This may be by far the most extensive library i’ve ever made, it contains 10 patches from 3 of my favorite synths: The CS 80, Tyrell n6, and serum. The inspiration came from my favorite composer Vangelis, he always knew how to capture the true character of any instrument, the CS 80 was by Far his most used synth hence why it’s in the library. I hope you get the most use out of this library and I would love to hear what you guys create with it. Cheers.
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I am not a fan at all of orchestral instruments turned into synths when they are too reminiscent of the actual instrument. i guess it depends, a flute run through tape warble can sound really cool but i hate the sound of a string section processed in this way. I think we are so used to hearing natural orchestral music naturally that a string section run through tape warble and turned more synthy just sounds like a cheap midi imitation of it. I didn't feel that way with this library, it just felt like a synth, not a synth trying to sound like a string section.
The Synthy Orchestra
There are some very usable and playable sounds here. None are particularly flashy, but all of them sit nicely in a mix. The AHDSR controls in the GUI along with filters, reverb, and delay are a nice touch. I loved the pizzicato coupled with timpani sounds of "The Synthony #04". Very fund to play!
Great idea, mediocre implementation...
I really like the idea of a synth based orchestra as an alternative for composers, but the sounds in this library were a little too plain for my taste. The structure of the patches was also a little bit confusing, making navigating through the different sounds a challenge. I honestly hope that we see an update to this library in the future because I think it has great potential to be a really valuable tool.
Inspired by Vangelis... Sounds like Vangelis...
This collection of synth patches sounds amazing! In particular patches 7,9 and 10. The character of this instrument is great however there are a few inconsistencies with how its been recorded. For example the recording level of the first tow patches is much higher and causes the instrument to clip in Kontakt. Perhaps a Pianobook member with some free time could fix this for a version 2.0? Otherwise, Amazing work here!
Free nostalgia synth!
Another synth that is executed pretty well. The quality is nice and there are full ADSR options, along with a low-pass and high-pass filter which are very important for synth sound design. You will also find a Reverb and a Delay knob. The feel you will mostly get is a 80's one, and you will find both pads and leads. Unfortnately the patch names don't say which one is which, so you have to load it and see. The GUI has some problems when it comes to clicking things, as it usually grabs the one next to what you want to click, but it's not that big of a deal. Finally, the color theme is quite unfitting in my opinion. I would prefer to see something darker and closer to the cover art, combined with some more colors instead of a mustard-yellow...
Classics! I especially like sounds 1-4 and 6. Not particularly useful unless you're going for an 80's vibe, but the sounds I mentioned above could be integrated in other contexts... Thank you!
Beautiful sounds ready for exploring
Nice sustaining chords, soft plucks, or beautiful ambiances. It's there, ready for some sauce and seasoning like well-cooked pancakes on a sunrise.
solid foundation, great inspiration!
Each synth has its own beautiful personality, I'm loving the process of discovering each and every one.
Variety of good synths
This sample pack offers a nice round variety of great sounding synths! from pad like synths, to pluck, and arpeggiated. If you are into synths, this one is definitely worth a look at!
Discovering more all the time
This is a surprising little gem. Even though I own all of the synths used to compile this I still found the collection quite interesting and unique. As individual patches they are fine, but they really come to life for me when layered with a little movement from Bitwigs modulators. Patches 1-3 sound excellent layered like this. The default FX should be swapped for something bigger like Blackhole for best results. Overall they are a little hot on the output, I needed to turn the pad patches down, but no big deal. Patch 6 is broken, but works if you import the samples manually. Great find, defiantly on my keeper list. Thank you, and more please!
Lots to go at
I really like this pack - there's a lot to try out. I prefered some of the later numbered instruments, the plucks and the breathy sounds are really nice. The first two instruments are quite loud and get a bit muddy with multiple notes playing at the same time. Instrument #6 does load straight-up - need to browse to the samples folder no big deal but worth pointing out and the parameters on each instrument means that there's a lot to go at with each one. I'm going to really enjoy playing around with these - thank you!
Versatile Hybrid Sounding Synths
Very nice work, these synth sounds would blend so well in a cinematic orchestral hybrid piece. An extensive library with pads, plucks and more.
i like it a lot, used it in a couple of songs
The Right Amount of Sauce!
This is an awesome sample pack that will definitely be useful. The patches sound good and are basic enough for me to add my own effects without a fuss.
Honest. Super quiet. Good range of tonality. Loving it!
Very good sounds I may be using these a lot. Well done.
Cool Idea - love the CS80 feel
Fun synth sounds to play around with for sure
Very good and sound quality also good!
Great Idea but a bit to standard
Love the idea to capture the these synths but the sounds are to standard and uninspiring for me. With a bit sound design they could get alot of character.