What is Ensemblia?
ENSEMBLIA is the sound of a modern chamber orchestra that lets you easily write organic and truly natural music. A selected range of classical instruments combined with a fine mix of unique sounds are ready for your cinematic suspense, drama and comedy or even to give a special spice to your pop and R’n’B tracks.
Ensemblia was built to easily create beautiful polyphonic chamber arrangements and textures while you are just playing chords or single notes. We didn´t recorded phrases, a powerful 16step arranger will do it.
Ensemblia can layer up to 7 instruments at the same time and gives you a quick access to a broad range of timbres and tone colors while playing. A special voicing engine will split your notes and chords automatically into separate voices and lets you individually assign them to each particular instrument.
Building Ensemblia we aimed to create a modern minimalistic ensemble sound inspired by composers such as Michael Nyman, Philip Glass or Steve Reich. Ensemblia is a really helpful and inspiring tool for composers.
Which instruments are included?
We recorded a violin, a viola, a cello and a horn in several articulation such as spiccato, staccato, pizzicato and long notes (normal, ponticello, harmonics) – all in up to 5 velocity layer and 4 round robin variations. Beside that, we re-recorded our stock marimba with an additional lower octave and added the Upright Piano, the Baritone Trombone, the Shruti Box, the Bowed Psaltery and the Alto Glockenspiel out of our library.
– Classical: Violin, Viola, Cello, French Horn, Baritone Trombone
– Mallet: Marimba (C2-C5), Alto Glockenspiel
– Additional: Upright Piano, Shruti Box, Bowed Psaltery
Longs and Shorts
Ensemblia comes in two separate patches: „longs“ and „shorts“. The instruments are spread over 7 slots – each of them provide separate mixing and editing options in order to compose the ensemble at your own requirements.
Both patches are delivered with different tabs: a master page where you can choose presets and set several global parameters and a mixer page where you can mix and edit all 7 instruments. Furthermore, the „shorts“ patch is containing an additional arranger page that lets you define and built up polyphonic 16 step patterns.
Both patches are equipped with a voicing engine that lets you easily spread certain voices to particular instruments. While playing notes or chords Ensemblia automatically analyzes your playing and splits all incoming notes into 5 voices which are low – midlow – mid – midhigh – high. You can separately assign these 5 voices to each instrument at your own requirements.
Finally, we added the arranger. It is a powerful 16 step ostinato engine that sets the velocity, the voicing and the octave for each step and instrument separately. The arranger plays the flexible pattern using only notes and chords that you are holding down. As a result you get versatile and inspiring musical patterns and riffs playable in all ranges and speed variations. There are no pre-recorded phrases! Optionally you can play in- or off-sync.
Two Kontakt patches: “longs” and “shorts”
For more details please read the manual.
Kontakt 4.22 full version is required
The pricing is 179 EUR