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Orchestral Ensemble Essentials

by ProjectSAM

Put the power of an orchestra inside Live, with expert multisamples of strings, brass, and woodwinds.

In-depth

There’s nothing like the sound of an orchestral ensemble to set the right tone for your music. Startling horns and short string stabs bring up the tension, while slow, sustained bowing and fluttering woodwinds establish a more elegant atmosphere. The only problem with orchestral sounds is that you normally need an actual orchestra to get them.

Enter the ProjectSAM Orchestral Ensemble Essentials. Gorgeously multisampled and custom-built for Ableton Live, OEE features a robust selection of close-mic string, brass and woodwind ensemble sounds and one-shot orchestral effects samples from the industry-standard Symphobia series - giving you the power of an orchestra on your computer.

Is it live or is it Live?

Beyond just sampling the sounds, OEE also picks up the natural placement of the instruments in an orchestra. Use the Stereo Macro featured in the ready-to-use Instrument Racks to preserve the pristine placement of the sounds, or add your own stamp to it with effects. For maximum realism, Orchestral Ensemble Essentials includes multiple articulations such as staccato, pizzicato, tremolo, and spiccato.  Intelligently-mapped Macros allow for both quick switching between these articulations, and highly musical crossfades during held notes (such as fading from a sustained string ensemble to a tremolo string ensemble or adding a lower octave for extra body) are also possible. For even more variety, several instruments include doublings, such as piano and xylophone. 

Orchestral Ensemble Essentials is designed for a vast range of musical situations, from film scoring to hip-hop to experimental filtering and effects chopping. Think of Orchestral Ensemble Essentials as a plug-and-play orchestra at your fingertips - or add Live’s effects to make something entirely new. Whatever you do with OEE, there’s no session booking required.

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