Aria Sounds has introduced Aria Violinist, a new solo violin instrument for Kontakt, Here’s what they have to say about it: Like the cello sound we previously released, we have once again worked with a world class violinist, getting the perfect tone and massive range right into the highest but still crystal clear notes. The vibrato in… Read More Aria Violinist – A Virtual Violin For Kontakt
In this pair of timely tutorials, Dave Bode of Audiotuts+ takes a look at creating orchestral Christmas music arrangements on your computer. In the first video, above, Bode looks at instrumentation and orchestration to see how they effect the overall tone of the music.
Film composer Hagai Davidoff has created a unique system for ‘gestural orchestration’, based around the Leap Motion controller and GECO, Geert Bevin’s gestural MIDI app. The combination allows Davidoff to use his left hand to interactively orchestrate the notes played with his right hand on a standard keyboard controller. In the first half of the video,… Read More Gestural Orchestration With Leap Motion, GECO & Albion I
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… Read More Sound Magic Wants Your Input On Orchestral Strings
Sound Magic has released an enhanced version of Orchestral Strings One for Windows as a free holiday gift. Orchestral Strings One was recorded in Berliner Hall – home of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The virtual string orchestra contains 14 violins,10 Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses.
The Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra is a free Creative Commons-licensed orchestral sample library in .sfz format. While not as advanced or ambitious in scope as commercial offerings, Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra contains all the basic building blocks for creating real virtual orchestrations. Features: Sample library created from free/CC-licensed/public domain instrument samples. Melodic instruments and chromatic percussion are… Read More Free Creative-Commons Orchestral Sample Library – Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra