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Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

richardt4520

Active Member
Could it be, that you haven't yet installed Kontakt 6/free Kontakt 6 Player? The Orchestra Complete is a Kontakt 6 Library, if you haven't installed it, that might be the missing "base product". Just a quick guess...
That was the fix for me when the same thing happened. I wasn't aware it was a K6 library at first.
 

Christian W.

Composer, Producer, Sample Library Developer
More than most companies I know, Sonuscore listens carefully to their customers and keeps updating and improving The Orchestra.

Based on the past, whatever Sonuscore does in the future will depend in large part on what its users want the most. If you have ideas for how you'd like to see The Orchestra go in the future, I would recommend you write your ideas in forums like this or write them directly HERE.
You are completely right. We are absolutely reading all comments and paying attention to what people would like to see in future products. Some of our features are direct responses to customer requests. So keep your ideas coming :)
 

Satorious

Active Member
Thanks for your helpful suggestions everyone, Best Service has now sorted me out now (great service btw - thanks!). I have multiple machines and apparently I registered my original version of The Orchestra with an older email account - all sorted now! Early days, but really liking it so far - I think I'll be getting quite a bit of use out of this (and having the option to drag and drop midi is great!)
 

AndyP

Member
More than most companies I know, Sonuscore listens carefully to their customers and keeps updating and improving The Orchestra.
I think the complete update was a big leap. Alone for the winter strings and the midi export it was worth the money. I like to use the Spiccato articulation of the strings, it is pretty rough and brings a lot of pressure.

And to mention it, i can activate e.g. sustain and staccato simultaneously via keyswitch. Not many tools can do that.

Some of the legato patches are also very useful and I like to use the brass section for layering. Percussion is useful, the woodwinds not so much. The woodwinds and partly the noise flag of some sounds are my points of criticism.

I don't use the internal reverb either, it destroys the sound more than it helps. But these are all points that I can live with with such a tool, because it is not intended as a standalone or the perfect orchestral solution.

My wishes for the engine are self-made variations of ensemble rhythms or animations in a patch and keyswitches to switch these while playing. This would make the workflow and usage a lot more flexible - see Action Strings.

Sonuscore is also a manufacturer that responds quickly to mails and I found the conversation very pleasant.

I think TOC is a real enrichment for idea finding and some of the sounds are unique. And on the Macbook for on the go my perfect companion.

My first test after purchasing TO (without winter strings).

Includes Stripes movie theme ... i like the brass.
 
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rudi

Member
I too love the Complete update!
One small suggestion, when doing a MIDI export, the individual parts are all named ""TO_MIDI_EXPORT".
Would it be possible to label them with the instrument names instead, eg:

Violin 1 Staccato
Violin 2 Staccato
...
etc.

I use REAPER as my DAW of choice, so I don't kow if it's REAPER doing the renaming.
 

ScoreFace

Active Member
I too love the Complete update!
One small suggestion, when doing a MIDI export, the individual parts are all named ""TO_MIDI_EXPORT".
Would it be possible to label them with the instrument names instead, eg:

Violin 1 Staccato
Violin 2 Staccato
...
etc.

I use REAPER as my DAW of choice, so I don't kow if it's REAPER doing the renaming.
Good suggestion, this would indeed be nice! I love the Midi Export, by the way - I often use the presets with string ensemble basic rhythms and layer the slots with Afflatus Strings afterwards, it is so quick and easy and makes my strings epic and biting!:)
 

unclecheeks

Active Member
The one real drawback to the engine is that there is no easy way to export its midi if you want to layer or replace with a different library.
Kontakt has a “send midi to outside world” setting in the options. I’ve used it with other libraries like Soniccouture’s Euclidean sequencers to drive other samplers. Does that not work with the Orchestra?

Edit: oops, looks like I’m responding to old messages and there is now a way to export midi. Still curious if it can work in real time though.
 
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