Red Room Audio Palette Symphonic Sketchpad

Extensive set of orchestral instruments and tools bursting with cinematic vitality

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The flagship of the Palette line! An extensive set of orchestral instruments to bring your cinematic ideas to life. Includes strings, brass and woodwinds ensembles recorded in 2 different sizes with up to 10 articulations. Plus womens and mens choirs, percussion, hybrid trailer tools, grand piano and harp. Kontakt Player and NKS compatible.

“Palette – Symphonic Sketchpad” is a 24+ GB library featuring strings, woodwinds, brass, choir and percussion patches and to fill out the list of essential writing tools we added piano, harp and even a set of modern hybrid trailer instruments.

The orchestral ensembles offer a nice variety of articulations, including 4 kinds of short notes, as well as trills, tremolo, pizzicato, and other deeper techniques. Red Room Audio recorded 3 dynamic layers and up to 7 round robins and to give you even more flexibility we recorded everything in 2 different ensemble sizes (chamber and full) so you can go epic or go intimate.

As with the entire Palette line, the players were recorded in standard orchestral seating position with 3 microphone perspectives – close, decca tree and hall. The room is spacious but fairly dry, with only a 1.2 second tail, which allows for easy blending with other libraries using your favourite reverbs, so you’re not limited to the sound of one particular hall.

Since “Palette – Symphonic Sketchpad” was recorded by the same amazing musicians and production team with the same equipment and in the same hall, it was designed to blend perfectly with all the other Palette libraries.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Strings, Brass and Woodwinds recorded in 2 ensemble sizes (Full and Chamber)
  • 12 essential orchestral Percussion instruments
  • Womens and Mens Choir
  • 250+ modern Trailer Tools designed sounds in 7 categories
  • Dual-layer Subtractive Synth
  • Steinway B Grand Piano
  • Concert Harp with Glissandi Maker
  • Recorded in a fairly dry hall by some of Europe’s finest professional musicians
  • 3 microphone positions
  • Up to 10 articulations
  • Up to 5 dynamic layers and 7 round robin
  • Modern, easy to use GUI with articulation control system and onboard FX rack
  • 24.2 GB of content / 54,480 samples (24 bit/44.1 kHz NCW)
  • Works with the free Kontakt Player
  • Full NKS compatibility (Komplete Kontrol and Maschine) 
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THE ENSEMBLES

The core of “Palette – Symphonic Sketchpad” are the strings, brass and woodwinds ensemble patches. With the players in standard seating position across the stage Red Room Audio recorded the full range of each ensemble in unison, from lowest to highest note.

Instruments play together when their ranges overlap and drop out when they reach their limits (see graphic below). The result is a rich, playable patch that’s natural, unscripted and full of life – instantly gratifying and perfect for quickly laying down ideas without sacrificing realism.

To provide you with an additional level of flexibility Red Room Audio recorded our ensembles in two sizes – Full and Chamber. These were not accomplished by layering samples – they are 2 unique sets of recordings, each featuring a different number of players. This allows you to achieve the ideal breadth for your score, be it powerful and dramatic or tranquil and moving.

The orchestration and ranges of the Ensemble Patches in “Palette – Symphonic Sketchpad”

 

CHOIR, PERCUSSION, PIANO & HARP


The included 24-piece choir features separate Womens & Mens sections performing sustains and staccato articulations in 3 vowels (Ah, Oh and Mm).

PSS also offers 12 essential tonal and atonal orchestral percussion instruments sampled in up to 7 dynamics with 5 round robin for both left and right hand (where applicable).

Standard hits, rolls and other unique articulations are included. The drums, cymbals and auxiliary instruments are combined in one simple GM-style patch to minimize your track count.

The piano is a beautiful Steinway B Grand, recorded in the hall with 6 dynamic layers and multiple round robin.

The concert harp patch features standard plucks and a unique “glissandi maker” script, which simulates realistic pedaling to produce hundreds of scales you can perform at any length or speed by simply sweeping your controller’s keys up and down.

TRAILER TOOLS

 

No modern all-in-one cinematic sketching solution would be complete without a set of custom sound design and trailer tools for adding instant impact to your score. “Palette – Symphonic Sketchpad” includes over 250 unique hybrid samples in 7 categories – Impacts, Sub-booms, Reverses, Whooshes & Transitions, Risers, Downers and Braaams – all custom created by our team of sound designers.

There’s also a dual-layer subtractive synth patch to add extra grit or low-end to the orchestra. Red Room Audio sampled 22 waveforms from a favourite vintage synth and dropped them into the Kontakt synth engine, perfect for sound design and mangling. They’ve also included a set of useful presets in the form of snapshots. You can read more about the Synth and Trailer Tools in the PDF Manual.

WOODWINDS (Full 3-3-3-3)

  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Marcato
  • Tenuto
  • Staccato
  • Staccatissimo
  • Major Trill
  • Minor Trill

WOODWINDS (Chamber 1-1-1-1)

  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Marcato
  • Tenuto
  • Staccato
  • Staccatissimo
  • Major Trill
  • Minor Trill

 

 

BRASS (Full 3-3-3-3)

  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Flutter Tongue
  • Marcato
  • Tenuto
  • Staccato
  • Staccatissimo
  • Major Trill
  • Minor Trill

BRASS (Chamber 2-2-2-1)

  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Flutter Tongue
  • Marcato
  • Tenuto
  • Staccato
  • Staccatissimo
  • Major Trill
  • Minor Trill

STRINGS (Full 12-10-8-6-4)

  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Tremolo
  • Marcato
  • Tenuto
  • Staccato
  • Spiccato
  • Pizzicato
  • Major Trill
  • Minor Trill

 

 

STRINGS (Chamber 6-5-4-3-2)

  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Tremolo
  • Marcato
  • Tenuto
  • Staccato
  • Spiccato
  • Pizzicato
  • Major Trill
  • Minor Trill

 

 

 

WOMENS CHOIR (Ah, Oh and Mm)

  • Sustain
  • Staccato

 

 

MENS CHOIR (Ah, Oh and Mm)

  • Sustain
  • Staccato

PERCUSSION

  • Gran Casa (Hits + Rolls)
  • Concert Snare (Hits + Rolls)
  • Piatti Cymbals (Crashes + Chokes)
  • Suspended Cymbals (Hits, Rolls, Scrapes)
  • Triangle (Hits + Rolls)
  • Tambourine (Hits + Rolls)
  • Wind Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Tubular Bells
  • Timpani (Hits + Rolls)

 

 

 

TRAILER TOOLS

  • Impacts
  • Sub Booms
  • Braaams
  • Reverses
  • Whooses/Transitions
  • Risers
  • Downers
  • Dual-layer Subtractive Synth

 

 

 

CONCERT HARP

  • Plucks
  • Glissandi Maker

 

GRAND PIANO

 

 

 

Palette’s Kontakt instruments feature a clean and simple, 1-page GUI with all the controls you need to get the most out of the library, including a customizable articulation controls system, mic mixer (where applicable) and an 8-slot FX rack - for full details of the FX rack and what's included, please take a look at the PDF Manual from page 19. There’s even a button to narrow the entire GUI for ease of use on smaller screens like your laptop.

STRINGS, BRASS, WOODWINDS & CHOIR GUI

  • Customizable articulation control system
  • Microphone mixer
  • Round robin, release trigger and velocity curve controls
  • 8-slot FX rack
  • Sliders for dynamics, expression and instrument-specific articulations

 

 

PERCUSSION GUI

  • Per-instrument volume, pan, pitch and amp envelope controls
  • Microphone mixer
  • Round robin, release trigger and velocity curve controls
  • 8-slot FX rack
  • Sliders for expression and roll volume (where applicable)

 

 

 

PIANO GUI

  • Tone, amp envelope and pedal noise controls
  • Microphone mixer
  • Round robin, release trigger and velocity curve controls
  • 8-slot FX rack

 

 

CONCERT HARP GUI

  • 2 glissando performance modes, 15 scale types and realistic pedaling system
  • Variety of performance controls including bisbigliando, tone and amp envelope
  • Microphone mixer
  • Round robin and velocity curve controls
  • 8-slot FX rack

 

TRAILER TOOLS GUI

  • Wav display with adjustable start/end sliders
  • Detailed filter and wobble controls
  • 8-slot FX rack
  • Sliders for dynamics, expression and instrument-specific articulations

 

 

SYNTH GUI

  • 22 selectable wav shapes per layer plus various performance controls including glide, unison, velocity and amp envelope
  • Detailed filter and wobble controls
  • 8-slot FX rack

This product works with the free Kontakt Player – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.

You can download the Kontakt Player via this link (will take you to Native Instruments website)

Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.

WELCOME TO PALETTE!

What's Palette all about?

Palette is a series of thematic professional orchestral and cinematic Kontakt virtual instruments for songwriters and media composers. It was recorded in a dedicated hall with world-renowned performers by a passionate and experienced team of sample makers. It was a dream come true for Red Room Audio to make and they hope this expansive set of scoring tools inspires you to write some great music.

There's an awful lot of content here, so to make things more accessible Red Room Audio divided it into multiple products. The first is “Palette – Symphonic Sketchpad,” which contains the building blocks to quickly and easily bring your cinematic ideas to life. Then, to add detail and colour to your compositions they’ve put together additional tool sets they call “Brush Packs.” Brush packs focus on deeper and more specific scoring elements like orchestral FX, percussion loops or true-legato melodic ensembles. Pick up the tools you want and not the ones you don’t. Since all Palette instruments were recorded in the same hall by the same production team and the same musicians, they complement each other perfectly.

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product:
http://help.timespace.com/home/palette-install-guide

Customer Reviews

PDF FILES

Press Quotes

“Superb and evocative patches which lend themselves to ensemble score creation. The overriding feeling is that all the instrument sounds fit together extremely well...But it’s not just the ambience, it’s the tonal quality... Many media composers tend to use ensembles both for speed and ease of composition... Symphonic Sketchpad provides the essential ensembles you need for many orchestral scenarios at a mid price range for an all-in-one orchestra.” - MakingMusic.com - click here to read the full review.

“A very nice range of scoring tools with orchestral sections, legato instruments, orchestral effects, choirs, runs and even a nice set of trailer Brahms and synths. If you’re looking for an affordable set of orchestral tools or a shortcut to 'get everything in the same room' I highly recommend you check out what Red Room Audio’s Palette line of orchestral instruments for Kontakt have to offer.” - SampleLibraryReview.com - click here to read the full review

"If you are looking for a tool with a wide range of musical possibilities that focuses on modern epic orchestral arrangements and provides extensive effects as well as a careful selection of additional sound design and synth patches, this library could be just the right thing for you." - EPICOMPOSER

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Format:

  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • NI Kontakt or free Kontakt Player, version 5.6.8 or above
  • MAC: OSX 10.9 or later required
  • WINDOWS: Windows 7 or later required
  • 25 GB disk space
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 2008 or later processor
  • Your system must also meet the requirements for version 5.6.8 of Kontakt. If you cannot run that version, you will not be able to load this library.