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Library advice modern srings
Last post Wed, Jul 29 2020 by willie45, 1 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Jul 29 2020 11:18
by willie45
Joined on Fri, May 29 2020, Posts 13

I've a hankering for a small string ensemble preferably with solo strings which is able to do what I guess would normally be called "modern" and what I might call "scratchy, dry, sparse". I'd like it to go well with electric/guitar music I'd use it on its own for small - scale music with an indie rock type feel. I'm going for an elderly Radiohead vibe. Perhaps even more importantly, I also fancy myself as a Philip Glass quartet - type and I’d definitely want it to do that.


VSL Dimension I was suggested. Previoulsy I hadn't really looked as it was too expensive but I now notice the SE 5 version is much less and might well be a good solution for me. 


I have some questions”


  1. Do you feel the Dimensions would meet my needs?


  1. I know I can switch off the room treatment for a dry sound. Does this work well? 


  1. If I went for the SE 5 version , would I miss much from the standard version for my needs?


  1. I just saw the VI standard version is not much more expensive than the SE Synchron. I believe it’s very dry and if I wanted to mix it with my other library is it difficult? (I don't know enough to do anything other than turn up reverb).


  1. Which version would you recommend if any of the above for my needs?  I can’t afford the full Dimension Synchron-ized  So if the Dimension strings would suit my purposes shoaled I go for the full VI or SE Synchron-ized SE5?


I'm putting this out on the forum as I know opinions vary and I'd welcome as many suggestions as possible.


Thanks for your help



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