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Folk instruments plug ins
Old 17th January 2020
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Folk instruments plug ins

Hello,
I’d like to get some recommendations on vst plug ins that could be used for acoustic folk music. Ie. Instruments to support acoustic guitar/vocal in a folk/country/bluegrass sound. G A Isakov, Iron & Wine, Ben Howard, Damien Rice etc.

I’m looking for realistic piano, violins, steel string guitar, doubtless bass, cello, viola etc.
Old 17th January 2020
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For strings, the demos of this sound pretty awesome:

https://8dio.com/instrument/intimate-studio-strings/

(They sometimes have 40% off sales throughout the year)



For pianos, so many options, but a few to check out (depending on the mood of the song):

http://www.imperfectsamples.com/webs...tpiano_pro.php


https://impactsoundworks.com/product...concert-grand/


https://www.wholesounds.com/1954-baldwin-parlor-grand


https://www.decentsamples.com/produc...y-grand-piano/



There are way more options out there, but those will get you started. With sampled pianos, a lot of it is very song dependent, and also based on how you play and process each particular piano. Like, the demos for each piano at those links don't necessarily paint the full picture if they aren't played/compressed/etc in the way that would best suite your particular song. Hope that makes sense!
Old 4 weeks ago
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Thanks for the detailed reply. Awesome.
Old 4 weeks ago
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This is more than what you need but consider an orchestral library which would have all of those instruments and more. And they aren't all crazy expensive...I recently learned of Amadeus (good demo here https://www.kvraudio.com/product/ama...music-software) at $150, it's IMO well worth it, at least as far as I can tell. You could spend more than that on individual instruments.
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