After more than a year of coding the audio engine, I now enjoy making music again, at last! This is not only a lot of fun, it is also very helpful for testing and identifying usability issues. Before I upload the new 1.5.2 update tomorrow, I wanted to share a piece with you that I remixed today.
You probably already know the "Orchid Project" sample arrangement that ships with the software. I took this one and thinned it out and remixed it using the great EWQL "Play" Gold Orchestra library. That plugin is a true memory hog. I had to order 16 GB of RAM extra for my Mac to make it load the entire orchestra.
Today I received the Malmsjö Acoustic Grand from ArtVista Productions and could not resist to try it out immediately. The sample library (Giga and Kontakt) was first published in 2000 and is renowned among film composers for its dark and soft sound. It features a Swedish piano built around 1894 (learn more).
I had to do some trickery to get it installed on a Mac, but after that was done, I instantly felt in love. It's really unique and inspiring, totally different than all those ultra-clean and cold piano samplers out there.