VSTi - Orchestra

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by James_Jonasson, May 27, 2005.

  1. Do any of you have experience with Garritan Personal Orchestra or MOTU Symphonic Instrument? I was just about set to go with Garritan when MOTU's product came out. MOTU's product seems to have a larger sample library, but it isn't listed under their products on the MOTU website, which makes me nervous about support (Garritan is supposed to have extraordinary support).

    Any thoughts?
  2. loodvig

    loodvig Guest

    Hi! MOTU website will be updated soon! You can listen to some demos on the french site:

    The lead violin on "Calm Field" is a real violin
  3. Drizzt

    Drizzt Guest

    Well if you are looking for a supererb orchestra look into EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra. It comes in Silver, Gold and Platinum Flavors. A really great product.
  4. loodvig

    loodvig Guest

    Yes! I use a lot Symphonic Gold, it's a wonderfull collection!
    But it's more expensive:
    Symphonic Silver: 150$ for 2.4 GB
    Symphonic Gold: 500$ for 15GB
    MSI (MOTU): 300$ for 8GB
    (East West percs, and Brass Ensembles sounds too much familiar now because of the single natural reverb you have in the samples! Everybody Use it! But the soundbank is a powerfull tool!)
    East West and MOTU don't have the same sound at all. It would be interesting to have both. If you can pay 500$ take the Symphonic Gold :wink:
  5. Drizzt

    Drizzt Guest

    Too bad you made this post so late because they recently had a group buy for hte platinum which comes in at 75 GB and is normally priced at 3k but i paid 1200 for it. I also own the silver product and think that it is outstanding.
  6. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    I've had GPO for a year or so and its a good product. I also run DP and mach five so if the motu orchestra would have come out then I would have bought it instead- now I think it might be redundant for me
  7. I did look briefly at the EastWest stuff. I didn't find anything as inexpensive as $150 and I am looking for a virtual instrument to use with the samples (to be able to incorporate bowing, tremolo strings, legato, staccato, etc.). I'll go take a closer look.

    $3000 (or even $1200) is way out of my price range.

    Thank you to all for the comments and suggestions.

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