Edit: gonna read your post soon, did overlap with mine, thanks in advance! The Definitive Guide for Symphony Essentials Strings, Brass, and Woodwind for Native Instruments. Edit: I just noticed that apparently the essential versions is also covering solo string sections: Personally I think, compared to Project Sam, Spitfires Albions, Cinesamples Cinesymphony Lite and all those ensemble libraries it's pretty decent to have all the solo instruments from brass and woowinds avaiable too! That's why I am curious what you mean by limited in content and playability for this price range. Brass includes Horns, Trombones, Trumpets, and Tubas. This library very got only little attention here so I decided to ask you how you feel about it. They're just not very good libraries. Now that maybe changes how well it's worth it? Listen to the demos of the East West orchestra, you can do a lot of things with that library.
But no solo strings at all. Having said that the Divisi feature of full version of Symphony Strings is one of its strong points that the essentials version won't give you and something that Audiobro is known for. They only have one sample per note for each of these articulations, meaning you'll get the same exact performance every time you play that effect on that note. A 60-piece string section recorded at Studio 22, Budapest. But why when there is so much else out there? In this review, we will be going over the new Kontakt sound library created by Native Instruments called Symphony Essentials which is a five part library with everything you need to create a beautiful symphony right in the comfort of your own studio. Orchestral, cinematic, classical, or modern.
Do you like the sound or not, is the essentials version enough to get started? Symphony Essentials is a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt produced by , , and. There's spatialization inconsistencies between the solos and ensembles. The first and the third piece are block chords and ostinato patterns, exactly what the strong points of these libraries are. There are quite a few more types of articulations to play with in the Brass solo instruments with 80 articulations spread out over the five instruments these are easily mapped to the keyboard slots in the articulations slot setup page. I would personally never, ever recommend these half-assed products to anyone, especially with what you can get for the same price of either the Essentials or Full.
Now seeing that this is a five part library with the same interface, controls, and effects I will try to keep from becoming too repetitive by going over them once and then pointing out the differences across the instruments and ensembles of the symphony essentials library. The sound quality of the Woodwind Ensembles is really great you can definitely hear that you are playing either a great soloist on their own instrument or a whole section of woodwind players. The second tries a slower melodic line, but the libraries can't handle it. It appears that only a few chimed in, and I like their answers. String Ensemble The string section of an orchestra is where feelings are made from happy to sad and everything in between if there is a feeling a string instrument can convey it to you in elaborate detail so there is now wonder why the strings section is so important in an orchestra. There's nothing faker than that.
Yes, I could read the many written details, but these latest videos have helped pull everything together nicely. I do not use it in stacks with other instruments at all. It seemed to have all the right stuff, and then it just fell apart. If you want to get started and later get other orchestral libraries, you can safely delete the Symphony Essentials except maybe percussion because you won't be using it anymore. I just see that K11+the full series for 500 bucks is an insane deal, but I need to find out if this orchestra is really worth it for me. Both of these seem to be taking Strings to another level when it comes to the ability to be more flexible with your string writing.
I totally disagree with some of the over the top comments that this library is half-assed etc. Not trying to argue against you, just want to discuss some of the more classic sounding demos I am not sure if I can spot an artifical sound of the few round robins or not, there is something a bit static in it but I don't know what it is. The sound quality of all five libraries is absolutely stunning and have had allot of effort put into them to sound like they do. Each section of the ensembles is again recorded with great attention to detail and sounds stunning and really fits into the whole Symphony essentials package. I personally really like all of the articulations you find in the Brass Solo instruments and in the Brass ensembles as they give you a lot of options in what you can do in the styles of music you can create.
Vibrato allows you to modulate the pitch and intensity of a note which can add more natural movement to your sound. I am sure someone could make some use of this library if they had to. A 36-piece woodwind section and top soloists, recorded within the unique acoustic environment of Montclair Presbyterian Church, Oakland. Please also see the and the. First up… Woodwind Solo Woodwind Solo is comprised of six solo instruments in the woodwind type of instruments a Bassoon, Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone and the Woodwind Quintet which allows you to play five woodwind soloists in one instrument. It just isn't an organic sound, for better or worse in my case it's for worse. Nothing wrong about liking that sound and taking it wherever you wanna take it.
At the center of all of the Symphonic Essentials instruments is the dynamics knob which allows you to effortlessly glide between all the recorded dynamic layers of the instruments and is pre-mapped to your Mod wheel on your keyboard playing with this knob can let you create some really expressive phrases in your music. Unfortunately I don't own any previous Komplete version so that a crossgrade would be very nice priced now. In regards to Symphobia, it's apples and Oranges. What do you think about it? Though able to offer highly realistic results, this reduced feature set is ideal for pop and electronic producers, thanks to its speed, simplicity, and reduced storage requirements. I don't know where you are with your writing and what your experience exactly is, but if you're somewhere near the start and plan to write using sample libraries, they will severely limit your composition because you won't have other samples to write for, so you'll write for what these libraries do well - block chords and arpeggiated patterns.
These were just my impressions, but I haven't heard a well done production with these libraries. There are so many good libraries that blow this out of the water. They don't even do that better than other libraries, it's just their strongest point. Once you learn one instrument, you essentially know the rest. The articulations in the Woodwind ensembles mostly have the same types of articulations except for some differences in expression types with four extra types of expression to choose from Sforzando Fast, Sforzando Slow, Swell Fast and Swell Slow. The left additional articulation controls have options for legato playing, seeing the progress of a long note on Crescendos, Decrescendos, and Swells and on staccatos we have round robins that cycle between 8 different recordings to keep the note pressed from sounding too static.