I also have the full complement and also think the Viola library is the cream of the set. I lucked out and actually won the violin and cello libraries when 8DIO held a competition over Christmas. It takes a different approach than other libraries so might want to take a good look at their videos.
Regarding the brass library, CineBrass Core and Pro are awesome and you can’t go wrong there. Having said that, you should take a look at the new Spirfire brass library as it looks (sounds) great and might be good for you if you want to save some $$$
Happy hunting! Gari
Thanks for he feedback Michael. I’ve tweaked the first track, and updated the item with variations to see if that has an positive affect.
From what I’ve seen, it’s not uncommon to use “some DAW” for composition and Pro Tools for mixing and mastering for this very reason: it simply sounds better.
I’d like to solicit some advice from this great community about what I can do to my tracks to make them more commercially viable. I’ve posted links to my my last two tracks here for critiquing, as they have not had any sales so far. The first is new, the second is 6 months old.
I look forward to hearing your comments.
Yes, I have a few tracks that have not sold at all, which includes my last track that has sold not even a single license even though has sold strong on other marketplaces. I put it down to either the wrong market or it was simple missed in the sea of tracks. Horses for courses.
Likewise, I still see healthy sales on my back catalog items. I think it’s a combination of consumers bookmarking tracks, searching for a specific sound/style, or randomly stumbling upon them. A track should never be considered old, as they are there ready and waiting to be found fro the right project.
That’s awesome. Congrats man!
I also mix as I compose as I find it quicker and more convenient, and gives me a better picture of the final sound. I’ll still go through a mix stage but its a faster process as I’ve incrementally tweaked already.