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Sonokinetic releases "Largo" with time limited introductory price !!

Discussion in 'COMMERCIAL Announcements' started by Sonokinetic BV, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Sonokinetic BV

    Sonokinetic BV Boutique Sampling

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    Sonokinetic is proud to release "Largo"




    Ever since we started our phrase-based sampling odyssey there’s been something we’ve longed to capture:
    The slow and stately sound of strings melodies, woodwind chord ensembles and smooth brass lines have been
    on our wish-list for years. Now, we present “Largo”, where we have finally created a set of performances that
    typify the kind of scoring of classic film scores and historical features. The emphasis here is on strong thematic
    writing with smooth, yet dramatic transitions between the notes.

    In musical terminology, “Largo” literally means slow and we took this at face value, asking our orchestra to
    perform at a stately 75 BPM. That doesn’t mean that you can only use these phrases for sombre pieces as the
    engine adapts the phrase playback to any speed of project. With Largo we always kept versatility in mind. This
    means legato, portamento, staccato and staccatissimo styles have been captured, as well as harmonics,
    glissandi and many other techniques which are impossible to reproduce realistically with traditional multisampled
    orchestral libraries. Largo covers many bases with pristinely captured performances available in all
    root keys.

    More than ever, the “Harmonic Shift” functionality of the interface comes into its own. As Largo contains so
    much strong thematic material, it’s really inspiring to utilize the Harmonic Shift capabilities to create unexpected
    melodies and harmonies.

    Of course all of the stuff you would expect in a Sonokinetic phrase-based instrument is there, so if you've used
    any of our instruments before you will be able to put Largo to work right away without any trouble. Within
    minutes you'll be adding themes and melodies to your palette.

    Using our midi drag and drop functionality to double the orchestral phrases with your own instruments has
    never been easier. The full score is also available within the interface so you can peek under the hood and see
    how the phrases have been composed and this also makes Largo a valuable learning tool.

    Largo is available for the free Kontakt Player version 5.7.1 and above and is also NKS compatible.

    Walkthrough



    Demos



    Largo is available at the introductory price of €199,90 until 3rd July after which the price will be €249,90. More videos and details can be found at https://www.sonokinetic.net/products/instruments/largo/?ref=vic
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2018 at 7:02 AM
  2. muk

    muk Senior Member

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    As always your libraries have a gorgeous sound.
     
  3. korruptkey

    korruptkey Active Member

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    This sounds like a successor to Da Capo.

    [Edit] Maybe not, maybe just a slower version of phrased libs.
     
  4. rottoy

    rottoy Gentleman Scholar

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    I know it probably won't be, but PLEASE BE THIS!
     
  5. chapbot

    chapbot omnivore

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    Excited!! Love Da Capo!
     
  6. JonSolo

    JonSolo Not Han's Brother

    I have no clue what this is, but it will be another smash for Sonokinetic. They have yet to go wrong! One of my fav devs for sure.
     
  7. procreative

    procreative Senior Member

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    Well a comment on their facebook page says yes when asked if it will have dragable midi, so its another phrase library I would think.
     
  8. String-for-sale

    String-for-sale To the highest bidder

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    Worth a look when more details are available.
     
  9. OP
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    Sonokinetic BV

    Sonokinetic BV Boutique Sampling

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    Hey guys - yes this is an Orchestral Phrase Based library in the line of Maximo and Sotto - actually I think it will lie somewhere in between the two, but with the emphasis on dramatic melodic content in a slow tempo (this is all recorded in 75 BPM). There are some great sweeping dynamic performances in this product, and we have recorded more separate minor versions than for any other product in the line, making it very rich harmonically. We have been getting great feedback from the beta team on the product and have already received the encoded version back from NI. Now it's just making the tutorial videos (go Reub:) - packing and uploading for download distribution and getting the store ready for release. We are fairly confident that we can release on Tuesday and get this out there! We won't tease you anymore and the next thing you hear from us is either a 'we are live' or a 'we are sorry and it'll take a bit longer' but I'm thinking the former!
     
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  10. zimm83

    zimm83 Senior Member

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    Great. Still 3 fingers chords or now it' s free per note ???
     
  11. desert

    desert Just here so I don't get fined

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    Well that’s awesome!
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Sonokinetic BV

    Sonokinetic BV Boutique Sampling

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    the way these instruments work they still need chord input - especially if it is melodic content, it is hard to split that out in single note stuff, because which one would you pick?
    I guess the real answer here is that the reason these instruments sound as good as they do is because they don't construct the phrases - the phrases are as recorded in the hall by the orchestra. There are always some concessions, for instance that we do break up the low - mid and high parts of phrases and get down to quite barebones phrases in general, but going more molecular with these instruments would defeat their purpose in our opinion - there are many products on the market that do that already.
    We have obviously been working with breaking it up more with our Ostinato series, and we might even go a step further in the future - actually we are doing multisampling too and the Strings are next - but for this line of products we feel that they are pretty much striking the right balance between realism and playability as they are right now - so three notes it is:)
     
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  13. zimm83

    zimm83 Senior Member

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    Ok thanks a lot for the answer. Very clear .
     
  14. OP
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    Sonokinetic BV

    Sonokinetic BV Boutique Sampling

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    Sonokinetic is proud to release "Largo"




    Ever since we started our phrase-based sampling odyssey there’s been something we’ve longed to capture:
    The slow and stately sound of strings melodies, woodwind chord ensembles and smooth brass lines have been
    on our wish-list for years. Now, we present “Largo”, where we have finally created a set of performances that
    typify the kind of scoring of classic film scores and historical features. The emphasis here is on strong thematic
    writing with smooth, yet dramatic transitions between the notes.

    In musical terminology, “Largo” literally means slow and we took this at face value, asking our orchestra to
    perform at a stately 75 BPM. That doesn’t mean that you can only use these phrases for sombre pieces as the
    engine adapts the phrase playback to any speed of project. With Largo we always kept versatility in mind. This
    means legato, portamento, staccato and staccatissimo styles have been captured, as well as harmonics,
    glissandi and many other techniques which are impossible to reproduce realistically with traditional multisampled
    orchestral libraries. Largo covers many bases with pristinely captured performances available in all
    root keys.

    More than ever, the “Harmonic Shift” functionality of the interface comes into its own. As Largo contains so
    much strong thematic material, it’s really inspiring to utilize the Harmonic Shift capabilities to create unexpected
    melodies and harmonies.

    Of course all of the stuff you would expect in a Sonokinetic phrase-based instrument is there, so if you've used
    any of our instruments before you will be able to put Largo to work right away without any trouble. Within
    minutes you'll be adding themes and melodies to your palette.

    Using our midi drag and drop functionality to double the orchestral phrases with your own instruments has
    never been easier. The full score is also available within the interface so you can peek under the hood and see
    how the phrases have been composed and this also makes Largo a valuable learning tool.

    Largo is available for the free Kontakt Player version 5.7.1 and above and is also NKS compatible.

    Walkthrough



    Demos



    Largo is available at the introductory price of €199,90 until 3rd July after which the price will be €249,90. More videos and details can be found at https://www.sonokinetic.net/products/instruments/largo/?ref=vic
     
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  16. JonSolo

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  17. reutunes

    reutunes Senior Member

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    Had an absolute blast working on the demo / walkthrough videos for Largo. This thing is just so fun to play with that my "playthrough" video is twice the length I normally do. I just couldn't bear to edit out any more so it's 13 minutes long. Sorry folks, but I couldn't resist.

     
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  18. lucianogiacomozzi

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    See, I wish I had one of these newer libraries instead of Vivace. Not slating Vivace for its sound, because it's great at some stuff but these are more adaptable and playable.
     
  19. procreative

    procreative Senior Member

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    I have them all, wish they would rework Vivace as it has some mindblowingly good orchestration in it and wish I could fully separate them out.
     
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  20. JonSolo

    JonSolo Not Han's Brother

    This for sure!

    I am just hoping to get paid so I can get this before the sale ends. Everything these guys do is just brilliant and inspiring.
     

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