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I post two simple and short minimalistic string quartets for you to compare live performance sound to sampled sound. This is not an outstanding performance and not the best sampling, but I find it very useful for comparison.
I would be glad to hear any comments, especially some criticism.
- Live performance: 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello. 4 microphones, live in a small room. All musicians play simultaneously. Performed in January, 2013. Introduction was not performed live in Falling from the window.
- Sampled performance: East West Orchestra Library (Platinum XP). Solo samples were used for Silent Hints. Group samples (18 violins, 10 violas, 10 cellos) were used for Falling from the window.
You can also listen in my profile and on my site.
Thanks for sharing. Please see my comments in your discussion here:
Thanks for the link Ray. You are right, real performers will always have better control over sound. Though, a good virtual instrument can be live controlled too. This is another instrument, it should not compete with its acoustic predecessor.
I think, this post is for people who do not know much about virtual instruments, but want to listen what they can usually do with virtual instruments and what they can't :)
I hope, it can be useful for them. Perhaps, for pros it aint so attractive :)
Ray, can you recommend a good comparison article of different virtual orchestra instruments?
Raymond Kemp said:
It's perfectly reasonable to compare virtual instrument against other virtual instrument but not with real.
How about this:
Although I don't find it particularly realistic, many pros do.
No matter what controllers the developer adds to the arsenal of possible variation. A real performer has more.