Aug 29, 2015
(and last updated on Dec 27, 2015)
DSmolken at the KVR Audio Forum posted about sampling his acoustic double bass (aka contrabass) and how to best use the samples. Two primary sets of samples are provided - arco (that's bowed) and pizz (plucked) - with the addition of various "noises". If you check out his performance video, on YouTube, you might see what these might be used for... also the start of the demos below.
Arco is 5 velocity layers with 2 round robins, pizz is 3 velocity layers with 3-4 round rob...
Aug 10, 2015
(and last updated on Dec 28, 2015)
Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra is a free orchestral sample library. While not as advanced or ambitious in scope as commercial offerings, SSO contains all the basic building blocks for creating real virtual orchestrations. It's primarily aimed at beginners, but also more experienced composers looking for something lightweight and/or portable might find it useful.
Jul 29, 2015
(and last updated on Oct 15, 2015)
16 Velocity layers Sampled in minor thirds from the lowest A. Hammer noise releases chromatically sampled in onle one layer. String resonance releases in minor thirds in three layers. Two AKG c414 disposed in an AB position ~12cm above the strings