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Last post Wed, Aug 16 2017 by derek_gibbons_10742, 5 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Aug 11 2017 11:14
by Paul McGraw
Joined on Mon, Feb 29 2016, Georgia, USA, Posts 159

I own all of the VSL orchestral instruments, full libraries, but I also own libraries from other developers. Each library is recorded in different locations and with a different amount of "wetness" baked into the sound. Can anyone offer any tips or advice regarding proven techniques for using multiple developers libraries in the same piece? For example, Spitfire Symphonic Strings, OT Berlin Brass, VSL Brass and VSL Woodwinds?

Posted on Fri, Aug 11 2017 13:54
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 194

Berlin instruments are the best case, if you own MIR and the Teldex package, since those libraries were recorded at Teldex. So, you can just add Teldex to VSL libraries, and then add a final touch of algorhythmic reverb to blend all.

Wet Spitfire libraries are a bit more complicate, since there is no equivalent to Air Studios for MIR. You can go near, but not the same. Dry libraries (like the LCO Strings) are easier. Keep in mind that I find the LCO Strings way wetter than VSL libraries, so it is not exactly the same. But they blend quite well.

Paolo

Posted on Fri, Aug 11 2017 14:46
by Paul McGraw
Joined on Mon, Feb 29 2016, Georgia, USA, Posts 159

Originally Posted by: PaoloT Go to Quoted Post

Berlin instruments are the best case, if you own MIR and the Teldex package, since those libraries were recorded at Teldex. So, you can just add Teldex to VSL libraries, and then add a final touch of algorhythmic reverb to blend all.

Wet Spitfire libraries are a bit more complicate, since there is no equivalent to Air Studios for MIR. You can go near, but not the same. Dry libraries (like the LCO Strings) are easier. Keep in mind that I find the LCO Strings way wetter than VSL libraries, so it is not exactly the same. But they blend quite well.

Paolo

Which MIRx or MIR Pro (I own both) venue do you find to be closest to Spitfire's Air Lyndhurst?

I have mixed Berlin Brass with VSL instruments using the Teldex MIRx or MIR Pro with good results. In fact, in my opinion Dietz nailed it with his Teldex work. But as soon as we add in a third non-Teldex library, I am at a loss as to the best way to proceed.

Paul T. McGraw

Posted on Fri, Aug 11 2017 22:16
by Dietz
Joined on Tue, Aug 06 2002, Vienna / Europe, Posts 6891

Originally Posted by: Paul McGraw Go to Quoted Post
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Which MIRx or MIR Pro (I own both) venue do you find to be closest to Spitfire's Air Lyndhurst?

[...]

My suggestion would be Pernegg Monastery (RoomPack 5), with MIR Pro's Reverb Time scaled down to your likings - 2 seconds might be a good starting point. Personally I like this a _lot_. :-) ... but of course this Venue is not a lookalike of Air Lyndhurst by any means.

/Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Aug 16 2017 11:54
by derek_gibbons_10742
Joined on Sun, Dec 19 2004, Posts 27

Originally Posted by: Paul McGraw Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: PaoloT Go to Quoted Post

Berlin instruments are the best case, if you own MIR and the Teldex package, since those libraries were recorded at Teldex. So, you can just add Teldex to VSL libraries, and then add a final touch of algorhythmic reverb to blend all.

Wet Spitfire libraries are a bit more complicate, since there is no equivalent to Air Studios for MIR. You can go near, but not the same. Dry libraries (like the LCO Strings) are easier. Keep in mind that I find the LCO Strings way wetter than VSL libraries, so it is not exactly the same. But they blend quite well.

Paolo

Which MIRx or MIR Pro (I own both) venue do you find to be closest to Spitfire's Air Lyndhurst?

I have mixed Berlin Brass with VSL instruments using the Teldex MIRx or MIR Pro with good results. In fact, in my opinion Dietz nailed it with his Teldex work. But as soon as we add in a third non-Teldex library, I am at a loss as to the best way to proceed.

Paul T. McGraw

 

I often use Cinesamples stuff alongside VSL and I find using the close mics along with MIR PRO gives a nice effect,

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