Spitfire Audio has launched Kepler Orchestra, a collection of orchestral sounds tailored for film, TV and game scores. The samples were recorded by a chamber-sized orchestra comprising 40 strings, 13 woodwinds and 19 brass instruments, yielding a total of 54 unique articulations and playing styles.
Kepler Orchestra is formed of are two main GUIs’: System Grid, which gives you access to intuitive articulations and Mercury Synth, for warped sounds. Here are the details:
The entire library is housed in the brand’s System Grid, a descendant of Evo Grid that’s designed as more of an articulation mapping tool. The new Grid is split according to time divisions and tempo-locked to the DAW, enabling you to “quickly create sophisticated combinations of different rhythms”, according to Spitfire Audio.
While you try your hand at crafting complex orchestral rhythms, Kepler Orchestra also does some of the work for you. It has intuitive articulations that are designed to interpret your compositions and let you play them in new, unexpected ways. Below are three unique examples:
- Dopplers: Recreation of the Doppler effect; enables notes to ‘shoot’ by you
- Shards: Inspired by light particles; creates swells of unpredictable sounds
- Momentum: Modelled after light wave interference theory; notes can go from pulsing to accelerating
Besides its System Grid GUI, Kepler Orchestra also includes Mercury Synth, an engine capable of various warped sounds. Mercury Synth packs thirty contrasting sounds designed to add an “extra layer of cosmic depth and atmosphere” to your compositions, according to Spitfire Audio. The brand further adds that the synth’s controls are assignable to your own control surface, letting you take full ownership over the collection’s sounds.
Here’s a full walkthrough of Kepler Orchestra:
Retails at $229 (RRP $299). More info at www.spitfireaudio.com.