At this year's NAMM Show, SampleLibraryReview.com founder Don Bodin met up with VSL's Martin Tichy who explained the differences between the company's new line of entry level orchestral software instruments – Smart Orchestra and the Big Bang Orchestra series including Andromeda and Black Eye.
In short, Smart Orchestra lays out a complete orchestra across the entire keyboard, with the lower instruments on the left and the higher on the right, so everything blends easily and you can play everything at once. Great for sketching or playing live, you don't need to know much at all about orchestration - you can achieve a great sound 'right out of the box'. The series also now includes Smart Hits and Smart Spheres.
Big Bang Orchestra - this series kicked off with the free 'Big Bang Orchestra' product and was followed recently with the first two (paid) expansions – Andromeda with basic articulations such as sustains, staccatos and swells and Black Eye - with clusters, FX and hits.
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Watch the video below to find out more about these two series' and what makes them different to each other...