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East West Sounds?
« on: June 24, 2018, 09:57:29 AM »
Has anyone had any experience with EA sounds or any other subscription sound libraries? EA is 30 bucks a month with a 50% off for first month, some of their libraries look pretty impressive, especially the Hollywood Strings, I quickly checked out Native Instruments as well.


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Re: East West Sounds?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 10:47:49 AM »

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I use Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds and Hollywood Brass. Silver edition. Silver edition do not have all the articulations.
I purchased them to get better sound on my compositions. I like them.
It has its own engine/ software called Play. Other libraries have their own engines, or they use Kontakt from Native Instruments.

I think Iím going to try Composer Cloud. Then I can use all the instruments.

There are so many different libraries out there and so many different price tags. Native Instruments, 8Dio, Spitfire Audio, Project Sam, Vienna Symphonic Library, Cinesamples etc.
Many of these use Kontakt. Some you can use with the free Kontakt Player but some need the full version, Kontakt 5.

I urge you to search YouTube and see what suites your needs if you havenít already done that.

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Compositions: Wind band, Brass band and Fanfare
Platform: Windows 10
Notation: Finale 25
DAW: Cubase 8
Instrument: Bassoon, Euphonium
Day Job: TEGG Technician

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Re: East West Sounds?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 01:05:05 PM »
Thanks Morten, Judging from the youtube posts I think EW works with Logic as well as Kontact, I only have Logic and Finale. I'll have to give the cloud a try , the one month trial is only 15 bucks. It seems like there's a lot of work tweaking this stuff to get a good sound but I have no chance of ever having real musicians play my stuff so I'm up for the task. I'm not sure how the whole process of borrowing these sounds works though, if you unsubscribe what happens to your project? Well I'll give it a try for a month and see what happens. Cheers.

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Re: East West Sounds?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 02:52:57 PM »
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I think Play 6 work with contact, but you must subscribe to Composer Cloud or buy it. When you unsubscribe you cannot use the library anymore. You could save the instrument in question as an audio file. Then you will still have the sound of the library. You just canít do any changes to it.

You can use EW directly into Logic. You can use EW in Finale as well. You just have to assign dynamics etc as controller-modulation.

I use Cubase myself and I just open an instance of Play and load the instruments I need. I also have Kontakt 5 and I do the same there.

Thereís a lot of tweaking, but you will get a better sound right away. The tweaking starts when you want to make it sound more human. Use key switches or better still, expression maps to trigger the different articulations that comes with the library.

I use it somewhat different. I get inspired by listening to the great sound and as a result my compositions change a lot when I play them back. I just donít want to do too much while Iím composing.

Therefor I use Finale to compose and when I feel Iím ready for it, I shape the music to sound more human by adding articulations. Finale tends to play the notes in their full length, but a musician will play them different. I add staccato on notes that is naturally played short etc. When Iím finished I save it as midi and transfer it to Cubase to listen to it.

The proper way to do it is by using expression maps and the articulations in the library, but then you must do some work with it. I feel I can do that later when the piece is finished.  Well thatís the plan anyway.

Use templates to save time.

Morten
Compositions: Wind band, Brass band and Fanfare
Platform: Windows 10
Notation: Finale 25
DAW: Cubase 8
Instrument: Bassoon, Euphonium
Day Job: TEGG Technician