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MOTU Symphonic Instruments - Virtual Orchestral Instrument Plug-In for Mac and Windows

You Pay: $279.00

Symphonic Instruments from MOTU is a single, simple-to-use virtual plug-in instrument that contains everything needed to create complete orchestral recordings. From solo instruments and small ensembles, to full orchestral masterpieces, the massive 8GB library contains brand new sounds from world class orchestras and musicians, recorded with pristine audio fidelity and careful attention to detail.

Presented in a single-window interface, the stunning realism of the instruments can be further enhanced with the included, built-in convolution reverb processor, allowing the user to produce the most realistic room ambiences available. These include authentic acoustic spaces, from orchestra sound stages to renowned concert halls, to majestic cathedrals.

The Symphonic Instrument is a CPU-efficient plug-in that saves with the host application document for instant recall and is compatible with all major plug in formats for Mac OS X and Windows.

Dozens of Ensembles
The MOTU Symphonic Instrument allows one to load and save Multis - a collection of instruments that can be loaded and saved together as an ensemble, complete with an acoustic space (reverb setting,) volume, panning, tone control and everything needed to save and instantly recall a perfectly balanced, unified ensemble. Dozens of preset ensembles are included, such as Brass Quintet, Choirs and Classical Guitar, Eight French Horns, Concert Mallet and Percussion and Baroque Orchestra. And the user can of course, create and save their own ensembles that are then reloadable in one easy step.
Easy to Navigate Browser
Double-clicking one of the sixteen parts opens the multi-column instrument browser. Instruments are clearly presented and intuitively organized by category. Finding and auditioning the instrument required takes only seconds.
Dynamic Performance with Expert Mode
Expert mode allows one to dynamically add, remove and stack (layer) multiple Symphonic Instrument sounds while playing them from a MIDI controller. Instruments can be brought in and out, on the fly, using key switches, velocity ranges or note ranges. Crossfading between instruments is also possible by sending continuous MIDI data (expression controllers) from a mod wheel or other device.
Realistic Expression with MIDI Controllers
Using MIDI continuous controller data from a mod wheel, foot pedal, automated fader control surface or other MIDI control source achieves incredibly realistic, dynamic performances from the Symphonic Instrument. Most parameters can be mapped to external control, providing hands-on, real-time expressive control over the instruments. Additionally, MIDI modulation can be assigned to crucial individual parameters such as filter cutoff frequency for even deeper expressiveness.
Compatibility with MachFive
The Symphonic Instrument sounds can be loaded into MachFive. This allows the user to use the unified MachFive interface to incorporate the huge library into the MachFive-driven workflow. One can also take full advantage of MachFive's extensive Expert Mode features for even more dynamic performance control over the Symphonic Instrument sounds.
Scroll Wheel Support
For additional convenience and fast operation, the Symphonic Instrument supports the scroll wheel on a scroll wheel based mouse. It can be used to quickly adjust settings or choose an instrument.
Type Virtual Orchestral Instrument
Voices Unlimited (hardware dependent)
Sounds Over 8GB of orchestral instrument sounds
Effects Convolution Reverb
Output Compatible with all major plug in formats for Mac OS X and Windows:
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • DXi
  • MAS
  • RTAS
Requirements Host that supports above specified plug-in formats
Specialties Dozens of ensembles included

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MOTUSymphonic Instruments Plug-In
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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      5.0

      Fantastic Product

      By Andrew P.

      from New York, NY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances

        Comments about MOTU Symphonic Instruments Plug-In:

        One of the great things about MOTU Symphonic Instruments is that it runs on G4 processor, and even on 256MB of RAM. Consequently, on the even the cheapest of the modern laptops (just like my 2MB Mac Air Intel i5) it works smoothly and loads all the instruments instantly. To me it's the best thing ever to run software release in 2006 on a 2012 computer, because it just runs great. And the sounds are simply breathtaking. Even the concert piano is mind blowing, really lending itself for classical piano playing in real time from my digital piano keyboard. And the price could not be better with B&H special discount offers. I took advantage of the discount, and I am a very happy camper now. Oh, and the authorization process with iLok is very good. I installed MOTU Symphonic Instruments on two computers, and to run it, I simply insert the iLok USB dongle, and voila. It's simply great.

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        5.0

        Rockin!

        By adamdear

        from seattle, wa.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about MOTU Symphonic Instruments Plug-In:

          Sounds good, natural, good price too.

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          5.0

          A Great Sounding Symphony for Great $$

          By kn8dude

          from Rochester MN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about MOTU Symphonic Instruments Plug-In:

            The sounds in this plugin are great! not OMG AMAZING! but for only [$], it beats anything else ive used in this price range. Some of the sounds are a bit lacking, but most sound great and have many uses in pieces. overall a great buy!

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Ed the Hippie

            from Oklahoma City, OK

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about MOTU Symphonic Instruments Plug-In:

              I use this software plug in with Digital Performer 7.2 on a Mac Pro

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