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release date: 23.06.2017

The Orchestra

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The Orchestra is a revolutionary all-in-one 80 player orchestral library whose heart is our breakthrough Ensemble-Engine that empowers you to convert your ideas into music. Simple and incredibly fast.

Sonuscore: "We found a way to revolutionize your way of composing complex orchestrated music. It’s a new simplicity, a more natural approach to cope with multifaceted orchestral colors and rhythms."
 


​The idea behind The Orchestra

Orchestral libraries have become more and more complex over the last years. Developers captured every nuance of symphonic orchestras in countless different articulations. But with a tight deadline, having endless possibilities is not necessarily a good thing.

With this library, Sonuscore brings to life a simplistic approach to orchestral composition, giving you both innovative tools to create quick ensemble sketches with minimal effort or write complex orchestral arrangements in all detail.

Paint your orchestral canvas in as broad or as detailed strokes as you want.

Your ideas, your music – all in one instrument.

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The core - The ensemble engine

The Ensemble Engine works through a number of independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes, heavily inspired by our Sonuscore Origins-Series. Create pulsating rhythms and even inspiring full arrangements from any combination of notes. All of this without relying on prerecorded phrases – you have the full control. It will work, no matter what chord or note you play.
With minimum loading times, a vast amount of presets provides you with full ensemble colors right out of the box.

  • Independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes create vivid and powerful orchestral colors.
  • Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.

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Compose faster with full instrumental groups

Choose from 150 presets in three categories:

  • Orchestral Colors
    The Orchestral Colors presets are practical combinations of instruments that can be played live on your keyboard.
     
  • Orchestral Rhythms
    The Orchestral Rhythms contain simple, useful playable patterns for separate sections of the orchestra that make use of our Ensemble Engine.
  • Animated Orchestra
    The animated orchestra presets go even further, and create complex orchestrated rhythms from any played note. This is where the magic happens!
     

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Play the instruments freely:

Play your ideas and your melodies freely with the single instrument patches.
Aside from the Ensemble Instrument, The Orchestra also contains 88 single instrument patches for all standard sections and articulations in a symphonic orchestra, including percussion and as a bonus: choir.


Or unlash the full orchestral power with over 60 multi-track patches:

Multis take the Ensemble Engine even further toward instant playability and sound as they load and layer multiple instances of The Orchestra.
There are Full Orchestral Multis for single articulations, that work perfectly for quick sketching and layering.
Animated Multis combine multiple instances of the Ensemble Engine for even more complex patterns.


The samples: rough & edgy - no polished sound:

The Orchestra was recorded and processed with the intention to sound a bit rougher and more “honest” than the common orchestral Hollywood sound. It offers an alternative and promises straight and powerful sounds, punch and a vivid musical experience.

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The instruments for The Orchestra were recorded in Budapest at the renowned Studio 22 in their traditional seating position and mixed and edited with great attention to detail. This way the different sections blend together perfectly in the same room. All essential articulations are available, including playable true legato samples and multiple round robins for short articulations.

Key features:

  • Breakthrough Ensemble Engine
  • Play freely or create stunning orchestral colors with simple chords
  • Complete set of standard articulations for all instruments
  • True Legato Interval Sampling
  • 150 ready-to-go ensemble presets
  • 60 Multi-Rack Patches
  • 6.85GB lossles compressed data
  • 16500+ individual Samples
  • fast loading times
  • min. Kontakt Player 5.6.8 required

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The Orchestra: The power of a full orchestra at the tip of your fingers


The Orchestra was developed for Best Service by SonusCore / Dynamedion, the makers of Trinity Drums as well as NI Action Strings, Action Strikes and Emotive Strings.

DynamedionDynamedion was founded in 2000 by Tilman Sillescu and Pierre Langer, two composers with university degrees in music. With a steadily increasing number of contracts and growing customer base it has since become a leader in soundtrack composition and sound design on the European computer game market. In 2005 Dynamedion produced highly successful, first benchmark live orchestra recordings for a German game soundtrack, setting the standard for large-scale projects in the industry. With numerous further orchestral productions for the video game industry, Dynamedion has earned itself a reputation for unsurpassed quality and integrity in this area.

 

 

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Conclusions

There’s a lot to love about this instrument. Not only do the multi-sampled instruments sound great, but the whole Ensemble Engine and Multi-paradigm bring orchestral part creation to a new level of simplicity.

I have to admit, my feelings about this instrument evolved significantly the more I got to know it.

At first, I thought, this made it too easy. Anyone could play with one finger and create fantastic sounding orchestrations. This will be the beginning of the end of true orchestration skill; not unlike the first impressions many had about singing when Autotune and Melodyne came out. And as I scrolled through the Multis I thought to myself that everyone using this instrument will create music that sounds the same. The multis are great for big dramatic gestures.

But what about more nuanced control over what is generated?

I warmed up to it very quickly though as I got to know and understand how the engine system works. For those willing to take the time to move beyond the preset rhythms and one-finger-gratification aspect of this instrument, there is a world of new workflows and possibilities here.

It would have been nice if Sonuscore had included a simple Ensemble that was completely blank, to be used as a starting point for building your own. The first thing I did was clear one out and save it as an empty preset. I then started building my own and realized how elegant this whole system is. I can see myself saving a series of presets with arpeggiator patterns laid out, but with the instrument slots empty. It’s like having a palette of orchestral rhythms available to be used in different ways on different instruments.

By Eli Krantzberg, Apple Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg is an internationally known author and music software trainer for Groove3

Full "The Orchestra " review at Logic Pro Expert

 


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Conclusion

If you are a busy professional composer who needs to create fairly complex-sounding music in a hurry, or want a good sketching library, or you are an enthusiast who just wants to have a lot of fun creating music without the fussiness of employing traditional orchestration techniques while working with sample libraries, this is well worth your consideration.

It is infinitely customizable. There is no reason your compositions utilizing it have to sound like everybody else’s. If you turn off or down the built in reverb, it is not hard to layer other libraries with it. If you want something that sounds big and busy in a hurry, it is hard to beat.

Finally, darn it, it is FUN !!

Jay Asher for ASK Audio
Jay is a Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter, arranger and orchestrator, conductor, keyboardist, as well as vocalist. As a composer, he is best known for scoring the New World Television series Zorro. Among the films and TV movies he has arranged, orchestrated and/or conducted are Paramount Pictures' Blame It On Rio

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"An orchestra library that’s light on RAM but not on sound quality, offering looped orchestral phrases at the same time – a great sketching tool (and more) that is easy to use." - by Alex Arsov

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THE ORCHESTRA von Sonuscore besticht durch schnelle Ladezeiten und eine sehr hohe Flexibilität. Die vielen Presets, sowie die Möglichkeit, die Einstellungen zu inividualisieren, erfordern allerdings auch eine gewisse Einarbeitung. Was den Klang angeht, kann man sagen, das er nicht so geglättet daher kommt, wie bei manch anderer Software. Das verleiht dem Ergebnis aber eine gewisse Echtheit. 

 

Kompletter Kurztest für The Orchestra bei digital-notes.de


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The Orchestra baut eine Brücke zwischen phasenbasierten Orchestersamples und traditionell spielbaren Mutisamples. Die neue Engine ist eine kreative Spielwiese und inspirierender Ideengeber, der auch unerfahrenen Anwendern die Tür zu orchestralen Arrangements öffnet. Somit macht The Orchestra seinem Namen als Allround-Paket alle Ehre und wartet zudem mit gutem Preis-Leistungsverhältnis auf.

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Nicht jeder ist ein routinierter Film-Musik Produzent, der im Schlaf mit seinen Templates für jeden Zweck und Partituren im großen Stil umgeht. Doch ich bin überzeugt, dass auch er oder sie von den innovativen Funktionen von The Orchestra profitieren wird. Für alle anderen in den Niederungen der Musikproduktion aller Art, die für einen Video-Trailer, ein Independent-Game oder ein Werbe-Jingle komponieren (müssen) oder tatsächlich auch mal ein hybrides Ambient- oder Elektrostück schaffen wollen ist dieses Instrument eine große Erleichterung. Schneller bekommt man eine Orchesterpassage nicht gebacken, wenn es wirklich eine flexible, eigene Komposition sein soll und nicht vorgefertigtes Dosenfutter.

Anmerkung Andreas

Ich kenne einige Orchester Librarys, seien es die von Project Sam, die Native Instrument Action und Session Strings, Chris Heins Brass und Woodwind und noch viele mehr, das sind alles ganz hervorragende Werkzeuge. The Orchestra macht aber einen ganz großen Unterschied, es ist unwahrscheinlich einfach, schnell eine authentisch klingende Instrumentierung zusammenzustellen und diese dann auch auch „on the fly“ mit Einsatz des Modulations-Controllers dynamisch zu spielen.

Ganz besonders gut haben mir die „Multis“ gefallen, bei diesen kann auch wieder unter Einsatz des Modulations-Controllers zwischen gehaltenen Noten und rhythmischer Spielweise übergeblendet werden.

Noch niemals gab es soviel professionellen Orchester Klang für so wenig Geld.

Gerade der nicht bis auf letzte glatt gebügelte etwas rohe aber sehr authentische Sound von The Orchestra gefällt mir besonders gut. Von mir gibt es daher einen unbedingten „buenasideas Tipp“!

 

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Man muss bei Sonuscore The Orchestra auf ein paar Artikulationen verzichten, wenn es wirklich ins Detail gehen soll. Trotzdem stimmt das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Vor allem für Leute, die nicht oft eine Orchester Library benötigen oder auch für Anfänger ist The Orchestra ein top Paket. So muss man für sich selbst entscheiden, ob man sein Geld für einen Allrounder ausgibt oder für die gleiche Summe nur eine Instrumentengruppe kauft.

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  • Flexibilität
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  • keine Mikrofonpositionen enthalten

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The Orchestra füllt eine interessante Nische, da es einen teilweise mühsamen und nicht sehr zugänglichen Prozess um einiges massentauglicher macht. Ich bin mir sicher, dass diese Library das richtige für viele Leute ist, die schon immer mal etwas in Richtung Orchester machen wollten, aber nie die Zeit oder Motivation hatten. Und selbst als jemand, der seine faire Erfahrung im Bereich Orchestermusik hat, macht mir das Arbeiten mit The Orchestra wirklich Spaß. Doch natürlich handelt es sich hier um keine Wunderlibrary.

Man sollte sich darüber im klaren sein, dass die Reichweite an Stilistiken sehr limitiert ist. Auch wenn man theoretisch die Mittel hat, um viele Arten von Orchestermusik zu schaffen, glänzt The Orchestra nur bei einem Bruchteil.

Wer auf der Suche nach Actionmusik im Hollywood-Stil ist, wird hier fündig. Das Übereinanderlegen von viele Instrumenten funktioniert wunderbar um Schwächen einzelner Instrumente zu vertuschen und für einen kräftigen Klang zu sorgen. Wer kein Freund dieses eher generischen Sounds ist, wird wohl auch nicht viel Freude an The Orchestra haben, aber man kann nun mal nicht alle Geschmäcker abdecken.
Die zahlreichen Presets sind perfekt, um noch schneller ans Ziel zu gelangen, oder Ideen und Inspirationen zu sammeln, und dank der moderaten Größe von knapp 7GB laden alle Patches in wenigen Sekunden.

 

Kompletter The Orchestra Testbericht bei Recording.de

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

 
Language: englisch
4.0 of 5

'The Orchestra' is very complete indeed, with lots of instruments and different articulations - staccato, pizzicato, sustain and so on. It is very helpful in quickly setting up a first idea. The quality of the instruments is pretty good but not great like the ones in e.g. the Chris Hein library (also Beste Service). But of course you can combine one and other. Especially the arpeggio possibilities make 'The Orchestra' very interesting. 4 stars from me. - ***

09.10.2017
Language: englisch
4.0 of 5

I’m use this product in live with my tribute Band It’s very appropriate for have derectly sounds presets with hight quality of sound of expressive sonds.

07.10.2017
Language: englisch
4.0 of 5

Good quality and very easy to use.

15.09.2017
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Kontakt poweredThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)

You want more?
This library qualifies for the reduced Crossgrades of full KONTAKT at Native Instruments (€ 249 instead of 399)
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Windows
Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Mac
Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 oder 10.12 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


SUPPORTED INTERFACES

  • Stand-Alone NKS support
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • WASAPI
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

Kontakt Player legacy downloads - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - The Orchestra

Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode
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Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

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