One-Stop Chinese Orchestra

October 15, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on One-Stop Chinese Orchestra 

For the first time ever, all of the instruments in a modern Chinese orchestra arrangement will be available in one box set — Kong Audio announced Chinee Orchestra, the said box set that includes 23 instruments from the Kong Audio lineup.

Chinee Orchestra is designed to meet the needs of native Chinese composers who want the real deal for their music. The box set provides a true-to-the-culture set of classic Chinese instruments that are appropriate for the professional standard.

The instruments in Chinee Orchestra are as follows: ChineeWinds, ChineeKong V3, ChineeErhu and ChineeErhu II, ChineeNanxiao, ChineeGuzheng II, ChineePipa, Matouqin, ChineeSuona,ChineeGuanzi, ChineeSheng, ChineeYangqin, ChineeHulusi, ChineeGuQin, ChineeLiuQin, ChineeSanXian. ChineeRuan, ChineeJinHu, ChineeZhongHu, ChineeGaoHu, ChineeBanHu, ChineeXun, ChineeBaWu.

Having been developing Chinee Series instrument plugins since 2005, Kong Audio packed up everything in the Chinee Series and then some. Chinee Orchestra includes some new added instruments, updated instruments with brand-new recordings, and more, all powered by the QIN engine. The collection is said to feature a solid, polished, easy-to-use, authentic sound from China.

Chinee Orchestra includes the following Kong Audio instruments:

  • ChineeWinds
  • ChineeKong V3
  • ChineeErhu
  • ChineeErhu II
  • ChineeNanxiao
  • ChineeGuzheng II
  • ChineePipa
  • Matouqin
  • ChineeSuona
  • ChineeGuanzi
  • ChineeSheng
  • ChineeYangqin
  • ChineeHulusi
  • ChineeGuQin
  • ChineeLiuQin
  • ChineeSanXian
  • ChineeRuan
  • ChineeJinHu
  • ChineeZhongHu
  • ChineeGaoHu
  • ChineeBanHu
  • ChineeXun
  • ChineeBaWu

According to Kong Audio, this is the first ever complete Chinese orchestra setup in the soundware industry. The box set of Chinee Orchestra will be available for Windows in December, 2011. The retail price will be announced as we get closer to the release date.

More info here >>

DAMAGE – breathtaking cinematic percussion for your DAW

October 11, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on DAMAGE – breathtaking cinematic percussion for your DAW 

All sounds and effects created exclusively with DAMAGE: http://www.native-instruments.com/damage

DAMAGE provides an arsenal of deeply sampled drums, crushing loops, and smashing one-shots, all recorded in brutal detail. From battered dumpsters and exploding cars to edgy electronics, the entire gamut of modern cinematic sound comes together in this uniquely playable and inspiring instrument. Deep, thrilling and intense — DAMAGE is epic redefined!

DAMAGE gives you 30 GB of drama, fusing industrial sounds and orchestral drums into a devastating electro-acoustic barrage. Percussive Kits provide more than 200 deeply sampled percussion sources, and over 500 single-shot elements, recorded in up to seven velocity layers and with up to nine round-robins per drum.

Over 700 beat-sliced loops come as menu-style loop suites or as single loops for detailed tweaking. Even the most complex sounds are instantly usable, and it’s all in hair-raising, big-screen quality.

Ostinato for 8 iPods – by DigiEnsemble Berlin

August 15, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Ostinato for 8 iPods – by DigiEnsemble Berlin 

“Ostinato for 8 iPods” – Classical Music with smartphones – DigiEnsemble: flutes and violins made of smartphones!  The DigiEnsemble Berlin is in uncharted waters. It plays classical music with smartphones. Now, they come out with comprehensive material showing how to make joint music with smartphones and tablet-PCs. With its own composition „Ostinato for 8 iPods” the DigiEnsemble Berlin releases an own piece of music especially composed for mobile gadget. Oriented to classical music it meets the opportunities of a smartphone that turn it into an instrument.

„Ostinato for 8 iPods” is appropriate to eight players with iPods, iPhones or iPads. With a little practice it sounds like a polyphonic instrumental piece. Commented by words of its composer the sheet music for “Ostinato for 8 iPods” is published for free usage. The piece especially addresses those who have never learned an instrument or only rarely use it. The way it is designed opens the possibilities of making digi-music to everyone – even to beginners. In its newly produced video the DigiEnsemble gives a foretaste of its prowess. From close camera perspective the art of playing can be seen in detail. The digi-musicians show how they play their instruments individually. Moreover the DigiEnsemble gives answers to questions not only musicians are concerned with: How does it work? What is special about making digi-music? What are digi-instruments good for? The DigiEnsemble Berlin makes smartphones sound like music instruments. Eight partly classical educated musicians got together trying out how to turn iPods, iPhones and iPads into instruments. Everybody is invited to share this experience and turn school break, coffee klatch or regulars´ table into a smartphone orchestra rehearsal.

How does yours sound?


The DigiEnsemble is an experimental study group founded and led by Matthias Krebs that follows a systematic approach to playing on mobile devices (iphone, ipad & co). Regular meetings are held for group practice as well as discussion and refinement of the approach.

If you would like to join us for the ensemble or would like to have more first hand information, please contact us at [info(at)digiensemble.de]

* http://digiensemble.de (german)
* http://youtube.com/digiensemble
* http://facebook.com/digiensemble
* http://twitter.com/digiensemble
* http://flickr.com/photos/digiensemble/
* http://soundcloud.com/digiensemble

Get an entire orchestra in your iPad

May 18, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Get an entire orchestra in your iPad 

WI Orchestra is a full orchestral library and composition tool for iPhone and iPad. You can now create and record your own orchestral music on the iPhone, layer by layer, using the instruments and built-in recording features of WI Orchestra. Choose between a full range of orchestral strings, brasswinds, woodwinds, saxophones and percussion. When starting WI Orchestra for the first time, press the “play” button to listen to the included demo song, which was made with the WI Orchestra app in only a few hours! WI Orchestra features a velocity sensitive keyboard (requires iOS 4.0 or higher) allowing you to play different dynamics by touching the keyboard harder of softer. The simplest way to use WI Orchestra is to choose one of the dynamics presets (pp, p, mp, mf, f or ff) and play only using the keyboard. You can work on as many as 98 different projects at a time, and export your songs to your computer, as *.wav files, via the “Apps” tab in iTunes (requires iOS 4.0 or higher). iOS devices with less than 256 MB RAM are capable of 1 minute length projects (iPhone 3GS and earlier) while iPhone 4 and iPads are capable of 5 minute length projects. For those who are unfamiliar with orchestral music, each instrument in WI Orchestral comes with a picture and description of the instrument. For the brave, you can also choose to use the microphone as a breath controller!

WI Orchestra is a universal iOS app, with a native full-screen iPad version and beautiful high-resolution graphics on iPhone 4 retina displays. Five amazing instruments from the different sections of the orchestra are included for free, Violins, Trumpet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone and Timpani! TIP: For first-time users on iPhone/iPod Touch, in order to access the keyboard you need to press the “Play!” button!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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All wind instruments in WI Orchestra are based on the WIVI technology, an additive synthesis/behavioral modeling pioneered by Wallander Instruments with the professional music production software WIVI.

Strings and percussion in WI Orchestra uses a new patent-pending filtering technology by Wallander Instruments, that allows seamless dynamic changes of any sampled instrument in real-time.

WIVI technology is used on a daily basis for producing music for movies, TV and writing classical scores, by composers all over the world.

CONTENTS (Instruments marked with * are included for free)
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STRINGS
– Violins*
– Violas
– Cellos
– Double Basses
– Violins Pizzicato
– Violas Pizzicato
– Cellos Pizzicato
– Double Basses Pizzicato

BRASSWINDS
– Trumpet*
– Piccolo Trumpet
– Trombone
– Bass Trombone
– French Horn
– Wagner Tuba
– Tuba
– Cornet
– Flugelhorn
– Euphonium

WOODWINDS
– Flute*
– Piccolo
– Alto Flute
– Bass Flute
– Recorder
– Clarinet
– Bass Clarinet
– Oboe
– English Horn
– Bassoon
– Contrabassoon

SAXOPHONES
– Sopranino Saxophone
– Soprano Saxophone
– Alto Saxophone
– Tenor Saxophone*
– Baritone Saxophone
– Bass Saxophone

PERCUSSION:
– Timpani*
– Harp
– Mixed percussion (Bass Drum, Toms, Bongos, Castanets, Triangle, Cymbal, Gong, Snare, Tambourine, Wood block, Tam-tam)
– Glockenspiel
– Xylophone
– Marimba
– Vibraphone
– Celesta
– Piano

In this video:

An amazing new app for iPad and iphone! Arne Wallander is some kind of magician in the fact that he squeezes all these amazing dynamic models into an IPAD app!

The Mush Orchestra – Live Improvisation

April 24, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on The Mush Orchestra – Live Improvisation 

A live improvisation jam by The Mush Orchestra. Recorded at Copenhagen Noise Lab on the 13th of April 2011. No processing, just straight out of the mixer.

Equipment used:
Nord Modular G2, DIY midi-controller, Elektron Machinedrum UW, Korg Kaoss Pad 3 and a Mackie 1202 vlz3 mixer.

Every sound is made with the Nord Modular G2, the Machinedrum UW is only playing samples from it.

The Mush Orchestra is a project by Rasmus Nyåker who is also oone half of the ambient duo FEJLD. Their album is availible as a free download – more info at:
http://www.kufrec.com/webshop.html

The Mush Orchestra – Live-Improvisation

April 14, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on The Mush Orchestra – Live-Improvisation 

A live improvisation jam by The Mush Orchestra. Recorded at Copenhagen Noise Lab on the 13th of April 2011. No processing, just straight out of the mixer.

Equipment used:
Nord Modular G2, DIY midi-controller, Elektron Machinedrum UW, Korg Kaoss Pad 3 and a Mackie 1202 vlz3 mixer.

Every sound is made with the Nord Modular G2, the Machinedrum UW is only playing samples from it.

The Mush Orchestra is a project by Rasmus Nyåker who is also oone half of the ambient duo FEJLD. Their album is availible as a free download – more info at:
kufrec.com/​webshop.html

Amazing 22 laptop orchestra

December 27, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Amazing 22 laptop orchestra 

An ensemble of 22 laptops performing under the direction of composer/mix-master Miguel Frasconi, on Thursday, Dec 16, 2010. This was the end-of-semester concert of Bard College’s “Workshop in Software for Composition and Performance,” taught by Miguel Frasconi.

The participants this semester (fall 2010) were: Laura Bradford • Penn Chan Jake Coan • Dylan Coburn Lucas Denton • Dani Dobkin John Garlid • Charlie Heller Alex Hood • Zack Khalil Shahrod Khalkhali • Elias Moose Marcel Reid-Jaques • Steve Reiman Sean Rucewicz • David Silberberg Nate Smallwood • Charlotte Su Will Tesdell • Joe Tisdall Elon Ullman • Jed Wolf Miguel Frasconi, director & mix-master

Creating individual, energetic stringlines

October 30, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Creating individual, energetic stringlines 

Here’s a sneak preview of Orchestral Strings submitted by Hendrik Schwarzer

www.orchestraltools.com
Orchestral String Runs is a string library especialy for creating individual, energetic stringlines. With the innovative new OSR – RUNSBUILDER, you are able to create your own runs, based on several figures and structures recorded with an huge orchestra in europe. The Runs-Builder is only one part of a bigger sample-library.

Introducing the Overture free rompler

September 30, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Introducing the Overture free rompler 

DSK Music unveils DSK Overture, a free rompler orchestra instrument for Windows.

“With DSK Overture you can play full 4 layer sounds, or 4 different instruments
in the same instance (trough midi channel selector).”


Features:

  • – 4 layer (40 instruments, 1 drum kit, 10 internal combos) featuring:
  • – Amp. envelope
  • – Midi channel selector
  • – Panorama control
  • – Level, gain and mute control
  • – Advanced multimode filter (HP, LP, BP1, BP2 & notch)
  • – Filter amp. envelope
  • – Fx (Reverb, Delay & Chorus)
  • – Midi automation
  • – Velocity response

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