A Percussive Powerhouse
Generally ENSEMBLIA is the sound of a modern chamber orchestra that lets you easily write organic and truly natural music. A selected range of classical instruments combined with a fine mix of unique sounds such as electronical, domestic or popular sounds are ready for your music.
Ensemblia was built to easily create beautiful polyphonic music and rhythmic arrangements. CI didnt record phrases, a powerful arranger will do it. Ensemblia can layer up to 7 instruments at the same time and gives you a quick access to a broad range of timbres and tone colors.
Ensemblia 2 - less update, more evolution
Ensemblia 2 was mainly rebuilt from scratch – CI has written a complete new script with new features but also have included some parts of the old scripts such as the voicing engine. CI like to start to unveil the Ensemblia2 concept with the release of a percussion flavor called PERCUSSIVE, followed by an exclusive and unique expansion pack providing sounds from a exclusive metallic kitchen in the next weeks.
Outstanding sample content with over 200 instruments: from orchestral and world percussion to regular drum sounds as well as domestic, glitch and electronic sounds. In detail Ensemblia2 Percussive is equipped with metal, wood, skin, glitches, harmonic and human sounds including 25 snares, 24 big drums, 27 toms and ethno drums, 29 cymbals, 15 shakers, gongs and singing bowls.
The main parts of the instruments were recorded in Brisbane/ Australia with Australia´s finest percussionist, Michael Askill. He is an icon of Australian music, known and admired for his enduring contribution to the Australian contemporary music landscape and his original blending of Asian and Western sounds.
While recording the instruments we set our focus on a close and intimate sound - we waived recording in a crazy hall acoustic. This is what you can add afterwards :) You find the the full instruments list in the manual.
Organisation - All the 200+ instruments are right at your finger-tips. They are well organized by categories and groups which are displayed dynamically. This lets you have an easy and quick access to all instruments. An additional pre-listen function lets you try out instruments before selecting for the corresponding slot. It śso easy to use. Create a pattern and just swap out source instruments.
7+1 Mixer - Ensemblia2 is equipped with a powerful mixer with 7 instrument tracks and 1 master track. Each is equipped with pan, tune, length, delay, reverb, 3 band EQ and envelope compression. A extra unique feature is the option to mix all tracks with matrix panning which lets you position each instrument in a 3D room.
Multi Beat Engine - The arranger was rebuilt from scratch and is now an 8 beat arranger. Each beat can be independently divided into either 4 x 16th notes, 8 x 32nd notes, 3 x 8th notes (triplet) or 6 x 16th notes (sextuplet). Beside that the arranger has become quicker and more complex in terms of the potential dynamic or velocity applied to each note.
Beat Arsenal - Ensemblia2 Percussive comes with over 600 pre-assembled beats which are easily selectable via a file browser
4 Units in 1 - Ensemblia2 comes with four separate units in one GUI. This lets you easily switch between four individual units with different beats and rhythms on the fly.
Design - Ensemblia2 comes with a very modern, cool and minimal design. It is self explanatory and icon based. All elements are located in a very logical and easy-to-use order.
Live FX - Ensemblia2 comes along with 5 additional efects which can be easily dropped in by just pressing a key. This all happens live and gives you the option to change the sound of your rhythms while they are running.
Single Instruments - Beside the master percussive patch, the Ensemblia2 package also consists of 10 further patches. These patches are single instruments patches which gather all the instrument groups. This enables you to load exclusively your choice of instruments group into your DAW such as just snares or just shaker etc.
Trigger Keys - Beside playing a beat via the arranger, you are also able to play the corresponding percussion instruments manually. This expands the possibilities of Ensemblia2. You can simply add certain instrument fgures to your beat or just play the beat directly manually and record it to your DAW.
Ensemblia2 Percussive is Kontakt 5 Player compatible and support Native Instruments NKS format. It is compatible with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol S-Series keybaords.
This product requires the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the latest version can be downloaded through Native Access, Native Instrument’s download manager!
The minimum required Kontakt version for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the manufacturers website.
- macOS 10.13-11 (newest update)
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Windows 7-10
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
- Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.
This product requires Native Access for installation, registration and activation. Start the Native Access-Software and log in using your Native Instruments credetials to start the setup.
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An Offline Activation on a different computer is Not Available with this product.