Available for download, this upgrade of Miroslav Philharmonik 2 from IK Multimedia is a virtual instrument collection comprising orchestral sounds produced and recorded by Miroslav Vitous, an upright bassist of some renown. Each sound was recorded at CNSO Studios in Prague, and the sum total of this sample library is over 58GB, providing you with 24-bit/96 kHz samples. This version gives you 2,700 individual instruments, including the complete original library of Mirsolav Philharmonik.
Mirsolav Philharmonik 2 allows you to program many different articulations straight from the keyboard, so you can switch on the fly between detache, staccato, legato, and more when programming a cello, for example. Likewise, tonal-percussion instruments have been recorded with various sizes of mallets to allow you more freedom in timbre selection. Eight macro controls, the nature of which change depending upon the instrument loaded, are provided, as are 34 effects from SampleTank 3 and four T-RackS mastering modules, giving you tonal flexibility in the mixing process. Indeed, should you decide to the mix your orchestral sound within this software, you can do so via the multichannel, DAW-like interface, which offers 16 tracks, five inserts per channel, four insert effect sends per channel, four stereo effect returns with five insert effects each, and a master channel also with five insert effects.
This software is based on SampleTank 3 technology, and as such, can be integrated as an instrument collection within SampleTank 3. However, you can use it as a stand-alone application as well, and of course, as a plug-in within many DAWs. The virtual instrument is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms, and operates in AU, VST, or AAX formats.