There was a lot of talk about this library awhile back, but now no news, no demos on the website (www.kirkhunter.com) and no talk going on here. We are almost to October, and with all the play these strings were getting I would love to hear a demo or some news. I only ask because I am actually interested in the product.
If nothing else, any Beta's out there that can share some experiences?
Well, I remember someone saying the dry samples where pretty ambient for dry samples (which is good for that "film music" sound in my opinion), but I really want to know how well they play. The biggest problem that I have with GOS (which I currently own, besides how close the recordings where done) is the lack of "feeling" I hear in the samples. They sound kinda dead.
Ok, let me clarify because that is a really weird thing to say about a sample library. In the Project SAM brass, when you play back the trombones at ff, they sound punchy and... well... brassy (many of you know what I mean by that), and that is AWESOME. On the other hand, when you play the french horns soft, they are really tender and sweet. They have a feel to them, and this is what I really want.
I am not a beta tester as such - I have just received a beta CD as a result of pre-ordering the strings way back when ....
If you have had any experience with the solo strings, you'll be aware of the number of attacks and the really good bite that these strings seem to have out-of-the-box compared to may other string libraries.... the concert strings seem to have similar qualities.... and a rich, thick texture.
I am not really in a position to critique the library as I have barely had time to try it out - but what I have seen so far, I am excited to receive the full library and believe that the value versus quality will be very good....
I am sure it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I think pleasing everyone is a bit difficult these days....
I caught this: http://music.tenhauser.com/ Ashley Witts mp3 page. I saw a section that was titled, "New Kirk Hunter." Perhaps this is some music made with the beta?
Hmmm.... Hard to say, especially since these MP3's (which are pretty darn cool, BTW) include full orchestra (brass, woodwinds, percussion, etc.), and I believe the release of those modules wasn't targeted until down the road.
The strings on these tracks do indeed sound "warm and dark" to over generalize their character -- as advertized. Some parts do sound very 'synthy' though (the curse for sampled strings...)