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  • Hi all
    I opened this thread with a question
    Things have changed and since I'm able to discover the Dimension Library and give answers to myself.  Further, I don't want to favour one VSL product against another. So I suggest closing this thread

    My question and all demos triggered a lot of reactions here.
    There were lots of constructive and positive posts but also some aggressive or provocative ones.
    Those latter feedbacks show me that their users "are in love" with their VSL product. Fine!
    A request from my side: Try to accept that other users are in love with other products and that they made other experiences with products than you... ;-)

    So let us finally celebrate VSL and all their fantastic products which are giving us so many hours of joy and pleasure.

    And thank you very much for your time and efforts.

    Beat


    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/
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    @MassMover said:

    So here's the idea: 25 users (at least) of the DS library collaborate in programming 1 piece of orchestral music. Tempo will be designated. Each user will do only one single instrument of te DS lib according to his individual taste. Result will be exported into a standard midi file, also the VI Pro matrix/performance will be saved. All individual tracks will be collected by one user who will put them together in his DAW setup and apply any kind of reverb.

    I would be in.

    [Y] Open a new thread and offer all the important things to start the experiment.

    Offer a midifile and an address where we can send our results.

    Beat


    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/
  • I will do that in a couple of days.


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    @Beat Kaufmann said:

    Hi all
    I opened this thread with a question
    Things have changed and since I'm able to discover the Dimension Library and give answers to myself.  Further, I don't want to favour one VSL product against another. So I suggest closing this thread

    My question and all demos triggered a lot of reactions here.
    There were lots of constructive and positive posts but also some aggressive or provocative ones.
    Those latter feedbacks show me that their users "are in love" with their VSL product. Fine!
    A request from my side: Try to accept that other users are in love with other products and that they made other experiences with products than you... 😉

    So let us finally celebrate VSL and all their fantastic products which are giving us so many hours of joy and pleasure.

    And thank you very much for your time and efforts.

    Beat

    words words words but obviously no demo.


  • We'll have to decide on a piece for the Dimension Orchestra! Maybe we could include Dim Brass as well...


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    @Sam Harris said:

    words words words but obviously no demo.

    Hi Sam

    Welcome in the World of VSL.

    I couldn't understand your first post because I never thought that a first post can be so arrogant. Now I got the confirmation.

    Though I asked for a demo - nobody did a biger demo than me:



    If you want to have some more VSL-demos, vist this page: http://www.beat-kaufmann.com/demos/index.php

    So I mean your two posts against me are far away from being fair. I'm keen on your performance here in the forum, my dear.

    I hope to get more than copy and paste...

    Beat


    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/
  • Just wanna say thanks to Beat for a nice demo showing the sound of the different libraries and showing some of his approach. Somebody requested it, so I've done a new thread sharing a piece with a cubase session. cheers!

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    Hi Beat,

    Just dropping by. After all these rather heavy posts just a very neutral (as possible) contribution: I have made a test with many elements of your request involved. No further commenting on this page, I prefer to leave this to other people as usual.
    As simple as that, to fulfil your wishes.

    Please follow this link to my blog and enjoy the comparison between 16 (!) tracks. There is more to come (a somewhat faster second half of the theme), so stay tuned.

    And no, not any MIR here, again: at your service Beat 😊

    [EDIT: added Chamber Strings]

    Best,

    Erik


  • Hello Erik

    I only can say: Thank you very very much!

    I will visit your Blog this weekend and carefully listen to all the examples.

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    All the best

    Beat


    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/
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    @John Melcher said:

    That's pretty amazing, since the MIDI specification was published in 1983.
    ...

    Hi Mr. Detective

    OK, you are right, nevertheless I bought my first Roland Synthesizer in 1975. It was an SH-7 (which came on the market in 1973) and of course it was controlled by Voltage (CV).

    Of course I only wanted to say that I'm an "old hand" in the synthetic sound and sample world.

    Give us a link for listening to your "much-more-realistic-orchestra", please. So we have at least one demo even if it is not quite the one I like to have.

    Beat

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. 😊

    The piece I referred to (which isn't quite finished) is here:

    https://soundcloud.com/bkkjohn/monsters

    It's scored for 48 strings (12-12-10-8-6) and percussion (VSL Percussion). It uses a lot of quarter-tones.

    I realize that ultra-realism in unison lines is the primary selling point for most users, but for me it's being able to have extreme divisi without phasing artifacts, at those times when the same note is played by 2,3 or more players.

    John

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    @John Melcher said:

    ...It's scored for 48 strings (12-12-10-8-6) and percussion (VSL Percussion). It uses a lot of quarter-tones.

    Hi John

    This piece sounds great. All these strings (divisi) sound like a new instrument and the "stringy" sound of the DS supports the monster-horror-feeling in a good way.

    And I totally agree: The DS Library is perfect for this task.

    Thanks for sharing this example.

    I wish you a lot energy for bringing this monsterpiece to a happy end.

    All the best

    Beat


    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/
  • @nektarios - Why do you not want MIR Pro 24? I can understand you may want an unlimited MIR at a lower price, and I don't like having to pay about $350 or more to upgrade to MIR full when I only need a couple more channels of MIR, but MIR 24 works in a lot of situations. Of course DS has 25 instruments. :(

    if you have Vienna Suite you can use that for everything else. 

    Anyway, an old thread, but I thought it was a curious statement. 


    Regards, Steve Steele https://www.stevesteele.com
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    @thenightwatch said:

    Why do you not want MIR Pro 24?

    Is this question for me?

    Beat


    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/
  • Sorry Beat. That was meant for nektarios. Let me edit that. 


    Regards, Steve Steele https://www.stevesteele.com
  • @thenightwatch I am seriously considering MIR 24. I am currently evaluating MIR PRO (few days left in the eval period), and so far I like it. I know it's gonna happen fairly soon: I will reach this limit of 24 and here comes more $$$ [:)]


  • @nektarios Gotcha. Yeah, I'm at that point now where I need more MIR channels and am not sure what I'm going to do. Vienna Suite is holding me off for now.


    Regards, Steve Steele https://www.stevesteele.com
  • Sadly I don't own Vienna Suite, but I do have other reverbs and mixing plugins. Dimension Strings is the first thing that came to my mind when it comes to MIR (limit will be reached quickly). I may just go ahead with it. We'll see. I think $1000+ for a reverb is just too much. But again, you could argue, it's not only a reverb and it's the best you can get... [:)]


  • You could also hold out until you save up for MIR Pro by grouping instruments together.  Group the DS instruments in pairs with one panned to the left and the other to the right, then put those through MIR.  Group a solo flute into the same track as the flute ensemble with the solo panned center and a narrower stereo field, etc.  I had to do that for a while when I was still using 24.


  • My plan is to use MIRx and MIR Pro 24 together. DS needs thirty-two spaces, so I still need MIRx. I only bought MP24 a few days ago, but so far the combination is working well. The extra flexibility is the main reason I bought MP24, but I don't need it for the entire orchestra, as I find the MIRx settings are satisfactory for many instruments. I love the smaller Konzerthaus venues, but I probably wouldn't put a full orchestra in those, so I find MP24 is enough for those.