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#1 Julian Domanski   Members   -  Reputation: 115

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:52 AM

For you Mac users out there, just wondered if you had any suggestions for good software/plug-ins for creating digital music. I write a broad range of stuff so ideas for any type of style would be great. I'm currently using Logic Pro 9 for any live guitar or bass stuff with Steve Slate drums. On the electronic side I'm using Reason 4 with various plug-ins. One thing I'm desperately trying to find is a good Mac-compatible Orchestra VST or plug-in. All ideas will be greatly appreciated .

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#2 Moritz P.G. Katz   Members   -  Reputation: 1053

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:10 AM

Hello,

Many (if not most) orchestral sample libraries are either Kontakt or Play format. Both Kontakt and Play engine are available as Mac Audio Units (AU).
We had some threads about orchestral plugins recently, use the search function to find them.

Edit:
The orchestral samples included with your Logic Studio aren't half bad to start with - ever played around with them? It might give you a better idea of what sounds you really need.

Cheers,
Moritz

Edited by Moritz P.G. Katz, 29 April 2012 - 08:15 AM.

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#3 Julian Domanski   Members   -  Reputation: 115

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

Thanks Mortiz,

I've only just started to venture in to the orchestral stuff, but I'll check out the built-in Logic stuff. Cheers!

#4 CRFaithMusic   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1042

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:13 AM

Hey,

Try out EWQL Symphonic Orchestra :) I just got it and I strongly recommend it.
It has several different pricing quotas.

This is where I got it from:
http://www.soundsonline.com/Symphonic-Orchestra

Have Fun,
Caleb

#5 Azul   Members   -  Reputation: 106

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:26 AM

Agreed, I've been getting by with the samples that come with logic, although they're lacking in some aspects. You can usually wring a good sound out of them with the right setup...I just ordered EWQL too! It should get here today!

#6 Julian Domanski   Members   -  Reputation: 115

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:26 AM

Hi Caleb,

I did try EWQLSO on a friends set-up and was really impressed with the sound. Unfortunately I'm working on a very tight budget :P I know a cheaper option probably wouldn't sound as good, but if you have any suggestions that'd be great.

Julzshred

#7 CRFaithMusic   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1042

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

Hey JulzShred,

Sorry I don't really know any other sound libraries worth mentioning. I have tried out a few but none of them came close to EWQLSO :(
I'll have a look for you though :)

Caleb




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