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RE: Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE (a review-ish kind of thing) - Mattias Westlund - 06-10-2018

(06-10-2018, 09:06 PM)Viktor Wrote: These tracks show that you can come much further in Virtual Orchestration, if you stop trying to imitate an orchestra and just make cool sounds that in some way resemble an orchestra. There are some truly "unrealistic" set ups in there, but why trying to compete with something that you can always just imitate, if you can also create something new, more inspiring, that also gives itself the right to exist. I think Vengalis is a really good example of that.

Big +1 from me, and a good case in point. Vangelis has made more orchestral-sounding music with analog synthesizers than what all of us here have done with actual sampled instruments.


RE: Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE (a review-ish kind of thing) - Nayrb - 06-11-2018

(06-10-2018, 05:40 PM)Mattias Westlund Wrote: Also, I think people in general need to learn how to make the most of what they have instead of constantly pining for something "better". The fact that so many composers are unwilling (unable, even?) to accept the limitations of their tools and learn how to work around them has contributed to a lot of modern VO's sounding much the same. There is limited room for originality and having a trademark sound when everyone's using the same libraries, you know?

This is a very good point. My setup definitely came about in part from "pining" in certain directions, but fortunately it seems to have worked out (mostly) in my favor with only a few true regrets. A lot of that, though, is due to finally just saying, "I have to learn how to use what I have now; buying more and more will not make me a better composer."

The wonderful thing about finally just buckling down was rediscovering all the samples I had for years and learning how to get the most out of them. All of a sudden there was new excitement in something such as the basic Kontakt library, and more practical ways to satisfy the need for novelty. Rather than spending and risking spinning my wheels, I was practicing and honing skills and creating music I was happy with; all of which feeds back in the form of inspiration to continue.


RE: Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE (a review-ish kind of thing) - PPH - 10-18-2019

The full version of Miroslav Philarmonik 2 is $99 right now, until 24/10/2019.