It also provides an outstanding percussion set for pop and electronic genres. I remember the flute having an okay legato, and the bassoon being passable, with everything else sounding just plain bad. There are so many good libraries that blow this out of the water. This allows round-robin sets that recreate the real-world sound of played drums, adjusting for style and performance. Strings have a pretty bad legato.
Unfortunately I don't own any previous Komplete version so that a crossgrade would be very nice priced now. Woodwinds Essentials has 54 ensemble and 42 solo articulations and the full one has 314 ensemble and 148 solo articulations. Symphobia contains ensembles with Brass and drums and woodwinds and choirs etc. A wide range of articulations, powerful performance features, on-board effects, and a unified workflow make this an essential tool for composers and producers of all genres. The Eq is a 3 band equalizer with gain and frequency controls with an additional bandwidth control for the mid frequencies.
These were just my impressions, but I haven't heard a well done production with these libraries. The effects functions are also standardized throughout the instrument catalog. Not trying to argue against you, just want to discuss some of the more classic sounding demos I am not sure if I can spot an artifical sound of the few round robins or not, there is something a bit static in it but I don't know what it is. I cannot speak for ProjectSam since I do not own any of their libraries I own most everything else. First up… Woodwind Solo Woodwind Solo is comprised of six solo instruments in the woodwind type of instruments a Bassoon, Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone and the Woodwind Quintet which allows you to play five woodwind soloists in one instrument. And they're just single-instrument close-mic'd variations of the ensemble patch. Trill will create a custom trill between two adjacent notes Key which lets you input your own chords to cycle through on your keyboard and Repeat which repeats a note by the amount specified in the count control.
To answer your question about upgrading to K11, since K11 does not contain Symphony String Essentials then you can't update it to the full version since there is nothing to update from. Listen to the demos of the East West orchestra, you can do a lot of things with that library. All of the instruments in the Woodwind Solo library sound absolutely stunning and have been recorded with the utmost care giving you a spectacular library of unique woodwind instruments to play with. Or as stated above, do your own thing. In the secondary articulation controls we have controls for the round robins where we can set them to cycle continuously or have the first note be randomly picked and the second randomly out of the remaining recordings so that there will be no sample played repetitively with a small know next to it that says slam which adds compression to your short staccato articulations and is great for when you want those articulations to be larger than life. Also the new Chris Hein Ensemble Strings.
Brass Ensemble The Brass Ensemble library in the symphony essentials libraries is where you can really get your full brass orchestra sounds going with your own 32 piece brass section just waiting to be told what to do by you. But you are right, it doesn't sound that warm. If required, you can even assign each section to a specific key range to create custom key splits for a particular composition. Each instrument can be played individually or as one of seven smartly combined kits. String Ensemble The string section of an orchestra is where feelings are made from happy to sad and everything in between if there is a feeling a string instrument can convey it to you in elaborate detail so there is now wonder why the strings section is so important in an orchestra. Brass Solo The Brass section of an orchestra is known for some of the powerful and brilliant sounds in an orchestra with big horn blasts to convey a sense of urgency or moments of valor and victory but when played softly can convey a real sense of mystery and menace these qualities make the Brass sections a big and important part of any orchestra. I cannot believe it is still installed.
They're pretty limited in their content and playability. They're just not very good libraries. Strings, Woodwinds and Brass with all separated ensemble sections, Brass and Woodwinds Solo libraries on top of that and a huge percussion one as well. With a range of essential articulations, an intuitive standardized graphic panel and its integrated effects are perfect for basic orchestral composition and pop and electronic music. The brass ensembles library really brings out each section wonderfully each have their place and unique sound they bring to the full ensemble so creating epic moments or mysterious and menacing moods is really easy to do.
No, only individual ensemble sections. Having the articulations mapped and being able to switch them in real time is allot of fun and can really liven up your piece of music. The Sound quality of the Solo instruments as well as the ensembles in the Brass section of Symphony essentials is really top notch Native instruments and Sound iron have really created two beautiful brass libraries with the solo and ensemble packs. Audiobro makes great stuff, including this one. A bit cold and sharp. I love Spitfire but I do feel they are over-hyped on this forum. Do you like the sound or not, is the essentials version enough to get started? I also disagree that it can't sound organic! There is something in that sound that I can't decide yet if I like or dislike it.
The right additional articulation controls have two options an arpeggio that can be set to use notes from six different scales Major, Minor, Augmented, Diminished, Major sevenths and Minor sevenths. Personally I think, compared to Project Sam, Spitfires Albions, Cinesamples Cinesymphony Lite and all those ensemble libraries it's pretty decent to have all the solo instruments from brass and woowinds avaiable too! The compressor and filter can help with reducing the dynamics of a certain instrument to not have one overpowering instrument drown out others or shape the tone of an instrument to bring it out more in a mix. Though able to offer highly realistic results, this version is ideal for pop and electronic producers, thanks to its speed, simplicity, and reduced storage requirements. I'm talking about the smaller essentials version: Is it worth the money? I would personally never, ever recommend these half-assed products to anyone, especially with what you can get for the same price of either the Essentials or Full. Checking videos and audio demos right now, thinking about it. Edit: I just noticed that apparently the essential versions is also covering solo string sections: Personally I think, compared to Project Sam, Spitfires Albions, Cinesamples Cinesymphony Lite and all those ensemble libraries it's pretty decent to have all the solo instruments from brass and woowinds avaiable too! The full-sized set of professional scoring tools. Repetition lets you select the amount of repeats a note makes and the timing at which it is played and also lets you control the amount of pitch drift the instrument has.
The Woodwind Solo and the Woodwind Ensembles are two great libraries on their own but the real fun starts when you start using them together with different midi channels and notation this allows you to create a huge custom woodwind orchestra in one instance of Kontakt which is pretty awesome to do. Native Instruments has collaborated with Soundiron for the woodwind and brass sections, the strings were done by audiobro. I am sure someone could make some use of this library if they had to. I just see that K11+the full series for 500 bucks is an insane deal, but I need to find out if this orchestra is really worth it for me. We just didn't want to leave you hanging. Ideally, a library is playable and you can play all of these in yourself, no matter what length or speed you want.
But no solo strings at all. Both the compressor and filter are easy to use and do their job well. Not trying to argue against you, just want to discuss some of the more classic sounding demos I am not sure if I can spot an artifical sound of the few round robins or not, there is something a bit static in it but I don't know what it is. There's spatialization inconsistencies between the solos and ensembles. What do you think about it? As with the single woodwind instruments the secondary options for the articulations in the ensembles changes according to the type of articulations used switching to either show progress, legato or round robins or arpeggiation and repetition. Please also see the and the. The first and the third piece are block chords and ostinato patterns, exactly what the strong points of these libraries are.