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(10-11-2016, 03:43 PM)Samulis Wrote: [ -> ]I think there are some things in SSO that are better or at least tighter than their CE counterparts. Maybe one thing to investigate might be blending the two libraries.

In response to the above post from the Round Robin Wriiting thread, I thought I'd make the following pre-announcement.

I'm soon to release a new (free) orchestral sound font library built from what I felt were the best of SSO, NoBudgetOrchestra, VSCO2-CE, and some Iowa samples.

This has sustain, staccato, marcato for all instruments (section and solo instruments) as well as pizzicato for all the strings.

There are individual patches for each articulation but there is also a key switch patch for each instrument to select between the different articulations.

In about 2 days (I'm just doing final testing of the marcato patches now), I should be able to wrap everything up into a zip file. An official release may happen 2 weeks later, after I build a web page on my web site for this and I use the library in 2 songs I previously orchestrated using SSO (swapping out the SSO library for this new library is the quickest way for me to make a demo).
In SFZ, right? I've got a little breathing room in my schedule, so I can make a demo song if you'd like. Smile
(10-12-2016, 09:53 PM)pbattersby Wrote: [ -> ]I'm soon to release a new (free) orchestral sound font library built from what I felt were the best of SSO, NoBudgetOrchestra, VSCO2-CE, and some Iowa samples.

*GASP* That's fantastic news!

(10-12-2016, 09:53 PM)pbattersby Wrote: [ -> ]This has sustain, staccato, marcato for all instruments (section and solo instruments) as well as pizzicato for all the strings.
There are individual patches for each articulation but there is also a key switch patch for each instrument to select between the different articulations.

*SWOON* ... I just spent the last few days mulling over whether I should cobble together some of my own SFZ files to wrap up the string section articulations from VSCO, including using the SFZ feature that cuts the beginning off of a sample to give a harder staccato attack sound.

(10-12-2016, 09:53 PM)pbattersby Wrote: [ -> ]In about 2 days (I'm just doing final testing of the marcato patches now), I should be able to wrap everything up into a zip file.

I'm really excited for this one, I'm assuming you want some early feedback before the official release? Either way, great work!

(10-12-2016, 10:00 PM)Otto Halmén Wrote: [ -> ]In SFZ, right?

This is when we find out the twist in the plot - he did it all in HISE.

Just kidding, I'll let Paul speak for himself Wink
Wonderful news! REALLY looking forward to this! Paul has been probably THE most avid and vocal fan of SSO since day one and has taken the library far beyond anything I could have imagined it being used for, so this is going to be really interesting Big Grin
Quick reply to all:
  • Yes this is in SFZ format
  • I'll send all of those who've expressed an interest a private message with a link before the official release (don't share it with anyone else) so I can get some early feedback
  • Anyone who wants to compose something with it, that would be great (play with it but best to wait to get serious with it until the official release in case I need to make any changes).

(10-12-2016, 10:25 PM)Mattias Westlund Wrote: [ -> ]Wonderful news! REALLY looking forward to this! Paul has been probably THE most avid and vocal fan of SSO since day one and has taken the library far beyond anything I could have imagined it being used for, so this is going to be really interesting Big Grin

Thanks Mattias. I really appreciate that.
Paul Battersby, do you have a list of the instruments you're including in VPO? I'm asking just for the purposes of arranging. I'm gonna try to have as many of them as possible in the demo song. Smile

(Yes, I started already. Nothing's recorded yet, though. It's just scribbles in my notation booklet. Smile )

By the way, perfect timing considering the round-robin writing brainstorm we have going on. Big Grin
(10-13-2016, 12:31 PM)Otto Halmén Wrote: [ -> ]Paul Battersby, do you have a list of the instruments you're including in VPO?

I do. In fact, the library files are laid out to keep the .wav samples in their respective original library folders, so the source of each instrument will be easy to see.

Here is the list of VSCO2-CE instruments I've used:

FluteSusVib
FluteStac

SViolinSpic
ViolaEnsSpic
ViolaEnsSusVib

CelloEnsPizz
CelloEnsSpic
ContrabassPizz
ContrabassSpic
ContrabassSusVB

TrumpetSus
TrumpetStac
TromboneVib

Glockenspiel

(10-13-2016, 12:31 PM)Otto Halmén Wrote: [ -> ]By the way, perfect timing considering the round-robin writing brainstorm we have going on. Big Grin

I've been working on this since mid July. When I saw the momentum building in the round-robin thread I figured I should announce the impending release of my library in case it can save someone some time.
(10-13-2016, 01:15 PM)Paul Battersby Wrote: [ -> ]Here is the list of VSCO2-CE instruments I've used:

I think Otto was asking for a list of all instruments available in the new collection you're putting together, rather than just the ones you are using from VSCO2-CE.

It sounded like he's already champing at the bit to write a full orchestral score with the new collection, and wants to make sure he includes every single instrument.
(10-13-2016, 03:23 PM)Michael Willis Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-13-2016, 01:15 PM)Paul Battersby Wrote: [ -> ]Here is the list of VSCO2-CE instruments I've used:

I think Otto was asking for a list of all instruments available in the new collection you're putting together, rather than just the ones you are using from VSCO2-CE.

Ooops. I completely misread it. He wrote "VPO" and I read "VSCO". Thanks for pointing that out.

Attached is a list of the instruments in the Virtual Playing Orchestra.
Private messages with a link to the library have been sent.
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