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Discussion in 'Synths / Samplers & VSTi' started by paulears, Mar 18, 2018.

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  1. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

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    I'm just about to buy this as I'm doing much more orchestral stuff and my ancient colossus and native instruments personal orchestra aren't quite good enough any longer when exposed in a less busy orchestration. Their videos on YouTube are excellent, and the blessing of instruments will be a boon for me, rather than have strict divisions between violins, violas and cellos.

    Albion seems to offer what I need, and only has a few weird things I know I won't touch. Before I shell out for it does anyone have any negatives, on the net, I can't seem to find any, which is rare. System wise, I have a fairly empty speedy drive that is the fastes on my system, I discovered. The other specs are well within what Albion needs.

    The only unknown is that in Cubase which I use, my preference will be to use instrument tracks prominently rather than rack instruments. Research suggests differences in opinion on the success of this, but currently I can have large numbers of my existing Kontakt players, NI players and stand alone samplers working at the same time with no issues. Any reason Albion will be different.
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    ablion sounds really good. the only negative i could think of is it is very stylized toward Hollywood cinema sound, so maybe not the most versatile collection? its also not cheap. but it sounds thick.

    for something that sounds a bit more 'natural' and perhaps less initially impressive, have you looked into the sonivox film score companion? i have it, and it can be had for under $100 (not sure how many euros that is). It the world class Boston Pops, orchestra, which is initially what interested me, having seen them live on independence day one year. anyway, it might satisfy your need to update your collection, be a little more versatile, for alot less money, certainly worth a look.

    i dont use cubase so, couldn't comment on that. i know junkie xl, hans zimmers partner, uses cubase, as well as UA apollo, slave pcs, and a mac PThdx, system. he has a ton of tutorials, maybe he says how he does it.





     
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    paulears Well-Known Member

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    50Gb of download later, it's up and running and I have to say it's rather nice - it's clearly great for textures and works fine within Cubase using the Kontakt player I use for other samples. Some clearly need 'playing' with volume and expression cc faders = the patch plays too quietly to be used without these,which will mean some re-ordering in the studio - but the range of sounds are neat. The samples are recorded with close mics, a Decca Tree, outriggers for the tree and ambient mics for even bigger sound and you can mix these. The close mics because essential for fast stuff, because the edges are nicely blurred on the more distant Decca tree mic setup. Reading the blurb, its valve mics in Air Lyndhurst - recorded to analogue then digitised and the quality is really good. Trouble is - there's a steep learning curve to become quick, I think.
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    glad your happy with what you got. i dont know any orchestral sets that dont have a fairly steep learning curve, and/or highly organized workflow/template. i know im at the bottom of that mountain.
     
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    paulears Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I have to learn quickly - new project came off today - so it will be great for it, but I need to get a move on.
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    nothing like a deadline to kick learning into warp drive. cheers on the new project, those strings are gonna sounds wicked!!
     
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    paulears Well-Known Member

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    I thought the simplest way to move forward was to knock up a couple of title sequences. The black and white one is a real work in progress and the other one is just some unused footage from the other.



    The expected steep learning curve is actually much easier than I thought, as all the different sounds are clustered so things are pre-mapped for you across the keyboard.
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    very nice Paul, sounds really good!!
     
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    paulears Well-Known Member

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    Another example of what I'm doing with the orchestral stuff.
     
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