Revolutionary all-in-one 80 player orchestral library
PLEASE NOTE: A CROSSGRADE VERSION IS AVAILABLE FOR USERS OF:
Best Service Complete Orchestra Collection, Classical Collection or String Essentials 2
If you own any of these titles, please click here to view the CROSSGRADE version of The Orchestra
Developed by Best Service and Sonuscore, The Orchestra is a revolutionary all-in-one 80 player orchestral library with a breakthrough Ensemble-Engine that empowers you to convert your ideas into music. It´s simple and incredibly fast.
"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 colours and rhythms." - Best Service
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Download the PDF manual on the right for full details.
"The Orchestra is totally absorbing, and more fun than a fun thing. I even like its tonal character — quirky, brash and occasionally unsubtle — yet it has an attitude that evades some other orchestral libraries." - Sound on SoundClick here to read the review in full
"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 !" - AskAudio.comClick here to read the review in full
"This is a very useful collection of sounds, and ideal for
making orchestral music for video or film. The sounds are good
despite the modest installation size, with the added bonus that
they all load rapidly and are light on the computer’s resources.
Sonuscore’s The Orchestra is great fun to play and quite simple
to understand." - Music Teacher magazine
Native Instruments’ KONTAKT Version 5.6.8 or higher
Mac OSX.10.10 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
Windows 7 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2