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So now I have a Spitfire Symphony template, Studio template, Albion template, and next up, a BBC template?...
Dynamics recorded are equally as important as the articulations, to me at least. I doubt they went in and told the players "just play at whatever dynamic you want, it's all fine".So in this context, I'm sure you'll agree that 'how many dynamic layers?' it at least a fair question, no?
Then you'd be disappointed anyway since truly REALISTIC sleigh bells would have been recorded on reindeers. In Maida Vale.8 round robins for the sleigh bell or no sale.
Haha! All jokes aside - what we *will* get is the sound of a sleigh bell recorded close, and from several meters away from a variety of different mic perspectives. Pretty cool.... and I hope we also get a choice of different sleigh bell diameters, weights, AND materials as well... plus at least a hundred hand performances, palm mutes, different tunings, close, ultra-close, hyper-close miking as well as the usual orchestral ones, at least a dozen character mikes too... and that's just for starters!
I thought the same. Spitfire has to rush to record any possible extension before it's closing.I was interested in the possibility of Spitfire recording IRs in Maida Vale because a) it will be flatterned in a year or two,
I asked support about this and you can remove the drive (it’s SATA) but you void the warranty for the drive if you do. ETA: Also what @James H said.I have 2 Thunderbolt / usb 3.1 ports on my PC. Both are in use but one is connected to a Thunderbolt drive bay that has two slots that accept HD or SSD. As I understand it, BBCSO comes on an EVO 860 Pro SSD that is built into a Spitfire case. I wonder if it can be removed from the case, so I can use my HD/SSD bay? I understand you can also order on a standard HD but I would rather have a bare SSD if possible.
When filling in the Win Everything questionaire from Spitfire Audio, one of the suggestions I made was about having IRs made available, to blend dry libraries in... I didn't win anythingI was interested in the possibility of Spitfire recording IRs in Maida Vale because a) it will be flattened in a year or two, and b) it will enable me to record my own sleigh bells and have them sound like Santa is indeed sitting in the same venue as the rest of the orchestra.
Seriously though, it would be amazing if we could blend in other dry libraries seemlessly to this one with a good convo. I did a quick search for Maida Vale IRs but it came up blank.
I’m sure @christianhenson said earlier in this thread that it is not something SA would do, as none of them have extensive knowledge of Cubase. He said they hoped the community would built a BBCSO Template.
I don't have enough experience working with seasoned players to understand whether this is correct or not but, "as quiet as possible" and "as loud as possible" are really the only constants in this context are they not? In a live piece the ones in between are relative to what else is going on. We have to quantise them in some way for the abstraction of scoring and the further abstraction of mock-ups but these levels of timbre/volume are contingent.Standard Orchestral Dynamic markings. PPP PP P MP MF F FF FFF and a couple for extra !
makes sense to me
An issue is more that dynamics are largely based on player's experience, what everyone else is doing in the section, and context of the music at the time of playing. As you demonstrated with different libraries, one player's mf isn't the same as another's - it's not even necessarily even the same mf they played early depending on what else is going on with the orchestra at the time. Labeling as such is difficult because of this. I find it as more of a rough guide in orchestral libs.What I do know is that every library I have has a different concept of what those levels are