Recensione Dorico Steinberg

 

https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/dorico/start.html

Dorico fornisce la funzionalità di inserimento nota e l’editing più flessibile di qualsiasi applicazione di scrittura musicale, compresa la capacità di lavorare completamente in “open meter” o di ridividere in battute porzioni di musica esistente, pur mantenendo una notazione ritmica chiara e inequivocabile a tutti i tempi.

Solo Dorico permette ai compositori di sperimentare liberamente con le idee musicali, inserendo ad esempio porzioni di musica all’interno di un passaggio esistente, o permettendo di cambiare la durata delle note esistenti, avendo comunque e sempre una notazione corretta prodotta automaticamente dopo ogni passaggio.

L’applicazione fornisce inoltre funzionalità uniche per la gestione dei progetti, consentendo agli utenti di produrre facilmente lavori con un numero illimitato di righi e movimenti, sezioni o pezzi all’interno dello stesso progetto. Dorico facilita la creazione di vari layout indipendentemente dalle dimensioni della pagina, del dei righi e dellayout del sistema, il tutto alimentato da un sistema di gestione della pagina di alta qualità.

L’ output grafico di Dorico ha lo scopo di sostenere l’arte secolare della scrittura musicale raffinata con attenzione anche per il più piccolo dei dettagli. Prendendo ogni sottigliezza in considerazione, Dorico si propone di soddisfare le esigenze estetiche degli scrittori musicali più esigenti e degli editori, fornendo funzionalità estese per la messa a punto grafica e l’editing.

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L’architettura multi-threaded di Dorico rende il software fluido e reattivo, anche quando si lavora a progetti di grandi dimensioni. Basandosi sul pluripremiato motore audio Steinberg, Dorico viene fornito con una sontuosa serie di strumenti VST ed effetti, tra cui HALion Sonic SE e l‘intera libreria HALion Symphonic Orchestra.

Daniel Spreadbury, Product Marketing Manager di Steinberg, ha commentato: “Dopo aver lavorato su Dorico per più di tre anni, siamo lieti di annunciare finalmente il suo nome e la prossima disponibilità. Tutti noi del team Dorico ci siamo dedicati a costruire il migliore, più bello e più utile strumento per lavorare con la notazione musicale, e continueremo a lavorare sodo per il prossimi mesi per perfezionare l’applicazione prima che la prima versione sia disponibile per tutti così chè possiate giudicare voi stessi. Questo è solo l’inizio del viaggio, e non vediamo l’ora di lavorare con la nostra comunità di utenti per continuare a modellare Dorico e farlo diventare lo strumento ideale per comporre, arrangiare e pubblicare musica “.

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“Siamo lieti che una squadra di tutto rispetto di sviluppatori si è unita alla famiglia Steinberg. Combinando la nostra esperienza saremo in grado di fornire una gamma ancora più ampia di potenti soluzioni per i nostri clienti “, ha dichiarato Frank Simmerlein, direttore marketing per Steinberg.

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Spitfire–Bernard Hermann Composer Toolkit–Recensione

 

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bernard-herrmann-composer-toolkit/

 

ORCHESTRAL INNOVATION INSPIRED BY A LEGEND

€509 inc VAT

Spitfire’s first dry scoring stage ensemble library, inspired by the electric genius of Bernard Herrmann. Renowned for his groundbreaking scores including Citizen Kane, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Psycho, Vertigo and Taxi Driver, his legacy continues to inspire the work of composers today. We’ve worked exclusively with Bernard Herrmann’s estate to curate and assemble a unique set of studio orchestra ensembles, informed directly by the composer’s legendary orchestration aesthetic. Recorded at Studio 1 Air Lyndhurst by Simon Rhodes (Avatar, Grand Budapest Hotel, Spectre, Harry Potter, There Will Be Blood), we’ve captured players performing as Herrmann would have had them – boisterous, lively and upfront, with patches featuring selected groups, unusual instrumental combis, chords, effects and much more. Fire-up this versatile Toolkit for lively and distinctive scoring.

  • 186742 SAMPLES
  • 225.0 GB UNCOMPRESSED .WAV
  • 146.6 GB DISK SPACE REQUIRED
  • 293.2 GB DISK SPACE REQUIRED DURING INSTALL
  • MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS10.9 or higher
  • PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSWin7 or higher
  • KONTAKT VERSION REQUIREMENTSKontakt Player 5.5 or higher
  • FREE KONTAKT PLAYER INCLUDED
  • USER MANUAL

BACKGROUND

Bernard Herrmann is one of the great modern composers. His work for TV and film is nothing short of iconic, and is truly synonymous with mid-20th Century cinema. Collaborating with Orson Welles on Citizen Kane, Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver, and in long-term partnership with Alfred Hitchcock for scores such as Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds, Marnie and beyond, the sheer magnitude of critical works produced is breathtaking. Not only did his work cause significant impact on culture at the time, but more recently those works have been used to invigorate contemporary scores, for example the use of the Twisted Nerve theme in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill – an eerie whistle which is now instantly recognisable worldwide.
Herrmann had a unique and trailblazing compositional style. His orchestrations were entirely original, daring and inventive; always appropriate for the context and subsequently incredibly influential in film scoring (Psycho is an obvious example of a totally new way to score a thriller). The bold selection of specific instrumental ensembles (his Psycho score was famed for being strings-only, and the infamous Torn Curtain featured 12 flutes) and choice of interesting combinations (harp and vibraphone in Vertigo, stopped horns and pizzicato strings in North by Northwest) challenged the status quo. Equally his experimentation of electronic instruments in scores was pioneering – the ondes Martenot in The Day The Earth Stood Still and amplified Moog synths in Sisters/Endless Nights brought sounds previously unheard to cinemas. He also went as far as to effect change in the performance style of players, requesting that players not play in the traditional, somewhat overblown nature that other Hollywood composers would traditionally employ.
He had a limitless curiosity and love of new music, championing the careers of several composers who became household names as a result of his hard work. His work as conductor of the CBS Symphony Orchestra, and the many radio broadcasts he made with them, helped to bring a huge and often little heard variety of music to a wide audience.
His was a truly individual voice and he stood firm against what he saw as the dilution of the art form and he continues to be massively respected and influential among film composers today.
So, of course, when the opportunity arose for Spitfire Audio to collaborate with his estate, we crumbled with excitement. We hope to have developed a unique library that provides working composers with a broad variety of new sounds and possibilities, albeit rooted in the genius of Herrmann and his approach to film scoring.

GUIS

THE OVERVIEW PANEL

Gives you a quick and easy way to access, view and load the different articulations, mic mixes and essential controller functions which you can then re-assign to suit your workflow.

GENERAL CONTROLS PANEL

A deeper but still simple UI panel that allows you to tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave. How would you like memory to be organised alongside pitch options and how velocity works.

THE OSTINATUM

Quite simply a little inspiration machine. Not quite an arpeggiator, not quite a sequencer. This intuitive device allows you to build up complex patterns that react to your playing to achieve wild systems results tantalising Zimmeresque tension beds or cheeky multi-tonguing effects!

MERCURY SYNTH

Included in the “advanced” folder are over 30 synth patches inspired by Herrmann’s use of sythesisers in combination with orchestral material. These can be controlled using our Mercury Synth GUI. It is an ingenious user interface that allows you to have instant fun without having to roll up your sleeves and go under the Kontakt hood. All of the controls are assignable to your control surface giving you the immediate ability to make our sounds your own.

Recensione Arturia Keylab 49 Essential

https://midiware.com/slide/2936-keylabessential

https://www.arturia.com/products/hybrid-synths/keylab-essential-49/overview

Arturia KeyLab Essential


Da Arturia la nuova KeyLab Essential Series

Arturia presenta la nuova serie di tastiere controller KeyLab Essential, superfici di controllo universali con un rapporto prezzo/prestazioni senza precedenti. Pensate per chi si avvicina al mondo della produzione musicale, KeyLab Essential offre tutto il necessario per la registrazione e la creazione di musica in modo semplice ed immediato. Le due versioni a 49 e 61 tasti hanno una ricca dotazione di controlli di performance, integrazione totale con le DAW e 3 software di ottimo livello.

Keylab Essential 49 con i suoi 49 tasti, encoder rotativi, slider e pad, offre il controllo totale sui 5000 preset di sintetizzatori analogici inclusi nel software Analog Lab. Keylab Essential 49 può funzionare perfettamente anche come tastiera MIDI universale, l’ideale per il lavoro in studio e il live. Il controller a tastiera a 49 tasti è stato progettato per ottenere il miglior livello di performance possibile e la massima resa in termini di espressione.

Anche Keylab Essential 61 è stato progettato per lavorare al meglio con il software Analog Lab, e consente di avere subito il controllo approfondito di ogni suono. Ma Keylab Essential 61, come la versione 49, funziona naturalmente anche come controller MIDI universale compatibile con qualsiasi software o hardware di terze parti. Potete configurare le assegnazioni MIDI per qualsiasi hardware o software utilizzando lo schermo LCD o il software MIDI Control Center fornito in dotazione.
Il software incluso:
Analog Lab incluso nella confezione offre più di 5000 suoni delle emulazioni Arturia di sintetizzatori leggendari: Mini V, Prophet V, CS-80 V, Jupiter-8 V, ARP 2600 V, Prophet VS, Modular V, Oberheim SEM V e Wurlitzer V. Ma Analog Lab è molto di più, perché offre un’interfaccia ergonomica per modificare i preset, e la possibilità, per coloro che possiedono i singoli strumenti, di modificare i suoni in modo approfondito direttamente nel synth originale. Infine Analog Lab vi mette a disposizione 200 patch Multi organizzate per genere musicale. Queste patch Multi consentono di suonare 2 synth contemporaneamente, suonare accordi, applicare effetti… Avete a disposizione tutto ciò che vi serve per essere ispirati e creativi.
Ableton Live Lite è la versione entry level di una delle DAW più utilizzate che consente l’accesso al mondo della produzione musicale in modo semplice ed immediato.
UVI Grand Piano Model D replica uno Stenway Model D con un suono realistico ed espressivo, molto dettagliato e con un multisampling pensato per produzioni professionali.

Ecco le principali caratteristiche delle nuove tastiere controller Arturia:
• Tastiera 49 / 61-tasti sensibile alla velocity
• Pitch bend & modulation wheel
• Trasposizione per semitoni & ottave
• Integrazione con DAW con protocolli MCU / HUI
• 8 pad RGB retroilluminati
• 9 fader & encoder rotativi
• Sezione DAW Command Center & transport
• 1 memoria DAW-assigned memory (mapping for knobs & faders to control panning and level of tracks)
• 6 memorie assegnabili
• Modalità “Chord play”
• Schermo LCD a doppia linea
• USB class-compliant per l’utilizzo con dispositivi iOS e Android
• Bundle software completo: Analog Lab, Ableton Live Lite, UVI Grand Piano
• Pedale sustain e alimentatore opzionali

Sonuscore–The Orchestra

https://sonuscore.com/shop/the-orchestra/

The Orchestra, header

The Orchestra is a revolutionary all-in-one 80 player orchestral library whose heart is our breakthrough Ensemble-Engine that empowers you to convert your ideas into music. Simple and incredibly fast.

Sonuscore: “We found a way to revolutionize your way of composing complex orchestrated music. Its a new simplicity, a more natural approach to cope with multifaceted orchestral colors and rhythms.”


​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.

Your ideas, your music – all in one instrument.

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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.
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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!

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GUIs
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.

recording studio

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.

Key features:
  • 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

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The Orchestra: The power of a full orchestra at the tip of your fingers

The Orchestra was developed for Best Service by SonusCore / Dynamedion, the makers of Trinity Drums as well as NI Action Strings, Action Strikes and Emotive Strings.

DynamedionDynamedion was founded in 2000 by Tilman Sillescu and Pierre Langer, two composers with university degrees in music. With a steadily increasing number of contracts and growing customer base it has since become a leader in soundtrack composition and sound design on the European computer game market. In 2005 Dynamedion produced highly successful, first benchmark live orchestra recordings for a German game soundtrack, setting the standard for large-scale projects in the industry. With numerous further orchestral productions for the video game industry, Dynamedion has earned itself a reputation for unsurpassed quality and integrity in this area.

Recensione Ancient Era Persia by Best Service

 

https://www.bestservice.de/en/ancient_era_persia.html

Ancient ERA Persia – The Sound of Fairy Tales in Ancient Orient
A collection of sounds from forgotten places of the middle east.
Create your own melodies with 28 (!) fully playable instruments, deep sampled, with true legato and glissandi, different dynamics and lots of articulations

Once again, Eduardo Tarilonte seduces you into almost forgotten sounding worlds. This time, he moves to capture the sounds of the birthplace of magic and mystic of some of the oldest civilizations. Experience arcane sounds such as being heard in Arabian Nights, the soundtrack of desert sand trickling away in time and music that makes the Prince of Persia dance.

Following his works of Forest Kingdom, Desert Winds, Epic World and ERA Medieval Legends, Eduardo Tarilonte has dedicated this library to the sound of the ancient orient: Ancient ERA Persia.

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Ancient ERA Persia was created over a period of two years and comes as an extensive library with popular and less known instruments from the Middle East inspiring your fantasy by its touching sounds.

Therefore, this library is the best possible choice for movie soundtracks and television documentaries of this region. At the same time, the library is suited for traditional music productions and also provides a perfect background for games taking place in the Middle East.

For Ancient ERA Persia, Eduardo Tarilonte has recorded 28 percussion-, wind- and stringed-instruments in highest quality and finest detail. In addition, you will find authentically performed phrases as well as inspiring sound atmospheres. The instruments offer all articulations being used in the phrases. Several microtunings allow the use of every desired tuning for the instruments.

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Just for the percussions, there are 1.000 loops in different tempos and rhythms beside the playable instruments.

percussion instruments

Ancient ERA Persia brings the sounds and musical atmosphere of the Middle East, as it sounded in former times, into the modern DAW-supported production environment. The carefully programmed user-interface of the Engine player allows easy and fast work with this library in a way that musicians can be inspired by the sounds and fully unfold their creativity.

Ancient ERA Persia is suited for different applications and genres. The spectrum covers scoring for antique compositions with authentic timbres, fantasy-games, movie soundtracks and new age songs.

The sounds of Ancient ERA Persia are really unique and cannot be found in any other library. The excellent choice of instruments, articulations and sound atmospheres provides the musician and producer with an extensive compendium with as good as no sound missing.

In detail, Ancient ERA Persia contains:

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  • Bendhir
  • Daf 
  • Darbuka 
  • Davul
  • Dayre
  • Riq
  • Riq plastic
  • Tombak

Wind:

  • Turkish Mey High
  • Turkish Mey Low (combined in a single instrument)
  • Turkish Clarinet
  • Kaval
  • Turkish Ney
  • Persian Ney
  • Zourna
  • Duduk

Strings bowed:

  • Turkish Violin
  • Lyra 1
  • Lyra 2

Strings plucked:

  • Kopuz
  • Dutar
  • Santur
  • Oud
  • Baglama Big
  • Baglama Small
  • Tambur
  • Rabab
  • Tar

The instruments of this 17 gigabytes spanning library consist of extensive multisamples (24 bit, 44.1kHz) with several dynamic layers, multiple articulations, round-robins as well as real legato- and glissando-samples.

recordings

Ancient ERA Persia was recorded at Eldana Studios in Dueñas, Spain by Jorge Calderón and Eduardo Tarilonte. All instruments have been played by virtuosos of the subject including Efrén López, Michalis Kouloumis, Stellios Petrakis, Jerome Salomon and Iván Karlón.

For the recording of the instruments, selected Kahayan U47- and Neumann U87-microphones were used with API-preamplifiers and Kahayan Epsilon summing amplifiers. In this library, the instruments were being captured intentionally close without significant room ambience, giving the user full control of the following sound-design and effect selection. This is why the sounds of Ancient ERA Persia may easily be combined with other libraries of Eduardo Tarilonte.


Upgrade

Session Guitar–Strummed Acoustic 2

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/guitar/session-guitarist-strummed-acoustic-2/

VINTAGE 6- AND 12-STRING PERFORMANCE

  • Expand your acoustic collection with vintage 6- and 12-string guitars
  • Access over 160 patterns played by skilled studio musicians
  • Customize performances with chord voicings, double-tracking, and on-board effects

STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 Audio Demos

EXPAND YOUR ACOUSTIC HORIZONS

The second edition in the SESSION GUITARIST series, STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2, expands your sound palette with two carefully selected vintage acoustic guitars, an extensive library of patterns and chords, plus real-time performance control.

IN SESSION

SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 includes two renowned instruments, played by skilled session pros. Choose a coveted vintage Martin 0-17 from 1934 – a small-bodied mahogany 6-string with a warm, mellow tone. Or select the full yet articulate sound of the Guild F-412 12-string – a jumbo model first produced in the late 1960s, and now a benchmark for 12-strings.

PERFECT PERFORMANCE

A range of real-time performance controls puts the musicality of skilled session musicians at your fingertips. Play chords from your keyboard or choose the auto-chord feature. Use key switches, the mod wheel, and the pitch wheel to quickly change rhythms, crossfade chord voicings, and add accents as you build your arrangement. Season the mix with built-in effects.

VERSATILE RHYTHMS

Draw from a wealth of dynamic strumming patterns with accent variations perfect for rock, folk, country, bluegrass, Latin, pop, and more. Each pattern can be played intuitively using a virtually endless number of chords in multiple positions up and down the neck. Choose from numerous song presets, customize pattern collections, and smoothly switch among those patterns as you play.

NEW FEATURES

SEPARATE BASS

Play custom bass lines or add extra notes to chords with the new Separate Bass patterns, and spice up your playing for country, bluegrass, folk, and more.

TAP RHYTHM FINDER

Quickly find the strumming pattern you need by tapping or playing a rhythm on your keyboard. Filter the search results by musical attributes such as open or muted patterns.

EFFORTLESS EFFECTS

Quickly customize your sound using versatile sound control features. Easily adjust the balance of high and low chord voicings. Add a doubled guitar part for extra width, and incorporate fret noise to enhance realism. Sculpt the sound and fine-tune each guitar’s placement in the mix with ready-to-use compression and EQ presets. Create space and depth with convolution reverb.

MAKING STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2

STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 was created in collaboration with drumasonic – the same award-winning sample instrument team behind the original STRUMMED ACOUSTIC. Using an array of vintage ribbon and condenser microphones plus boutique preamps, drumasonic captured every nuance of these classic acoustic instruments in perfect detail. A custom-built mounting rig and a laser-based microphone positioning system helped ensure precision and consistency for every chord and pattern.

AT A GLANCE: STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2

Instrument type:
KOMPLETE Instrument

For use with:
Free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER (included in free KOMPLETE PLAYERS), or KONTAKT 5

Sound category:
Six String Acoustic Guitar and Twelve String Acoustic Guitar

Number of sounds:
163 dynamic patterns organised in 34 songs

Download size (Mac/PC):
9.6 GB (about 16 GB uncompressed sample pool)

System requirements:
FREE KONTAKT 5 PLAYER or KONTAKT 5 (version 5.5.2 or higher)
Please also see the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER FAQ