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  • Symph. Cube Strings vs. Pro-edition (Big step up) ?

    This Strings of the Pro-edition were the only reason I did not go ahead with the Pro-Edition, I find the strings in the Pro-edition need more improvement, to sound more realistic. Instead I purchased the Horizon series "Chamber Stirings", and "Solo Strings" .

    I am hoping that the Next Generation Strings that will be in the "Symphonic Cube", will do just that ! Will be more dynamic, better timbre, more detail, more warmth, and with a singing character, more expressive power, ...etc.

    This is a critical topic, and hopefuly users of the Pro-edition will understand my point, I just think that the Strings in the Pro-edition need to be improved, they just sounded a bit on the cold, rigid side, and sometimes a bit fake/sampled to my ears. when compared with real strings.

    Strings are one of the most critical sections of the orchestra, so, I am being critical as well, I am looking forward to hearing the Strings offered in the Symphonic Cube. Hopefully they will earn their respect, and become the world's best sounding sampled strings library money can buy. A big step up from the Pro-Edition Strings.

    Good Times Ahead

    [:D]

  • I agree. that's where I was posting about the sound of the strings. F.ex. the EWQL strings have much more timbre, warmth...
    VSL did a great job - hopefully they have improved those strings (Violins, Violas, Celli) so they don't sound that static and lifeless anymore [:D]
    ... HOPEFULLY [:)]

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    @muziksculp said:

    This Strings of the Pro-edition were the only reason I did not go ahead with the Pro-Edition, I find the strings in the Pro-edition need more improvement, to sound more realistic. Instead I purchased the Horizon series "Chamber Stirings", and "Solo Strings" .

    I am hoping that the Next Generation Strings that will be in the "Symphonic Cube", will do just that ! Will be more dynamic, better timbre, more detail, more warmth, and with a singing character, more expressive power, ...etc.

    This is a critical topic, and hopefuly users of the Pro-edition will understand my point, I just think that the Strings in the Pro-edition need to be improved, they just sounded a bit on the cold, rigid side, and sometimes a bit fake/sampled to my ears. when compared with real strings.

    Strings are one of the most critical sections of the orchestra, so, I am being critical as well, I am looking forward to hearing the Strings offered in the Symphonic Cube. Hopefully they will earn their respect, and become the world's best sounding sampled strings library money can buy. A big step up from the Pro-Edition Strings.

    Good Times Ahead

    [:D]



    Hey! Why when I said the exact same thing about how the strings lacking warmth I got Italian tomatoes, French eggs, Canadian snowballs, American rocks, German Sausages and Russian Vodka bottles thrown all over me??? [8o|]

  • Guy,

    Lob them over at me. I feel the same way.

    Probably the only reason I would upgrade from my PE, Epic Ho, Chamber strgs, French Oboe, etc would be if there is a 'marked' improvement in the string section.

    This, to me is the most important improvement I need in my studio.


    Rob

  • I have VSL and EWQLSO and the strings just aren't very good in either of them...well they are good when compared to other strings in libs but obviously pale in comparison to the real thing. Strings are the section I care about the most and so far they are the most unrealistic section in libs sadly. The only solution I see is for them to get TJ again and do an Epic Strings.

  • If ever strings come to life, watch out live orchestras!!!