The new standard for symphonic samples from the producer of the quadruple FIVE STAR sample CDs “Orchestra” – Petr Siedlaczek. Advanced Orchestra consists of 5 CD-ROMS containing 5,455 samples of all Instruments and instrument groups, as well as a large symphony orchestra. Besides sustained and staccato notes on two dynamic levels, you will also find a series of new and very useful samples which have never been released before. There are numerous characteristics that distinguish this library from others. The most important are: A variety of frequently used phrasings and articulations, which cannot be satisfactorily imitated with normal samples, for example, half or whole tone trills, various grace notes, runs, arpeggios, tremolos, crescandi, glissandi and other events playable in any key or pitch. A collection of unconventional, interesting sounds played on the classical instruments such as scratches, whistles, thumps, buzzes and other effects, which can be technically modified in many ways, adding a new color to your music.
All of the staccato notes and some other events are sampled twice. If a quick repetition of the same note is needed, you can use them alternately. The result is much more natural and not so “mechanical”. The user-friendly CD-ROMS contain numerous, carefully looped samples. The strength of this sound library lies not only for use in classical music or “real sounding” natural structures and arrangements, but also many other types of music. Especially the complex phrasing and articulations, such as runs, trills or glissandi, are suitable for all types of distortion and unorthodox treatment. Use your imagination and experiment. A short sketch demonstrating the potential of this library – titled ‘A Day in a Philharmonic Hall’ – can be heard on the first disc. It consists (with the exception of the drum loop) solely of samples from this library. Using this library, you can now arrange complex and amazingly realistic soundinq structures. More realistic than ever before. The library includes: String Ensembles (instruments: 14 violins, 10 violas, 8 celli, 6 basses). Solo Strings- (instruments: violin, viola, cello & unconventional sounds). Woodwinds (instruments: 3 flutes, solo flute, alto flute piccolo flute, oboe, english horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon. Brass and FX (instruments: 3 trumpets, solo trumpet, piccolo trumpet, 3 trombones, solo trombone, french horns, solo french horn, tuba and solo clarinets).
Percussion & Harp (instruments: cymbals a due, cymbal 24″, cymbal 18″, timpani, gran casa (bass drum), snare drum, large tam-tam (gong), thai gongs (tuned), chinese opera gongs, triangles, vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, orchestra bells (glockenspiel), tubular bells, harp.
Vol 1 – String Ensembles
Instruments: 14 violins 10 violas, 8 celii, 6 basses. Phrasings and articulations*: sustained notes f, sustained notes p, con sordino, short detache 2x. slow glissando, fast glissando, grace notes (ascending/descending. half tone whole tone). short chord, broken chords (major, minor, diminished), arpeggios (major, minor, diminished), runs (major, minor).
Vol 2 – Solo Strings
Instruments: violin, viola, cello & unconventional sounds
Phrasings and articulations*: sustained notes f, sustained notes p, con sordino, short detached 2x. pizzicato 2x, col legno 2x, tremolo f, tremolo pp, crescendo, cresc. tremolo, halftone trill, whole note trill. slow glissando, fast glissando, grace notes ascending/ descending, half tone/whole tone), short chords. broken chords (major, minor, diminished), arpeggios major, minor, diminished), runs (major, minor).
Vol 3 – Woodwinds
Instruments: 3 flutes, solo flute, alto flute, piccolo flute. oboe. english horn, 3 clarinets, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon.
Phrasings and articulations*: sustained notes f, sustained notes p, staccato 2x, grace notes (ascending descending, half tone/whole tone, half tone trill, whole tone trill. crescendo, runs (major, minor), mordents (half tone / whole tone, up- and downwards) turns (minor, major), pickup, flutter tongue.
Vol 4 – Brass & Effects
Instruments: 3 trumpets, solo trumpet, piccolo trumpet, 3 trombones, solo trombone, 4 french horns, solo french horn, tuba.
Phrasings and articulations*: sustained notes f, sustained notes p, staccato 2x, grace notes (ascending descending, half tone/whole tone), half tone trill, whole tone trill, crescendo, runs (major, minor), mordents (half tone whole tone, up- and downwards, pickup, flutter tongue.
Effects & unconventional sounds (examples): short & percussive events, clusters & longer events, short scratches, “Shock Treatment”, “Unsingable Melodies for Everyone”, “Blowing for the Wind”, “An Army of Woodworms”, “Dreaming Monster”, “The Mosquito, or a Summer Night Drama”, “At the Dentist”, “Creaking Door”, “Contrabassoon gets angry. “Car Race”, “An extremely silly Sound” (tuned trumpet mouthpiece), “A breath of a wind player” and many other events
Vol 5 – Percussion & Harp
Instruments: cymbals a due, cymbal 24”, cymbal 18”, timpani, gran cassa (bass drum), snare drum, large tam – tam (gong). thai gongs (tuned), chinese opera gongs, triangles, vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, orchestra bells (glocken- spiel), tubular bells, harp.
Phrasings and articulations*:
percussion: single strokes, tremolo, loisg/mcdiuntshort crescendo, glissando: harp: glissandi long, medium and short / major, minor, whole tone, diminished, pentatonic and chromatic ascending, descending, up & down; chords-arpeggio, secco / major, minor / mf, pp.
* These are the complete phrasings and articulations used in this particular Volume; however, they may vary from instrument to instrument!