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Posted on Thu, Oct 25 2007 14:15
by gianluca.piacenza_3290
Joined on Sun, Sep 07 2003, Posts 4
I'm in the middle of reassembling and reorganizing my studio, in particular building new Logic Studio orchestral templates.
I'm a registered user of Strings, Brass and Woodwinds, Percussion and Performance Set (Pro Edition) and some of Horizons products (Chamber strings, Epic Horns, WW Ensembles, French oboe) all in EXS24 format.
I'm wondering if I'd have some benefits from converting the Pro Edition and crossgrading the Horizons to Kontakt format (for editing purposes and for using scripts), or perhaps I should invest in Redmatica Keymap and build my own keyswitched programs..............
Please share your opinion!
Thank you

Gianluca Piacenza

Posted on Mon, Nov 05 2007 16:33
by P_C
Joined on Mon, Sep 24 2007, Norway, Posts 154

I can only confirm that Kontakt 2.2 can translate VSl perfectly! Go for it!

Posted on Tue, Nov 06 2007 10:51
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12106

Hi Gianluca, 

the best way you can go is of course the Vienna Instruments.

As a registered user you can also get side-licenses for your Horizon Series products (10% of the original price).

We have prepared scripted programs and have checked and optimized each single program (as in our opinion, the translation into Kontakt 2 is rather poor, especially with the more complex performance programs).

The Pro Edition has never been translated to Kontakt Format because the conversion proces for only the Horizon Series took thousands of man hours. 

However, other users have had the same idea, the quality you get out of a quick conversion will never meet the expectation you have coming from a supported format, not to mention the luxury of the Vienna Instruments.

I´d give it a try to update to, e.g., the Chamber Strings Full Library (525 Euros instead of 1090 Euros) and check out the Vienna Instruments, you will not want to go back!



Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Tue, Nov 06 2007 16:10
by P_C
Joined on Mon, Sep 24 2007, Norway, Posts 154

id be interested in hearing what parts of the K2 translation is considered poor, as i have found K2 2.3 and on translates things very well, much better than in the past version.

The main difference is that Opus 1 for k2 has longer release times and a broader velocety span.

And that presumably is intentional i i assume anayway.

Other then that i think K2 can translate things very well now, finaly.

Just my experience.

Posted on Sat, Nov 24 2007 04:53
by Anonymous Joe
Joined on Fri, Oct 13 2006, Posts 229

 It translate pretty well that true but it's not perfect. The problem i had was that it would often create more group than it should. Like a sustain patch that should be contained in one group is translated into for groups, 1 for each velocity.. Now that's not a problem if you use the instrument as is but it's anoying in other situation. THANKFULLY  the legato instrument & repetitions didn't create additional groups. That would have been a nightmare!

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