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Out Now: Nucleus - The Orchestral Core (MusicTech Excellence Award 10/10)

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Welcome to a first preview of Nucleus. While Native Instruments is encoding the library, we thought it would be a good time to give you guys a first walkthrough of the content that comes with the library.

Please note, that this is a pre-release version that does not yet have the Kontakt Player library tab and a few other features that will be in the release version such as the phrase builder for the choir.

As you can see from the interface, Nucleus comes with two different mix mic settings both of which feature in-situ panning for all instruments:
  1. Classic Mix: which features the raw and unprocessed sound of the original recordings
  2. Modern Mix: which adds subtle processing to make the library as plug and play as possible
Please enjoy and look out for the next round of walkthroughs, tech demos, and demo tracks that we'll be posting soon (including comparisons between the two mix mics).

This demo by Dylan Jones for example was made with the Classic Mix Mic:

 
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Shiirai

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While Native Instruments is encoding the library...

Please note, that this is a pre-release version that does not yet have the Kontakt Player library tab...
I must say I personally found this the most hype thing in this thread. AudioImperia finally getting NKS support.
 

Satorious

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Torn between this or waiting for Inspire sale. Nucleus would be perfect if there's a Piano and Harp. :emoji_heart_eyes:
Liking the look of Nucleus, looks really good - I already have Inspire 1+2 + some of the Arks (which are all fab and love the tone). The one thing I do like about Nucleus is that the sections (eg. strings/woodwinds etc) are broken up more logically giving you a greater creative choices. Both Nucleus and Inspire have a lower footprint which I like also. Pretty sure I have most of Nucleus covered already - but if I was in your situation - I'd probably jump on Nucleus and get dedicated harp and piano libraries (the tone of both of these instruments can be highly subjective anyway).
 

lgmcben

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Liking the look of Nucleus, looks really good - I already have Inspire 1+2 + some of the Arks (which are all fab and love the tone). The one thing I do like about Nucleus is that the sections (eg. strings/woodwinds etc) are broken up more logically giving you a greater creative choices. Both Nucleus and Inspire have a lower footprint which I like also. Pretty sure I have most of Nucleus covered already - but if I was in your situation - I'd probably jump on Nucleus and get dedicated harp and piano libraries (the tone of both of these instruments can be highly subjective anyway).
What's the secret behind Audio Imperia's sound quality? For example, they don't include info about recording hall like Air studio for Spitfire or Teldex for Orchestral Tools. Yet they came out of nowhere and sounds just as good.
 
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AndyP

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What's the secret behind Audio Imperia's sound quality? For example, they don't include info about recording hall like Air studio for Spitfire or Teldex for Orchestral Tools. Yet they came out of nowhere and sounds just as good.
Probably because they don't want to fulfil the claim to offer a mega realistic orchestra simulation, but an easy to use composition tool! This is more important to me than 20 microphones which are only usable in the library where they are integrated.
I prefer to use external effects and try to mix a passable sound in the DAW. Mega realism in the final mix is something for experts, and I'm not one of them.

I'm absolutely convinced of the sound as it is in the demos.
 

Rey

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Probably because they don't want to fulfil the claim to offer a mega realistic orchestra simulation, but an easy to use composition tool! This is more important to me than 20 microphones which are only usable in the library where they are integrated.
I prefer to use external effects and try to mix a passable sound in the DAW. Mega realism in the final mix is something for experts, and I'm not one of them.

I'm absolutely convinced of the sound as it is in the demos.
Its impressive how Audio Imperia And Spitfire offering full fledge orchestra at the same time,one with missing harp, the other with missing choir. Both sounds fantastic nonetheless, Nucleus Core VS BBC Symphony Orchestra. It really is a hard choice.

Too many mics might be overkill at times, but I am liking the sonic and tune of both, like you said BBC is more realistic, while Nucleus is more easy to use but still with beautiful crispy sound. I can't decide really...
 

AndyP

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@Rey

For me, it's not so much a question of which tool to choose. Maybe the BBC Orchestra is the next in my bag, but the purpose of both tools is completely different for the way i use them.
If they fit together somehow that's ok, if not no problem.

Nucleus is for me a bit like The Orchestra, a good sounding tool I can use on my macbook.
I probably wouldn't carry a BBC Orchestra around with me, they would just be too heavy for me ... :cool:
 
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Rey

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@Rey

For me, it's not so much a question of which tool to choose. Maybe the BBC Orchestra is the next in my bag, but the purpose of both tools is completely different for the way i use them.
If they fit together somehow that's ok, if not no problem.

Nucleus is for me a bit like The Orchestra, a good sounding tool I can use on my macbook.
I probably wouldn't carry a BBC Orchestra around with me, they would just be too heavy for me ... :cool:
@AndyP
Have to agree with you on the size. 600 GB means I ll be carrying a external sdd or hdd everywhere. And almost fill up an entire hdd/ssd.:sad:
 

vitocorleone123

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Well... since EW stuff goes on sale regularly enough that I could conceivably add it in the future (or at least HW Strings Gold), as a beginner at orchestral seeking usability + quality rather than focusing primarily on quality + quantity, I'm leaning heavily toward Nucleus. Something on the drier side was definitely also what I was looking for.

EDIT: Who am I kidding... I just pre-ordered Nucleus. It, in combo with things I already have, will probably be more than I ever need (unless computer orchestration really "speaks" to me). Now September 8 can't come fast enough!! Wonder if I can have a I-got-a-new-toy sickday....
 
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