Try-Sound has announced some improvements to its online Test Station, a service by Best Service and SoundsOnDemand providing the ability to test virtual instruments over the internet from the comfort of your living room or studio.
This outstanding and absolutely free service has made a giant step forward. Beside an all new, clearly arranged and elegant web design, Try-Sound is now not only available for Windows users, but also for Apple Mac OS users. The new user interface was enhanced with extended search and filter functions by labels and instruments.
More than 20.000 registered users gave us hundreds of enthusiastic comments and most of their wishes and suggestions have been implemented into the new website.
At this time there are around 50 instruments available. Please expect, many more to come within the next weeks.
Recently added to Try-Sound:
- Cinematique Instruments, Best Service
- Electri6ity, Vir2 by Big Fish
- String Ensembles, Miroslav Vitous
More information: Try-Sound
IK Multimedia has announced the release of NOTION SLE for Miroslav Philharmonik, a special version of the award-winning NOTION3 scoring software by Notion Music that is customized for use with the awardwinning Miroslav Philharmonik orchestral library by IK Multimedia.
NOTION SLE for Miroslav Philharmonik features instrumentation and articulation presets that automatically handle all articulation changes in the background, allowing for very realistic playback directly out of the score. Artists and composers no longer need to spend hours programming presets, templates and articulation changes — they can now simply focus on creating compositions.
As you write and articulate your score, NOTION SLE will follow your instructions and automatically change to the appropriate Miroslav Philharmonik articulation patch during playback to accurately and realistically perform your score. Additionally, you can take full advantage of NOTION’s live performance features and conduct the full orchestra with an unmatched level of control.
Also included is a 32 stereo channel. Virtual, full mixing console that facilitates mixdown of the score, eliminating the need for an additional DAW. Full export controls are included for producing MusicXML, audio and MIDI.
Notion SLE for Miroslav Philharmonik is available to purchase for $89 USD / 69 EUR (excl. taxes).
Note: The IK Miroslav Philharmonik Orchestral sound workstation is sold separately. To use Notion SLE, you must have Miroslav Philharmonik installed on your computer.
More information: IK Multimedia / NOTION SLE
Time+Space has announced the release of String Ensembles: Composer’s Dream, a sample library featuring string ensembles from Miroslav Vitous.
Versatility, elegance, and immediacy: from the legendary artist, composer and string virtuoso Miroslav Vitous comes the breakthrough String Ensembles virtual instrument. This collection, “a composer´s dream,” brings a stunning level of elegance and expressiveness to the world of orchestral strings.
String Ensembles: Composer’s Dream features
- Two different ensembles are included:
- Large Orchestra (24 violins, 14 violas, 12 celli, and 9 basses)
- Chamber Ensemble (14 violins, 8 violas, 5 celli, and 4 basses)
- Individual control of each instrument section.
- Multiple articulations are included, such as long sustained notes, detaches, legatos, staccato, tremolo, sforzando, sul pont, and more.
- Extensive custom programming yields unique results that distinguishes Miroslav’s String Ensembles from any other string library.
- Sections respond musically and flexibly according to the performance of the player, automatically alternating samples and providing an unprecedented degree of realism and vitality.
- The library is designed to be extremely easy to use; simply load up the desired patch and begin creating beautiful string arrangements.
- Includes Best Service Engine sample player.
String Ensembles: Composer’s Dream for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for £899 GBP / €999 EUR.
More information: Time+Space / String Ensembles: Composer’s Dream