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E-mu Modern Symphonic Orchestra Sound Library   

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E-MU's Modern Symphonic Orchestra offers a comprehensive collection of symphonic orchestra samples on 5 DVDs--all meticulously sampled and programmed...Read More

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Over 10GB of the finest string, brass, woodwind, and percussion samples.

E-MU's Modern Symphonic Orchestra offers a comprehensive collection of symphonic orchestra samples on 5 DVDs--all meticulously sampled and programmed for just the right expressiveness in each recorded note to convey a truly realistic feel. Together with the included Overture 4 SE notation software, E-MU's Modern Symphonic Orchestra offers a total "plug-and-play" soundset for your Emulator X and Proteus X.

A New Level of Realism

The library has been set up so that the instrumental sounds of the orchestra are laid out based on a live performance setup from the Baroque era. While there are many ways to set up an orchestra on stage, in working with orchestral samples, this pre-panned Baroque-style setup works the best to give you the most realistic sound possible.

Advanced Sound Design

Programmed specifically for the powerful Emulator X/Proteus X sound engine, each of the Modern Symphonic Orchestra's presets is mapped to the MIDI real-time controllers for enhanced expression. The pitch wheel, modulation wheel, and other continuous controllers create various performance effects such as bend-up/ down, voice switching, chorus, or layer crossfade.

Many presets in Modern Symphonic Orchestra include multiple voices for each note. Depending on the preset, when you play a note on your controller, several factors determine what voice plays, including modulation wheel position, note velocity, keyswitch, cycled or random voice switching.

FLEX Preset Technology

The Modern Symphonic Orchestra introduces the concept of Flex (or "flexible") Presets. Flex presets are multi-voice, multi-sample presets that automatically or manually switch voices to realistically emulate a performing musician. The flex preset control keys allow you to choose between different up/down bowing patterns for strings, and various tonguing and articulation techniques for woodwind and brass.

Banks
Modern Symphonic Orchestra includes the following banks:

Disc 1 - Strings

Modern Symphony Orchestra includes the sound of the full strings broken down by sections:
1st Violins 10 violins on the far left
2nd Violins 10 violins to the left of the center
Violas Eight violas in the center
Cellos 12 cellos to the right of the center
Basses Six basses to the far right
All Strings 1st violins, 2nd violins, violas, cellos, and basses mapped to keys in the appropriate ranges

ESC - Advanced Sound Design Notes:
*Automatic Up/Down bowing for the sustained notes
*Up/Down bowing for staccato, détaché that including separate presets for Up/Dn, Dn/Up, Up/Dn/Dn, Dn/Up/Up (triplets)
*Presets designed for the Pizzicato, referred to as Dbl 1, Dbl 2, Trp 1, Trp 2, and Qdp (Quadruplet)
*Keyswitch preset that allows you to switch between each of the bowings using the keyswitch
*A "KSW All+Flx" preset that contains the sustained Up/Dn, détaché, and staccato in one preset so you can switch between those articulations and bowings using a keyswitch

Disc 2 - Woodwinds

The Modern Symphony Orchestra includes each of the woodwind instruments found in a standard symphony orchestra:
Bassoon
Clarinet
Contra Bassoon
English Horn
Flute
Oboe
Piccolo

ESC - Advanced Sound Design Notes:
When you use woodwinds from the same family in harmony (such two flutes or two clarinets), use the same solo woodwind as the second part, and then, in your sequencer, you can use a technique called delay that lets you "slide" the second part down a few ticks. This creates a more realistic sound and avoids a recording problem called phasing.

Additional Features:
Double, Triplet, Quadruplet and Random tonguing creates a more realistic sound to avoid a "machine gun" effect when repeating the same key
A "KSW AllFlx" preset that contains the sustained, staccato, 1/2 step and whole step trills in one preset so you can switch between those using a keyswitch

Disc 3 - Brass

The Modern Symphony Orchestra features symphonic brass instruments:

Solo Instruments:
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone
Tuba

Duet Brass:

2 Trumpets
2 French Horns
2 Trombones
2 Tubas

Large Brass:
Trumpets - Three trumpets
French Horns - Four French horns
Trombones - Three trombones

Bass Trombones - Trombones specially designed to reach C1
Tubas - The "bottom" of the brass section

ESC - Advanced Sound Design Notes: For a balanced sound, the Modern Symphony Orchestra uses a Baroque orchestral setup with the brass stretching from left to right (left of center to right of center). Duet Brass presets create the sound of two brass instruments playing in unison. Use these when you want a slightly larger sound than a single brass instrument.

Additional Features:
Double, Triplet, Quadruplet and Random tonguing creates a more realistic sound to avoid a "machine gun" effect when repeating the same key
"KSW AllFlx" preset that contains the sustained and staccato, so you can switch between those using a keyswitch

Disc 4 - Percussion The Modern Symphonic Orchestra includes banks for the following percussion instruments:

Solo Instruments:
Celesta
Glockenspiel
Harp
Percussion
Tubular Bells
Xylophone
Timpani

ESC - Advanced Sound Design Notes:
A comprehensive percussion battery with an assortment of specialized presets that include everything from short, sustained and damped hits to edge and center drumhead samples. These presets have all been mapped to the powerful Emulator X and Proteus X effects and synthesis architecture, giving you unprecedented real-time control over attack, decay, timbre and ambience.

Disc 5 - Symphonic Collection

The Symphonic Collection Disc is an invaluable composition tool that gives you over 50 plug-and-play combination presets, covering everything from individual instrument sections to the grand "Symphonic Collection" preset that puts an entire orchestra at your fingertips spread over 32 MIDI channels.

ESC - Advanced Sound Design Notes: This bank also includes multisetup presets that allow you to switch different setups by changing the channel on your MIDI controller. For each multisetup preset, there is a setup for each of channels 1 through 32.

Disc 6 - Overture 4 SE Notation Software

Overture 4 SE is easy-to-use notation software that is great for demanding composers, arrangers, music educators, and students - anyone who wants the flexibility to create complex musical scores, and do it quickly

Overture 4 SE Notation Software Features
Plug-and-play VST host for Emulator X and Proteus X that loads all controller and key switches for the Modern Symphonic Orchestra presets right out of the box
Allows on-screen composition as notation via computer mouse/keyboard; MIDI controller/keyboard; or by importing standard MIDI, Encore, Music XML and MusicTime files
Records and plays back MIDI files with record-to-.WAV functionality


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SPECIFICATIONS

Modern Symphonic Orchestra Sound Library

  • Style: Orchestral / Symphonic
  • For use with Emulator X and Proteus X
  • Disc 1 - Strings
  • 765 Presets
  • Disc 2 - Woodwinds
  • 696 Presets
  • Disc 3 - Brass
  • 728 Presets
  • Disc 4 - Percussion
  • 26 Presets
  • Disc 5 - Symphonic
  • 64 Presets
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