[LAU] creating open source sample libs. (Was: Re: Experiment One - For Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra. Music and a short review of the sample library)

Marcel Bonnet marcelbonnet at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 02:22:22 UTC 2012

On 14 August 2012 09:31, Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 08:05:16AM -0400, Brett McCoy wrote:
>> Especially when you are talking about orchestral instruments, finding
>> the players who can perform all of the notes, articulations, different
>> levels for velocity layers, etc etc etc, is a daunting task.
>> Commercial sample library producers hire full orchestras and the
>> production is as elaborate and expensive as recording a film score
>> live. Musicians who are skilled enough to record samples cleanly and
>> accurately don't like working for free, either. You might find a small
>> community orchestra, but the playing skill levels vary with those, and
>> those orchestras typically will not perform for free either,
>> especially for the long hours it requires to record a sample library.
> It's long hours and requires all involved to be concentrated
> up to stress levels.
> Two years ago I recorded something like 15 hours of single notes,
> scratches, squeeks and whatever weird sounds that can be made on
> a single violin or viola, to be used for an electro-acoustic
> production.
> The work was divided over three evenings with a week in between
> each time. Present were the two players, the composer and me.
> All completely exhausted each evening. But it was quite interesting.
> Ciao,
> --
> FA
> A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
> It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
> and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)

Hi, there.
What about these samples

"License: You are free to use these samples as you wish, including
releasing them as part of a commercial work. The only restriction is
they must not be sold or made available 'as is' (i.e. as sampler or as
a sampler instrument)."

I'm just starting with them. I think any linuxsampler user probably
knows, but what do you guys think of these samples? Does it meet the
tech and license requirements? My first bad impression is about the
sample format, they are all distributed as MP3 - I would consider a
non compressed format instead.

Marcel Bonnet

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