help with bowed string sample. Mirage E2???

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help with bowed string sample. Mirage E2???

Post by eventide » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:14 pm



Hi can someone please help in identifying this string sample. The song is from 1987 and i believe the samplers used were and E2 and Mirage.....
The Cure are noted for using factory presets so some of you out there may have this patch.My guess is that its a Mirage sample.....

Any help please.

Thanks

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Re: help with bowed string sample. Mirage E2???

Post by ninja6485 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:50 pm

yea, i think it's the mirage sample that was used on strings of life?
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: help with bowed string sample. Mirage E2???

Post by Strangenono » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:06 pm

I may be wrong but I think it s a preset from the EII. 'Arco strings' was the name, a 'Marcato strings' -like but with a bowed attack and IIRC it wasn't looped.
May be a mixture of both anyway, I read an article where Roger was explaining a layer of mirage, prophet 2000 and jx8p to get a brass sound....

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Re: help with bowed string sample. Mirage E2???

Post by madtheory » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:39 pm

No it's not Arco strings, I just checked. I have the EII factory library in Kontakt and "Arco Strings" sounds nothing like the example. I think it's more likely the Mirage, because the example sounds crunchier that an EII.

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