically for orchestral scoring, too. Once you get a hand on it, it is quite a good tool, but the eLicenser for Vienna Ensemble is a huge pain.

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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-03 06:15:48 Reply

Fl studio is easily capable of orchestral music as well though


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Response to Synths/ programs 2012-07-03 09:32:20 Reply

At 7/2/12 06:56 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote: Haha since when is Logic $35000??

I was referring to Vienna Symphonic Library


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