INCLUDED: WOODS OF THE WILD
Focusing on a complete and extended woodwind section with impressive articulations like triple tongues and rips and trills, WOODS OF THE WILD adds an element of mystery and emotion that only woodwinds can provide. The expansion also includes mallets and other wooden drums and percussion.
INCLUDED: HORNS OF HELL
THE HORNS OF HELL pack a powerful horn section into THE ORCHESTRA dynamic. With 65 expressive brass articulations, 120 incredible and powerful presets and a full, a massive organ library, and our profoundly diabolic Evil Brass, it is truly made to be felt.
INCLUDED: STRINGS OF WINTER
Performed by the 41-piece European String Orchestra, STRINGS OF WINTER features the wonderful and unique Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble and brings an aesthetic and poetic touch that includes over 60 unique articulations spread over 7 different instruments.
In THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 3, you can now create your own individual musical patterns in addition to the standard options. These sequences can be edited individually, giving you the freedom to create more detailed compositions.
Pure Performance Legato
We are proud to introduce a completely redesigned performance legato engine. This allows you to play both fast true legato and staccato runs without any problems, as the engine can distinguish between both articulations without the need for keyswitches.
Main Page: Voicing Selection
The Ensemble NKI was updated with a new and improved Voicings selection. You can assign which instrument plays which note of the chord to allow for more realistic ensemble sounds. Or you can choose from our new 90 pre-arranged Voicings. The Ensemble Engine is just like having a real-life orchestrator working for you.
Additional presets and multi-instruments
Explore the presets to take the best advantage of THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 3 and understand how the Voicings (208 presets), Rhythms (239 presets), and Animated Orchestra presets (223 presets) create complex, intertwining passages with the 5-part arranging engine. THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 3 also comes with updated Voicings that include and combine the expansion libraries together in expressive new ways.
All New Preset Browser
Introduced in THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 2 was the new Preset Browser. Explore the massive selection of presets with intuitive filters and categories. Finding the right preset for your mood or preferred style in an orchestra VST has never been easier.
By popular demand, we created a MIDI-Export feature for THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE and have carried it over to the latest edition. Patterns and arrangements generated by the Ensemble Engine can be exported onto separate MIDI tracks, opening up endless possibilities in your creations.
More requested features
We also revisited the original Ensemble Engine, implementing smaller but highly-requested features like a switchable and wider GUI and more MIDI controller assignment options.
THE CORE – THE ENSEMBLE ENGINE
Create pulsating rhythms and inspiring full arrangements with simple chords and without using any pre-recorded phrases. At the heart of THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 3 is the Ensemble Engine, which allows this inspiring dance of instruments and rhythms to unfold before your very eyes with only the press of a chord.
- 3 independent arpeggiators and 2 velocity envelopes can be assigned to create vivid and powerful orchestral voicings
- NEWCreate and customize your own patterns through the sequencer designer.
- Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.
- Every slot can be assigned to one of five different modules.
- Assign percussion to the arpeggiator to create pulsating rhythms.
- NEW Improved Voicings selection. Assign which instrument plays which note of the chord to allow for more realistic ensemble sounds. Or you can choose from our 90 pre-arranged Voicings.
Orchestral Voicings include various playable arrangements of instruments that create the fullest and richest orchestral sound.
Orchestral Rhythms presets bring you cinematic and expressive rhythms that take full advantage of the Ensemble Engine.
Making full use of all the possibilities of the Ensemble Engine, the Animated Orchestra presets are for the most complex and magical musical ideas.
EXPORT YOUR CUSTOM PERFORMANCE
Drag and drop MIDI to your DAW. Once you have been inspired by a preset or have created your own complex arrangement, drag and drop your passage right from the Kontakt orchestra nki to your DAW. Unleash the power of the Customizer Engine onto your personal template, change notes, combine different patterns, and make them your own.
TAKE FULL CONTROL OVER THE ENSEMBLE
Work quickly and intuitively with our straightforward user interface.
On the Engine page you can access all individual controls for each of the five instrument modules. Short notes can be arranged with the arpeggiators and our sequence designer, while sustained notes can be shaped with the velocity envelope. Create the orchestral voicings as you need them and let the magic happen.
The arpeggiator creates fascinating melodic patterns to give your project a rich and lively orchestral feeling. Change the pattern of the arpeggiator with the rhythm stepper. If needed, you can modify almost every parameter to stay in full control of your orchestral voicing.
NEW SEQUENCE DESIGNER
The Sequence Designer is included in the arpeggiator. This allows you to create in detail your own musical passages. Instead of following the specific styles of preset arpeggios, create your own and make it as complex as you’d like.
Shape your sustain sounds with the Velocity Envelope, adding to your sound a recurring dynamic movement from a sustained note. The centerpiece is the envelope shape, which can be drawn freely.
PLAY OVER 280 INSTRUMENTS / ARTICULATIONS FREELY
Create full and detailed orchestrations from scratch. Play your ideas and your melodies freely with countless single instruments. Included are all standard sections and articulations from a symphonic orchestra, including percussion as well as tonal percussion (Marimbaphone, Vibraphone, Xylophone and Glockenspiel) and as a bonus: choir, piano, cembalo, celesta and a massive church organ.
PURE PERFORMANCE LEGATO
With our Pure Performance Legato technology, you can play both fast true legato and staccato runs without any problems, as the engine can distinguish between both articulations without the need for keyswitches. Special attention was paid to the integration of the true legato transitions, fitting each of the more than 400 transitions per instrument independently into the intervals in a way that allows for a very smooth and playable legato.
There are full playable orchestral multis for single articulations that work perfectly for quick sketching and layering.
Orchestral Rhythm and Animated Orchestra Multis combine multiple instances of the Ensemble Engine to create even more complex patterns.