Simon Godden replied to chris cole's discussion so...hollywood strings or LASS?
"LASS, LASS, LASS, LASS, LASS all the way.

If I'm not mistaken (listening to the demos), Hollywood strings aren't a far cry from Vienna's Appassionata's strings which in itself isn't a far cry from millions and millions of violins playing the ET…"
Jan 23, 2010
James Semple replied to chris cole's discussion so...hollywood strings or LASS?
"I have LASS and I really do like it. I think initially it can take a little work to get certain sounds out of it but if you know your eq and reverb (and perhaps use a touch of PSP Vintage Warmer) then I'm pretty sure you can get anything you want…"
Jan 23, 2010
chris cole replied to chris cole's discussion so...hollywood strings or LASS?
"Thanks Ray and John! LASS on order right now! finger hovered over "purchase now"..had a quick watch of the HS tutorial and instantly went back to Audiobro and bought LASS. HS did sound good for those epic cinematic strings but given that i would…"
Jan 23, 2010
chris cole replied to chris cole's discussion legal issues with covering commercial tracks
"i've thought about doing a soundalike but i'm not sure if it will be doable. the video is supposed to be for "inhouse" promotion within the charity (yeah..sounds bizarre that a charity is spending money on an internal campaign)..their idea was to do…"
Jan 19, 2010
chris cole replied to chris cole's discussion legal issues with covering commercial tracks
"all good to know! thanks for taking the time to write..will take this back to the production company and see what they have to say!

Fredrick zinos said:Run Forest, Run.
Sounds very fishy. If this really is a charity, the band's management can…"
Jan 19, 2010
Douglas Edward replied to chris cole's discussion legal issues with covering commercial tracks
"Of course you can't legally cover someone else's track, and by doing so I'm assuming you would be opening yourself up for a lawsuit- that of which the production company certainly would not protect you from (they probably would be the main ones sued…"
Jan 19, 2010
Lyle Raymond replied to chris cole's discussion struggling with "unrealistic" strings..any advice on software to use and techniques..
"This topic was covered to great effect in episode #75 of the Inside Home Recording podcast."
Jan 15, 2010
Cyril C. replied to chris cole's discussion struggling with "unrealistic" strings..any advice on software to use and techniques..
"It's always a pleasure... ;-)

James Semple said:Hey thanks for that info on the Run Simulator, I'd not seen that before!
LeBeginner said:Well it's quite simple. Load your 18 V run Simulator.Active the CC 65 (Portamento) and the CC5 in your midi…"
Jan 6, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to chris cole's discussion struggling with "unrealistic" strings..any advice on software to use and techniques..
"There are a bunch of good answers here. I would say that anything you choose to do will require a major investment in time and money to buy the right stuff and to learn how to really implement it properly. I have been focused on it since 2003 and…"
Jan 6, 2010
Deborah Young replied to chris cole's discussion USEFUL DEALS
"Thanks for the tips. Another guy already posted info about the East/West deal."
Jan 5, 2010
James Semple replied to chris cole's discussion struggling with "unrealistic" strings..any advice on software to use and techniques..
"Hey thanks for that info on the Run Simulator, I'd not seen that before!

LeBeginner said:Well it's quite simple. Load your 18 V run Simulator.Active the CC 65 (Portamento) and the CC5 in your midi editor.With the CC5 you will tune the lenght or the…"
Jan 4, 2010
Cyril C. replied to chris cole's discussion struggling with "unrealistic" strings..any advice on software to use and techniques..
"Well it's quite simple. Load your 18 V run Simulator.
Active the CC 65 (Portamento) and the CC5 in your midi editor.
With the CC5 you will tune the lenght or the portamento efect. The lower CC5, the longuer Portamento effect

It is describe in p102…"
Jan 2, 2010
James Semple replied to chris cole's discussion struggling with "unrealistic" strings..any advice on software to use and techniques..
"Hi Michal,

Yes I've used them. There's no doubt that simulating fast string runs is REALLY REALLY difficult.

I just used them and wrote in the fast runs. They're not bad but in the end I layered them with 5 other tracks (including the VSL…"
Aug 28, 2009
Simon Godden replied to chris cole's discussion struggling with "unrealistic" strings..any advice on software to use and techniques..
"Am I to understand that 'chops' means 'skills'?"
Aug 28, 2009
Michal Cielecki replied to chris cole's discussion struggling with "unrealistic" strings..any advice on software to use and techniques..
"Anyone of you who has EW Symphonic Orchestra libraries tried the patches called "run simulator"? I have not used it yet, but wanted to know how they work (as the name indicates their purpose for some fast string passages).

Cheers,
Michal"
Aug 27, 2009
Kelly Dowhower replied to chris cole's discussion struggling with "unrealistic" strings..any advice on software to use and techniques..
"Some good ideas---I'll try some of that out.

Thanks"
Aug 27, 2009
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