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    Sonic Implants...

    Not to kick a dead horse(since i see many Symphony posts in here already), but I was wondering how the Sonic Implants Symphonic Orchestra compares to the Garritan Library, if anyone has any opinions? Any input would be appreciated.

    Daniel

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    Check out the Sonic Implant forum on this site.

    I have GOS, SI, and Vienna. SI is by far my favorite tone wise. The natural ambience and placement of the inst. is really nice, and very effortless to place in a mix (I\'m hoping the same is true for QLSO). The Vienna perf. is outstanding and compliments SI well. I use some of the gr. detache and port samples from GOS, but definately place this lib 3rd behind SI and Vienna.

    Colin

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    I wrote an article describing these two libraries on www.prorec.com

    best regards,
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    SI all the way, IMO. Garritan just doesn\'t have the emotional character SI has.

    Here are two short MP3s I did with SI recently.

    short strings demo
    The Morrow Mockup

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    Could someone post an mp3 of the same exact MIDI file played by GOS and SI?

    I think that would be a good comparison test.

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    Originally posted by midphase:
    Could someone post an mp3 of the same exact MIDI file played by GOS and SI?

    I think that would be a good comparison test.
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">I doubt it! Attacks/velocity levels etc. of the samples are all different and so is the controller information. If one would just blindly swap libraries one would sound good, and one would not. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by Bruce A. Richardson:
    I wrote an article describing these two libraries on www.prorec.com
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Nice photo there, Bruce. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    I found in writing that article that I couldn\'t find any blanket statement about emotional character when comparing SI and Garritan string libraries. That has not been my observation. They have different emotional character, not more or less. I tried to express an overall emotional flavor for each, and found I spent so many words qualifying it that I determined it to be untrue. If anything, the Garritan collection tends to be a little glossier timbred, and the Sonic Implants strings tend to be a bit more woody/rosin timbred, but even that observation gets contradicted on a patch by patch basis. They are just different, yet also sometimes very similar. I find myself experimenting with different combinations depending on the context, and always coming up with a different result. But I also tend to write orchestrally but not symphonically, if that makes sense. I don\'t generally \"seat\" a full orchestra as a precursor, building up a custom orchestra as I go along instead.

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    Re: the photo...

    That photo has a funny story. I call it my \"sitting in a coffeeshop in Brussels wondering why the hell I left Amsterdam\" face.

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    I think you should do a search for this very topic, its been covered about 10 times.

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