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Acoustic Grand Ensembles Bundle

$198
  • 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
  • Unique articulations for each Ensemble
  • 40 Custom Ambiences by Steve Tavaglione
  • 90 Custom Multi-Sampled Synths
  • Built-In Chaos Effects with X/Y Control
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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Acoustic Grand Ensembles Bundle 


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

The AGE Bundle contains nine custom grand ensembles, Concert Harps, Cimbaloms, Marimbas, Wind Chimes, Grand Pianos, Acoustic Guitars, Tubular Bells, Xylophones, Glockenspiels, as well as ninety custom synths and forty Ambiences.  

All nine Ensembles contain four carefully placed hall-based microphone perspectives (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 hall-based microphones; and ‘Spot,’ which includes the Spot microphones. 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, including core articulations (such as Sustains, Staccato, and so on), and unique articulations for some ensembles (for example, Glissandi, Clusters, Tremolo and effects). 

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 their own. They become something much more than the sum of their parts, and we invite you to experience it all with us! 

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Flexibility & 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

Each ensemble 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!

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 augment the sound of the ensemble beautifully. The distinct sounds can be easily used in a wide range of productions.

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 

Harp Ensemble:  

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 

Cimbalom Ensemble:  

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 

Marimba Ensemble:  

Full Ensemble Hall Core Articulations: 

  • Soft Mallets 
  • Hard Mallets 
  • Tremolo 
  • Savage 
     

5 Spot Positions Core Articulations: 

  • Soft Mallets 
  • Hard Mallets 
  • Tremolo 
  • Savage 
     

Synthesized Marimbas: 

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

Wind Chime Ensemble:  

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 

Tavaglione Synths and Bonus Ensembles:  

Custom Synths created by Steve Tavaglione: 

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 Ensembles: 

  • Hang Drum Ensemble 
  • Mandolin Ensemble 
  • Ukulele Ensemble 
  • Steel Guitar Ensemble 
  • Bulbul Tarang Ensemble 

Microphones:  

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 

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 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. 
  • 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