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Sonuscore The Orchestra



Sonuscore The Orchestra

Best Service and Sonuscore are proud to present a breakthrough Virtual Instrument for orchestral composition.  The Orchestra.

The Orchestra is a revolutionary all-in-one 80 player orchestral library whose heart is a breakthrough Ensemble-Engine that empowers you to convert your ideas into music. It is both simple and incredibly fast. With The Orchestra Sonuscore has found a way to revolutionize the process of composing complex orchestrated music. It’s a new simplicity, a more natural approach to cope with multifaceted orchestral colors and rhythms.

The idea behind The Orchestra
Orchestral libraries have become more and more complex over the last years. Developers captured every nuance of symphonic orchestras in countless different articulations. But with a tight deadline, having endless possibilities is not necessarily a good thing. With this library, Sonuscore brings to life a simplistic approach to orchestral composition, giving you both innovative tools to create quick ensemble sketches with minimal effort or write complex orchestral arrangements in all detail. Paint your orchestral canvas in as broad or as detailed strokes as you want. Your ideas, your music – all in one instrument.

The core – The ensemble engine
The Ensemble Engine works through a number of independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes, heavily inspired by our Sonuscore Origins-Series. Create pulsating rhythms and even inspiring full arrangements from any combination of notes. All of this without relying on prerecorded phrases – you have the full control. It will work, no matter what chord or note you play. With minimum loading times, a vast amount of presets provides you with full ensemble colors right out of the box. Independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes create vivid and powerful orchestral colors. Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.

Compose faster with full instrumental groups
Choose from 150 presets in three categories:

• Orchestral Colors
The Orchestral Colors presets are practical combinations of instruments that can be played live on your keyboard.
• Orchestral Rhythms
The Orchestral Rhythms contain simple, useful playable patterns for separate sections of the orchestra that make use of our Ensemble Engine.
• Animated Orchestra
The animated orchestra presets go even further, and create complex orchestrated rhythms from any played note. This is where the magic happens!

Play the instruments freely:
Play your ideas and your melodies freely with the single instrument patches.
Aside from the Ensemble Instrument, The Orchestra also contains 88 single instrument patches for all standard sections and articulations in a symphonic orchestra, including percussion and as a bonus: choir.

Or unleash the full orchestral power with over 60 multi-track patches:
Multis take the Ensemble Engine even further toward instant playability and sound as they load and layer multiple instances of The Orchestra.
There are Full Orchestral Multis for single articulations, that work perfectly for quick sketching and layering.
Animated Multis combine multiple instances of the Ensemble Engine for even more complex patterns.

The samples: rough & edgy – no over polished sound:
The Orchestra was recorded and processed with the intention to sound a bit rougher and more “honest” than the common orchestral Hollywood sound. It offers an alternative and promises straight and powerful sounds, punch and a vivid musical experience.
The instruments for The Orchestra were recorded in Budapest at the renowned Studio 22 in their traditional seating position and mixed and edited with great attention to detail. This way the different sections blend together perfectly in the same room. All essential articulations are available, including playable true legato samples and multiple round robins for short articulations.

Key features:

• Breakthrough Ensemble Engine
• Play freely or create stunning orchestral colors with simple chords
• Complete set of standard articulations for all instruments
• True Legato Interval Sampling
• 150 ready-to-go ensemble presets
• 60 Multi-Rack Patches
• 6.85GB lossles compressed data
• 16500+ individual Samples
• fast loading times
• min. Kontakt Player 5.6.8 required

The Orchestra: The power of a full orchestra at the tip of your fingers

The Orchestra                                      $ 399
The Orchestra – Crossgrade        $ 299

Crossgrade is available for a limited time to registered owners of one of the following  Best Service / Peter Siedlaczek libraries:
• Best Service Complete Orchestra Collection
• Best Service Complete Classical Collection
• ​Best Service String Essentials 2

Chris Hein Solo Violin 1.2


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Chris Hein
Solo Violin 1.2

Chris Hein Solo Violin has been upgraded to Version 1.2 with the addition of a second Solo Violin: “The Italian Violin”.  Chris rented a very old Italian violin made by Augusto Pollastri, which was sold after the recording sessions for $100,000.  €The articulations and functions of the Italian Violin are absolutely the same as the original CH-Solo Violin, but it has a completely different sound. It´s a wonderful sounding instrument, much richer and warmer than the first CH-Solo Violin.

The Italian Violin is now included in Chris Hein Solo Violin version 1.2.
Chris Hein Solo Violin 1.2                        MSRP: €$259.00 

 Registered owners of CH Solo Violin v1.0 or v1.1 can purchase an Update (download ~ 3GB)
Chris Hein Solo Violin 1.2 Update      MSRP:  €$49.00 
Chris Hein Solo Strings Complete, and Upgrades to CHSS, will be enhanced with the inclusion of the new Italian Violin.
Registered owners of CH Solo Strings Complete will find a free Update to Chris Hein Solo Violin 1.2 in their Best Service user account.

Chris Hein Solo Strings



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Chris Hein

Collection of virtual Solo Strings by Chris Hein

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Chris Hein Solo ContraBass


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Chris Hein

Simply the best virtual Solo Contrabass ever created!

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Chris Hein Solo Cello


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Chris Hein

Simply the best virtual Cello ever created!

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Chris Hein Solo Viola


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Chris Hein

Simply the best virtual Viola ever created!

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Eduardo Tarilonte Interview on KVR


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Eduardo Tarilonte
Interview on

Sampling the inner and outer worlds:
An interview with Eduardo Tarilonte

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Eduardo Tarilonte – a new track by Bianca Ban


Chris Hein Solo Violin gets 5 Stars from Sound on Sound Magazine


chris_hein_solo_violinChris Heins’ popular horn, wind, guitar and bass collections are some of the most deeply sampled products on the market and show a remarkable eye for musical detail. The veteran producer has now released Chris Hein Solo Violin, a 2.73GB instrument which runs on the free Kontakt Player (included with the library) and the full version of Kontakt 5.

Read the entire review at SOS


Chris Hein Orchestral Brass Review in The Audio Spotlight



After my recent review of Best Service’s Chris Hein Winds Compact, it’s now time for me to take a closer look at it’s cousin library Chris Hein Orchestral Brass Complete. Both libraries, “Winds” and “Brass” are available in two different versions – “Complete” and “Compact”. Opposed to the Compact version, which comes with only five essential articulations, the Complete version offers a whopping total of 16 articulations per instrument and a lot more control and modulation options I’ll get into detail on later in the review.

Read the entire review at The Audio Spotlight.

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