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Eminent-V 310 Strings Ensemble MkII

Emulation of the strings ensemble section of the Eminent 310 Unique/Theatre Organ

(387 Votes)
2.2 (Updated 5 months ago)
12.1MB
January 10, 2008
Reaktor 6

DESCRIPTION

To celebrate Christmas 2016 and the 40th anniversary of the original and groundbreaking Oxygene, after 8 years I finally finished a new and improved version of my classic ensemble.

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NEWS December 5, 2018: While going through an old hard drive, I have found the version of the ensemble I originally posted. File date is January 9, 2008, nine days before my daughter was born! :) Since there has been requests from Reaktor 5 users, I have included it into the download package. Please note that this version has a bug in the oscillators where some cables are missing.

Also, check Vladimir Manuylov's improvisation using the ensemble: https://youtu.be/_ce7EaLO2KE
Check his other projects too. He makes very good music.

Bug fix November 27, 2017: Pedal register low note priority working properly now. Courtesy of NI's Monark :) Thanks, Brendan, for reporting (and reminding me about) this long overdue bug.

Enjoy!

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During these years many string synthesizers have come and gone: String Dreams, Cromina, Strings, Nightflight, VSM, etc. and I have them all. Few are still in my library: Loomer’s Strings, Nightflight (sadly not 64bit), Arturia’s Solina-V, and Jiggery-Pokery’s Combo 310.

Yet, I’m still fond of mine, as it is a labor of love, it looks and sounds good! And this new version is even better as I have learned a lot during these years.

I’m leaving the original description below. Here are the changes:

- New and improved oscillators. I based them on the ones that came with Reaktor 6.
- New more modern interface colors.
- The ensemble now responds to the pitch wheel with a maximum range -/+24 semitones. NOTE: As this is an emulation of a divide-down circuitry where all registers and manuals share only one oscillator per note, the pitch bend affect all registers and manuals at the same time (Pedal, Lower and Upper)
- Master tuning knob added just in case. When trying to play along early Tangerine Dream records I became aware of its necessity! :-)
- Better filters from NI’s Core library.
- Dry/Wet mix knob added to the Chorus Unit.
- Chorus unit can have 2, 3 (default) and 4 delay lines.
- Better effects: I have modified the echo/delay unit to be true stereo and with less distortion. Still based on Michats Space Echo.
- Added a modified emulation inspired on the EHX Electric Mistress courtesy of ZooTook.
- Now you have the option of using three models of phase shifters: a) NI’s emulation of the EHX Small Stone b) Modified ZooTook’s versions inspired on the MXR Phase 100 and Phase 90. Select then using the three dots in the upper right side of the effect panel.
- Added a manual switch on the phase shifters. When it is engaged you can control the phase sweep manually with the Speed/Rate knob. Attach it to the modulation wheel for instant gratification!

I left the old audio demo in the page and added a new not too good one :-)

Again, my great thanks to Native Instruments, ZooTook, Mark Smart, Radek Tymecki, Jürgen Haible (sadly, he passed away in 2011), Michael Wöstefeld, Hertz SM, g200kg, HunterKiller from the KVR forums, and all of you for your comments.

NOTE: The downloadable package contains in addition to the new version 2.1 of the ensemble, the original 1.1 version, which I fixed as it contained a bug (forgot to connect one cable) that made the oscillators alias at high frequencies.

The below is the original description left for historical purposes:

After I finished my Solina emulation I was pretty much satisfied with this string ensemble emulation thing. But on May 2007 I read this article: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may07/articles/eminent310.htm

Then an idea started to build in my mind: create an emulation of this mighty machine, the Eminent 310 organ. At first my goal was to recreate the whole organ, but after months and months of experiments, research, and trial and error I set a more modest goal: to emulate just the strings ensemble section of it.

Now, after 8 months of work here it is. It has some improvements over my Solina-V: better oscillators and an improved chorus unit.

Description:
Basically this instrument emulates the upper and lower manuals of the strings ensemble section. Also, it adds a pedal section for monophonic bass lines. This is based on the Solina SE not on the 310. Each section has a keyboard split, independent MIDI channel and transpose up to +-3 octaves. Another difference is that I created envelope controls for each string registers to further tweak the sound. If you want a truly 310 behavior leave the envelope sliders at their default values.
The effects section has the standard macros from the library with a different face (Graphic 10 EQ, Micro Space, and Kleinstein Phaser), except the delay which is a cut down version of Michael Wöstefeld’s Michats Space Echo ME-201.

Use the A/B views to switch to the back panel controls to further tweak the sound.
WARNING: With all the effects and manuals on you with get a high CPU usage (+60% on a Pentium D 3.0 GHz)
I made a lame demo going thru most of the presets, everything played live, except Oxygene 6 which is sequenced; therefore, please forgive my lousy playing :-)

If you ever tried to get that “Jarre sound” with this you can get very close.

I would like to thank the following:

- Mark Smart, for his wonderful ARP Omni 2 emulation from which I based the oscillators and chorus units of the Solina-V and Eminent-V 310 => http://www.marksmart.net/
- Radek Tymecki, who kindly provided me with samples of his Eminent 310 and feedback to tweak the oscillators and chorus unit of my instrument => http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=RadekTymecki
http://www.jeanmicheljarre.pl/
- Jürgen Haible, for his JH’s String Ensemble/Triple Chorus Solina chorus unit emulator. Wonderful piece of hardware => http://www.jhaible.heim.at/triple_chorus/triple_chorus.html
- Hertz SM, for his Flat Knobs => http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=userlibrary&type=0&ulbr=1&plview=detail&patchid=3837
- g200kg, for knobman, great utility to create animated knobs and sliders ==> www.g200kg.com/archives/software_knobman_e.html

COMMENTS  (117)

Patrick W
3 months ago
Brilliant. Just brilliant. Thank you.
Yann MICHON
3 months ago
You made me buy Reaktor ! This emulation is over the top ! Very inspiring sound, and so nostalgic ! Thanks Hugo, your job inspired me as well. Your name will be on my Soundcloud ! https://soundcloud.com/monkeyclaps/disciple
bryan mcguire
3 months ago
admit it, :50 is what 19,000 people are playing over and over and over for hours.
Stanislav Voytsekhovskiy
4 months ago
Cool
francisco gonzaelz
4 months ago
this is epic and maybe im falling a bit in short of a description, absolutely amazing!
Phil Price
5 months ago
I was a teenage boy when Oxygene came out. It was an album that changed me forever. Listening to the sound clips brings goosebumps. Awesome ensemble that I really enjoy playing with.
chris mckeown
5 months ago
Thank you so much for the hard work you did on this that the rest of us cannot do. It sounds stunning, and identical to Jarres Oxygene solina.
Greg (Empty Vessel) Cole
5 months ago
Ralph, from the description: "Since there has been requests from Reaktor 5 users, I have included it into the download package.". Great work Hugo, sounds absolutely spot on! Bravo.
Ralph Pambor
5 months ago
Nice work!! But a question: Where can i get the older version who works with reaktor 5!?
chris mckeown
6 months ago
the demo is outstanding. Sounds exactly like Jarres solina on Oxygene. Many thanks for your hard work. I'll try my best to put this to good use Hugo =)
Marcelo Limarzo
6 months ago
Excellent work!!! Thanks!!!
Gary Cameron
6 months ago
Absolutely beautiful. Thank you.
Lafayette Escadrille
6 months ago
You may want to try 2 Chorus. That is one of the secrets to the Jarre style sound in real life.
Gotthard Ortner
7 months ago
Thank you very much. It sounds extremely good. I love your strings.
mauerhofer frederic
9 months ago
AMAZING WORKS ! THANKS
Gary Cameron
10 months ago
Thank you. I absolutely love the sound.
Eagleizer Eagle
10 months ago
Wow.. Just Wow! Thanks a lot!
Philipp Kunert
11 months ago
Is there any way to sync the phaser to the host clock? TIA
BlumBlumShub
11 months ago
You know, I haven't even got Reaktor and I wanted to come and say how wonderful the sounds are on this. My friend has Reaktor and blew me away with some sweet Jarre music and I asked him how he did it. The answer was, of course, this ensemble for Reaktor. This alone is making me want to lash out the cash for Reaktor. Absolutely phenomenal work.
inadream
11 months ago
Absolutely lovely and so thoroughly authentic. Extremely grateful for your work, thank you with much much appreciation for this.
bruno Marques
1 year ago
Hello, This is Great!! Is a 64-bit version available for use inside ableton? regards
Oliver Franck
1 year ago
Hi Hugo, do you maybe have an older work in progress version for Reaktor 5 users? Anyways downloaded all your synths. Thank you!
Zak Rahman
1 year ago
Yeah...that's a pretty strong demo. After like 3 notes, I'm downloading it.
Hugo Portillo
1 year ago
Thanks for reporting bugs, improvements and for your reviews. Sadly, I don't have versions of this ensemble for previous versions of Reaktor anymore. Sorry.
Brendan Perry
1 year ago
Wonderful emulation! My only bug bear is that the pedal key notes are sticking on the new update but seem to be working fine on the original version.
jusblad
1 year ago
He's not wrong: Jean Michel Jarre!
Dirk Fellhauer
1 year ago
Thank you so much! This is simply GREAT! Can anybody tell me where I could find the Version for Reaktor 5? Thank you!
Manu Houssaini
1 year ago
Love your work. Thanks heaps.
Asterios Fakits
1 year ago
Thank you! I love Oxygen sounds!!
Simon Götz
2 years ago
Awesome Emulation. Immediately inspired me for a track. https://soundcloud.com/user-201765195-137204471/equinocture/s-e14A4 Thanks a lot for making this available!
Michel Barbaro
2 years ago
This one is the best for sure!!!!!
Javier Garrido
2 years ago
Hi. Is it possible that you put a sample midi file for download like a file sound sample? Very nice sound. Thanks.
Javier Garrido
2 years ago
hi It's possible to download for Reaktor v6.0? Thanks
Benjamin Senn
2 years ago
Sounds great and looks good too
Jon Grönvall
2 years ago
Such an emotional sound, thank you for this gift.
Farid MEHCER
2 years ago
My FAVOURITE User Reaktor ensemble (and it actually tops many many commercial ones too) gets updated. Hugo, you're my hero!!!! (^___^)/
Todd Tyler
2 years ago
Thank you so much!
Danilo Mazzone
2 years ago
nice one!
Ron Cort
2 years ago
Great ens. Thank you for your time and energy!
Starik Gen
2 years ago
Epic emulation!
ZooTooK
2 years ago
Great work!
Paule
2 years ago
JMJ plays Reaktor?
GG.G SakabeaT
2 years ago
Gorgeous!
Christoph Thompson
2 years ago
This is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Eduardo Brito
2 years ago
Excelente sintetizador, parabéns por fazer-lo. Gostaria de saber se voce tem a partitura o Oxygene part 1.
Vladimir Trinity
2 years ago
Amazing!! This instrument sounds just incredible! I was totally happy to playing with it! My night improvisations =) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ce7EaLO2KE
Jac Descolas
2 years ago
Thank you so much
Sergey Taranchenko
3 years ago
Best Eminent-310 strings ensemble emulation, perfect Jarre presets. Thank you very much!
Gary Cameron
3 years ago
Brilliant. Pure Jarre. Thanks for your work.
Francisco González Bustamante
3 years ago
This thing NAILS that wonderful Oxygene and Equinoxe sound, thank you so much !!!
Sam Mover
3 years ago
https://soundcloud.com/andreigorlov/epilogue-no-future
yves altana
3 years ago
why I'm asked to enter a serial number when I drop the Eminent-V 310 Strings Ensemble on my Reaktor player? Is this just a demo? Kind regards Yves
Toto Cutugno
3 years ago
Great ! Amazing ! I was looking for this many years ! Thank you so much, God bless you !
Pierre Simon
4 years ago
Simply by listening to your (what did you say? "lousy played"??) GREAT demos, it gave me the creeps!! Absolute amazing! I'm a Reaktor newbie, currently trying to "rebuild" my old beloved Crumar Trilogy. By doing some research for this job, I found your ensembles here. I love them! Chapeau Mr. Portillo!
Mikko Patama
4 years ago
Amazing emulation. And really good phase shifter just for this sound :)
Jan Gabler
4 years ago
Yeah, I love it :-)
Michel Barbaro
4 years ago
Superb!!!!!
Miloslav Veselý
4 years ago
Great, great soud !!! Thank you so much !!!
Mark Schumacher
4 years ago
Wow - the sounds on this! Thanks!
4 years ago
thank you so much) its great) the work you ve done is awesome
Sebastien Prouvost
5 years ago
Many many thanks for this great synth ! Great graphics quality too ...
michael serrat
5 years ago
Really , really great !!!!
Michael Lauer
5 years ago
I have bought Reaktor for this very ensemble! Amazing work, thanks a lot!
Phil Marsh
5 years ago
This is one of my favourite ensembles. That Jarre sound is virtually spot on. I can just play it for hours; its truly beautiful. Thank you from another satisfied downloader!
Torsten Pattberg
5 years ago
Hey, I got that AIR sound now. Thank you :)
Oli Ni
5 years ago
Awesome sound and great UI too, congrats !
Lars Bo Hermansen
5 years ago
This is a fantastic emulation of the eminent strings. Thanks a lot. It is very usefull. Stringers like this can be used in modern contexts too. In trance for instance. But these vintage strings have a certain capturing sound. Lars Bo Hermansen
Scott Wozniak
5 years ago
Superb work. This has found a permanent home on my hard drive. Awesome interface as well. A gem of a find.
Huen Alfee
5 years ago
Great!thanks a lot
Edwin Paat
6 years ago
When I load the Eminent-V 310 Strings Ensemble v1.0 in Reaktor it says: Use Reaktor5 in the Demo mode. What now? Kind Regards Edwin
Jörg Moeken
6 years ago
best I have ever heard!!
Olivier Portal
6 years ago
Fantastic !!!
AZERTY AZERTY
6 years ago
LJLLJLLIPIPIPIPIP
Robert Searle
7 years ago
I think this is the first time I've ever left a comment on here. I haven't had the chance of using the Eminent yet but from what I've seen on youtube it looks truly amazing. I never thought in a million years I'd ever get close to that Eminent sound and now thanks to you I will. I only stumbled across it when I was trying to find a video about trying to get Reaktor to work through my pattern channels still haven't worked it though lol! Anyhow brilliant work you really have my admiration I think Native should definitely employ your talents. All the best for the future and in everything you do. God bless you, Robby!!!
Etienne Dorsay
7 years ago
Superb ... I've been a fan of JM Jarre since the late 70's (even if I felt that the magic rapidly faded after the first 3 albums and the China Concerts). This is pure bliss and A real gift from heaven to have such inspiring sounds at my finger-tips today ... Must try out your Solina emulation too !
Ronny Pries
7 years ago
Wicked - dope job!!!
Daniel Hogan
7 years ago
Great!!! :)
Rip Rowan
7 years ago
Really wanted to love this one - JMJ is my HERO - but all effect pedals crash Reaktor / PT (Reaktor 5 / ProTools9 Host). FWIW your Solina strings work great.
Chee Jun
8 years ago
Another great one, thanks for this and the Solina.
Andreas Kleinwächter
8 years ago
I like this one, thanks for making it
Neil Baxter
8 years ago
I spent hours just noodling away with this - it's brilliant. Thank you
Robin Fairey
8 years ago
I've loved this sound ever since hearing Jarre when I was 5, and your emulation is spot on. Playing this on my keyboard made me very very happy..!
Giuseppe Dio
9 years ago
This sounds great! It's a fantastic emulation of the original Eminent. Wonderful vintage sound... Thanks!
Volker Effinger
9 years ago
This Sounds so fantastic, it makes me want to have the whole Organ ! Thanks a lot !!
Andrew Huang
9 years ago
Love the FX on this one...
Christopher Scognamiglio
9 years ago
And again Hugo, this may even be better than your Solina ensemble, but I had to give them both 10/10 for sounds and looks.
Doc Little
9 years ago
awesome ensemble, great pads. Thx, I love this one
Doc Little
9 years ago
awesome soundz & great ensemble. I love this one
Peter Mochnaty
9 years ago
The sounds on this are wonderful, and the interface looks gorgeous. I love the A/B front/rear panel flip. Thanks, Peter
Stewart Tansley
10 years ago
Update: my problem was just a local environment one. Make sure your controller channel is set correctly. :) Superb Ensemble, Hugo -- thanks!!
Stewart Tansley
10 years ago
I can't this to produce any sound at all. I can get Hugo's excellent Solina to run with a little tweaking, but am I missing some big on/off button on the Eminent somewhere? I'm seeing MIDI just fine. CPU is 13% when idle. Sample reset to 44.1kHz. Intel iMac, 10.5.6. Reaktor full product, v5.1.5.002.
Philip Stuart
10 years ago
just awesome. as a complete reaktor n00b i thought it would be all hi-tech sound mangling. but to find a classic keyboard as impressively sonically rendered as this. wow.
Terone Bullock
10 years ago
NICE!!!!
Stephen Gallagher
10 years ago
Brilliant job! Thank you so much!!!!!!
Johan Brodd
10 years ago
Two words: Amazing strings! When I heard the mp3 I thought this guy cannot be seriously ripping Jean Michael Jarre's music and posting it on Native Instruments. That is why I think this plugin deserves a topspot in my reaktor library! Good going!
Jedinhopy Xelon
10 years ago
Know anybody out there possibly Build A Reaktor 5 Ensemble Between (Koyaanisqatsi-v1.9) (Eminent-V 310 Strings Ensemble v1.0). For More Wide Range of Sounds. Please.
Tomás Lobos
10 years ago
It sounds amazing! Really! So close to JMJ (sorry for my english - I'm spanish) One thing... I can't load it in FLStudio .. why?
John Kammeyer-Mueller
10 years ago
This sounds fantastic of course, but it's even more impressive because of the ingenious split keyboard setup.
Jenkins Jenkins
11 years ago
Hugo! You have quickly become my favorite reaktor builder. All 3 of your posted ensembles are beautiful, and so versatile and sonically awesome. And the best part is, they get better and better with each new one you post. Big props, and keep up the good work!
Michael Barker
11 years ago
Goodness Gracious me. Wow. Cheers. Ta. gosh. Words fail me, excellent work... Gorgeous...
Robert Gage-Smith
11 years ago
This is superb, it's giving me loads of ideas. Top stuff!
Georg Fries
11 years ago
This sounds just so wonderful. A many many thanks!
Larry Lundgren
11 years ago
Wow! Killer. I'm loving it! Unreal if you ask me :)
Paul Reilly
11 years ago
Yes, yes, yes! :) I was a big fan of the Solina (sorry for not posting comment btw) and this is even better! Thanks to you Hugh and all involved. :)
Sandy Small
11 years ago
Magnificent piece of work. This sounds astonishingly like my Sequential Prelude's string section. Terrific interface too.
Delmas Yann
11 years ago
Nice ! THank you
Gary McCormick
11 years ago
wow! gorgeous sound! thanks for your work.
Kimmo Kivelä
11 years ago
Very nice! With this I can get even those garage organ sounds. Very real.
Antony Fewster
11 years ago
Great job - thanks!
Michael Patten
11 years ago
Well done this is an excellent piece of work THANKYOU
Delmas Yann
11 years ago
Thank you very much : i hope the sound is as gorgeous as the interface
Peter Whiting
11 years ago
Hi Hugo, Your mp3 demo sounds really great. These old string machine sounds get me everytime. I particularly like the section that begins at 3:30. The effects really add some thing to the string machine sound. Fantastic.
Phil Durrant
11 years ago
very nice Patrick. i would love you to do a series of FX Pedals
PATRICK COOPER
11 years ago
Sounds amazing... :o
Donovan Stringer
11 years ago
This sounds out of sight! My only wish is that the delay time knob could be tweaked without the uglies.
Jonathan Style
11 years ago
I thought the Solina string was good, Thanks for out doing yourself! BTW I am horribly jealous of the artwork on this thanks for the inspiration. In other words, excellent stuff!
Raymond Szwec
11 years ago
superb! There are still more stringers out there - the Freeman, Logan.... ;-)
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