(free) Virtual Playing Orchestra

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pbattersby
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(free) Virtual Playing Orchestra

Postby pbattersby » Tue May 16, 2017 9:33 pm

In case anyone here is interested, and I hope it's ok to post this here, but about a month ago I provided the latest release of my free orchestral sample library

Virtual Playing Orchestra

I started with what I felt were the best samples from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra, VSCO2-CE, No Budget Orchestra and a couple others, fined tuned it, created extra articulations, and then looped the sustain samples.

... and I developed it using Sforzando, which is why I thought it might be ok to post this here.
Paul Battersby
My free orchestral sample library @ http://virtualplaying.com

eric_telemaque
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Re: (free) Virtual Playing Orchestra

Postby eric_telemaque » Wed May 17, 2017 9:34 am

Hi, Thanks for sharing!

I tried it, it sounds Pretty good!
That must have been one heck of a tedious task to built this library.

Good work!
Éric Patenaude,
Plogue Art et Technologie Inc. Montreal.
http://www.plogue.com

pbattersby
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Re: (free) Virtual Playing Orchestra

Postby pbattersby » Wed May 17, 2017 11:43 am

eric_telemaque wrote:I tried it, it sounds Pretty good!
That must have been one heck of a tedious task to built this library.

Thanks! Yes it was a lot of work. Assembling the best samples, fixing any noise, pitch and volume issues and creating the articulations I wanted, took a few months. Then looping the samples took a few more months. I just tried to keep making some progress every day.
Paul Battersby
My free orchestral sample library @ http://virtualplaying.com

kinwie
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Re: (free) Virtual Playing Orchestra

Postby kinwie » Thu May 18, 2017 4:48 am

Hello,

Thanks, will give it a try when I need an orchestral tracks.

pbattersby
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Re: (free) Virtual Playing Orchestra

Postby pbattersby » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:59 am

Version 2.3 of Virtual Playing Orchestra is now available. It's mostly about adding dynamic cross faded patches for trumpet, french horn, trombone with a few other small improvements such as some of the tremolo section patches.

Virtual Playing Orchestra

The download page also has a link to a page that explains the cross fade patches and provides a comparison to patches without dynamic cross fade.
Paul Battersby
My free orchestral sample library @ http://virtualplaying.com

Archer6621
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Re: (free) Virtual Playing Orchestra

Postby Archer6621 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:56 pm

It's fantastic, been using it for a while now... Thank you for publishing your hard work for free! You and all others that do this make it possible for us musicians to create proper orchestral scores without paying the jackpot or spending a lot of time collecting all these samples.

The only thing missing are controls for release/attack, but I've been working on a smart and automatic way to add that to any sfz-file, been testing it on your files. It will not be perfect, but it will add some control for those who deem it necessary.

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Re: (free) Virtual Playing Orchestra

Postby pbattersby » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:41 am

Archer6621 wrote:It's fantastic, been using it for a while now...

I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Archer6621 wrote:The only thing missing are controls for release/attack

You're right about the lack of "release control" but all the "modwheel" labelled patches have "attack control".

To me, "attack control", is all about the articulation. Short attack for staccato, long attack for legato with additional control from a crescendo. For any "release control" I would use either reverb or volume automation (a decrescendo).
Paul Battersby
My free orchestral sample library @ http://virtualplaying.com


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