What do you mean STILL using AO?
AO \"still\" offers great samples!
If I would use AO as an extension to other libraries, I would use it for the following:
- Brass swells (AO has great horn and trombone cresc. swells!)
- French Horns section XFD (nice for long harmonies, to layer with other horns)
- Solo tuba (for tight, clear sound)
- Harp glissandi (great for Danny Elfman stuff! )
- Strings soft sustain patch (only on GIGA version, needs a little tuning though)
- Cymbals (concert cymbals, just good samples)
- Tubular Bells
- Bassdrum cresc. rolls (sound good used in a good mix)
- Tamtam (pretty well-known samples, use with caution)
- Flute and other instruments runs and phrases (can sound very musically)
This is what I would NOT use. Perhaps that\'s interesting as well: AO snares, timpani, most of the strings, woodwind sustains.
[This message has been edited by Maarten Spruijt (edited 01-15-2002).]
There has been some AO bashing for a while now on the forum, and in many of the sustains its warranted. But in context, I applaud the library for attempting to be thorough at least in terms of offering trills and short runs, brass swells, articulations, two diff. staccatos per instrument, some ornaments etc, for every instrument. What other library does that? This is the only one that did it when it came out, and I beleive is still the only one.