THE COMPACT ORCHESTRAL PORTFOLIO

The SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS – COLLECTION places the power of a full orchestra and top soloists at your fingertips. It offers six professional grade KONTAKT libraries, each played and recorded by some of the world’s finest musicians and audio engineers, and taken from the same recording sessions as our flagship SYMPHONY SERIES. With a range of essential articulations, standardized intuitive interface, and on-board effects they are perfect for basic orchestral composition and pop and electronic production.

SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS – BRASS, STRINGS, and WOODWIND are included in KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE.


INTUITIVE, SIGNATURE INTERFACE

SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS instruments are built around the same common intuitive interface design as our SYMPHONY SERIES, allowing quick and easy access to deep expression features such as drum resonance simulation, hundreds of articulations, expressive performance, fast adjustment of dynamic layers, and much more. Effects features are also standardized across the portfolio.

THE SECTIONS

PERCUSSION

A versatile set of 18 orchestral percussion instruments, recorded at Studio 22, Budapest. PERCUSSION offers superb range, clarity, and character, with comprehensive articulations, deep sampling, and advanced performance features. PERCUSSION will resonate with orchestral, pop, and electronic composers and producers.

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STRINGS

A 60-piece string section recorded at Studio 22, Budapest. STRING ENSEMBLE has a tight, bold, and natural sound, with advanced performance controls for nuance and clarity. With simulated legato, EQ, convolution reverb, filtering ,and compression, STRING ENSEMBLE offers the precise sound and versatility for modern and cinematic scoring.

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BRASS

A 32-piece brass section and top soloists recorded in the prized acoustic space of St Paul’s Church, San Francisco. Featuring up to eight round robins and a range of articulations, BRASS is a flexible and comprehensive set of scoring tools. ENSEMBLE and SOLO sections are distinct libraries, for detailed mixing of grouped sections and soloists, providing a rich characterful sound for any composing task.

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WOODWIND

A 36-piece woodwind section and top soloists, recorded within the unique acoustic environment of Montclair Presbyterian Church, Oakland. Supplied as distinct SOLO and ENSEMBLE libraries, with up to 96 articulations these formidable KONTAKT instruments unite classic woodwind with contemporary saxophone, offering vivid dynamic recordings for traditional and modern scoring.

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AT A GLANCE: SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS - COLLECTION

Product type: Sampled symphonic orchestral instruments
Number of libraries: Six libraries: PERCUSSION, STRING ENSEMBLE, BRASS ENSEMBLE, BRASS SOLO, WOODWIND ENSEMBLE, and WOODWIND SOLO
For use with: Free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER, or KONTAKT 5
Download size: 18 GB (compressed)
System Requirements: FREE KONTAKT 5 PLAYER or KONTAKT 5 (version 5.6.8 or higher)
Please also see the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER FAQ - Intel i5 processor recommended.

SYMPHONY SERIES

All SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS instruments are also available as SYMPHONY SERIES versions. The SYMPHONY SERIES offers the same pristine sound quality as SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS with additional deep features for projects where ultra authentic, complex orchestral performances and scoring are required, such as up to five microphone mixes, hundreds of additional articulations, true legato, auto-divisi, and other extended mixing and performance features.

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