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 will be checking the Berlin Character Strings bundle by Orchestral Tools. This new release for the SINE Player includes 3 ports of sample libraries formerly designed for Kontakt, offered at a reduced price: Berlin Special Bows 1 and 2, along with Berlin First Chairs.
Today we will be checking Berlin Symphonic Strings, a new addition to Orchestral Tools’ acclaimed Berlin product line. Berlin Symphonic Strings features full symphonic string sections of 18 first violins, 16 second violins, 14 violas, 12 celli, and 8 double basses.
Orchestral Tools just launched a brand-new, free instrument subscription service called SINEfactory. The goal behind SINEfactory is to provide users with free, unique & custom-built instruments for Orchestral Tools’ own sampler engine SINE.
The Inspire SINE Bundle combines the two symphonic orchestral libraries Berlin Orchestra Inspire 1 and Berlin Orchestra Inspire 2, which are designed as a comprehensive sketching tool for modern-day film composers. The samples are taken from Orchestral Tools’ flagship Berlin series and were streamlined for composers with smaller setups or mobile working environments.
In this review, we’re having a look at Orchestral Tools’ most ambitious project to date: Junkie XL Brass. Featuring a top-class collaboration and a huge 37-piece orchestral brass section recorded in one of Europe’s finest scoring stages, Junkie XL Brass seeks to set a new standard in orchestral sampling.
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.
Today I’ve got the great pleasure of interviewing award-winning movie, TV and trailer music composer Jacob Yoffee on how he got started in…