Acoustic Grand Ensembles AGE Vol. 2

Acoustic Grand Ensembles AGE Vol. 2

$148
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 29,354 Samples. 29.95 GB
  • 10 Microphone Positions/Mixes Per Ensemble
  • 4 Harps, 5 Cimbaloms, 5 Marimbas
  • 6 Windchimes, Bonus Ensembles
  • Unique articulations for each Ensemble
  • 40 Custom Multi-Sampled Synths
  • 40 Custom Ambiences by Steve Tavaglione
  • Delivered by Download
  • Built-In Chaos Effects with X/Y Control
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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AGE Vol. 2 


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

Continuing from the first volume, AGE Vol. 2 contains four new unique Grand Ensembles: a Concert Harp Ensemble, Cimbalom Ensemble, Marimba Ensemble, and Wind Chime Ensemble. All the Grand Ensembles are deeply-sampled with a vast range of articulations. It also includes forty stunning multi-sampled synths derived from the original recordings by the great ambient sound designer Steve Tavaglione, as well as forty custom synths. 

All four 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. 

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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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. 2 contains ten different microphone positions divided across two patches (Main and Spot), making the instruments more CPU friendly and giving you a quicker workflow. The flexibility of the main and spot mics allows you to dial in the perfect sound, whether it’s the full Marimba Ensemble or a single Cimbalom player!

40 Multi-Samples Synths

Along with the two main patches for the different microphone arrangements, each Ensemble comes with a synthesized patch containing ten custom synths designed to blend perfectly with each Ensemble. AGE Vol. 2 also includes a separate bonus bank of synthesized ambiences by the master sound designer Steve Tavaglione.

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

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 Microphones Positions 

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

5 Spot/Divisi Microphones Positions 

  • Spot 1 
  • Spot 2 
  • Spot 3 
  • Spot 4 
  • Spot 5 

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. 2 requires 30GB of Hard Drive Space 
  • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended 
  • Sample resolution: 96 Khz / 24 Bit stereo .wav, .ncw format