Audiobus: Use your music apps together.
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Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.
Auria Pro orchestral samples
Inspired by a conversation with someone earlier about Lyra samples, I downloaded the complete VSCO2 orchestra and installed it in Auria Pro. The latest is available from the github site (link below) as a complete zip file download. Very easy to install in the Samples directory - just unzip the zip file and copy the resulting directory over; it's already set up in a way that Auria Pro can access.
Nice thing about this over the SSO samples is that there are more articulations per instrument, where an instrument is supported. OTOH it doesn't have all the instruments that SSO has. E.g. it has solo violin with sustain, pizzicato, spicato, tremolo, vibrato, vibrato quiet, but does not have a solo cello - only a cello section. SSO by contrast has a solo cello but for its solo instruments only has sustain for cello and for violin, pizzicato, staccato and sustain.
Anyhow - here's the link.
Go there - and on the right click the green button that says: Clone or download. Then Download ZIP. Save the zip to somewhere and then unzip it and then transfer the unzipped hierarchy somewhere where you can use iFunbox or the like or iTunes to add it to Auria Pro's Sample directory.
And here's the original page describing things:
Caveat: Some of the samples are a little ropey IMO. Could be better. But - hey - it's another source right? Some EQ and you are doing well. Also it has some limited round robin on short samples too - which is very nice to have to avoid the machine-gun effect.
Here's a very short, very roughly played little 8 bar thing that shows pizzicato, legato and spiccato cello. Some Pro-EQ2, Pro-C (to narrow the pizzi and legato), a tad of Pro-MB and Pro-L on the output. Auria Pro's convolution reverb on BigRichHall. Just to give a sense of how some of the samples sound.