Acoustic Grand Ensembles AGE Vol. 1

Acoustic Grand Ensembles AGE Vol. 1

$148
  • 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 Synthesized Ensemble Patches
  • Advanced Chaos FX page
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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AGE Vol. 1


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

The 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. 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, with multiple hall and spot microphones. All the Grand Ensembles are deeply-sampled with a vast range of articulations. AGE Vol. 1 also contains 50 different custom synths that were all designed with the source content. All containing multiple microphone positions. Recorded in the same signature hall as our CAGE (Custom Aleatoric Effects), Libraries. 

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. 

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Hyper Flexible Control

The UI features a wealth of front facing effects and options. The Main UI controls include a footer for quick access to key features, like Attack, Release Tails, Speed, Response, Stereo Spread, and Master Filter. Each instrument can also quickly be flipped on its head by using the available Reverse, Chaos, and Stack options. The X/Y Pads available in the Effects tab offer a brand new way to control a range of built-in effect processes.

Superior Mixing

AGE Vol. 1 contains up to 12 different microphone perspectives. Each is 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 perfect sound for your production. AGE also comes with a wealth of convolution presets!

50 Custom Synths

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

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

Grand Piano Ensemble:  

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 

Acoustic Guitar Ensemble:  

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 

Xylophone Ensemble:  

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 

Glockenspiel Ensemble:  

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 

Tubular Bell Ensemble:  

Full Ensemble Core Articulations: 

  • Sustains 
  • Staccato 
  • Effects 
     

3 Spot Mic Core Articulations: 

  • Sustains 
  • Staccato 
  • Effects 
     

Synthesized Tubular Bells: 

  • Tubular Crickets 
  • Cacophony 
  • Breathing Tube 
  • Beginning 
  • Memory Waves 
  • The Dong 
  • On Sundays 
  • Crystallic 
  • Sky Heaven 
  • For Whom 

Microphones:  

5 Ensemble Hall Microphone Positions 

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

4-7 Spot Microphone Positions (depending on ensemble) 

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

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with the Free Kontakt Player 
  • 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