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    Emerald vis a vis Pro

    Does Emerald compliment (I know it completes) KH VPro, meaning is it reasonably different enough to add what VPro does not have in terms of tone and texture, or is another orchestral set better to have as a second set?

    How does it compliment KH VPro (besides having the winds and percussion to complete Pro?).

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    Re: Emerald vis a vis Pro

    I think you answered your own question -- it has the woodwinds and the percussion to complete pro (all of which are very playable).

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    Re: Emerald vis a vis Pro

    Well I have percussion covered, abit much for just winds: maybe I will try VSL-SE, unless the Brass and Strings of Emerald contribute something, that VPRO does not.

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    Re: Emerald vis a vis Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by moosethree
    Well I have percussion covered, abit much for just winds: maybe I will try VSL-SE, unless the Brass and Strings of Emerald contribute something, that VPRO does not.
    Actually, the differences between Emerald and VSPro are VERY significant...IF that is what you're asking.

    The concept of the 40GB VSPro library was to create more flexibility in the emotional range. While Emerald certainly has a lot of this going for it, VSPro allows you to get that big "Hollywood" sound while still maintaining a certain intimacy in the performance. This is especially true in the strings.
    Besides the huge advance in programming, (where playability, ease of use, and accessing intervaLive is concerned), here is a description of the differences in actual recordings:

    1. Strings - HUGE differences.
    •Emerald has Symphonic Strings, Chamber Strings and Solo Strings
    Symphonic: 24 vns, 10 1st vns, 10 2nd vns, 16 vas, 12 vcs, 6 bss
    Chamber: 4 violins, 4 violas, 3 cellos, 2 basses
    •VSPro has Concert Strings, Studio Strings and Solo Strings
    Concert: 18 vns, 18 2nd vns, 10 vas, 9 vcs, 6bss
    Studio: 9vns, 9 2nd vns, 5 vas, 4 vcs, 3 bss
    •Completely different samples for Concert Strings and Studio Strings.
    •Added Romantic Solo Violin
    •Additional articulations and layers for Solo Strings
    •Much more "range" in terms of passion.
    •Recorded closer to the mic.
    •Sampled every note as opposed to every OTHER note.

    2. Brass
    •All of the brass in VSPro is completely new sharing nothing with Emerald.
    •More intimate with more control over attack range than Emerald.
    •Emerald has Symphonic Brass and Solo Brass
    Symphonic: 6 tps, 6 fhs, 5 trbs, 3 bsTrbs, 2 tubas
    Solo: trumpet, french horn, trombone
    •VSPro has Concert Brass, Studio Brass and Solo Brass
    Concert: 4 trumpets, 4 french horns, 4 trombones
    Studio: 2 trumpets, 2 french horns
    Solo: trumpet, french horn, trombone

    3. Woodwinds
    •Alto Flute
    •Bass Clarinet

    4. Percussion
    •Tympani rolls
    •Harp Glisses
    •Harpsichord

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