What's new

New from Output, Steven Slate, Sonuscore's The Orchestra, and IK Multimedia

Lode_Runner

Senior Member
Tuesday, June 18th. Portal, a New Granular Effects Plugin from Output.

Watching that video I just imagined the chipmunk voices from Exhale being run through Portal... it was not a pretty thought :sick:. Still it looks like it could be fun to play with.

Before you all spend your money on these revolutionary products, I want to remind you that the Orange Tree Samples Group Buy started on June 21st last year.
I was so hoping OTS would release at least four more guitars before the Group Buy arrived, but it looks like it's not to be. Oh well, I've been lusting after Flatwound and Roundwoud since they launched so I have that to look forward to.
 
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TigerTheFrog

TigerTheFrog

Amateur
The Orchestra upgrade is a new instrument called Strings of Winter. It has MIDI Export!

It costs $149. The Orchestra owners can upgrade to The Orchestra Complete for $119. This includes Strings of Winter, plus many new features, including 108 new presets, and the addition of MIDI export to the everything you had before. The Orchestra, Strings of Winter, and Tuned Percussion are now in the Ensemble engine. Minimum requirement is Kontakt Player version 6.0.4.

Strings of Winter sounds a little like Sonuscore's Tundra to me. What do you think? Are you going to get The Orchestra Complete? I am.

I am very surprised that they didn't include solo instruments with this iteration of The Orchestra, but it seems clear that this is only the first of what will be many new separate instruments. Solo instruments will no doubt show up at some point, along with more Woodwind and Brass articulations.



Arctic plains. Shimmering glaciers. Far-reaching steppes. A one-of-a-kind instrument that perfectly captures the spirit of these rough, untamed and raw landscapes. An absolutely honest and atypical new sound that portrays scenes of fragile, cold isolation as perfectly as icy and unbridled power. Strings of Winter is here with 60 unheard and pristine articulations performed by a 41-piece European string orchestra and the wonderful and unique Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble.

A 41-piece string orchestra split into 5 sections performed a number of detailed and extended techniques for Strings Of Winter (e.g. Trills, Sul Ponticello, Harmonics, Col Legno, Bartók Pizzicato). The resonance and raw complexity of these new articulations was captured in the classic room of Studio 22 in Budapest. All sections were recorded in their traditional seating position.

The Morin Khuur is the national instrument in Mongolia, also called „horse head fiddle“. The traditional instrument has two strings made of horse hair and is played with a bow also strung with horse hair. This gives the instrument a delicate and airy timbre. The Morin Khuur Ensemble was recorded at White Arch Studios in Ulan Bator with an orchestra of 15 players split into high and low ensemble.

Articulations
Strings of Winter contains 60 unique articulations spread over 7 different sections and additionally 4 different instruments with String Ensemble FX.

The Ensemble Engine
Strings of Winter features the same powerful engine as our critically acclaimed instrument "The Orchestra". This Engine works through a number of independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes, heavily inspired by our Sonuscore Origins-Series.

Create pulsating rhythms and even inspiring full arrangements from any combination of notes. All of this without relying on prerecorded phrases – you have the full control. It will work, no matter what chord or note you play. With minimum loading times, a vast amount of presets provides you with full ensemble colors right out of the box.


    • Independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes create vivid and powerful orchestral colors.
    • Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.
    • Every slot can be assigned one of five different modules
Take full control over the ensemble

On the Engine page you can access all individual controls for each of the five instrument modules.

Short notes can be arranged with the arpeggiators, while sustained notes can be shaped with the velocity envelope. Create the orchestral colors as you need them and let the magic happen.

Arpeggiator

The arpeggiator creates fascinating melodic patterns to give your project a rich and lively orchestral feeling. Change the pattern of the arpeggiator with the rhythm stepper. If needed, you can modify almost every parameter to stay in full control of your orchestral color.

Velocity envelope - shape your sustain sounds

The Velocity Envelope adds a recurring dynamic movement to a sustaining note. The centerpiece is the envelope shape, which can be drawn freely.

Export your custom performance

Once you have been inspired by a preset, drag and drop the arrangement of your performance to your DAW. Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template, change notes, reinforce the unique sound with other instruments and make the music your own.

Play the instruments freely

Play your ideas and melodies freely with the individual instrument patches. In addition to the ensemble instrument, individual instrument patches and articulations are also available.

Unleash the full orchestral power with multi-track patches

Multis take the Ensemble Engine even further toward instant playability and sound as they load and layer multiple instances of TO - Strings Of Winter. Aside from the Ensemble Instrument, Strings Of Winter also contains 64 single instrument patches from the separate sections and as a bonus full ensemble risers, crescendos, falls and hits.
 
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zimm83

Senior Member
The Orchestra upgrade is a new instrument called Strings of Winter. It has MIDI Export!
It costs $149. The Orchestra owners can upgrade to The Orchestra Complete for $119.

Sound's a little like Sonuscore's Tundra to me. What do you think? Are you going to get it?



Arctic plains. Shimmering glaciers. Far-reaching steppes. A one-of-a-kind instrument that perfectly captures the spirit of these rough, untamed and raw landscapes. An absolutely honest and atypical new sound that portrays scenes of fragile, cold isolation as perfectly as icy and unbridled power. Strings of Winter is here with 60 unheard and pristine articulations performed by a 41-piece European string orchestra and the wonderful and unique Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble.

A 41-piece string orchestra split into 5 sections performed a number of detailed and extended techniques for Strings Of Winter (e.g. Trills, Sul Ponticello, Harmonics, Col Legno, Bartók Pizzicato). The resonance and raw complexity of these new articulations was captured in the classic room of Studio 22 in Budapest. All sections were recorded in their traditional seating position.

The Morin Khuur is the national instrument in Mongolia, also called „horse head fiddle“. The traditional instrument has two strings made of horse hair and is played with a bow also strung with horse hair. This gives the instrument a delicate and airy timbre. The Morin Khuur Ensemble was recorded at White Arch Studios in Ulan Bator with an orchestra of 15 players split into high and low ensemble.

Articulations
Strings of Winter contains 60 unique articulations spread over 7 different sections and additionally 4 different instruments with String Ensemble FX.

The Ensemble Engine
Strings of Winter features the same powerful engine as our critically acclaimed instrument "The Orchestra". This Engine works through a number of independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes, heavily inspired by our Sonuscore Origins-Series.

Create pulsating rhythms and even inspiring full arrangements from any combination of notes. All of this without relying on prerecorded phrases – you have the full control. It will work, no matter what chord or note you play. With minimum loading times, a vast amount of presets provides you with full ensemble colors right out of the box.


    • Independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes create vivid and powerful orchestral colors.
    • Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.
    • Every slot can be assigned one of five different modules
Take full control over the ensemble

On the Engine page you can access all individual controls for each of the five instrument modules.

Short notes can be arranged with the arpeggiators, while sustained notes can be shaped with the velocity envelope. Create the orchestral colors as you need them and let the magic happen.

Arpeggiator

The arpeggiator creates fascinating melodic patterns to give your project a rich and lively orchestral feeling. Change the pattern of the arpeggiator with the rhythm stepper. If needed, you can modify almost every parameter to stay in full control of your orchestral color.

Velocity envelope - shape your sustain sounds

The Velocity Envelope adds a recurring dynamic movement to a sustaining note. The centerpiece is the envelope shape, which can be drawn freely.

Export your custom performance

Once you have been inspired by a preset, drag and drop the arrangement of your performance to your DAW. Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template, change notes, reinforce the unique sound with other instruments and make the music your own.

Play the instruments freely

Play your ideas and melodies freely with the individual instrument patches. In addition to the ensemble instrument, individual instrument patches and articulations are also available.

Unleash the full orchestral power with multi-track patches

Multis take the Ensemble Engine even further toward instant playability and sound as they load and layer multiple instances of TO - Strings Of Winter. Aside from the Ensemble Instrument, Strings Of Winter also contains 64 single instrument patches from the separate sections and as a bonus full ensemble risers, crescendos, falls and hits.
Ah...kontakt6....noooooooooooooooooo!
 

stfciu

Active Member
The Orchestra upgrade is a new instrument called Strings of Winter. It has MIDI Export!

It costs $149. The Orchestra owners can upgrade to The Orchestra Complete for $119. This includes Strings of Winter, plus many new features, including 108 new presets, and the addition of MIDI export to the everything you had before. The Orchestra, Strings of Winter, and Tuned Percussion are now in the Ensemble engine. Minimum requirement is Kontakt Player version 6.0.4.

STrings of Winter sounds a little like Sonuscore's Tundra to me. What do you think? Are you going to get The Orchestra Complete? I am.



Arctic plains. Shimmering glaciers. Far-reaching steppes. A one-of-a-kind instrument that perfectly captures the spirit of these rough, untamed and raw landscapes. An absolutely honest and atypical new sound that portrays scenes of fragile, cold isolation as perfectly as icy and unbridled power. Strings of Winter is here with 60 unheard and pristine articulations performed by a 41-piece European string orchestra and the wonderful and unique Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble.

A 41-piece string orchestra split into 5 sections performed a number of detailed and extended techniques for Strings Of Winter (e.g. Trills, Sul Ponticello, Harmonics, Col Legno, Bartók Pizzicato). The resonance and raw complexity of these new articulations was captured in the classic room of Studio 22 in Budapest. All sections were recorded in their traditional seating position.

The Morin Khuur is the national instrument in Mongolia, also called „horse head fiddle“. The traditional instrument has two strings made of horse hair and is played with a bow also strung with horse hair. This gives the instrument a delicate and airy timbre. The Morin Khuur Ensemble was recorded at White Arch Studios in Ulan Bator with an orchestra of 15 players split into high and low ensemble.

Articulations
Strings of Winter contains 60 unique articulations spread over 7 different sections and additionally 4 different instruments with String Ensemble FX.

The Ensemble Engine
Strings of Winter features the same powerful engine as our critically acclaimed instrument "The Orchestra". This Engine works through a number of independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes, heavily inspired by our Sonuscore Origins-Series.

Create pulsating rhythms and even inspiring full arrangements from any combination of notes. All of this without relying on prerecorded phrases – you have the full control. It will work, no matter what chord or note you play. With minimum loading times, a vast amount of presets provides you with full ensemble colors right out of the box.


    • Independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes create vivid and powerful orchestral colors.
    • Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.
    • Every slot can be assigned one of five different modules
Take full control over the ensemble

On the Engine page you can access all individual controls for each of the five instrument modules.

Short notes can be arranged with the arpeggiators, while sustained notes can be shaped with the velocity envelope. Create the orchestral colors as you need them and let the magic happen.

Arpeggiator

The arpeggiator creates fascinating melodic patterns to give your project a rich and lively orchestral feeling. Change the pattern of the arpeggiator with the rhythm stepper. If needed, you can modify almost every parameter to stay in full control of your orchestral color.

Velocity envelope - shape your sustain sounds

The Velocity Envelope adds a recurring dynamic movement to a sustaining note. The centerpiece is the envelope shape, which can be drawn freely.

Export your custom performance

Once you have been inspired by a preset, drag and drop the arrangement of your performance to your DAW. Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template, change notes, reinforce the unique sound with other instruments and make the music your own.

Play the instruments freely

Play your ideas and melodies freely with the individual instrument patches. In addition to the ensemble instrument, individual instrument patches and articulations are also available.

Unleash the full orchestral power with multi-track patches

Multis take the Ensemble Engine even further toward instant playability and sound as they load and layer multiple instances of TO - Strings Of Winter. Aside from the Ensemble Instrument, Strings Of Winter also contains 64 single instrument patches from the separate sections and as a bonus full ensemble risers, crescendos, falls and hits.
Oh my. This is major. Now I regret not jumping on the recent sale.
 

topaz

Member
not interested, I just wanted an updated engine as I am sure many did.



The Orchestra upgrade is a new instrument called Strings of Winter. It has MIDI Export!

It costs $149. The Orchestra owners can upgrade to The Orchestra Complete for $119. This includes Strings of Winter, plus many new features, including 108 new presets, and the addition of MIDI export to the everything you had before. The Orchestra, Strings of Winter, and Tuned Percussion are now in the Ensemble engine. Minimum requirement is Kontakt Player version 6.0.4.

STrings of Winter sounds a little like Sonuscore's Tundra to me. What do you think? Are you going to get The Orchestra Complete? I am.



Arctic plains. Shimmering glaciers. Far-reaching steppes. A one-of-a-kind instrument that perfectly captures the spirit of these rough, untamed and raw landscapes. An absolutely honest and atypical new sound that portrays scenes of fragile, cold isolation as perfectly as icy and unbridled power. Strings of Winter is here with 60 unheard and pristine articulations performed by a 41-piece European string orchestra and the wonderful and unique Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble.

A 41-piece string orchestra split into 5 sections performed a number of detailed and extended techniques for Strings Of Winter (e.g. Trills, Sul Ponticello, Harmonics, Col Legno, Bartók Pizzicato). The resonance and raw complexity of these new articulations was captured in the classic room of Studio 22 in Budapest. All sections were recorded in their traditional seating position.

The Morin Khuur is the national instrument in Mongolia, also called „horse head fiddle“. The traditional instrument has two strings made of horse hair and is played with a bow also strung with horse hair. This gives the instrument a delicate and airy timbre. The Morin Khuur Ensemble was recorded at White Arch Studios in Ulan Bator with an orchestra of 15 players split into high and low ensemble.

Articulations
Strings of Winter contains 60 unique articulations spread over 7 different sections and additionally 4 different instruments with String Ensemble FX.

The Ensemble Engine
Strings of Winter features the same powerful engine as our critically acclaimed instrument "The Orchestra". This Engine works through a number of independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes, heavily inspired by our Sonuscore Origins-Series.

Create pulsating rhythms and even inspiring full arrangements from any combination of notes. All of this without relying on prerecorded phrases – you have the full control. It will work, no matter what chord or note you play. With minimum loading times, a vast amount of presets provides you with full ensemble colors right out of the box.


    • Independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes create vivid and powerful orchestral colors.
    • Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.
    • Every slot can be assigned one of five different modules
Take full control over the ensemble

On the Engine page you can access all individual controls for each of the five instrument modules.

Short notes can be arranged with the arpeggiators, while sustained notes can be shaped with the velocity envelope. Create the orchestral colors as you need them and let the magic happen.

Arpeggiator

The arpeggiator creates fascinating melodic patterns to give your project a rich and lively orchestral feeling. Change the pattern of the arpeggiator with the rhythm stepper. If needed, you can modify almost every parameter to stay in full control of your orchestral color.

Velocity envelope - shape your sustain sounds

The Velocity Envelope adds a recurring dynamic movement to a sustaining note. The centerpiece is the envelope shape, which can be drawn freely.

Export your custom performance

Once you have been inspired by a preset, drag and drop the arrangement of your performance to your DAW. Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template, change notes, reinforce the unique sound with other instruments and make the music your own.

Play the instruments freely

Play your ideas and melodies freely with the individual instrument patches. In addition to the ensemble instrument, individual instrument patches and articulations are also available.

Unleash the full orchestral power with multi-track patches

Multis take the Ensemble Engine even further toward instant playability and sound as they load and layer multiple instances of TO - Strings Of Winter. Aside from the Ensemble Instrument, Strings Of Winter also contains 64 single instrument patches from the separate sections and as a bonus full ensemble risers, crescendos, falls and hits.
 

zimm83

Senior Member
... Kontakt 6 Player! ;)
No need to get the full version Kontakt 6 upgrade for this.
Yes but have k5 full....And don't want to upgrade....player ....no ...because you can't go in the kontakt parameters......must upgrade ........no...no...
 

Cinebient

Active Member
I wished they gave me just the midi out for the version i already own to start with.
The upgrade is not cheap really (especially if you payed the full price for TO as early adopter)...but i must say when i heard the demos i really find that it sounds very good and i love the timbres.
It is impressive how great it can sound without real dynamics and with just another 4.5GB for the new strings (so about 11 for the complete package).
I even prefer it over some MUCH bigger libraries.
No intro price so i guess i have some time to think about it. The next 50% sale might be many months away.
 
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TigerTheFrog

TigerTheFrog

Amateur
I wished they gave me just the midi out for the version i already own to start with.
The upgrade is not cheap really (especially if you payed the full price for TO as early adopter)...but i must say when i heard the demos i really find that it sounds very good and i love the timbres.
It is impressive how great it can sound without real dynamics and with just another 4.5GB for the new strings (so about 11 for the complete package).
I even prefer it over some MUCH bigger libraries.
No intro price so i guess i have some time to think about it. The next 50% sale might be many months away.
If you went for the half-price sale, then the total price now for The Orchestra Complete is $318.

If somebody passed on the sale and waits to buy The Orchestra Complete on Black Friday, it's going to be 40% off of $399, or $239.

If you have The Orchestra now and wait until Black Friday I believe it will be $71 to upgrade.

That's assuming that Best Service discounts the new version of The Orchestra, but I think that's a good bet. Dark Era is a good bet too.
 
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TigerTheFrog

TigerTheFrog

Amateur
Here's what's new.

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For the record, EthnoWorld 6 has three Morin Khuur instruments: Morin Khuur String Ensemble, Morin Khuur Violins, and Small Morin Khuur. They have multiple key switchable articulations and many loops and licks. So if this instrument appeals to you, you have some solo ones too. @Mark Schmieder may know of others.
 
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rrichard63

Perpetual Novice
Are Sonuscore's upgrade offers usually permanent or temporary? Their website doesn't say anything (that I could find) about a time limit to upgrade to Orchestra Complete. Thanks in advance!
 
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Sopranos

Senior Member
For The Orchestra:

Is the upgrade ready and available now for purchase and download?

Any early adopters care to comment on actual use? Noticeable differences (sound)?

Cheers!
 
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