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    ProSamples 11, 13 and 51 any good?

    Hi all!
    I'm looking for some cheap extra patches to layer my current samplesets with. Are the prosamples 11,13 and 51 any good? BestService.de is currently offering 3 prosamples for 105 €. I haven't found any demos online...so does anyone have them?

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    Re: ProSamples 11, 13 and 51 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Witkam
    Hi all!
    I'm looking for some cheap extra patches to layer my current samplesets with. Are the prosamples 11,13 and 51 any good? BestService.de is currently offering 3 prosamples for 105 €. I haven't found any demos online...so does anyone have them?
    I have 11 and 13. 11 (classic Orchestra) doesn't really have many articulations, but does have some interesting runs, flourishes, turns, etc. If you're looking for many different articulations, I would look elsewhere, such as EMU or Sonic Implants. EMU (soundfont.com) offers separate strings and woodwinds and brass for abut 40 bucks each, downloadable in soundfont format, which you can then import into your sampler. Sonic Implants also offers separate strings, brass and woodwinds, as well as orchestral percussion ranging from 20-50 bucks in soundfont and Giga formats.
    As for the choir disk (13), maybe it's just me, but it really doesn't offer anything I'd use. Then again, I sprung for VOTA a while back, so I can usually find what I need from that collection.

    R.
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    Re: ProSamples 11, 13 and 51 any good?

    as far as I know Prosamples orchestral are extracted from Advanced orchestra..or I'm wrong?

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    Re: ProSamples 11, 13 and 51 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lux
    as far as I know Prosamples orchestral are extracted from Advanced orchestra..or I'm wrong?
    Yes, that's correct, but I think it's a small subset of what's included in AO.

    R.
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    andyt
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    Re: ProSamples 11, 13 and 51 any good?

    No experience of the libraries you are interested in.

    But Vol 20 (Orchestral Brass) was one of the first libraries I bought for my new gigastudio (along with GOS Lite) about 2.5 years ago.

    It has 8 instruments files in it. (I think each instrument has one velocity layer ... but could be wrong).

    Since trying it out for a full 5 minutes, I have never used it since.

    Wouldn't touch pro-samples with a barge pole again ... which is not to say they don't serve a certain market.

    I think I would save up and build your library up a little more slowly, but with more quality libraries.

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    Re: ProSamples 11, 13 and 51 any good?

    I recently picked up Volume 8, World Vocals, featuring vocal phrases from Deepest India. It was definitely worth the $35-40 I paid. I would consider the ProSamples series again for loop and phrase oriented sounds.

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    Re: ProSamples 11, 13 and 51 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by andyt
    It has 8 instruments files in it. (I think each instrument has one velocity layer ... but could be wrong).

    I think I would save up and build your library up a little more slowly, but with more quality libraries.
    lol. I think you're right. I'll wait a few months and get VOTA, to complete the collection. 1 velocity layer would be too unrealistic for layering.

    This is what I already have: GOS, LOP, SAM brass, Westgate ext.woods, Xsample, EthnoWorld 2, DFH1, PMI orch.instruments, and some misc synth samples. I'm currently trying to get my woodwinds to sound like sections. Layering 2 or 4 sustains in the giga editor seems to work pretty fine, although some convolution reverb is needed.

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    Re: ProSamples 11, 13 and 51 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Witkam
    lol.
    This is what I already have: GOS, LOP, SAM brass, Westgate ext.woods, Xsample, EthnoWorld 2, DFH1, PMI orch.instruments, and some misc synth samples.
    With what you already have, you're doing nicely. Really. I wouldn't look at all at the Pro Sample series. Nothing in that series would go up against what you've already got.

    R.
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    andyt
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    Re: ProSamples 11, 13 and 51 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Witkam
    This is what I already have: GOS, LOP, SAM brass, Westgate ext.woods, Xsample, EthnoWorld 2, DFH1, PMI orch.instruments, and some misc synth samples.
    Unless there is a specific sample set that you have "heard" and want in the pro-samples range, with such a fine and comprehensive selection you already have I think you can enjoy the luxury of saving up for some of the prestige and specialist libraries to start broadening your pallet .....

    If you are like me, picking and buying new libraries is as almost as much fun as actually composing with them. and you want to make every euro count !

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