« A reference Orchestral! »Published on 08/26/11 at 05:36
level requirements, Albion is quite delicious but not as some (Hollywwod Strings for example) here are the recommended configurations:
25 GB of free space, an ample enough 7200rpm HDD, SSD of course welcome
4 to 5 hours with a good Internet connection
PRESENTATION OF THE VARIOUS BANKS:
A / Orchestral ALBION
Here is the master side of the bank including virtually all the instruments (Brass, Violin, Wind, etc. ..)
Articulation: Longs, SC, Shorts, Pizzacato, Legato, Ostinatum (Bonus Patch), and all Multi FX.
4 positions Integrated Micro and Mini Sequencer.
B / PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE DARWIN
The rhythm part epic and orchestral Albion
Hi, Mid, Lo - Hi Sticks, Metal Shop & Sub (Pitch Range)
3 mic placements,
C / BRUNEL LOPP
Many Loop, both melodic ryhtmiques that there are more bonus and can start a particular component in case of loss of inspiration, for example ^ ^
D / STEPHENSON'S STEAM BAND
Basically this is the version of Albion Alterntibe but rearranged, remixed subba that many effects and sounds which gives very specific and often air boosted by a reverb / spacialisation crazy! A killing!
separated into four parts:
- Steam Pads
- Steam Drones
- Steam Atmos
- Steam ostinati
This bank is simply a very nice surprise! and sounds are to die for!
PRESENTATION OF MODULE ALBION
generally separated into four parts with three tabs.
1 part for micro (up to 4)
Part 1 for options (Transpose, Purge unused, Solo Mic, Time Machine)
Round Robin Part 1
Part 1 to create its own velocity curve
1 Front panel tab (described just over heut)
1 Tab Mini sequencer (Ostinatum)
1 tab FX sequencer
1 / CONFIGURATION:
A / PC:
Recommended: i5, i7 or Quad Core machine with 8 or 8 Gig memory or above. Vista 64 or Windows 7.
High: Will it work with SP2, Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4GHz 1Gig RAM.
B / MAC
Recommended: Intel Based Mac Pro Dual Quad Core machine with 8 or 8 Gig memory or above. Mac OS 10.6.1 (Leopard).
Minimum: We Have Made the module work satisfactorily on a Mac Mini 2.4 GHz and a
MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
I for one running on a PC i7 2600K with 16 GB of Ram.
So in light of the many messages I read on the forum of Eastwest about the use HS + HB, I can tell you that Albion is truly a treat and is "optimized" in contrast HS it is really so, but very greedy.
For the record I recall that the recommendations Eastwest techniques are not good and must be sick of configurations to really turn the two correctly (optimally 32GB and above 2 PC or Mac and I add the icing on cake, SSD course to install the banks).
With Albion at least, the question does not arise yesterday to tell you I was with 12 VST to open with 10 Albion 4 with Kontakt, Stylus one that turned CineOrch 8 rhythms and more and watched the performance my pc and I was (in real time on cubase) to 12% of CPU resources and 33% by Ram! the margin is to say you ^ ^
Know that the bank has a character! Is it having been recorded on analog tape *, at least it's a very nice job from Spitfire who signs a bank full and a very good quality, with the entire arsenal needed to create a virtual orchestra that will lend itself better to the scoring but will be equally at home in other styles! an excellent value for money for a bank that is as much!
* Product-through of non-selective single vintage mic, meticulously serviced onto a Studer 2 "tape machine via world class Neve mic pre's and the World's Largest Desk Neve 88 and finally hearr-of-the-class prism AD converters Into the digital format
Some examples of compounds that I made with Albion