What Sounds Would You Like?

We, and other “club members”, have mentioned different vendors that allow you to expand the sounds on your OAX/OAS instrument by adding a VST (or two). Recently, we have been working with Kontakt and earlier this year, we added Hauptwerk to our Sonic, in support of adding pipe organ sounds.

We thought we would share what we have installed at this point and let you take a quick listen to a couple of short demos. After you take a listen, take our survey and let’s see what sounds folks are most interested in?

** Updated 09/01/17 — Survey results **

Not counting Hauptwerk, which was installed months ago, we started off with the Hammersmith Grand Piano from Soniccouture a couple of weeks ago. Actually, we have finished the arrangement of the Moonlight Sonata and there are a few other tracks in the final arrangement, but for now – Here’s just a few bars of the piano and bass tracks:

Next, we added Session Horns Pro from Native Instruments to our collection:

Over the weekend we added in two new Guitars. One is called Evolution Steel Strings and the other one is called Evolution Jazz Archtop. Both are excellent and from Orange Tree Samples:

Next on our list will be “Strings”. Many of you have posted about Albion One. No question – VERY Nice. We are currently considering adding the Symphony Series Collection from Native Instruments. Also – VERY Nice!

Don’t forget – take our survey and let’s see what sounds folks are most interested in?

5 thoughts on “What Sounds Would You Like?

  • 08/30/2017 at 09:34
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    Hi Curt,

    Your request is timely. I’ve just constructed a set of hints and tips on choosing sample libraries, particularly those for orchestral applications. Some of my early purchases of these were disappointing. It took me some time to work out why they didn’t sound that good. I eventually discovered that there’s a fundamental difference between using these libraries for composition (as in a DAW) and using them for performance (as on an organ). In the former we can build up a complete arrangement track by track, but in the latter we cannot replicate this because we only have two hands and two feet. The impressive demos we hear on vendor’s web sites are created in a DAW. So whilst all libraries work well for composition, not all of them will work that well for performance.

    So for anyone thinking of purchasing orchestral libraries and wanting to create that full orchestral sound, you might want to check this out.

    http://www.wersiorganshowcase.com/relateditems.html

    It just might save you from disappointment, and more importantly, from becoming unnecessarily poorer !

    Jeff

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    • 08/30/2017 at 09:58
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      Very good point Jeff and partly why I’m still debating how I will load the VST and map sounds on OAX. As we have mentioned, we are using the samples both ways (with a DAW and with OAX).

      Currently I have one Multi setup in OAX and it is loaded with the startup of OAX (video coming of that sometime in the next few days). We did post a video a few days back with a few MIDI channels. In that case we were starting up with a multiple instrument banks with each assigned to a different MIDI channel. I plan to go back and add the remaining channels to compare the difference in boot time of the organ between the two. (As you recently suggested).

      I expect I’ll end up with multiple VST presets and switch between them depending on what I happen to be doing on OAX that given day.

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      • 08/30/2017 at 10:25
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        Hi Curt
        Also look for library’s that say they are for both DAWs and live play, (This is normally emphasised) and stick with those for live play.
        Bill

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  • 08/30/2017 at 06:16
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    I strongly recommend “World of synthesizers” as I had just added that to my Wersi Pegasus Wing keyboard.

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    • 08/30/2017 at 10:25
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      Included as standard in OAX
      Bill

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