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Last post Sun, May 15 2005 by SyQuEsT, 6 replies.
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Posted on Thu, May 12 2005 21:48
by SyQuEsT
Joined on Mon, Jan 13 2003, Quebec, Posts 617
I only need a good classical saxophone to finish my virtual wind ensemble. So, are Saxophone 1 and 2 (when available) good for it ?

Thanks
Mathieu Laprise
Sonomax inc.
Posted on Fri, May 13 2005 06:26
by Craig Sharmat
Joined on Wed, Oct 16 2002, Woodland Hills, Posts 416
I believe this was their intended use. They work in a jazz vein, but classical, I believe is where they really shine.
Posted on Sat, May 14 2005 01:11
by saxophone4
Joined on Mon, Apr 18 2005, Posts 21
I recently had the chance to work with a friend who was temping up Wind Ensemble music with the VSL Saxophones I, and frankly he buried them in the mix, because the attacks and vibrato are too much too blend with the ensemble. The soprano does okay, but the tenor has extreme timbral changes with the slightest increase in velocity and it just didn't blend with the ensemble. And who needs a soprano before bari and alto? He ended up using samples of me playing instead.

I love the Opus 2 samples I just purchased, and I have high hopes that Saxophones II will provide a more useful sampling of the alto and bari. That being said, I think that the VSL saxes were the best sax library when released...they just don't work for what wind ensemble and band people need. Its no different with other companies though....Yellow Tools spent years developing CANDY, and then they only provided classical set-ups on some instruments. What a waste.

Hook me up Herb, no one samples like you, you just didn't sample what I need yet!!!
Posted on Sat, May 14 2005 18:21
by SyQuEsT
Joined on Mon, Jan 13 2003, Quebec, Posts 617
I'm waiting for Saxophone II to buy Saxophone I too ... right now, I only have QL Brass but the alto saxs are out of tune and too jazzy for me. So, I working with an "old" hardware sampler for the moment ...
Mathieu Laprise
Sonomax inc.
Posted on Sat, May 14 2005 23:51
by saxophone4
Joined on Mon, Apr 18 2005, Posts 21
The VSL Saxophones are far superior to the QL Brass...still have a jazzy edge...intonation is not an issue at all...they are actually too intune for a real sax...LOL. QL did have major pitch problems.
Posted on Sun, May 15 2005 20:14
by SyQuEsT
Joined on Mon, Jan 13 2003, Quebec, Posts 617
Thanks

Herb : Can you post a classical saxophone demo ?
Mathieu Laprise
Sonomax inc.
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