Orchestral bank will provide you some solo instruments or orchestral combinations emulations of a classical orchestra.
New : Since 14 June 2009, if you purchase at least ONE Blue bank, you will receive our Blue Protobank for free
Here you'll find strings in some variants like pizzicati, tuttis, a playable acoustic piano, celeste, clarinets and woodwinds, brass presets as well as tympanys.
Emulation VS Sample libraries Whether you choose economical (Good samples libraries can be very expensive) or pure musical point of wiew, the answer may differs.
Our bank is inexpensive, but we prefer to think that there's more than hundreds of planetary hits wich definitely sound better with orchestral emulations than they would have with a real orchestra or an accurate sample orchestra. (Remember the Mellotron, or the Chroma strings ?).
But we're also aware than some other hundreds of hit songs made with samples libs or real orchestra would have sound awfull with emulations.
So why choose when you can have the better of both worlds ?
- Expression is the real thing Our presets are programmed so that you won't have to go into programming to wake or make vanish your orchestra, to play vibrato or tremoloes. Just turn Modulation Wheel or breath and foot controllers, and play.
- FM programmation Most of the presets in this library pay a heavy tribute to Blue nice FM possibilities. This means that your Celeste will sound crystal clear and that tympanies will have a rich and complex spectrum.
- Orchestral Weirdoes Included are some patches you won't find anywere in the world like a creative "Celtic Orchestra" wich can play bourdon, looped chords and a fantomatic pseudo bagpipe melody all in one patch.
Programmer of the whole soundset says " This lib is mainly organized to add classical flavors in pop or movie music, even if a few instruments are very realistic. It can be used in many styles though : Lounge, Bossa Nova or even ambiant music, all styles of music oriented to organic and acoustic feel can use these kind of sounds as they are for the most not aggressive while retaining complex and rich textures and tonal characteristics"
Judge by yourself and HEAR THE DEMOS. All demos here use only Blue presets and on board FX. In this demo you'll only hear single presets playing during some bars, except two times where a Brass and String presets are layered to play a theme that was played by a single instruments previously. (Thus using two instances of Blue simultaneously)
Blue Orchestral Bank Demo Mp3
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