How do you deal with the 600gb of space being taken up? The question is whether that is enough of an issue to warrant all the extra memory for loading second violins. It is a great product that I have put on records and will continue to use. I will continue to use both, and if you have any tips you ever want to share, please pass them on. The main failure I have had with Vienna is getting a string quartet to sound right using the Solo Strings; but that may be my fault as an arranger. Konrad Current album and more: Sonar X1d Producer. Vienna is simple to use, by the way. If I switch from orchestral to chamber to solo, etc.
Great guys on that forum but I think they got the wrong idea I was complaining about their product, when, in fact, I love Vienna. The strings start with low chords and no vibrato to create a lonely sound, and then they gradually build. I can't wait until they finish the entire library. My answer is that errors are the reason God put erase and undo buttons on recorders. A trumpet patch generally doesn't take long but a string patch will take a little time.
No disrespect to Hollywood, though. Basically, when Hollywood is good, it's great. I have the Vienna Pro Player paid and the free version of Vienna Ensemble. Do you own Vienna Ensemble Pro 5, and do you use it with Sonar? What is it about the trill performances that's lacking? I don't find Hollywood's second violins to sound different enough from 1st violins to matter; however, that does avoid the issue of phasing if the parts cross the same note or play a unison line. I have also used chamber strings as 2nd violins.
EastWest set out to capture the sound we have grown accustomed to in movies and on commercial recordings, and they succeeded. Hi Konrad: I always thought that Violins 1 and Violins 2 should sound the same. Sorry for the long post but this is the most interesting topic on the forum to me. A director asked me once if I had recorded a real orchestra. I can cheat with Vienna by using Orchestral Violins for 1st violins and Dimension Strings for 2nd violins.
You just run it normally off of your hard drive? Experiences with Hollywood Strings For background, I have all the Vienna Special Editions which cover Orchestral, Chamber, and Solo Strings with winds and percussion and a limited set of articulations for Appassionata strings. I know people will say that errors are realistic. You just need to experiment with them. I find the chamber strings a little austere and don't use them often, but there is nothing wrong with them. I have to load them one at a time and try them. It annoys me to hear the same sour note every time I press a key that is critical to the song.
This could be some fantastic and timely advice. One rock group I produce does pretty epic rock opera stuff that I orchestrate for them. I think it somehow manages various instances of Vienna, but I am not really clear about that. We are talking about strings, but the same applies to winds. Hollywood Strings Hollywood Strings Full Crack is one of the most ambitious and detailed string orchestra libraries to date.
I don't have Vienna Ensemble Pro and am ashamed to admit I don't even know the purpose of Ensemble. Hollywood is also too big a sound for some things. For example, I would score a film with Hollywood but if I were producing the Beatles, I would use Vienna for Eleanor Rigby. I'll have to give Dimension Strings another try, I didn't give them a fair shot. And the only reason they have 2 sections is to avoid phasing when you are only 2 notes of the same note, as when you start out with the same note and then to separate directions after that, as in a typical classical orchestra.
Hollywood does a keyswitch patch, but it has a limited number of articulations basically up bow, down bow, round robin, trill, and tremelo. Keeping in mind that while I am classically trained and love symphonic music, my use of orchestra is chiefly as sweetening in rock, folk, and country pop that I write. I have Vienna Dimension Strings which so far includes violins and cellos. . This is definitely what I most identify with.