The New Acoustic Grand Ensembles Bundle for Kontakt VST-AU-AXX

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Best ensembles I have ever heard
by A. LEE (04/20/2019)
This plugin is amazing!!! So many unique instruments and colors and just gorgeous sounding!

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  • Price: $298
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 51,954 Samples. 54.94 GB
  • 10-12 Microphone Positions/Mixes Per Ensemble
  • 4 Grand Pianos, 7 Acoustic Guitars, 4 Tubular Bells, 5 Xylophones, 5 Glockenspiels
  • 4 Harps, 5 Cimbaloms, 5 Marimbas, 6 Wind Chimes
  • Deep-Sampled with specific articulations for each Ensemble
  • Bonus Synths featuring 40 Custom Ambiences by Steve Tavaglione
  • 90 Custom Multi-Sampled Synths designed to augment each Ensemble
  • Built-In Chaos Effects with X/Y Control
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.6 (or later) Required

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  • The New AGE vol. 1 Walkthrough

  • The New AGE Vol. 2 Walkthrough

  • How to Orchestrate with AGE

  • Legacy Walk-through: Concert Grand Piano Ensembles

  • Legacy Walk-through: Acoustic Guitar Ensembles

  • Legacy Walk-through: Xylophone, Glockenspiel & Tubular Bell Ensembles

  • Legacy Walk-through: Concert Harp Ensembles

  • Legacy Walk-through: Cimbalom Grand Ensembles

The New Acoustic Grand Ensembles Bundle for Kontakt VST-AU-AXX overview

Welcome to AGE – our newly updated library of Acoustic Grand Ensembles – the most comprehensive collection of alternative ensembles ever done.

The New 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. Recorded in the same signature hall as our CAGE, V8P and Legion Series, the sound of AGE is proudly unorthodox.

The New AGE Bundle contains nine custom grand ensembles including a Concert Harp Ensemble, Cimbalom Ensemble, Marimba Ensemble, Wind Chime Ensemble, Grand Piano Ensemble, Acoustic Guitar Ensemble, Tubular Bells Ensemble, Xylophone Ensemble, Glockenspiel Ensemble and various Synthesized elements. Each Ensemble comes with ten custom synths, derived from the source content and totalling ninety distinct sound sets. We also included forty Ambiences made by the great ambient sound designer, Steve Tavaglione. With various organic synths and complex ambiences, you will always be able to find the perfect sound to complement each of the Ensembles.

All Ensembles contain four carefully placed hall-based microphone perspectives to best capture the performance of these alternative ensembles (Close, Decca, Far, Wide), as well as a prepared stereo Mix. We also included up to seven Spot microphone positions to help bring out and isolate the unique character of each player. Each Ensemble is separated into two patches: ‘Main’ which includes the Mix, Close, Decca, Far and Wide positions, and ‘Spot’ which includes the Spot counterparts one through seven. So whether you need the grand sound of the full ensemble or the precise nuance of an individual player, we made sure to capture it all in extensive detail, giving you all the options you need to make these ensembles truly come to life.

We recorded each Ensemble in a variety of ways with careful consideration to capture the essence of each group of instruments. Although we recorded each with core articulations, such as Sustains, Staccato etc. some Ensembles also have unique articulations as well, for example, Glissandi, Clusters, Tremolo and FX.

Something magical happens when you take several Concert Masters, place them in a symphonic hall and follow the sound, test new articulations and push instruments to their absolute limits. They become new instruments all to their own. They become something much more than the sum of their parts, and we invite you to experience it all and experiment with us!

Volume One Ensembles

AGE Vol. 1 contains five inspiring Grand Ensembles, including a four-player Concert Grand Piano Ensemble, a seven-player Acoustic Guitar Ensemble, a five-player Xylophone Ensemble, a five-player Glockenspiel Ensemble and a four-player Tubular Bells Ensemble. All uniquely sampled to capture the essence of the ensemble with a vast range of instrument-specific articulations & FX.

Volume Two Ensembles

AGE Vol. 2 continues with four new Grand Ensembles, including a four-player Concert Harp Ensemble, a five-player Cimbalom Ensemble, a five-player Marimba Ensemble and six-player Wind Chime Ensemble. The AGE series is about exploring what happens when large and unusual ensembles meet. The two AGE volumes achieve this perfectly with their varied range of percussion instruments which come together to form something quite special.

Custom Synths

The AGE Bundle contains a custom-designed set of 90 multi-sampled synthetic instruments and 40 custom Ambiences by Steve Tavaglione. All sounds were derived from AGE source content and are intended to augment the sound of the ensemble beautifully. As they are created from the original sessions, the distinct sounds can be easily used in a wide range of productions.

Superior Mixing

Each Ensemble was recorded in the same signature hall as our CAGE, V8P and Legion series. Each Ensemble contains up to 12 expertly placed microphone positions to capture the Ensembles from all angles. Each divided into 5 Hall based 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 is perfect for your production, whether it is a mix of the full ensemble or just focusing in on a single player.

Flexibility & Control

The New Acoustic Grand Ensembles has an all-new user interface which brings it in line with our recent releases. The new interface features a range of front facing options, giving easy access to control the instruments. These include Attack, Release Tails, Speed, Response, Stereo Spread, and Filter controls. The Reverse, Chaos, and Stack options also allow for quick options to randomize or change the sound of the ensemble completely.

The new interface also 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. Finally, the modulation tab gives you access to Expression, Tuning, Gate Sequencing and Filter LFO options to help sculpt, shape and mangle your sound.

5 Ensemble Hall Microphone Positions

  • Mix (Produced Mix)
  • Decca
  • Far
  • Wide
  • Close

3-7 Spot Microphone Positions (depending on ensemble)

  • Spot 1
  • Spot 2
  • Spot 3
  • Spot 4
  • Spot 5
  • Spot 6
  • Spot 7

Full Ensemble Hall Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Plucked
  • Tremolo Pad

4 Spot Positions Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Plucked
  • Tremolo Pad

Full Ensemble Hall FX Articulations:

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

4 Spot Positions 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 Hall Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Bartok
  • Tremolo
  • Harmonics

7 Spot Positions Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Bartok
  • Tremolo
  • Harmonics

Full Ensemble Hall Strum Articulations:

  • Basically Strum
  • Fundamentally Strum
  • Quieten Down
  • Alternative Madness
  • Alternative Accent
  • Alternative Rhythm
  • Basically Rhythm
  • Fundamentally Rhythm
  • Short But Mighty

7 Spot Positions Strum Articulations:

  • Basically Strum
  • Fundamentally Strum
  • Quieten Down
  • Alternative Madness
  • Alternative Accent
  • Alternative Rhythm
  • Basically Rhythm
  • Fundamentally Rhythm
  • Short But Mighty

Synthesized Guitars:

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

Full Ensemble Hall Core Articulations:

  • Soft Mallet
  • Hard Mallet

5 Spot Positions 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 Hall Core Articulations:

  • Staccato
  • Tremolo
  • Glissando

5 Spot Positions Core Articulations:

  • Staccato
  • Tremolo
  • Glissando

Synthesized Glockenspiels:

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

Full Ensemble Hall Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Effects

3 Spot Positions 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 Ensemble Hall Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato Tight
  • Staccato Soft
  • Staccato Loose
  • Tremolo
  • Harmonics
  • Savage

5 Spot Positions Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato Tight
  • Staccato Soft
  • Staccato Loose
  • Tremolo
  • Harmonics
  • Savage

Full Ensemble Hall FX Articulations:

  • B-Major Gliss
  • E-Flat Major Gliss
  • Rapid Gliss
  • Rapid Strokes
  • Glissando Wave
  • Asynchronous
  • Harmonic Gliss
  • Harmonic Chaos
  • Savage Bends
  • Body Slaps

5 Spot Positions FX Articulations:

  • B-Major Gliss
  • E-Flat Major Gliss
  • Rapid Gliss
  • Rapid Strokes
  • Glissando Wave
  • Asynchronous
  • Harmonic Gliss
  • Harmonic Chaos
  • Savage Bends
  • Body Slaps
  • Synthesized Harps:
  • Black Harp
  • Star Ocean
  • Pluctricity
  • New Lore
  • Rain
  • 2000 Volts
  • Asianaughto
  • Angel Plucks
  • Full Moon
  • Repeated Past

Full Ensemble Hall Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Staccato Slow
  • Staccato Hard
  • Bartok
  • Strummed Hit
  • Tremolo Shorts
  • Tremolo
  • Tremolo Picked
  • Tremolo Muted

5 Spot Positions Core Articulations:

  • Sustains
  • Staccato
  • Staccato Slow
  • Staccato Hard
  • Bartok
  • Strummed Hit
  • Tremolo Shorts
  • Tremolo
  • Tremolo Picked
  • Tremolo Muted

Synthesized Cimbaloms:

  • Paradise
  • Expanded Lines
  • Elastic Flowers
  • Interference
  • Memories
  • Glowcimer
  • Temple
  • Tuvana
  • Moon
  • Sitaro

Full Ensemble Core Articulations:

  • Soft Mallets
  • Hard Mallets
  • Tremolo
  • Savage

5 Spot Mic Core Articulations:

  • Soft Mallets
  • Hard Mallets
  • Tremolo
  • Savage

Synthesized Marimbas:

  • Paradise
  • Expanded Lines
  • Elastic Flowers
  • Interference
  • Memories
  • Glowcimer
  • Temple
  • Tuvana
  • Moon
  • Sitaro

Full Ensemble Hall Core Articulations:

  • Slow Metal Chimes (Starry Night)
  • Metal Glissando
  • Bamboo Glissando

5 Spot Positions Core Articulations:

  • Slow Metal Chimes (Starry Night)
  • Metal Glissando
  • Bamboo Glissando

Synthesized Windchimes:

  • Suspended Time
  • The Other Side
  • Breakthrough
  • Wind Wins
  • Chimera
  • Iceland
  • Candles
  • Ice Clock
  • Pyramid
  • The M14
  • Archaic Bank:
    • Cooler
    • Monsoon
    • Felt
    • Expand
    • Hollow
    • Draft
    • Cannons
    • Mishap
    • Terra
    • Orion
  • Cherubic Bank:
    • Lifeling
    • Atom
    • Mirage
    • The Centre
    • Peace
    • Harmony
    • Cromo
    • Treaty
    • Home
    • Clear
  • Charybdis Bank:
    • Flux
    • Grained
    • Ion
    • Banish
    • Founder
    • Creator
    • Plush
    • Envious
    • Hope
    • Highway
  • Seraphic Bank:
    • Cosmos
    • Stellar
    • Waves
    • Elevate
    • Nukem
    • The Core
    • Liquids
    • Stratos
    • Flounder
    • Nowhere
  • Bonus Synth Ensembles:
    • Bulbul Tarang Ensemble
    • Hang Drum Ensemble
    • Mandolin Ensemble
    • Steel Guitar Ensemble
    • Ukulele Ensemble
  • 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.
  • The AGE Bundle requires 55 GB of Hard Drive Space
  • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • Sample resolution: 96 Khz / 24 Bit stereo .wav, .ncw format
  • Format(s): Kontakt