After almost a year of silence and anticipation, there’s finally news on the Orchestral Tools / Junkie XL collaboration! The company launched a new site with lots of details on the upcoming JXL Brass library, announced a release date and initiated a special Pre-Order discount.
Berlin-based developer Orchestral Tools recently released Berlin Con Sordino Strings. This new sample library features real, muted string recordings, and includes numerous bowing techniques and deeply-sampled articulations for all string sections.
hythm, even slow down and reverse the orchestra as it plays? And what if you could do so in a way that sounds completely organic? That’s what Orchestral Tools set out to do with their innovative TIME macro and TIME micro libraries.
Today we will be checking out an exciting new release by Orchestral Tools: Andea. Made in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Richard Harvey, who contributed to The Lion King, Interstellar, and Mulan among many others, this library offers dozens of interesting instruments from Central and South America that have been featured in countless movies in recent years.
Today we’ll answer the question of whether you can compose an entire trailer music piece using only one single sample library (spoiler alert: damn yes, you can!)
Today we will be checking out the Berlin Series Main Collections bundle. This new SINE release by Orchestral Tools includes the company’s four…
Orchestral Tools has released a new entry-level orchestral instrument in collaboration with Berklee College of Music. Berlin Orchestra Created with Berklee features the same recorded samples from Orchestral Tools’ acclaimed flagship Berlin Series instruments.
The collaboration between Orchestral Tools and Tom Holkenborg alias Junkie XL gave birth to the excellent JXL Brass in late 2019 (now called Tom Holkenborg’s Brass). Today we will be reviewing the second chapter of this joint venture, Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion. The library is advertised as being an exact copy of the actual samples Tom has been using in his blockbuster scores for years. It also promises to give incredible dynamic range and add huge power to tracks.
Today we will be checking out Tallinn – Baltic Voices and Strings, an exciting recent addition to Orchestral Tools’ catalog of sample libraries. Recorded in St. Nicholas church in Estonia’s capital, this library aims to provide inspiring samples that cover a minimalist and “Nordic” musical approach.
Today we have the pleasure to review the Berlin Woodwinds Soloists bundle. This new bundle includes the two former Berlin Woodwinds Expansions B & C, now known as Berlin Woodwinds Soloists 1 & 2. Orchestral Tools recently ported them to their own SINE player format.