At 12/26/12 09:46 AM, MaxedMusicArts wrote:
At 12/26/12 03:23 AM, deadlyfishes wrote:
LA Scoring Strings v2.0 is great! I also use it with EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum plus. They sound great together, but LASS is pretty pricey, you might get your money's worth if you get EWQL Symphonic Orchestra, if money is sort of tight.Why does everyone like LASS so much O.o ? They sound like crap in my opinion.
I think this is a pretty good example here of something where I use both LASS, EWQL SO, and even 8dio Adagio Violins:
Also E/W Libraries are way to big, expensive, and Power consuming for the beginning. I dont have the necessary System for that to work properly.
LASS only sounds good if you understand how to properly orchestrate string parts. Also, you'll have to know how to tweak the settings to get a realistic sound.
Most people that are just starting out think libraries like this sound like crap because they require a lot of attention to detail, and actual orchestration chops.
It's not load-and-go. You can't really just load up violins and start plugging away at chords, you'll have to either do it by individual violin sections or divisi. LASS is the only strings library with a true divisi sound, example they have Violin I: A, B, C, D, and First chair players for each section, also they have these with each articulation.
Yeah, I agree they might sound horrible to those with less experience with virtual instruments, engineering and a strong understanding in orchestration techniques and basics.
If you're looking for something that's good for beginners you might want to check out Project SAM Symphobia. Big sound, easy to use, just load and start sequencing with no hassles.
In this project I used Symphobia for the legato strings:
You can just get Sibelius/Finale, notate your string parts and use real live players:
There are also some companies out there who will take your sheet music and record it and send it to you. All done online. Can be less costly than booking a recording studio and hiring players.
Pros: Best thing you'll get without real players
Cons: Price is EXTREMELY expensive for really good libraries.
If you are interested in doing this stuff professionally, a good investment would be a better computer to run something like EWQL. I usually run EWQL alongside several Kontakt 5 instances. Sometimes it can take the power of several machines to have even more.