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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.