I heard Maarten\'s demo and it was good. If you have time post a 15-20 second doubling improv (using GOS). Don\'t spend alot of time on it. Right now I use my JV 1080 Rosin patch for accomplishing this (while it is good, it shows its age a tad). Thanks.
I\'ve made the same comment about them before as well. I prefer the Hollywood Studio patch, it\'s a bit more subtle. For pure tone, I like the Atmosphere strings better than my Garritan (obviously not for the articulations) and find that they enhance each other well. For some TV stuff I\'ve been doing, I sometimes use the Atmosphere strings exclusively for the pad/sustain stuff. I never even knew they were in Atmosphere until months after I bought it - bonus!
Heck, even if you\'ve got an analog synth lying around, you can lush up your string sounds a LOT with it. Juno-106 factory patch B81, for instance, is one of the oldest standbys there is. Great topic. I can\'t tell you guys the number of times I have shot myself in the foot trying to be all \"proper and authentic\" when what I really needed was just a nice, buzzy, phasy pad to warm everything up...which ironically ends up sounding very authentic. Live and learn (or un-learn, haha).
Yep, I\'ve tried the same thing... except I double a string patch from my Kurzweil synth module and add it to a GigaStudio string track (like GOS or AO.) Somehow, it kinda \"thickens\" up the sound and gives it a unique ambience. Good tip [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ........... Gary
In addition to making the pads warmer and filling in the sample \'holes\' - I have loved adding a \'real\' violin to play with my sections parts. Problem is that it is not always convenient to do so. Picking up Kirk\'s or VSL\'s solo strings may be an upcoming purchase. Has anyone used either one of these libraries in this fashion? Results?
You totally said it. So many times I feel that I have to use the \'right\' orchestral patches and such, that a pad would be not authentic. And you\'re right, it doesn\'t matter, the only people who care are people on sampling message boards - it\'s surely not the audience or producers/directors. And as much as I\'d like to impress everyone else, I\'d rather impress the people who sign the paycheck!