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August 27, 2008

Wallander Instruments Visual Instruments Brass 1 review

Filed under: Computer music reviews — Tags: , , , , , , , — audiofanzine @ 12:52 pm

While certain sound libraries have been waging a gigabyte war, others have taken the synthesis route, such as the Wallander WIVI, who with only its few hundred megabytes takes on the sample library titans.

Ouverture

The power of modern computers has made it possible to virtually and realistically emulate complete orchestras, which seemed almost impossible a few years ago. Not so long ago, you needed a full rack of Akai or E-mu samplers or a battalion of networked Pcs and/or Macs to properly simulate orchestral scores, with libraries whose sound quality didn’t always merit the resources used.

Then came along gigantic libraries, such as the Vienna Symphonic Library or East West’s Symphonic Orchestra. Not only did you need powerful computers, but you needed huge storage space as well… However, you could set up a complete virtual orchestra with two or three 8-core Macs or the equivalent PCs.

Concept
Ergonomy
Powerful & Inspiring
Sound quality
Expressiveness
Realism
Stability
Instrument extensions
Optimization
Polyphonic mode

Wind/Breath controller strongly recommended
A few clicks or artifacts on some parameters
You can’t enter values with the numeric pad
No pull-down menus
No .pdf manual

Read the full Brass 1 review on Audiofanzine

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