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I've updated my Virtual Playing Orchestra sample library with some new instruments. I've added:

Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Bass Trombone, Celesta.

http://virtualplaying.com

The new Woodwinds are sourced from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra. I wanted to have a Bass Trombone and I figured, while I was in the mood, I might as well take care of a few other instruments at the same time.

EDIT: I should add that I didn't just copy the Woodwinds as is from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra. I looped them and created additional articulations for them.
(06-13-2018, 12:10 PM)Paul Battersby Wrote: [ -> ]I've updated my Virtual Playing Orchestra sample library with some new instruments. I've added:

Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Bass Trombone, Celesta.

http://virtualplaying.com

The new woodwinds are sourced from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra. I wanted to have a Bass Trombone and I figured, while I was in the mood, I might as well take care of a few other instruments at the same time.

Very cool! Always a good day when another freeware library update rolls out. Smile

P.S. I currently have some new contrabassoon and bassoon samples in "sample limbo" at the moment. As soon as stuff clears, some of that will probably end up in VCSL.
(06-13-2018, 01:11 PM)Samulis Wrote: [ -> ]P.S. I currently have some new contrabassoon and bassoon samples in "sample limbo" at the moment. As soon as stuff clears, some of that will probably end up in VCSL.

When the time is right, I'll have to check it out.
Quote: EDIT: I should add that I didn't just copy the Woodwinds as is from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra. I looped them and created additional articulations for them.

All those instruments are already looped in SSO...?
(06-14-2018, 09:24 PM)peastman Wrote: [ -> ]All those instruments are already looped in SSO...?

What I'm saying is that none of those instruments are looped in SSO 1.0 but when I copied them for use in Virtual Playing Orchestra, I looped them myself.
Hi Paul, wonderful work as always, a real labour of love, incredible.

Sometime ago I discussed with you the install/update procedure (a PM from another forum I think)...after that you did clarify this on your site, but I still think that your instructions would be puzzling to someone who just doesn't know about these things and I worry that people might be missing out on your fine work because of this. I don't think "just unzip the files in the same place and in the same way" is detailed enough or reassuring. E.G. let's say I've created a folder named "Incredible Virtual Orch"...OK I think, I'll just put the three downloads in there and unzip them...I end up with the three folders (wavs, standard scripts and performance scripts) next to each other (not merged). Perhaps instructions something like the following would clarify things:

The three downloaded files must be unzipped in such a way that the content of all three is merged into one destination folder.
Download the three zip files to your desktop.
Create a folder in your library directory called "Virtual Playing Orchestra".
Unzip the three downloaded files always choosing your created "Virtual Playing Orchestra" folder as destination. Say yes to any prompts to overwrite or replace files.
Future updates should be handled in the same way...any new downloaded zip should be unzipped to your original "Virtual Playing Orchestra" as destination.

Anyway, I dunno, I find it hard to put these things succinctly...I guess the crucial thing is that the zips have to be unzipped to the same place not in the same place.
But then again, maybe I'm the dummy and most people already understand all this.
^ Maybe one of us should make a video walkthrough that shows the actual process. I'll give it a go this weekend if you'd like, Paul.
(06-15-2018, 02:55 AM)goldglob Wrote: [ -> ]Hi Paul, wonderful work as always, a real labour of love, incredible.

Thanks!

(06-15-2018, 02:55 AM)goldglob Wrote: [ -> ]E.G. let's say I've created a folder named "Incredible Virtual Orch"...OK I think, I'll just put the three downloads in there and unzip them...I end up with the three folders (wavs, standard scripts and performance scripts) next to each other (not merged).

I don't understand how you would manage to do that. All 3 zip files have the same top level directory. As long as you follow this instruction "if you are asked to overwrite files, say yes", how can they end up side by side? Some process has to be renaming the top level directory from the zip file.

I have changed the instructions to say the following:

"Just unzip the files to the same destination and in the same way"

(06-15-2018, 02:55 AM)goldglob Wrote: [ -> ]I guess the crucial thing is that the zips have to be unzipped to the same place not in the same place.

"In the same place" should result in a top level directory called "Virtual-Playing-Orchestra3" and a directory structure that matches the image I provided on my web site. "To the same place" should result in a subdirectory name of your choosing, containing a subdirectory called "Virtual-playing-Orchestra3" and a directory structure that matches the image I provided on my web site, provided you also follow this instruction: "if you are asked to overwrite files", say yes

I do appreciate the feedback because I don't want people having trouble with this but If I recall correctly, after multiple thousands of downloads, I've only ever seen 2 people having trouble with the installation process and that was before I included the picture of the expected directory structure.

(06-15-2018, 04:09 AM)Samulis Wrote: [ -> ]^ Maybe one of us should make a video walkthrough that shows the actual process. I'll give it a go this weekend if you'd like, Paul.

Sure. If you're willing to make a video and place it on YouTube, I'll happily link to it on my download page. Thanks!
I guess I've been confused in the past because by default the standard Windows extraction thing creates a destination folder with the same name as the zip itself and sitting next to it at the same level....but to merge things properly I need to define the same destination for all three extractions. Anyway, I'm glad to hear that most people already understand all this so not to worry. Cheers, and I'll say again, your work is outstanding.
(06-15-2018, 12:27 PM)goldglob Wrote: [ -> ]... by default the standard Windows extraction thing creates a destination folder with the same name as the zip itself

Ah. Now I understand. I've always used winZip or something like it, and I didn't even know that Windows now has it's own built in unzip capabilities. Once upon a time it didn't. I see now, after trying the same method you are using, how this can go wrong. I think that stressing, as you suggested, that the files need to be unzipped to the same destination (I've made that text bold in my web site) should help fix that problem.

Thanks for helping me understand this issue.
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