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Synthesized orchestral library?
Old 21st October 2013
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Synthesized orchestral library?

So, I'm creating chiptunes-esque music for a game, and need to do triumphant orchestral music, but synthesized... for example...

I've gone through a million of my synths and I can't seem to find much. Can anyone suggest anything? Staccato strings, horns, all that.. but it can't be too real sounding...
Old 21st October 2013
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You need the discontinued Edirol Virtual Sound Canvas plugin, or hardware SC-88 (or SC-88 Pro) rackmount unit (that's what's been used to produce tons of JRPG music).
Old 21st October 2013
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You need the discontinued Edirol Virtual Sound Canvas plugin, or hardware SC-88 (or SC-88 Pro) rackmount unit (that's what's been used to produce tons of JRPG music).
Hm. Unfortunately it seems the Edirol software is Windows only. Is there a different vst/au that someone could recommend?
Old 21st October 2013
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None if you want to get THAT sound. Sound Canvas is it. You can always get the hardware - there are some available on eBay right now.
Old 21st October 2013
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Korg M1 - solved my problems! Just crappy enough to do the job. Lol
Old 22nd October 2013
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I only listened to a bit of your YT video, but it sounds like you want early digital synthesis, the kind that happened with a chipset. Do you have Kontakt? If so, you could check out a free Fairlight library for Kontakt which might get you into that territory:

..:: kontakt freebies ::..

If you like older analog orchestral sounds (but really good sounding analog orchestral sounds), check out (Kontakt library) Solid State Symphony, by Indiginus:

Solid State Symphony by Indiginus

Indiginus also offers a free patch (Analogue Orchestra Lite) that you can try out:

freedownloads

While the Indiginus stuff sounds retro, it might be not be lo-fi enough for you. You could always use one of the many lo-fi plugins to add that kind of character to these (or any other) orchestral sounds.
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