Version: Kontakt 4.2.2 / WAV / 0.5 GB / V1.52
A Modern Chamber Orchestra
£118.85 + VAT
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
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 track or even to give a special spice to your pop and R’n’B tracks.
If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Ensemblia
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.
- Double Bass
- French Horn
- Baritone Trombone
- Marimba (C2-C5)
- Alto Glockenspiel
- Upright Piano
- Bowed Psaltery
- Bowed Guitars
- Magnus Organ
- Shruti Box
- EK 470mk II E-Piano
The new version 1.5. has been generally improved. It includes, amongst other topics, more instruments and presets than the previous version. Below you find a detailed list of changes.
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 highly inspiring tool for composers.
Longs and Shorts
Ensemblia comes in two separate patches: „"longs" and "shorts". The instruments can be spread over 7 slots - each of them provides 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.
What is new in version 1.5?
- The Sound - It is overall brighter and more natural.
- 6 new Instruments - Ensemblia 1.5 has now 17 instruments: a new Double Bass, Bowed Guitars, a Tuba, a Bass Trombone, a Magnus Organ, a Sawtooth synth and a EK-470 mkII Electric Piano.
- 33 More Presets - Ensemblia 1.5 has now 83 presets.
- Improved Interface - The master section has now a freely adjustable humanize knob and a 3 band parametric master EQ. The presets are split into categories and are arranged much clearer.
- Free Assignable Slots - Ensemblia is now equipped with freely assignable slots. Simply select what you want to use from the new instrument view.
- Separate Outs - Just assign each instrument to a separate out and create your individual mix inside your DAW.
- Tempo - Ensemblia 1.5 now provides 2 new swing/ shuffle modes.
- Improved Engine - Generally improvement of the arranger script which allows you now to play the arranger more fluently in „synced“ mode.
Sound on Sound Review
The pattern arranger in the ‘Shorts’ patch allows you to create all sorts of beautiful repeating patterns to create melodic elements, while the ‘Longs’ can provide you with a sustained/legato–style bed to sit underneath it.
Film and Game Composers Review
"I have to say that I love Ensemblia and I love Cinematique Instruments! Ensemblia is THE tool when it comes to intimate organic sounding cues. Ensemblia is not going to cover a whole orchestra – this is simply not the aim! It is inspirational, sounds totally organic, and I am in love with the GUI, the sound, and the idea. The manual is very well written, and the tutorial videos on Youtube help to understand how Ensemblia works within minutes. I personally feel that Cinematique Instruments have given us composers a great tool, and I am sure that I will have lots of fun with it in the future."
Little memory space, but at a same time a very good sound
a fantastic software that sounds brilliantly. A quality here is that it does not need many gigabytes. Many ways to use it. That is a program what I am was looking for...
different, distinctive, curious
Ensemblia leaves a unique but very distinctive mark, with a range of sounds which evoque a slightly twisted version of a chamber orchestra. Good for creating a nostaligic atmosphere with a bit of mystery, but might be a bit too easy to over-use. One star deducted for not being player-compatible - which I would normally expect at this price level and prefer so it appears in the libraries tab.
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