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  1. It's one of those rare scores which is top notch from beginning to end. Saturated with melody, fantastic orchestration and emotion, bursting with excitement. The best adventure score I've heard in years. Listen to it almost daily since I've received the CD.
  2. Not sure what you mean. I think NVMe just saves time when you start up your template and samples are loaded into RAM initially, because of the larger bandwidth. Not sure if there's a significant difference when you do the playback within the DAW, because I thought >90% of samples are accessed from RAM anyways and not from SSD? So that at this stage, NVMe or SSD shouldn't make a difference, I think. But I'm not exactly sure, never had a problem with this, RAM was always the limiting factor for me. I have Win 11 for a few months now and it works fine for me. Not saying it is better though. Still a lot of stupid duplicated / hidden menus. I always thought having 200 tracks in one session is insane Never used that much (maybe 100 tracks max.). Mostly I make the mistake to throw reverb on new instruments, instead of routing them to one Reverb channel instead, because I want full control, haha. This leads to cracks sometimes. Libraries I use in almost every template are: Spitfire Audio Albion (still the original one, not the refresh), Cinesamples Cinebrass Core, Audiobro LASS Lite 2.0, Orchestral Tools Berlin Woodwinds, 8DIO Adagio Violas / Agitato Cellos, Heavyocity DAMAGE.
  3. Nice, this is definitely a very good - and long lasting - configuration!
  4. I assume you chose this graphics card on purpose? Because if you're not into gaming, this thing is huge overkill, you're not going to need it. And prices for these cards are still pretty high. I'd take a RTX 3060 (or even 3050) instead, costs less than half (~500€). Fast SSD, RAM and CPU power is much more important and with the specs you showed it will be totally enough. I personally have my sample libraries on a dedicated, normal 500GB SSD, not even a NVMe. I have 32 GB RAM and use libraries like Cinebrass, Albion, Damage, Soundiron Choir, some 8DIO strings and Berlin Woodwinds all in one template and it uses maybe about 70% of RAM. I have an 8-core CPU and if I have really a lot of FX plugins loaded I think it can struggle, because audio processing is too much. But for the most part this is not a problem. I wouldn't recommend Windows 11 Home, go for the 'Pro' version instead. Hope this helps. That is a shit ton of money for a PC. Looks to me like a gaming configuration. The RAM is brand new DDR5 technology. Again, I'd save some money by downgrading the graphics card if you're not doing excessive video editing / rendering or gaming.
  5. That was my impression as well. The simple, beautiful arrangement works way better than this version, which sounds kind of artificial IMO.
  6. Exactly. Yeah no quality control. I mean, if you apply a limiter, wouldn't be the loudest parts the first things you would check to see how and if it's affecting the sound?! I don't know about the room hiss, I have to turn the volume up quite a bit to notice it. But yeah, otherwise I enjoy the performances. Not so sure about 'With Malice Toward None' though, this seems to be a new arrangement that deviates quite a bit in melody from the original piano piece, or the version from the Spielberg/Williams Collab Nr. 3 album.
  7. I still think that the mix and recording itself are totally fine and transparent. But I have to agree, someone did fuck up really bad with mastering this. In 'Highwoods Ghost', at the 8 minute mark, you can literally hear the gain reduction kicking in multiple times. WTF!!! Highwood's Ghost Hits A Brickwall.mp3 Also this seems to be a problem with the cello concerto and Highwood's Ghost. The 'Schindler's List' pieces, 'A Prayer for Peace' and 'With Malice Toward None' are perfectly fine. The guy who mastered this received multiple Grammy Awards i.e. for "Best Engineered Album"... http://www.phoenixaudiollc.com/awards-testimonials Well....
  8. My first impression is that it's extremely good, cello sounds beefy, very present and detailed. Same for the harp, it's like you're standing right in front of it. But it's not that the solo instruments are overbearing or anything, the balance with the orchestra... well it just sounds right to me.
  9. You can preorder it already. https://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-soundtracks/11849-spacecamp-expanded.html
  10. Yeah, I think this is a new part of the full interview. Are you talking about this video? It's the only one I could find right now on Youtube (posted in November last year).
  11. Don't know if this was already posted, but on JPC you can hear snippets of all tracks from the album (bitrate seems to be pretty horrible, but still). 'With Malice Toward None' is always so beautiful. I also look forward hearing the cello concerto, never heard that one before. Only one week to go... https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/a-gathering-of-friends/hnum/10888357?lang=en
  12. Nope it's the Vienna Recording, the automatic tag set by Youtube is wrong. From the video description:
  13. Yeah that will be interesting to see. I also expect this as Mastercut Vinyl (377€ is the price of the editions on sale...so I will happily pass...). And then probably as CD and digital?
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