Originally Posted by Xill
Yup, that's what they don't tell you when you spend those thousand of $$$, that the register aren't balanced properly, that the response is too slow to read a score properly; that the VSL solo violin harmonics are 6.xxdb too loud, and you need a register curve to attenuate the pizz volume in the higher register...
About this I was recommended to use synths along with samples, something about synths are indespensible for the precision needed to fill in the imperfections of large sample libraries. I tend to agree because every single of these huge 1K+ libs all come with tons of angry internet posts, and problems usually still are unbearable for the users even after 2 years and 3 revisions. (That's why I have held off purchasing a single of these mammoth orchestral libraries)
Do you know of some good synths that are geared towards orchestral sequencing? (for use alongside samples, not replace them) Edirol is too old, I have the MotuSymphonicInstruments.
But to respond to the thread started: in good music, musical material and orchestration are intertwined and impossible to separate.
I'm not disputing that.
The problem is that some libraries are dead in the water with no chance at redemption because the flaws are at the recording level. What is a flaw is up to personal opinion, but for me the "silent stage" thing basically crosses the VSL solo and chamber strings out as a possibility for me.