LASS is a Kontakt based sound library. That means you load LASS into Native Instrument’s Kontakt sampler playback engine to play LASS. Kontakt in-and-of-itself is a very deep program affording great flexibility to users.
While the “basics” on how to use Kontakt are beyond the purview of Audiobro’s support for LASS, we will in fact answer many Kontakt related questions as value-added support for LASS. Also, our private support forums have over 16,000 queries relating to LASS and Kontakt. You might have a good chance in finding your Kontakt-related questions already answered if you do a search in our forums.
No. LASS uses Native Instrument’s software copy protection method that involves using a serial number and downloading an activation key. This is done when you install the software on your computer. When you purchase an LASS license, you can install the library on 2 computers (which is recommended).
Your audiobro license is a single user license and allows you to install LASS on 2 computers provided you are the sole user of those computers. Basically, you get 2 installs when you purchase an LASS license. If you need more, special arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis.
With enough RAM, any decent 4 core (or greater) machine running a 64 bit capable operating system (newer Mac OSX, Windows 7 or Vista) can load all of LASS on 1 machine. There are many users who use LASS on one machine without issues (we’ve been accused of being overly cautious with the “recommended” system requirements — especially considering some of today’s faster computers — 4 and 8 core machines). And even for those who have lesser computers, you can use the full mixes or you can even use LASS to the fullest by rendering midi tracks. However, as a safety dead-line precaution, we only recommend 2 computers for those “prime-time” professionals who would use LASS to the fullest with deep divisi writing on all string sections simultaneously and playback everything in real-time with no glitches at lower latencies.
There is no “long hall” reverb on the samples… only the scoring stage “air”. LASS is supposed to be used with your own choice of reverb. The space that you hear on LASS is the early reflections of the scoring stage. They are very subtle and should not be considered as a “hall reverb”.
What reverbs were used on the LASS demos? Primarily, Altiverb’s Todd AO reverb was used on Reverie and She Was a Fair Lass. Lexicon PCM 90s were used on others.
Primarily, Altiverb’s Todd AO reverb was used on Reverie and She Was a Fair Lass. Lexicon PCM 90s were used on others.
The Full Mixes are used to save you RAM and CPU performance. If you want a full section unison sound, and you find that you are taxing your computer too much, then you can use the Full mix patches. These patches are basically mix-downs of all the divisi sections (minus the first chairs).
The A.R.T. script will synchronize to whatever host you are in. In other words, if you are using A.R.T patches in your DAW, they synchronize to your DAW host application (Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Performer etc). If you use them in another machine hosted (for example) by Bidule, A.R.T will sync to Bidule. If A.R.T is used in a stand-alone mode, A.R.T will play at the tempo listed in Kontakt’s BPM field.
The DVDs are dual layer DVDs (also known as DVD-9). They hold about 8 gigs of information each. If you have a fairly old computer, you may want to verify that it will read dual layer DVDs.
This depends on your system, but if you have an older DVD drive, be prepared to give each DVD about 45 minutes to load (maybe more depending on your system).
The Full Mix patches don’t give you the kind of independent control you can get from layering the different divisi ensembles. Here is an example of some of the things that can be done with layering the different divisi ensembles that can’t with the full mix:
Now, while you can add CC control, delay and humanization, tuning, panning, EQ and reverb to the Full mix…you are only doing so to a single Full Mix patch and it’s not the same as doing it independently amongst the different layers. It’s these differences in the divisi ensemble’s timing, performance and settings that adds to the LASS’s realism.
Depending on your setting, the difference between the Full Mix and layered divisi sections can range between subtle to drastic.
You are free to upgrade systems and use LASS on any two computers at a time. Please email us your serial number and we will accommodate you.
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