Sonuscore – The Orchestra Complete 3 (KONTAKT)

By | December 10, 2023


Publisher: Sonuscore
Website: Sonuscore
Quality: 24 bit 48 kHz stereo
for Kontakt 6.7.1 and higher

Description: THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE are back with another incredible release, pushing the boundaries of composition in ways never seen before. It follows in the path of its predecessors with a focus on our intertwining mechanism of orchestration, but also expands to inspire in new ways. Gathering feedback from our users, we’ve now added a custom sequence designer, expanded the Free Play mode, rethought how to play legato and staccato live, and completely re-recorded the woodwind section with incredible new depth. and versatility.

“THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 3 is a logical extension of our orchestral color palette,” explains Tilman Sillescu, co-founder and creative director of Sonuscore. In STRINGS OF WINTER and HORNS OF HELL we have already expanded the strings and brass section with special articulations and unusual instruments. Now with WOODS OF THE WILD it’s time to give the woodwinds the same treatment, adding more articulation and new instruments.

“We’ve also added some great new features to Ensemble nki to further enhance the quick sketching experience,” said Tillman.

There has never been a shortage of virtual orchestras on the market. Since music composition has moved into the digital space, companies have been trying out their own libraries. But it was a world of innovation stuck in one band: recording depth.

ORCHESTRA was a completely unique concept on the market at the time. We focused less on its high-quality recordings and more on how the user would interact with the tool. We wanted to create something that would inspire people in a way that no other tool could, so we decided to bring something beyond a simple orchestral library: a real-time orchestration engine.

“THE ORCHESTRA was a complete new thing at the time,” Tillman said. “He had the ability to create complete animated orchestral arrangements in a very short time just by playing simple chords. It was a creative goldmine and an incredible time saver for any composer.”

More details :
The Ensemble Engine is the heart of THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE, making this virtual orchestra a joy to play. Just press a chord and it will automatically play these deep and complex arrangements. This was powered by an arpeggiator and envelope designer with individual note assignments for all engine presets.

One of the updates here was expanding our free play mode feature to all voiceovers and the ability to post notes on our main page. “This allows the user to automatically assign chord tones to individual groups of instruments,” explains Tillman. “We’ve created over 80 playable voices specifically for this purpose—when you play a chord on the keyboard, you can create beautiful orchestral tones.”

THE ORCHESTRA already made everyone feel like a personal conductor. But by making individual note placement available to Free Play mode, it really makes creating these beautiful, intricate tones very simple and easy.
Not to mention, choose from the hundreds of presets we’ve designed to take advantage of this change. With one click of the Engine switch, you can change it to Free Play mode and then create your own orchestrations, controlling which instruments play which notes of your note. This feature alone could help redefine the way you experience composition in your DAW.

“We also noticed that our system with interconnected arpeggiators had certain limitations,” Tillman continued. “That’s why we developed Sequence Designer in the engine and made it available. If you select SEQ in the arpeggiator, you can specify a 100% accurate sequence of notes in the material being played.”
The new Sequencer feature brings an unprecedented level of customization to our THE ORCHESTRA engine. Although we previously offered all the arpeggios that would normally be found in an instrument of this caliber, we decided that this would not be enough. The new Sequence Designer gives you the ability to create both custom sequences and rhythms so you can really capture the momentum and spirit of the piece you’re working on.
This certainly allowed us to create more interesting presets, but more importantly, it gave you, the user, more control over your passages. Tillman adds, “You can now create rhythms and tone sequences that have a much more musical perspective, sound freer and more open-ended, and even feel more like small compositional elements.”

Orchestral engines always have a hard time dealing with articulations. The question always arises whether to use key switches or just different nki or vst. However, we believe that the less a composer has to worry about these things, the better. So we came up with a new option – we could determine how nki determines the need for legato rather than staccato.
We call our new system Pure Performance Legato. We not only equipped all new instruments with it, but also reworked almost all previously existing legatos. As a result, instruments play more smoothly and realistically than before.

“We’ve been looking for a really good legato instrument for years because we weren’t very happy with the previous system of placing recorded legato transitions over long notes,” Tillman explains. “Our script department has found a new intelligent legato system that will remain secret for now😉.”
The new Pure Performance Legato allows you to play both fast true legato and staccato without any problems. The newly developed engine differentiates both articulations without the need for key switches. The amazing playability of legato is the result of hard work. Our writers had to set up over 400 transitions for each instrument to make the legato very smooth and playable.
“It took an incredible amount of balancing work, and it was a hell of a job,” Tillman concluded. “Every transition from tone to tone had to be precisely balanced. But now it sounds so beautiful and like playing a real instrument that we think it was definitely worth all the hard work! 😊”

ORCHESTRA began as a tool to speed up the process of orchestral composition. But in the latest updates there is even more. It is the engine of inspiration and creativity.
As Tillman says: “With countless new and reworked previous presets, a new buttery smooth legato and a plethora of orchestral instruments with full articulation, THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 3 is a real bomb for composers – you better get it!”
You can grab your own copy of THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 3 below and even purchase WOODS OF THE WILD separately. Subscribe to our newsletter to read our next blog about how we…came to the creation of WOODS OF THE WILD.

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