Listening to one's own music is preferable to listening to anything else. I'm certain everyone thinks this but never wants to admit it. Anytime a musician is interviewed and they say something like "oh I haven't listened to that album since it was recorded" they're lying
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Some people find it controversial because 3 is generally the most universally acclaimed, but I think Reach is much better. I actually never bought 5 but I did play the beta and enjoyed it quite a bit, I’ll end up getting it eventually. So far Infinite is better than 4 and 5 by a long shot
Low effort audio examples in which the user doesn't bother to modify dynamics, expression, and so on to best service a particular library should be deleted immediately.
If you don't have the time, care, or maybe even skill, don't take part in a showcase. Asking for help on something that clearly needs work is fine, but it seems like most people argue that "it wasn't the point of the test" and refuse to tweak midi data across libraries.
Spitfire can take all the time they need/want to release their modular orchestra. I'm really looking forward to it and I will get it at launch, but I'm fine with waiting another 1-4 years for the first module to be released.
This will give me time to save some money and improve my orchestration skills... and who wants unpolished Abbey Road libraries anyway.