orchestral tools

  1. ag75

    Do the Berlin Woodwind expansions ever go on sale?

    I forgot to look to see if the Berlin woodwind expansions were on sale for Black Friday. I’ve been meaning to pick some of these up I absolutely love the Berlin WW library.
  2. TheThumbPuppy

    Is Berlin Woodwinds ever on sale?

    I would like to add Berlin Woodwinds by Orchestral Tools to my libraries. It's price – €649 – is rather steep. I was hoping that they would announce a Black Friday discount, but nothing's come up. Does any of you know if this library is ever on sale or at a discounted price? Thank you in...
  3. T

    Need reverb advice for libs like OT Mark, BWW, CSS, etc

    Edit: was able to answer my own questions
  4. Alex Niedt

    Berlin Percussion Demo - Unprocessed

    Got second place for this in the LA Modern Percussion composition contest, but it also doubles as an Orchestral Tools Berlin Percussion demo. All sounds are from the main library and timpani expansion, and there is no additional processing.
  5. LowweeK

    Order 66 - Time Micro only

    Hi there ! Here's a new cue I made over the last weeks on my rare spare time. This time, my personal challenge was to use only 1 library : Orchestral Tools Time Micro. Oh yeah, that's a gooood one ! No effects were used in the process, only the mic positions. Only a bit of mastering...
  6. A

    Orchestral Tools NKS offer 2019

    https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/komplete/orchestral-tools-offer-2019/ Inspire 1 and 2 - 349 USD Ark 1 and 2 - 499 USD Ark 3 and 4 - 499 USD Time Macro - 207.50 USD Individual elements also on sale...
  7. Alex Niedt

    TIME Micro Demo

    My demo for Orchestral Tools' TIME Micro is out now. I'm absolutely in love with this library. Instant beauty and inspiration. Can't wait for everyone to get their hands on it. TIME Macro has been one of my favorite libraries since the day I bought it, and I think I love Micro even more. All...
  8. Alex Niedt

    Heavenly Ethereal Beauty | Spitfire, Orchestral Tools, CSSS, 8Dio

    Here's a very ethereal soundtrack piece called "When Life Was Awakening". There's some Eric Whitacre Choir, LCO Textures, Union Chapel organ, and various string and woodwind evolutions from Spitfire, material from a certain Orchestral Tools library, some 8Dio AGE Tubular Bells, and the CSSS...
  9. LowweeK

    Ministry Of Magic - Advices & spells welcome

    Hi guys, Here's a new tune that took me some efforts to achieve and is a first try with my updated template. The inspiration is quite obvious. Any advice on writing, arranging, mixing, mastering, etc. will be rewarded with Bertie Bott's beans. It's nothing ambitious or serious or...
  10. M

    Need your brass expertise - fanfare mockup

    Here's a partial mockup I did of Dukas' Fanfare pour preceder la Peri using Berlin Brass. I'm in the process of studying brass scoring and also getting familiar with Berlin Brass. I'd welcome any feedback you may have, particularly from those who are brass players or who have brass...
  11. S

    Berlin Orchestra Inspire or Palette Symphonic Sketchpad?

    I'm getting back into composing, mostly just as a hobby atm. I need a good all in one orchestral library for Kontakt Player. I have looked at more or less all of the all in one libraries but I decided to narrow it down to these 2. I like that BOI is optimised to run on PCs with 8GB RAM (and I...
  12. A

    Time Macro - Let's see more of this!

    I know this library has been out for almost a year now - but I feel like it's pretty underrated. Especially compared to all the evolution and motion libraries Spitfire has released. For my money, Orchestral Tools really hit a home run with this library. It was a bit left-field for them and I...
  13. beyd770

    60min speedscoring - now using my own vocal! :O

    Decided to do speedscoring daily for min 60 mins, and just have a go at whatever comes out of it. I decide the theme by choosing a picture, and then disconnect internet and phone, and will go with the first idea that presents itself. It's amazing how often I go back to the first take/version...
  14. fretti

    Irene Adler Theme (Sherlock) for Quintett

    Hi all! I finished the first version of a "mockup" of the Irene Adler theme from the TV Series Sherlock. While the original is actually for full orchestra, I decided to get more into Orchestral Tools First Chairs and did it as a string quintett. I'd be especially interest in mixing tips and...
  15. OT Henning

    History of MIDI - Interview with Jeff Rona

    Hey Everyone, MIDI is ubiquitous and we all take it for granted. But this little digital idea might just be one of the most important inventions in the realm of digital music instruments. We were lucky enough to interview Jeff Rona about his part in making MIDI the standard protocol for...
  16. Alex Niedt

    Orchestral Tools Blank Page Series

    Hello, everyone! The first of my Blank Page videos for Orchestral Tools is up now. This will be a series of quick compositions, rolling out a brief idea within half an hour with a specific library or two. I'm hoping to give those of us creating quietly in a small apartment an idea of what we...
  17. Alex Niedt

    Orchestral Tools Berlin Harpsichords | Official Demo

    Excited to have my first official demo for Orchestral Tools up on their new Berlin Harpsichords page! I used the French Harpsichord, mostly the Back 8 with some Front 8 and Staccato articulations. Having actual recorded staccato makes a world of difference in realism. Mics are the Close 2 and...
  18. will_m

    Albion One vs Metropolis Ark 1

    Not strictly a review as such but hopefully a useful comparison between two of the big ensemble libraries.
  19. amadeus1

    6 Horn Comparison - Audiobro, Spitfire, Orchestral Tools, 8dio, VSL, Synchron

    Hey guys, A walkthrough of 6 Top Brass Libraries and their French Horn Ensemble. Thanks, Bill
  20. beyd770

    Wandering - Orchestral Projects:

    Here is my recent composition, which is my first finished track (!). I started the process by finding motifs, harmony and countervoices with a pianosketch. The tempo has later been adjusted, and all themes have been re-recorded to match the individual instruments used in the mockup. Libraries...
  21. etudes

    OT Berlin Series Single vs. Multi Patch Differences?

    Hey friends, I recently purchased the Berlin Inspire series and am currently attempting to set up a template surrounding these. I've read up on CAPSULE plenty now, but I'm still fumbling around a bit trying to figure out how to go about this. I think I'd like to try building this template off...
  22. BradHoyt

    Veronica's Theme

    This track "Veronica's Theme" is the main character theme for Veronica Hobbes who appears in the "Newbury & Hobbes" books by George Mann. Instruments used include Spitfire's HZ Piano, Olafur Arnalds libraries, and the female choir from Metro Ark II by Orchestral Tools Any feedback is...
  23. beyd770

    Iconica Opus - Sascha Knorr mockup and walkthrough

    Composer Sascha Knorr provides an in-depth insight into producing a demo track for Iconica Opus. Sascha describes the process of composition and MIDI programming with Iconica’s instruments, articulations and different microphone positions to show the quality and realism that can be achieved...
  24. beyd770

    Most efficient way to organizing multi's within Capsule?

    Problem solved. Please delete post.
  25. X

    Bernard Herrmann (BHCT) + Ark 1&2?

    Hi there, I just bought Ark 1 & 2 in the last OT sale and I'm very happy with the libraries! Now I have a project where the BHCT could be useful + I always were interested in this library + it's in sale.. so, many reasons for just buying it :D BUT I wonder how well do BHCT and the Arks 1&2...
  26. Akarin

    Anyone using Iconica?

    Hey all. I'm a big fan of Steinberg Iconica and it seems to me it's a really underrated library that I nearly never see mentioned around these parts. Any of you using it? What are your thoughts?
  27. M

    Question about instrument names in Berlin Brass Trumpet II

    I'm thinking this is just a clerical error, but I want to make sure. I'm going through the Berlin Brass solo trumpet instruments. I notice in the BB articulation guide that the Trumpet 2 has a set of five patches starting with the term Dynamics (Crescendo Short, Crescendo Long, Fortepiano...
  28. Alex Niedt

    Metropolis Ark 4 | User Demo

    I'm quite proud of this, as it's really far-removed from anything I would have made if I hadn't restricted myself to this amazing library.
  29. bfreepro

    Review : Berlin Inspire by Orchestral Tools

    "Overall, Berlin Inspire is a great choice for anyone seeking a detailed and traditional orchestral package, as it is full of great and realistic sounds, without breaking the bank or requiring a super powerful computer." 9.0/10 Full review...
  30. TheMetalborn

    Tips and tricks for Metropolis Arks and Jaeger

    Hey all, As the Christmas shopping season has pretty much ended for me (I won't be eating if I don't stop) I was able to acquire all of the Metropolis Arks as well as Jaeger and since they have been out for some time I know a lot of people have experience with them so I was wondering if you...
  31. amadeus1

    Berlin Inspire 2 - Walkthrough Part Two

    Hey guys, Just completed the Berlin Inspire 2 walkthrough, part two, which is currently on sale. Thanks, Bill
  32. amadeus1

    Berlin Inspire 2 Walkthrough Part 1

    Hey guys, I just posted a walkthrough of Berlin Inspire 2, part one. Flautando is the new articulation in this library that's absent from all other Orchestral Tools libraries. Thanks, Bill
  33. The Darris

    Poll - Would you like OT to change the way their NKC files are organized?

    I've been in touch with Orchestral Tools on this issue. I haven't received their response and would highly welcome it in this thread. The issue: As a registered user of many of Orchestral Tools libraries, I've found that the way they have organized their NKC files for the samples doesn't allow...
  34. Ihnoc

    Reducing Berlin Series Instruments Memory Usage

    Hello friends, I have been experimenting with reducing the impact the Berin series instruments has on my RAM load. Note this has nothing to do with Sample Memory as these changes should improve RAM performance when purged. It does remove your ability to use samples from microphone positions you...
  35. S

    Mod Wheel Dynamics Issue

    When I load up a library, the dynamics are good. The moment I touch the mod wheel, the dynamics are slashed about 50%, and even though it can read FFF, I'm only getting a range of p-mf when I twist the mod wheel all the way up or down. Once I reload the patch, its all good and loud until I...
  36. T

    What do you guys think Metropolis Ark 4 will consist of?

    At this point they've already covered a lot of basic ground between the first three Arks and Time Macro, so my guess is synthy stuff. Either that or they might venture into ethnic territory. What do you guys think? Edit: Just to clarify this library has not been announced or even hinted at yet...
  37. bfreepro

    Revew: Orchestral Tools TIME Macro! (yes, another one haha)

    This was requested in the last poll as well, so here we go! No walkthru or demo this time, just my honest thoughts about the sounds, where it shines, and I also take into consideration and offer a brief compare/contrast with a very similar (but less expensive) product, Spitfire's Orchestral...
  38. Alex Niedt

    Time Macro Demo - Across Blooming Fields

    Really enjoying this library a lot! All sounds in this demo come from Time Macro.
  39. amadeus1

    Detailed Walkthrough of Time Macro by Orchestral Tools

    Hi all, Here's a video to help you determine if Time Macro is right for you at this time. It is on sale until October the 18th, tomorrow, for 100 euros off. Thanks, Bill
  40. beyd770

    My first payed job - Happy cinematic animation sketch :)

    Hello! Got my first job as a composer and working on a little theme for the project. It was mocked up really fast after writing the theme and harmony using piano. I like the sound, but know there are room for improvement - any tips for a total beginner? Will try to make it very simple...
  41. X-Bassist

    Orch Tools Capsule Legato on/off switching

    I've had OT Metro Ark 1 for a while, but never had the chance to use the choir. Now that I'm using it I like the sound, but the sustains are mono legato, and I can't find any way to remove it to play chords. The poly ks is just for the keyswitches, and the purge legato button removes the legato...
  42. JohnBMears

    Cape Fear- Orchestral Tools

    While I do not have the $ for TIME MACRO this year, I have been reading some comments about those who may be new to the Orchestral Tools Sound. As I was flipping the channels today I caught the end of the original Cape Fear 1962. Another great Herrmann score, using only strings, horns and...
  43. BradHoyt

    "Newbury & Hobbes Main Theme" by Brad Hoyt

    Hi all! Here's the main theme I wrote and recorded that's based on the "Newbury & Hobbes" mystery novels written by UK author George Mann! Please feel free to leave any feedback. I'll be releasing an entire collection of music based on the first three novels of the series in about 6 weeks...
  44. amadeus1

    Top 14 Cellos from 11 Top String Libraries

    Hi guys, Here's a video comparing 14 solo cellos. Thanks, Bill
  45. nightwatch

    I'm back! Vienna Ensemble Pro templates and training. An update on my YouTube channel and website

    UPDATE: It's taken a few months but I'm now announcing my YouTube channel as an active channel making videos daily. Steve Steele's YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSteveSteele, new unfinished website http://www.stevesteele.com recent VSL Certification and much more. (Dorico...
  46. S

    Logic Pro X Articulations / mod wheel confusion

    Hello, Apologies if this has been answered somewhere, I searched and couldn't locate it! I am using Orchestral Tools' wonderful woodwind additional instruments bass clarinet. I am trying to use multiple articulations on a single track by using CAPSULE and Logic Pro X's Articulations feature. I...
  47. beyd770

    Recreation of "From past to present" Jeremy Soule - Skyrim Soundtrack

    Hey guys! Just made a short walkthrough of my most recent mockup of one of my favourite tracks from the Skyrim-soundtrack. I'm a _real_ beginner when it comes to making viritual orchestra, so I would really like your feedback to help me improve and expand both my writing- and mixing-skills...
  48. M

    Question about Berlin Strings Multi

    Hi all, I'm just beginning to delve into Berlin Strings Main. Is it possible to create a multi that contains both long and short articulations? The multis seem to be divided into longs and shorts; I would love to be able to mix the two kinds of articulations into one instrument. Am I...
  49. M

    Trying out Berlin Strings with Holst

    Hi all, I got Berlin Strings recently and finally have had some time to sink my teeth into it. I thought I would try mocking up an existing composition for strings, so I chose the first movement from Holst's St. Paul's Suite. This is the first 59 bars of that. I've just scratched the surface...
  50. A

    My big fat guide to using a virtual orchestra.

    Hi all I've made an hour long guide to using VIs to create realistic orchestral mock ups and recordings. Hope it's helpful.