Is Eastwest or Vienna an improvement?
Old 27th February 2011
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Is Eastwest or Vienna an improvement?

Hello Gearslutz,

I own Peter Siedlaczek's Complete Clasical Collection. I wonder whether Eastwest Symphic Orchestra or Vienna Symphonic Library is an improvement for me to Siedlaczek. Does anyone have experience with Siedlazcek and Eastwest or Vienna? Is there a great difference or is the difference only tiny?
Kind regards,
Pieter
Old 28th February 2011
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I've got EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum. It's amazing, although like all symphonic products its ability to recreate the orchestra convincingly is directly tied to your knowledge and use of MIDI. I'd love to get the Vienna Symphonic Library, but it's a little out of my price range -- by several thousand dollars actually. EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum seems like an logical upgrade from Peter Siedlaczek's Complete Clasical Collection, where as the Vienna Symphonic Library seems like the logical option if you're turning a profit from your work and/or have some money to spare.
Old 28th February 2011
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Old 28th February 2011
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I've had Siedlaczek for quite a few years [ yes I can spell it without looking it up first! ] first on EMU and then EXS24, can't talk about the EWQL but VSL is definitely a step up in realism both in attention to detail and the legato tool thing raises the whole game.

LASS is pushes it even a bit further to my ears although I hasten to add that I'm not an absolute expert in this area like some on here but to answer the question, VSL definitely better than Siedlaczek.
Old 28th February 2011
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Hello Gearslutz,

I own Peter Siedlaczek's Complete Clasical Collection. I wonder whether Eastwest Symphic Orchestra or Vienna Symphonic Library is an improvement for me to Siedlaczek. Does anyone have experience with Siedlazcek and Eastwest or Vienna? Is there a great difference or is the difference only tiny?
Kind regards,
Pieter
It depends on how you use it. If all you need is a "pop string pad" to be used live (i.e. playing all the parts at the same time, mostly chordal style), then Vienna and EW won't sound much different than Siedlazcek, especially on a stage. If you know how to orchestrate, you actually write separate parts for the different sections (vl1, vl2, vla, vc and bs, not to mention divisi passages) and you're willing to take the time to use different articulations often down to each and every note, then it will make a WORLD of difference, especially with Vienna which, IMHO, is capable of achieving unmatched degrees of realism (VSL is the de-facto standard for classical music orchestral mockups.)
Old 1st March 2011
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Thanks, guys for your answers!
First, I'm going to sell the Siedlaczek (I cannot spell it without watching) and I'm going to study the differences/price between the Vienna and EW.
Kind regards,
Pieter
Old 3rd April 2011
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EWSO Platinum is great but the PLAY engine is still unstable. even with PLAY 2.0 i find it hangs up or crashes my session, especially if you're running a pretty extensive session. Sounds great, though. I'm curious about hollywood strings to replace the string portion of EWSO but i heard that it is a major resource hog.
Old 4th May 2011
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I have and love lass! I can't say the same for play... stability has been crap!
So I would say as someone looking to get away from east west and into vienna.... avoid east west!!
Can anyone comment on what Vienna bundle would have a similar versitity to ew qlso gold/plat?

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Old 4th May 2011
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wtf no love for Garritan personal Orchestra?
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Old 4th May 2011
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I found that mixing different libraries works best for me... adds a lot of depth... can be tricky with intonation however....
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