The New Acoustic Grand Ensembles Vol. 1 for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX

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Deep sampling. Deeply Inspirational.
by Tristan Vaillancourt (01/17/2019)
The production on AGE Vol 1. is just amazing. The guitars and pianos feel so real that it is easy to...

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Overview

  • Price: $198
  • 22,600 Samples. 25 GB (compressed from 55GB)
  • 9-12 Microphone Positions Per Ensemble
  • 4 Grand Piano Ensemble
  • 7 Guitar Ensemble
  • 4 Tubular Bells Ensemble
  • 5 Xylophone Ensemble
  • 5 Glockenspiel Ensemble
  • 50 Custom Multi-Sampled Synthesized Ensemble Patches
  • Advanced Chaos FX page
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.6 (or later) Required

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    8Dio The New AGE Vol 1 Official Walkthrough

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    How To Orchestrate with AGE

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    Behind The Scenes on AGE

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    AGE Piano Ensemble (Legacy Version)

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    AGE Acoustic Guitar Ensemble (Legacy Version)

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The New Acoustic Grand Ensembles Vol. 1 for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX overview

Welcome to The New AGE  (Acoustic Grand Ensembles), the most comprehensive collection of alternative ensembles ever recorded.

The New AGE series was produced by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann and Emmy nominated composer and orchestrator, Colin O’Malley.

The New Update to AGE Volume 1 contains a re-designed UI with everything available at your fingertips. This includes the ability to Stack, Reverse and Randomize Articulations. As well as control the Attack, Release, and Speed of the samples and more with advanced controls like a Sequencer controlling Steps, Hits, Rate, and Pattern. Moving to our brand new X/Y Effects system and Volume and Filter modulation, all available in one package.

AGE Vol. 1 contains five different Grand Ensembles, including a Concert Grand Piano Ensemble, Acoustic Guitar Ensemble, Xylophone Ensemble, Glockenspiel Ensemble and a Tubular Bells Ensemble. All containing multiple microphone positions. Recorded in the same signature hall as our CAGE (Custom Aleatoric Effects), Libraries.

All the Grand Ensembles were recorded in several different ways depending on the nature of the instrument. The Grand Piano Ensemble contains articulations such as Sustains, Staccato and Tremolo, but we also recorded the ensemble with Plucked Sustains, Fast Glissandi, Cluster Variations and Rhythmic/Percussive FX.

The Acoustic Guitar Ensemble contains both Sustains, Staccato, Bartok, Harmonics and Tremolo, but also a variety of different Rhythmic Patterns and Group Chords, which are all of course Host Tempo synced.

Other Grand Ensembles such as Xylophone, Glockenspiel and Tubular Bells each have their own deep-sampled set of articulations custom designed for the nature of the instrument.

AGE Vol. 1 also contains 50 different custom synths that were all designed with the source content. The entire AGE library contains over 28GB (compressed from +60GB) of data and over 23,000 samples.

The incredible depth of the AGE articulations is supported by our custom Engine, which allows you to easily manipulate and process the instruments..

Something magical happens when you take several Concert Grand Pianos, put them in a lush hall and surround them with top end microphones. It is no longer a piano, but something more than a piano. A tiny Glockenspiel or Xylophone becomes so much more when they are played in larger ensembles.

Hyper Flexible Control

The New AGE has a completely re-vamped user interface which brings it in line with our recent new releases. The New UI features a wealth of front facing effects and options. The Main UI controls include a footer for quick access to key features. These include Attack, Release Tails, Speed, Response, Stereo Spread and Master Filter controls allowing you to quickly alter the sound of the instrument. Each instrument can also quickly be flipped on its head by using the available Reverse, Chaos and Stack options.

The new UI gives you easy and intuitive access to the Articulation Browser, Sequencer, Mixer and various Effects and Modulation. The X/Y Pads available in the Effects tab offer a brand new way to control a range of inbuilt effect processes. With Expression, Tuning, Gate Sequencing and a Filter LFO all available in the modulation tab.

Superior Mixing

The New AGE Vol. 1 contains up to 12 different microphone perspectives. Each divided into 5 Ensemble perspectives (Mix, Close, Decca, Far, Wide) and 3-7 Spot perspectives (spot 1-7). The flexibility of microphone positions allows you to dial in the ideal sound that’s perfect for your production. In addition AGE also comes with a wealth of convolution presets, so you can add otherworldly flavors to your sound.

Chaos FX Engine

The AGE Chaos Engine is as extreme as ever. With our brand new X/Y Effects you are able to not only process the instrument from a selection of Master Chaos Effects, but also in realtime manipulate up to 4 fully assignable X/Y Pad Effects. This enables you to manipulate the processing of sound in a whole new way opening up a wealth of possibilities.

With both Effects Engines you can make hundreds of parameters randomize with a single click. So both the sample content and the assigned Effects are randomized in one glorious cocktail. From a little cosmetic change to the birth of a completely new universe of sounds – it is all available and all within reach.

50 Custom Synths

AGE contains a custom designed set of 50 multi-sampled synthetic articulations. The synthesized sounds are all derived from AGE source content and designed to work well with all the different ensembles. Each ensemble has 10 custom synth articulations designed to augment the ensemble with each one hand curated by Troels Folmann & Colin O’Malley.

Shape Your Sound

The entire AGE series comes with a variety of tools to help you shape your sound. From vast collection of playing types to advanced step based sequencing. From articulation layering, to deep mixer capabilities. From an array of controllable X/Y Effects to advanced Volume and Filter modulation. Acoustic Grand Ensembles allows you to take the highest fidelity sounds from the most unique ensembles, and sculpt them into something perfect for your next production.

  • 5 Ensemble Microphones
    • Close
    • Mixed
    • Decca
    • Far
    • Wide
  • 4-7 Spot Microphones
    • Spot 1
    • Spot 2
    • Spot 3
    • Spot 4
    • Spot 5
    • Spot 6
    • Spot 7

Full Ensemble Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Plucked
  • Tremolo Pad

4 Spot Mic Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Plucked
  • Tremolo Pad

Full Ensemble FX Articulations:

  • Clusters Short
  • Clusters Long
  • Glissando Fast
  • Glissando Slow
  • Rhythmic Banging

4 Spot Mic FX Articulations:

  • Clusters Short
  • Clusters Long
  • Glissando Fast
  • Glissando Slow
  • Rhythmic Banging

Synthesized Pianos:

  • Grand City
  • Momentia
  • Cathedriano
  • AShes
  • Vanjealous
  • Flickering LIghts
  • Breathing Hopes
  • Dark Space
  • Dimension
  • Touch of an Angel

Full Ensemble Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Bartok
  • Tremolo
  • Harmonics

7 Spot Mic Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Bartok
  • Tremolo
  • Harmonics

Full Ensemble Strum Articulations:

  • Basically Strum (w/ round robin)
  • Fundamentally Strum (w/ round robin)
  • Quieten Down (w/ round robin)
  • Alternative Madness (w/ round robin)
  • Alternative Accent (w/ round robin)
  • Alternative Rhythm (w/ round robin)
  • Basically Rhythm (w/ round robin)
  • Fundamentally Rhythm (w/ round robin)
  • Short But Mighty (w/ round robin)

7 Spot Mic Strum Articulations:

  • Basically Strum (w/ round robin)
  • Fundamentally Strum (w/ round robin)
  • Quieten Down (w/ round robin)
  • Alternative Madness (w/ round robin)
  • Alternative Accent (w/ round robin)
  • Alternative Rhythm (w/ round robin)
  • Basically Rhythm (w/ round robin)
  • Fundamentally Rhythm (w/ round robin)
  • Short But Mighty (w/ round robin)

Synthesized Guitars:

  • Spirit Rain
  • Vibrating Circles
  • Silver Fields
  • Twirling Flowers
  • After Matter
  • Simmeron
  • Zero
  • Far Monic
  • Melt
  • Glow Jangles

Full Ensemble Core Articulations:

  • Soft Mallet
  • Hard Mallet

5 Spot Mic Core Articulations:

  • Soft Mallet
  • Hard Mallet

Synthesized Xylophones:

  • Infymphony
  • Beacon
  • Glowzen
  • Relativity
  • Fibre Optic
  • Strung Mallet
  • Echo of Pearus
  • City of Clouds
  • Light Mind
  • Softest Sun

Full Ensemble Core Articulations:

  • Staccato
  • Tremolo
  • Glissando

5 Spot Mic Core Articulations:

  • Staccato
  • Tremolo
  • Glissando

Synthesized Glockenspiels:

  • Signals
  • Everflow
  • Elasticitious
  • Snowflakes
  • Watersmile
  • Fallenspiel
  • 1000 Handbells
  • Dry Ice Dipper
  • True North
  • The Pole

Full Ensemble Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Effects

3 Spot Mic Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Effects

Synthesized Glockenspiels:

  • Tubular Crickets
  • Cacophony
  • Breathing Tube
  • Beginning
  • Memory Waves
  • The Dong
  • On Sundays
  • Crystallic
  • Sky Heaven
  • For Whom
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6+ required / Not compatible with the Free Kontakt Player
  • Runs as host or stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.
  • AGE Vol. 1 requires 26GB of Hard Drive Space
  • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav, .ncw format
  • Format(s): Kontakt