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    ChuckMott
    Participant

    Is it my imagination or did the subscription price for the complete plan just drop to 30 bucks, with no 1 year “contract” ….had to make the leap. Any comments on their products? Or their play engine, especially on Mac?

    #22526 Reply
    KevinG
    Guest

    I purchased a composer pack a few years back and I like their sounds. They use up a lot of free memory more so than others it seems. I use a mac mini with an external hard drive for my sample libraries (hoping to upgrade within the year) and can only use a couple of sounds from East/West at a time or I get a playback error. If you have a more powerful computer you will probably be fine. I like the play engine it’s easy to use, it’s look change with each different pack of instruments it’s kinda cool. I think you’ll be happy.

    #22529 Reply
    ChuckMott
    Participant

    Thanks. Working on a project where I could probably make good use of the sounds in Storm Drum, and since you no longer sign for a year long commitment, thought I’d give it a shot. And maybe check out some of their other packages along the way I’ve been interested in for a while. The subscription based thing makes it kind of priority that you commit these to audio anyway. Easier to do early on in some projects then others.

    #22540 Reply
    KevinG
    Participant

    When you do the subscription do they give you access to all of the packages or do you have to pay for each separately?

    #24327 Reply
    BrianDWatson
    Participant

    I just got this and was wondering what libraries people find the most useful? I downloaded Hollywood Strings and so far not super impressed, but I’m sure I just need to learn how to use it. There seems to be a dearth of online tutorial videos for getting under the hood. It’s mostly just demos of people playing amazing stuff but not explaining how the fudge they did it!

    thanks!
    Brian

    #24328 Reply
    BrianDWatson
    Participant

    Kevin, I’m sure you’ve gotten an answer since August, but just in case, you get all the libraries (however you only get the GOLD version of HS and the Brass, though you can also upgrade to get the Diamond version)

    #26305 Reply

    Loving this so far.

    The Gold hard drive was well worth the price as I can easily install & fire up any instrument in the library without using up my system drive space & waiting on long downloads.

    Some of the instruments take a bit of tweaking to get the most out of them but overall I highly recommend this to any composer.

    Cheers!

    #26329 Reply
    NY Composer
    Participant

    Chuck,

    I have been with Composer Cloud for over 6 months. I was never aware of a yearly contract. I just pay monthly. EW even claims you can suspend your membership and come back any time.

    Now, the down side. I am not a huge fan of EW sounds. If I need some obscure Panflute or Gypsy percussion it’s fine but nothing beats Project Sam and Heavyocity IMO.

    #31740 Reply
    renzmac
    Participant

    Does anyone use Composer Cloud with a Mac Sierra Operating system? I’m trying it out for a month, but “play” crashes every time I try it in Logic or Garage band. Not sure if Mac Sierra is compatible with “play” and can’t seem to find info on this. Thanks.

    #32205 Reply
    DavidM
    Participant

    I tried composer cloud for a month. Generally I don’t like subscriptions – it’s just another overhead for something you never own. But it was a good opportunity to try out lots of libraries. In the end I cancelled the sub and bought Holllywood Orchestra plus the solo instruments, which I’m very pleased with.

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