Hey guys, what’s the world on the street as far as sample library discounts? Just got an e-mail from Soniccouture, they are selling everything 40% off this week. I’ll probably pick up their broken Wurli because I always thought it sounded particularly spectacular. I’ve also noticed Hollywood Strings/Hollywood brass have been on sale for $500 each, which seems pretty low to me. I don’t know if that’s a special or new pricing. sampletekk also has a 50% sale going on right now. Already missed a few black Friday sales. Anyone else know of any good deals? I think it’s time to buy myself some Christmas presents.
I have to say that puzzle looks like a pain in the ass.
So what is it a picture of, an ice castle?
It might be hard to judge composers from most of the work sold here, because most of it isn’t necessarily the kind of work you would find in a score…scoring is a little different, as it’s writing music in response to something or to enhance something rather than writing a catchy tune, and there’s a finer level of subtlety. Still, there are tons of people here who are likely capable of it…it just might be hard to find the one you need. It might help a little if you explained what kind of score you were looking for. A traditional orchestral score, ambient, modern/electronic, upbeat, ect, as there are some really fine people here who excel in these different categories, and all of these can be made to sound inspiring.
Well said Patrick; whenever I hear a choir these days I feel my eyes roll a little, as they seem to be an occasional part of the Percussion+Percussion+Horns+Staccato Strings EPIC formula. Not to say that they can’t be well used (the Williams example is a good one) but more often than not they are being thrown in to achieve a bigger sound cheaply and quickly…which is fine, but I feel like more composers could be using the full orchestral palette to achieve the same thing (Holst’s Mars?)...but then of course, you wouldn’t end up with the characteristic 2 Steps From Hell Sound sound everyone is lusting after these days.
I don’t really own too many choir patches but if I was in the market I might consider Cinesamples Voxos? Their stuff is usually pretty good.
Good job Mat! Always good to add some big-name clients to the old resume. And now that you’ve been named in the comments, you are probably good for a few hundred thousand views of exposure.
Like everything else, it probably depends on the reviewer? I had some reference to John Williams removed on one track, but another track has references to five composers – although those guys are long dead and in the public domain.
I think the approval time right now is around 8-10 days, and sometimes they will hold items for maybe up to 5 days? Probably nothing to worry about – in my experience they are just asking for a second opinion, and it’s usually on whether or not they should approve it or soft-reject.
I don’t know about the best, but I can tell you that Sonar’s is increasingly a pain, especially since X2 came out. I get the feeling that DIGITAL PERFORMER probably has a nice piano roll/midi sequencing. The best DAW is the one you like!