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Today I’m checkin out another library from Cinesamples…yes, I dig them lol.
This one is an orchestal library…but not what you think.
This one is straight dedicated to chords/sections
It’s called CineOrch…let’s peep it!
So What is CineOrch?
It’s basically a library dedicated to Tutti chords and octaves designed to allow faster and more realistic orchestral mockups for professional composers.
That’s the technical definition, my definition is that it is a straight forward library of a 70 piece orchestra playing various chords and octaves that gives you a super dope sound!
There are 3 patches in this library, Tutti chords, Low Chords, and Tutti Octaves.
They cover all the major, minor, augmented, and triad chords, as well as the inversions.
It allows you to get the real sound of on orchestral section without trying to create your own section from separately recorded instruments.
- content: 605MB
- format: Kontakt 4 (requires full version NOT player version)
- price: $149.95
How does it sound?
As always, this is what matters and it sounds great. It really is recorded well so that it’s easy to get those smooth lush chords, or even the powerful tutti hits, straight up epic movie trailer stuff yo!
I like the “sloppy round robin” this randomly throws in bad takes, which gives it even more of a realistic sound.
I think the tutti octaves are my favorite to use, and the fact that the staccato and sustain is playable by velocity makes it very fun and dynamic to mess around with. By default, the staccato is on the high velocity and low velocity allows you to play sustains, but you can flip it if ya like!
There isn’t much flash and tricks going on here, just some straight up well recorded orchestral chords that have an organic and “cohesive” sound, since they were recorded as an entire orchestra, instead of recorded as separate parts and “placed” together later.
What’s the bottom line?
I like it, it’s a straight forward library that does what it says on the box…err…in the description!
It really allows anyone to capture proper sounding orchestral chords and octaves, and sections are really popular not just for film but for many types of music production as well.
I would have liked to see maybe some way to adjust reverb/room size and maybe even a phrase builder of some sort to trigger the chords, but over all the controls there do what they need and really you don’t need to do much as the recordings sound that good.
I give this library 4.5 out of 5 subs, I really like the sound of it overall and that’s all that really matters.
I have other reverbs and fx I can mess with, but honestly most of the time I’m just having fun triggering the tutti octaves, instant epicawesomness!
Yes…that’s a new word, but I think it’s fitting 🙂
Definitely go on over and check them out, listen to the demos etc: Cinesamples CineOrch at Big Fish
leave a comment below, let me know what you think about this one