Sound Magic wants your input on the next version of Orchestral Strings:
We are busy with Orchestral Strings One Version 2.0. In order to make it much better than Version 1.0, we need your valuable opinions about which direction it should take. If you shared your opinion with us, you will have the chance to win at least 29 Euros worth of software.
Sound Magic has announced the Orchestal Strings One Composer Technology Contest.
From now until the end of November, composers can submit a finished work created with Sound Magic’s free Orchestral String One. Any style or genre is acceptable; up to 2 minutes in duration. Sound Magic will select several winners based on the most skillful use of Orchestral Strings One.
Sound Magic has released Orchestral Strings One – a free virtual instrument for Mac & Windows.
Here’s what they have to say about Orchestral Strings One:
Orchestral Strings One features the sound of the Berliner Philharmoniker, with 14 violins,10 Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses. To ensure the highest sound quality possible in our samples, we use top-of-the-line gear such as Brauner Microphones and Neve preamps. Couple this gear with the prodigious Berliner Hall and Orchestral Strings One is able to push the boundaries of realism – with the aid of Sound Magic’s Award-Winning NEO Hybrid Modeling Technology, of course!
The NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine offers you the best from both the sampling and modeling worlds. The Authentic Sound of Sampling combined with the Playability of Modeling makes for a string experience that you have to try to believe!
Jordan Rudess demos WI Orchestra – an orchestral library and composition tool for iPhone and iPad.
Wi Orchestra is a free download, and comes with an example instrument from different sections of the orchestra, including Violins, Trumpet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone and Timpani. Full orchestra sections are available as in-app purchases for $2.99 each. Continue reading →