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lastdodobird
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Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:35 pm
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Location: Philippines
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:08 am 
 

From its website:

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COLOSSUS is the first SUPER HIGH QUALITY complete sound set ever created, and includes 160 instruments (approx. $6 an instrument) that exceeds the General MIDI specification!

COLOSSUS is a massive 32 Gigabyte (not Megabyte) Virtual Instrument that covers all of the basic musical genres, the way a keyboard workstation attempts to, except COLOSSUS offers much higher quality instruments and dynamics than any keyboard available today.

Has anyone had any experience working with this mammoth of a collection already?

I've heard samples of work done with it on YouTube and it sounds great.

But for $600? And taking up 32GB on your harddrive??

Comments pls. Thanks!

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Traver
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Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:10 am
Posts: 247
Location: Denmark
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:00 am 
 

Eh, their Symphonic library is 67 GB or so, so 32 GB is nothing. East West samples is generally good quality, so it's probably worth the money.
Personally I'd rather have Reaktor 5, though, considering the vast amount of user-generated ensembles it allows you to use.

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Nordvang
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Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:12 pm
Posts: 184
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:34 pm 
 

Depends on what you are after.

Colossus is kind of like a giant GM module with some extras.


If you want "specialized" sounds Im not sure its the right bet. If you want a collection of "general" sounds then its probably the best there is.

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mattp
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Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:57 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:19 pm 
 

East West is pretty god damn awesome... But I'd rather have their specialized libraries, like the Choir and Symphonic Library.
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retardica
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:44 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:43 pm 
 

Colossus is the shit. Trust me. I have it. Great samples and they are all touch sensitive. I use it all the time. Youre never going to find ethnic and fretless bass samples better than colossus' and its damn easy to use. Im glad I 'bought' it.

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rexxz
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Joined: Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:45 pm
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:13 pm 
 

Colossus is alright, I don't prefer it. I have Symphonic Choirs, Orchestra Gold XP Pro, Ra and Stormdrum (in addition to Colossus).

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Youre never going to find ethnic and fretless bass samples better than colossus' and its damn easy to use.


Very, very incorrect.

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retardica
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Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:44 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:36 pm 
 

rexxz wrote:
Colossus is alright, I don't prefer it. I have Symphonic Choirs, Orchestra Gold XP Pro, Ra and Stormdrum (in addition to Colossus).

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Youre never going to find ethnic and fretless bass samples better than colossus' and its damn easy to use.


Very, very incorrect.

How so?

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rexxz
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:48 pm 
 

They have very minimal multi-samples, lack quite a lot in the keyswitch articulations and there is no round robin sampling. No thanks.

There are a few sample libraries I'd recommend over Colossus for everything that it contains, on an individual basis. The advantage that Colossus has is that it has a very wide variety of sounds, but none of them are the best that one can find.


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retardica
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Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:44 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:53 pm 
 

rexxz wrote:
They have very minimal multi-samples, lack quite a lot in the keyswitch articulations and there is no round robin sampling. No thanks.

There are a few sample libraries I'd recommend over Colossus for everything that it contains, on an individual basis. The advantage that Colossus has is that it has a very wide variety of sounds, but none of them are the best that one can find.

What about some recomendations?

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