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“CINEMATIC ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION
Add huge cinematic percussion to your tracks
Direct the drama with real-time control
Create full arrangements from time-tested rhythms
A radically innovative instrument for huge cinematic percussion. Its state-of-the-art workflow delivers maximum impact with unmatched versatility.
STRIKE UP THE DRUMS
Building on the success of ACTION STRINGS, ACTION STRIKES delivers high-impact, cinematic percussion with ultimate playability. 12 full ensembles plus 65 single instruments and 12 carefully-compiled Hit Sets exclusively recorded in uncompromising quality.
Hundreds of timeless rhythms, adaptable for any project. And a one-of-a-kind interface that makes creating blockbuster orchestral percussion faster than ever. Become the conductor – this is ACTION STRIKES.
“DRAMATIC ORCHESTRAL PHRASES
Instant orchestral drama for your productions
14 GB of flexible, playable phrases
Lightning-fast results in pristine studio quality
DRAMATIC ORCHESTRAL PHRASES
The epic, orchestral sound of blockbuster movies, made simple via immaculately sampled and easily playable phrases.
ACTION STRINGS is the epic, orchestral sound of blockbuster movies, made simple via immaculately sampled and easily playable phrases. With a truly natural sound, over 14 GB of live-recorded string phrases are ready to add big screen suspense and drama to your movie or game scores – or even spice up your rock, pop and R’n’B tracks.
“Have a Blast!
Massive “tutti” orchestra
Super-quick large orchestrations
Multiple microphone positions for stereo and surround output
1.5 GB FREE sample content (Download size: 0.5 GB)
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How to get yours!
Please note that you need a ViennaKey (or other USB eLicenser, e.g., by Steinberg) to run the Big Bang Orchestra. Get one here!
Get ready to go big and bold with our brand-new orchestra – for free!
Providing a “tutti” orchestra is a first for Vienna Symphonic Library. We’ve recorded our entire Synchron Stage Orchestra playing together, all at once, with multiple microphones. Capturing the sheer power of a massive orchestra with the signature acoustics of Synchron Stage Vienna’s Stage A was one of the most riveting sampling experiences we’ve ever had. We’re so happy with the results that we want to share them with you – as a “thank you” to our worldwide community of music creators, and as a “welcome” to new users.”
“HALion Symphonic Orchestra puts the awesome emotive power and sheer sonic majesty of a full symphonic orchestra under your total control. Evocative scores, exquisite arrangements, emotive accompaniments — this instrument is an ideal, cost effective virtual symphonic orchestra for composition and production in music, TV and film scoring and game sound.
More than a hundred patches and combinations, including strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments with dozens of different playing techniques
Covers all common articulations and bowings in unrivalled expressiveness and full dynamic range
State-of-the-art digital recording for highest accuracy and audio fidelity
RealAmbience feature offers true recorded ambience with full control of mix and reverb time
Windows and Mac installer included
“The modern art of the orchestra
Iconica was recorded in legendary Funkhaus Berlin with our partner Orchestral Tools and brings exceptional modern orchestral expression to professional composers. The overall bundle Iconica Opus combines the two libraries Iconica Sections and Players and Iconica Ensembles in an impressive orchestral solution with up to 190 GB compressed audio and more than 500 articulations.
Iconica Sections & Players brings exceptional modern orchestral expression to every composer. Featuring over 150 GB of strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and harp samples, with a huge variety of expressions and articulations, the advanced, user-friendly interface makes it very intuitive to use, speeding and inspiring new composition. Recorded in the legendary Funkhaus Berlin with partner Orchestral Tools, it is the ideal composition tool for movie scores, classical music, pop, rock, jazz or hip hop.
“Legendary Tape Keyboard
The Mellotron put an orchestra at the fingertips and redefined what it was to be a keyboard player. Now with modifications never dreamed of in the 1960s, our faithfully modeled reproduction will infuse your sound with updated vintage goodness.
From psychedelic rock to rocking your world
In the mid ‘60s, the Mellotron thrilled keyboardists with the ability to play tape-based recordings of actual orchestral instruments—adding its own quirky sonic character. Whether you’re conjuring the classics or creating new ones, adding this vintage sound to your music with Mellotron V is sure to make people sit up and listen.
“The most emotional orchestral collection ever
Strings that soar, woodwinds that dance, brass that commands and a full symphony orchestra of sounds at your fingertips — all expertly performed with musical articulations for real music played by real musicians. From flowing legatos to animated pizzicatos, from aggressive spiccatos to elegant staccatos, from the most subtle pianissimo to the most triumphant fortissimo and more, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is a sweeping vision from a master artist embodied in a new virtual instrument that brings the orchestra to life. It’s not enough to just have good recordings of classical instruments. For a true symphonic experience, you need instruments performed by the absolute best musicians articulated in just the right way directed by a producer and conductor who knows the fine art of making living, breathing samples. Miroslav Vitous pioneered the concept of a complete symphonic sample library for real composers, and now he has taken it to the next level.”
“Orchestral Suite gives you access to over 60 classical instruments in a single convenient and affordable package. Take complete control of your own orchestra including strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion instruments, a full choir, and many complementary instruments such as a beautiful cathedral organ, harpsichord, celesta, classical guitar and harp. Select from ensembles or solo instruments, choose different playing styles, and further tune your suite with per-instrument controls for realistic and expressive performances. Every sound in Orchestral Suite was meticulously recorded and edited to ensure a deep sense of natural realism and playability.”
“Imagine having a symphony orchestra at your fingertips
Garritan Personal Orchestra gives you a complete orchestra – strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, keyboards and more. Version 5 is a major new update, now with more than 500 instruments to choose from. Also included are a wide variety of instrument-specific articulations and techniques, performance spaces and reverbs, and instrument body resonances, all engineered to provide incredible realism and authenticity to your music.”
“The first digital sampler for the rest of us: the Mirage defines an era of popular access to sampling technology • Thick, warm, gritty sounds from 8-bit DACs and a tiny 128kB of sample storage • Entire Ensoniq factory soundset: 179 original Mirage patches, plus custom Multis: Splits to recreate original keyboard splits, and Layers to take the Mirage sound in whole new directions • Extensive control set gives you the option to sculpt the sounds; or click “Vintage” to restore authentic 1984-compatible settings!
The Ensoniq Mirage was a landmark machine in the history of sampling. Before its release, sampling was strictly the purview of the very well-heeled musician: a Fairlight Series II cost £30,000 (the price of a house); a Synclavier would set you back between $25,000 and $200,000 (yee-ouch); and there were no alternatives.
All that changed in 1984. Two astonishing machines hit the market more or less simultaneously: the superb Emulator II snuck it at just under $10,000 and captured the hearts (and wallets) of mid-range studios and musos who wanted in on the sampling action but couldn’t stretch to a Fairlight. But if it thought it was going to steal all the limelight, it was wrong – because elbowing its way into the party like a scrawny punk rocker who no-one invited, here comes the Mirage”