© Hans Josef Winkler 2019 Excerpt:  This library must be considered one of the best.  Pros: excellent sound; easy to install and configure with Sibelius;  good documentation; good support; well chosen selection of instruments Excerpt:  So Where Does It All Fit In?  The variety of what XCE offers for its price (especially in terms of the percussion and keyboards),  the quality woodwinds in conjunction with the legato script (even without legato samples), the  growl possible in the spiccatos and the simplicity of having just one patch to work with for each  of the instruments are all good reason to look at the library, especially if you dont own many of  the instruments covered. If youre looking to replace or augment your existing samples, it may be  helpful to think about exactly what you want or need. If you have a library with a lot of ambience  and need something drier, XCE is an option. If you want samples that were just performed a little  differently or want to additional chairs to your arrangements (maybe you need another couple  solo violins, for instance) then XCE is a good option. If you need something with low system  requirements, XCE is a good option. If you dont have Kontakt or hate dongles, its a good option.  But if youre mainly looking for a library based on the “built-in” sound (something recorded in  position in a larger space or at least with preset panning, etc.) or with multiple microphone  positions, then XCE doesnt fit the bill. If you want controllable modeled vibrato, then XCE  doesnt fit the bill. If you want interval legato samples or lots of round-robins (exempting  percussion) or dynamic layers, then it doesnt fit the bill.  As for me, Im going to go back to enjoying those growling spiccatos and the woodwinds with  the legato script as soon as I finish this article. Excerpt  How does XCE sound?  Very simply put, these sounds are EXCELLENT, extremely realistic, and excite me to compose  with them, and listen to them, as a good virtual instrument should. They are all authentic  sounding, perfectly sampled instruments with flawless looping for sustained sounds.  But as always the best way is to judge for yourself.
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english: 1999 composer and pianist Hans Josef Winkler founded with the sound engineer Georg Stahl "Xsample professional sound libraries". We discovered that the current film music was based on samples that have not been recorded chromatically. So we developed a library with chromatically recorded acoustic instruments. We had recorded in this time much more material of each instrument, as we have published. So it was natural to extend the instruments gradually. In addition, we have also made new recordings of instruments that we wanted to exchange complete in the old Library. Unfortunately, this work was delayed by various Xsample internal restructuring. These restructurings comes mid-2015 to an end. Xsample remains at his previous experience with the construction of virtual instruments. ______________________________________
deutsch: 1999 hat der Komponist und Pianist Hans Josef Winkler zusammen mit dem Tonmeister Georg Stahl „Xsample professional sound libraries“ gegründet. Wir stellten fest, dass die derzeitige Filmmusik auf Samples basierte, die nicht chromatisch aufgenommen wurden. So entwickelten wir eine Library mit chromatisch aufgenommenen akustischen Instrumenten. Wir hatten in dieser Zeit weitaus mehr Material der einzelnen Instrumente aufgenommen, als wir veröffentlicht haben. Also lag es nahe, die Instrumente nach und nach zu erweitern. Daneben haben wir auch Neuaufnahmen für Instrumente gemacht, die wir in der alten Library komplett austauschen wollten. Leider verzögerten sich diese Arbeiten durch verschiedene Xsample interne Umstrukturierungen. Diese Umstrukturierungen haben Mitte 2015 ein Ende gefunden. Xsample bleibt bei seinen bisherigen Erfahrungswerten mit dem Bau von virtuellen Instrumenten. ______________________________________
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