London Contemporary Orchestra Textures is Spitfire Audio’s second collaboration with the internationally acclaimed ensemble. By combining the group’s unique performance style and unusual combinations of instruments, they created a never-before sampled sound palette of constantly evolving organic textures.
Heavyocity just released another product in their range of modern orchestral virtual instruments: FORZO Modern Brass. Following the successful concept of their Modern Strings range NOVO, FORZO is in essence three libraries in one: a powerful 26-piece orchestral brass section sampled with over 100 articulations, a hybrid engine that masterfully merges traditional brass and sound design and a loop designer that puts over 400 tempo-synced brass loops at your fingertips.
In this review, we’ll have a look at the library’s features and find out together, if FORZO can hold up to its award-winning sibling NOVO.
With their most recent sample library Largo, Dutch sample library developer just released a long-awaited addition to their popular line of phrase-based libraries. Largo (meaning “slow” in Latin) delves into the realm of soaring string melodies, lush woodwind chord ensembles and smooth brass lines – sounds reminiscent of classic film scores and historical features.
Today we’re having a look at Cinematic Composing’s popular online course called Symphonic Virtual Orchestration. Hosted by L.A.-based film music composer and tutor Marc Jovani, the course provides a comprehensive guide to orchestration, recording, mixing and mastering of sample-based orchestral arrangements.