i'm a fan of the gladiator soundtrack(the first soundtrack i bought
..) so i wondered if VSL could play the famous gladiator waltz so i did a little mockup :
All the strings ( cellos, basses, violins, violas), brass(tuba,trombones,trumpets,VSL Epic Horns) are played by VSL.
There is only one percussion played by VSL though : the bassdrum, the snares are played by london orchestral percussion and i also used a gecco, i find it to have a sound between the timpani and the bassdrum ..
I also made 3 mix, one which i'll call the reference, and the second with the brass ( especially the trumpets) a little closer than in the first mix.
Finally the last mix is a bit special, it's the reference mix compressed into MP3 64kb/s 22050hz , i don't know exactly but the trumpets sounds thinner than in the first/second mix !
First mix :
Second mix :
third mix :
Personally i'm impressed, i couldn't think VSL could produce such a "powerful" sound, especially for the trumpets
cubase file arrangment : (compressed archive)