MOTU Symphonic InstrumentItem ID: SymphInst
Orchestral Sample Plug-in for VST, DXi, RTAS, MAS, and AU - Mac/PC
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MOTU's Symphonic Instrument is a cross-platform instrument plug-in that gives users quick and easy access to an enormous 8GB library of quality orchestra sounds for composing, sequencing and rendering realistic orchestral performances. The MOTU Symphonic Instrument can be used with any compatible host application (VST, Audio Units, DXi, MAS and RTAS), where users can load up to sixteen different instruments per instance of the plug-in to create ensembles of any size and scope. Built-in convolution reverb allows users to place their ensemble in authentic acoustic spaces, from orchestra sound stages to renowned concert halls to majestic cathedrals. Easy to use controls let users further adjust each instrument to achieve the perfect sound. Sounds can also be directly loaded into MOTU's MachFive universal sampler plug-in for more advanced layering and programming. Symphonic Instrument is a great addition to your DAW or MIDI composition suite!
MOTU Symphonic Instrument At-a-Glance:
The MOTU Symphonic Instrument provides 16-part multitimbral operation via the part list on the left-hand side of the window. Users choose the desired instrument for each part and assign a MIDI channel. To layer two or more instruments so that they play the same notes, users simply assign the parts to the same MIDI channel. Instruments to be played separately are assigned a unique MIDI channel. The controls to the right of the part list allow users to adjust the sound of the currently selected instrument, including ADSR amplitude envelope controls, an LFO, two filters, tone controls, pitch controls and velocity response. Global parameters, such as maximum allowed polyphony and global volume/pan, are displayed across the top of the window. Finally, the bottom portion of the window displays controls for the convolution reverb, including a menu for choosing the desired acoustic space and seven knobs for further adjusting the sound of the space. The MOTU Symphonic instrument is driven by the 32-bit UVI engine, acclaimed worldwide for its lush and powerful sound.
From solo instruments and small ensembles to full tutti orchestra and choirs, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument's massive 8 gigabyte (GB) library provides sounds from world class orchestras and musicians, recorded with pristine audio fidelity and careful attention to detail. Quality and variety abound: strings, brass, woodwinds, orchestral percussion, male and female choirs, pipe organs, period instruments and pianos and even timeless classics, including Steinway D and Yamaha C7 pianos.
The acoustic spaces
Convolution is a process where the characteristics of a real acoustic space are "sampled" (captured) and then faithfully reproduced, down to the last detail and nuance. Convolution reverbs are known for their stunning realism and are widely considered to be the best type of reverb that money can buy. Users can choose from a wide variety of acoustic spaces included with the MOTU Symphonic instrument to greatly enhance the realism of their orchestral recordings. Highlights include ensemble chambers, concert halls and soaring cathedrals.
If users prefer the more advanced and flexible environment provided by MachFive, MOTU's universal sampler plug-in, they can freely load the MOTU Symphonic Instrument sounds into MachFive for more complex layers, splits and stacks. In fact, users can bring the full weight of MachFive's Expert Mode to bear on designing their own dynamic instruments and ensembles.
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MOTU Symphonic Instrument Features:
Add authentic symphony sounds to your songs with MOTU's Symphonic Instrument!
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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
by Melvin Riley from West havenJust Try it' you will not believe how awesome the sound are....
November 9, 2009
Music Background: Worshiper
"A MAGNIFICENT APPLICATION FOR PRODUCTIONS"
by Ingvar Estrada from NV.I'm a singer/tenor that is earnestly pursuing a goal of International acclaim with relentless ambition and determination to achieve pinnacle success in the music industry...
April 13, 2007
Music Background: Singer / Tenor
As a artist... read more [+] / businessman-I produce from my home studio
demonstration cd recordings, dvd video presentations,
press kits, whatever it takes to achieve my goals and to
make an excellent, quality, professional, first impression.
Motu Symphonic Instruments is definately an incredible product for the quality minded producer that is conservative
and wants the best for the money.
What a great time regarding technology to be able to produce your own prerecorded symphony recordings right from your computer.
I utilize many Motu products in my studio and I'm extremely enthusiastic with the professional results that are acheived.
In addition, I've never had any problems with Motu Products
in conjuction with a Macintosh.
"This product is great quality and should cost much more!" close [-]
WOW -A Pleasant Surprise
by J. Hackney from Chapel Hill, NCFor this price I have to admit that I was expecting a few cheesy keyboard samples but it sounds like a symphony is in my control room. This plug in is a must have and it runs flawlessly with protools ... read more [+]as a RTAS plug in controlled by the M-Audio Axiom49. It is too easy(am I dreaming) close [-]
February 21, 2008
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Producer, HIP HOP Beatsmith
Between the great sounds, fantastic interface, and full control, MOTU has another winner with Symphonic Instrument! This became a regularly used part of my studio almost instantly!
Finally! A virtual synth for the orchestra! And the whole orchestra too, not just solo instruments. The really cool thing I've discovered about Symphonic Instruments is that the whole plug-in is engineered to sound like a complete orchestra . The EQ , mix, and timbre of the plug-in all meshes completely and sounds as if they (the orchestral players) have been rehearsing your piece for some time! In other symphonic plug-ins, I have to EQ and compress and mix to make it sound that way. In Symphonic Instruments, it sounds like a coherent orchestra from the get-go! Finally!
MOTU Symphonic Instrument
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