Hey all, so being into sampling myself, I have been pondering a question. Like most of us I have copious amounts of string samples that I’ve sccumulated over the years. Everything from tacky digital samples, all the way up to modern high performance real samples instruments… I love how they tell a story of my orchestral journey when I look back.
I’m sure though that I’m not the only person who has noticed that the newer sample libraries that are out are starting to his a ace long. Where the upper class sample libraries that were around ten years ago have either been overtaken or are at the same level as newer libraries we can probably agree that it’s getting harder to distinguish the different libraries other than space sound within a recording, which in itself isn’t bad.
I have been wondering what the next logical step is though (other than getting rid of key switches that is). What would we like to see in a library??
For me there’s one thing that stops these newer libraries from sounding exactly like a live orchestra… and that is Mic bleed. I’ve emulated this concept in my Daw a few times and it’s crippled my computer . But it would be amazing to have a control that lets you side chain your instruments into the background of your sound very quietly so that the stereo field is emulated also. (I can let you know how I emulated this if your interested).
What do you think would be the one thing you’d like to see?