Orchestral Tools and Berklee College of Music Launch Free Educational Series on YouTube

Sample library developer Orchestral Tools and top music school Berklee College of Music are about to deepen their ongoing collaboration with a brand new Virtual Orchestration channel on YouTube.… Read More Orchestral Tools and Berklee College of Music Launch Free Educational Series on YouTube

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A modal filter that’s almost a synth: Polyverse Music’s Supermodal

Supermodal is a cutting edge filtering tool with a huge collection of presets. Supermodal uses hundreds of narrow filter bands working together to emulate the resonating qualities of acoustic bodies, both real and imagined. The results are astonishing, even if you only scratch the surface.… Read More A modal filter that’s almost a synth: Polyverse Music’s Supermodal

Orchestral Tools Salu samples collection perfect fit for introspective drama, psychological thriller, and more

Orchestral Tools has released its latest sample collection, Salu. The Salu collection is a set created by performers at the Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia. Pärt’s music is always delicate, close to religious, with a high degree of sacrality. The Salu samples collection draws on those qualities with a unique assembly of close, intimate, experimental instruments and textures. It has been designed for sensitive, inspired musical expression.… Read More Orchestral Tools Salu samples collection perfect fit for introspective drama, psychological thriller, and more

Playing a full symphonic orchestra with a MIDI keyboard: Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark Ø

Since early December, film music makers have a new sample set to add to their collection: Metropolis Ark Ø, a collection of three by Orchestral Tools. Metropolis Ark Ø concentrates on large orchestral movements that go hand in glove with majestic scenes, but it can be surprisingly subtle as well.… Read More Playing a full symphonic orchestra with a MIDI keyboard: Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark Ø

Orchestral Tools Drones review

Sample library developers Orchestral Tools have released their latest sample collection — Drones by Alexander Hacke. Designed by Sascha Knorr and Timo Loosli, Drones explores the titular musical effect through a series of instruments chosen specifically for their atmospheric and evocative qualities, providing lengthy (some over a minute) sonic textures ideal for sound design, avant-garde composition, and film and game scoring.… Read More Orchestral Tools Drones review