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Which string library is this?

Postby The Elf » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:22 pm

A few years ago, and in a different place... I used a string library (in Kontakt), where the legato articulations all displayed the delay required to place the body of the notes on the beat.

Which string library was that?
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Re: Which string library is this?

Postby The Elf » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:34 am

The delay time for each instrument (bass, cello, viola...) was displayed in ms on the left of the window. It was a fairly simple interface...
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Re: Which string library is this?

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:41 am

Was it Sospiro Strings?

I don't see a ms timer shown, but it does show a bar and beat slider for sustain lengths. It also has a 'smart release' feature for swells so that on key release the playback jumps forward to a known offset prior to the beat in order to complete the swell: https://youtu.be/3fuMKDyEx6s?t=44
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Re: Which string library is this?

Postby The Elf » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:57 am

Thanks, Eddy.

No it's not that one.

I had this library bought and installed on the old PC, but I've somehow lost it during an upgrade. I just cannot recall what it was. I think it looked a lot like Cinematic Studio Strings, but it definitely reported the delay time in ms for legato articulations when you loaded each instrument. It was a fairly simple interface IIRC.

I can't find it in my backups, and because I make it a point to render all instruments as audio it isn't referenced in any of my old songs.

I'm stumped - but I feel sure it's the library I need right now!
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Re: Which string library is this?

Postby BJG145 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:30 pm

The Elf wrote:I think it looked a lot like Cinematic Studio Strings

I don't suppose it's this custom script someone put together for CSS...?

http://alexjevincent.co.uk/css-control-panel/

(I found it linked to this discussion about getting its legato in sync.)
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Re: Which string library is this?

Postby The Elf » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:01 pm

Thanks. BJG.

No, this was definitely just an off-the-shelf library. I recall seeing a YouTube video where it was mentioned, but I've even gone back through my YT history to 2016 and I still can't see it.

This is crazily frustrating! :headbang:
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Re: Which string library is this?

Postby BJG145 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:10 pm

The Elf wrote:I've even gone back through my YT history to 2016 and I still can't see it.

Wow, you have your YT history from 2016??

I securely erase mine every lunchtime...:beamup:
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Re: Which string library is this?

Postby The Elf » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:27 pm

BJG145 wrote:
The Elf wrote:I've even gone back through my YT history to 2016 and I still can't see it.
Wow, you have your YT history from 2016??

I securely erase mine every lunchtime...:beamup:
I have my history back to day 1 - it's been a life-saver!

Nothing on there I feel the need to hide.
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Re: Which string library is this?

Postby BJG145 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:33 pm

FWIW this section of the CSS demo on YT has a slide showing the delay for each of its legato types.

https://youtu.be/veQCUb0kpMg?t=255
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Re: Which string library is this?

Postby The Elf » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:46 pm

It’s not the delay time that is important to me. It is rather the content of that library.


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