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Old 12-31-2018, 06:51 PM
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Has anybody had any benefit using Scoring Tools? The samples are great, but really how can they work in original pieces? I'd like to hear any music that makes use of the samples if anybody has them.
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A lot of samples from scoring tools are beeing used in the sound design of the videgame "Heroes of Might and Magic III" from 1999.

You can hear them at the dawn of a new day, week or month, when you look at the puzzle map, when you win or loose a battle. All short licks and riffs are used in this video game are coming from Scoring Tools.

Its one of my favourite games ever by the way! When I first subscribed to composer cloud and played through the libraries I was so excited hearing all those sounds from my childhood again!

Have a listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9byl59_VeY
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Yeah I read something about that. But what use are they to somebody's compositions. Because I get a feeling if I were to use any of it, somebody would listen to my music and say "Hey, he stole that from Heroes"...
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Yay, that would be a problem, since Heroes is very popular and everyone will recognise it. But there are still other samples in the library.

I think you can listen to them as a composer and trying to get moods or inspirations.

I would never use finished loops or samples in my orchestral pieces, because you can hear that is not 100% your own handwriting. And if you want to pass the music to musicians to play, you have to transcribe the audio first.

I think it is a good tool if you are doing small projects with a hard deadline, where you have not much time to create a small piece.
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What would be more useful is turning those loops into midi tracks so people can modify and rearrange, that would be better some somebody on a tight deadline. Because then can use pre-existing samples with the ability to make adjustments so it doesn’t sound exactly the same
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What would be more useful is turning those loops into midi tracks so people can modify and rearrange, that would be better some somebody on a tight deadline. Because then can use pre-existing samples with the ability to make adjustments so it doesn’t sound exactly the same
Yes. But Scoring Tools is coming from a time where virtual instruments sounds like plastic.

Heroes 3 is like i said from 1999. So audio samples from a real orchestra was the best deal you could get. Nowadays with products like Hollywood Orchestra, you can do everything with MIDI.

There are also orchestral audio loop products nowadays, but of course with much more possibilities and flexibility than just finished complete sketches.

Scoring Tools is part of the 25th anniversary collection, so it is a outdated product and there are better solutions nowadays. But is is a nice trip to the past.
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