Welcome to AGE – Acoustic Grand Ensembles – the most comprehensive collection of alternative ensembles ever done.
AGE (Acoustic Grand Ensembles) series is produced by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann and Emmy nominated composer and orchestrator, Colin O’Malley.
AGE Bundle contains nine different Grand Ensembles, including Concert Grand Piano Ensemble, Acoustic Guitar Ensemble, Harp Ensemble, Cimbalom Ensemble, Marimba Ensemble, Xylophone Ensemble, Glockenspiel Ensemble, Windchime Ensemble and Tubular Ensemble. All containing 9-12 different microphone positions. The microphones are divided into two core groups: Ensemble (Close, Mixed, Decca, Far, Wide) and Divisi (Spot Mic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). So can choose whether you want full ensemble or zoom in on the individual instrument in the ensembles. So in essence you get four unique pianos, four unique harps, seven different guitars etc. AGE was recorded in the same signature hall as 8Dio CAGE and our exclusive V8P series.
All the Grand Ensembles were recorded in several different ways depending on the nature of the instrument. The Concert Grand Piano Ensemble both contains articulations such as Sustains, Staccato, Tremolo, but we also recorded the ensemble with Plucked Sustains, Fast Glissandi, Cluster Variations, Rhythmic/Percussive FX etc.
AGE Bundle contains over 75GB data (losslessly compressed from +150GB) and over 50.000 samples. The collection also includes 130 custom multi-sampled synths that were all derived from the AGE source content. 40 synths were developed by Stave Tavaglione.
The incredible depth of the AGE articulations is supported by our custom Chaos Engine. The Chaos Engine allows you to easily manipulate the instruments by the ability to randomize all the rack-fx (key-control, internal step-sequencer, advanced arpeggiator, filters, EQ, bit-crusher, distortion, trance-gate, dual stereo-delay and dual convolution reverb).
In addition the entire user-interface (UI) was designed in gorgeous 3D and in a way that allows both newcomers and experts to get rolling in a matter of seconds. AGE is using a variety of components from our exclusive V8P series giving you the ultimate flexibility and playability.
AGE is the most comprehensive collection of Alternative Acoustic Grand Ensembles ever done. Something magical happens when you take several Concert Grand Pianos, put them in a magical hall and surround them with microphones. It is no longer a piano, but something more then a piano. A tiny Glockenspiel or Xylophone becomes so much more when they are played in larger ensembles.