The Cut & Paste Orchestra
a cello, viola, violin, clarinet, horn, and more all in one…
I debated whether to make a separate submission for each instrument, but decided that packaging them into a bundle would best communicate the spirit of the project which was all about making a collection of acoustic sounds meant to be played and harmonized together
mostly recorded in non-studio settings, the instruments provide raw, dry sounds consisting of long, breathy sustains, expressive vibratos, the occasional quaver, and variation across every note.
I’ve had quite a bit of luck using these sounds on a number of tunes and I’m very excited to finally share them!
the performers :
cello: nick dinnerstein
viola: benny rubin
violin: lydia davidson
clarinets: chris maier
horn: taylor neal
recorder (bass, tenor, and alto): chris maier
Reviews for C&P Strings + Winds
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When playing with these instruments I found these to be exactly what I had been missing in my classical film music style productions in the fact I didn't have many options, if any, of solo instruments so the fact that they are recorded dry with the option to add a brilliant sounding reverb just adds to the playability and tweak ability of these instruments, What a great job and also just to add the fact that the violin doesn't sound screechy to my ears so far in the higher registers! can't wait to hear what you come up with next in this line of instruments so thank you!!
Came for the strings. Stayed for the recorder
A dab of reverb, and you're off to the races with a really lovely recorder patch. I spent a lot of time on this one, and really loved where I went with it. Lots of playability and I think my favourite patches are the Clarinet One and the Recorder. Cello is a bit inconsistent and I'd love to have a bit more sustain/release on those patches. There's a bit of noise in the Clarinet One patch though I do really like the overall vibe.
Super nice overall!
A very nice little orchestral instrument pack that you won't regret downloading! Let's take it one by one: First the Cello, which I really loved. The sampling is really good, the range is great and it has a lot of character in general. It's sharp, crisp and very well defined. Same goes with the Viola, which I have to say it has some very chilling harmonics that may cause goosebumps, especially in the mid-range. The violin is a little on the warmer side, but it is still very well defined. You may hear a very slight noise though, probably coming from the bow. The horn on the other hand has a very quick attack that may be hard to deal with. You can hear that well in the higher range, but it becomes smoother as you go down. Next we have the recorder, which sounds absolutely lovely. I especially love the vibrato layer, but there's a problem with the two dynamic layers - they are very different and that may cause inconsistencies while you play it. Last but not least we have the two clarinets. The first is very airy and smooth, and the second is more defined with some airy parts in the mid-range. They suffer from the same attack problem just like the horn does though. The GUI is nonexistent and for all instruments there is no control over anything. Nevertheless, this is a very well sampled library and you won't regret trying it out!
A promising concept...
Having more traditional orchestral libraries is always great, but this one could still use a little work. Some sounds are inconsistent across notes and ranges. They might also be a good base sound if you wanted to create some more synthesized textures from orchestral recordings.
Nice Sound but a bit unrealistic
These sounds themselves sound pretty good, the horn is probably the least realistic but most of these samples sound pretty natural and cool with vibrato, bow noise and all that good stuff. The strings for the most part are really bright which im not a fan of. I think alot of these sounds would work really well as kind of one note ambient textures but i find them to sound pretty unrealistic when playing chord progressions and melodies. It sounds more like a mellotron in the sense that the mellotron had orchestral samples that were just played back as kind of recordings without trying to strive for realism. This might be exactly what you're after. I can't really see myself using this except on rare occasion but i hope others have alot of fun with it.