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Sonokinetic RELEASES "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling [intro price ends 1st July 23:59 CET]

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sonokinetic
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118 posts since 20 Jun, 2009, from Amsterdam

Postby sonokinetic; Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:26 am Sonokinetic RELEASES "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling [intro price ends 1st July 23:59 CET]

Short film featuring Grosso with music composed by Ivan Torrent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7CIsjgEYnE

Grosso is the best instrument we have produced to date. Period.

With Grosso, Sonokinetic BV is changing the paradigm for orchestral phrase-based instruments… again!

Before our Minimal library, the level of control, whilst retaining the authentic sound that live recordings bring to the party, was unheard of. We have gotten so much positive feedback on Minimal that a ‘sequel’ was unavoidable. Mere sequels is not what we do though at Sonokinetic, so if you look at what Grosso brings to the table, you will see an evolved entity that is a homo-sapiens to Minimal’s homo-erectus.

We have conceived this instrument from the ground up, using parts of the Minimal engine and re-imagining many other things to accommodate for the added flexibility Grosso brings to the table.

The main difference, apart from the obviously upbeat nature of the recorded material and the addition of a choir part and a taiko and non-melodic percussion section, is that we split out the orchestral sections into more parts. Strings and choir are split in low - mid - high, woodwinds and brass into low and high, percussion into taiko and more traditional orchestral percussion. All of these elements have been carefully composed to work well with all of the others, resulting in millions of possible combinations of sounds.

To top off the collection we have added a ‘transition builder’ instrument that is aimed at gluing parts together, and building up towards climaxes. It includes brass and woodwind crescendo chords, and recognises different chord types, like diminished, augmented and dominant 7th. Chords are constructed on the spot from a collection of recorded intervals. This builder instrument also contains percussion and taiko fills, and a fully playable multi-sampled taiko ensemble patch, both as an ensemble and individual drums. Please look at the video to see its capabilities in action.


Content

16 Bit version 12 Gb sample pool, 36000+ samples
24 Bit version 23,4 Gb sample pool, 36000+ samples
6 recorded orchestral sections
    - Strings 52 players
    - Woodwinds 12 players
    - Percussion 6 players
    - Taiko Ensemble 6 players
    - Brass 15 players
    - Choir 40 singers
4 recorded microphone positions
    - Close
    - Decca tree
    - Wide
    - Balcony (Far)
…and a proprietary stereo ‘Tutti’ mix for the ‘lite’ instrument

Individual section controls include
    - Volume
    - Pan
    - Rhythmic Shift double/half/ITM
    - Harmonic Shift
    - Crossfade adjustments

Custom designed interface with score display
Time Machine Pro capability
Custom chord recognition and Harmonic Shift capabilities
‘Intelligent’ Purging system
Native Instruments Kontakt Player Library license
Royalty and copyright free content license
Grosso Reference document (PDF)
Artwork: “Grosso” DVD cover. Designed by Sonokinetic BV
All files in 44.1 kHz, 24 Bit and 16 Bit NCW format.
Programmed for Kontakt 5.1 and up

Demos
https://soundcloud.com/sonokinetic/sets/grosso

Tutorials

Overview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqZrTz64gAY

In Detail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVYdaw3b1ys

Harmonic Shift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyNNib9_zxU

Transition Builder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-By1UioP7WQ

Tempo Sync
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=del9Z91STMk

DAW Cast - Le Avventura Grosso by Sascha Knorr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwU-WoMbZ-E


Grosso is available now from http://www.sonokinetic.net/grosso/

There is an introductory price of 249.90 Euro for 3 weeks, after which, the regular price will be 299.90 Euro

Thank you all and enjoy!
Last edited by sonokinetic on Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:45 pm, edited 3 times in total.
nimaranjbar
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29 posts since 15 May, 2011

Postby nimaranjbar; Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:11 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

Hopefully all will go well. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Timman
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69 posts since 6 Mar, 2014, from Moon

Postby Timman; Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:55 pm Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

Would be nice to see more "behind the scene" stuff, I'm really interesting!
sonokinetic
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118 posts since 20 Jun, 2009, from Amsterdam

Postby sonokinetic; Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:24 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

Timman wrote:Would be nice to see more "behind the scene" stuff, I'm really interesting!


Always happy to oblige :) Some fun back at HQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rineoVM1bI
dsan@mail.com
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2207 posts since 29 Sep, 2005

Postby dsan@mail.com; Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:00 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

Can you tell us will Grosso play like Minimal, in that one will select up to 4(?) sections and then select optional phrases within the section? I'm assuming so since you bill it as the followup to minimal, but can't really tell if this is the case from the current available information.

I'm also curious if you plan any additions to Minimal. I enjoy this instrument and would like to see more phrases added - even it it has to be Minimal 2 (through 16 or course :hihi: )

Thanks!

Happy Musiking!
dsan
My System:
W7, i5, x64, 8Gb Ram
sonokinetic
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118 posts since 20 Jun, 2009, from Amsterdam

Postby sonokinetic; Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:30 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

Hi dsan,

Grosso will be similar to Minimal in function but with even greater flexibility. More details will follow very soon :) Minimal 2 to 16 .. we will see what we can do! :D
dsan@mail.com
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2207 posts since 29 Sep, 2005

Postby dsan@mail.com; Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:58 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

Thanks for the prompt reply!

Looking forward to the information and release :tu:

Happy Musiking!
dsan
My System:
W7, i5, x64, 8Gb Ram
sonokinetic
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118 posts since 20 Jun, 2009, from Amsterdam

Postby sonokinetic; Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:45 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

We went back to the drawing board on this one. Though the Minimal concept is still our foundation, Grosso will enter some new unexplored terrain in sampling. We've put in all our resources and expertise to bring you some revolutionary new features with this library. As soon as we feel comfortable to step out our Alpha version we'll be posting some DAW casts. Expected delivery date has been targeted to end of May. (Though we may deviate a little due to encryption and online-delivery preparation. We want to make sure this one goes as smooth as possible.) And as always; Stay tuned!

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SubsonicArtz
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Postby SubsonicArtz; Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:39 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

It looks like another winner from you at Sonokinetic to me!!! :clap:

Good vibes to you all for the massive work you must be in. :tu:

Can't wait to have more informations about it. :hyper:

Best regards

Fred Nongat
sonokinetic
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118 posts since 20 Jun, 2009, from Amsterdam

Postby sonokinetic; Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:13 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

SubsonicArtz wrote:It looks like another winner from you at Sonokinetic to me!!! :clap:

Good vibes to you all for the massive work you must be in. :tu:

Can't wait to have more informations about it. :hyper:

Best regards

Fred Nongat


Thanks Fred :)

Time for another update!

We're getting there. The five Grosso Instruments are coming together pretty nice and the final part of the puzzle (a new extra feature!) is nearing completion. Here's a peak behind the scenes with our Grosso Interfaces and cover art. We hope to be posting Grosso in action next week so you can hear and see this beauty in all its glory. Native Instruments will be booting up their systems soon to encrypt this library for Kontakt Player format. We'll keep you posted, back to work now, a few final hurdles ahead!

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sonokinetic
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118 posts since 20 Jun, 2009, from Amsterdam

Postby sonokinetic; Wed May 07, 2014 6:41 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

"Grosso" DAW CAST by Sonokinetic.

Get your first peek at our latest brainchild. We're proud to show you this marvelous collection for the first time. The library is with NI for encoding with release later this month (May 2014). Stay tuned for further updates :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_CGBIGywDQ
sonokinetic
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118 posts since 20 Jun, 2009, from Amsterdam

Postby sonokinetic; Thu May 08, 2014 1:35 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling

Very proud to release the first official "Grosso" demo by our master composer Piotr Musial. A grand orchestral sampling library on Epic scale spanning over 6 instrument patches. Full Orchestral strings, full orchestral brass, full orchestral woodwinds, an orchestral percussion and Taiko ensemble, symphonic choir and a unique transitions builder covering woodwinds, brass and percussion. About 35GB (incl 16 & 24 bit versions). 36000+ samples, 11 instrument patches (incl lite versions of each instrument patch) and Native Instruments Kontakt licensed for Player Version and Library panel. Release between 22nd and 29th of May. (to be announced).The DAW screencast of this composition will be posted next week. Enjoy this and as always, stay tuned!

https://soundcloud.com/sonokinetic/offi ... otr-musial
sonokinetic
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118 posts since 20 Jun, 2009, from Amsterdam

Postby sonokinetic; Mon May 12, 2014 9:39 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling [Official demo added]

Grosso DAW CAST - MEADOWS OF ETHELDEEN

Grandiose orchestral sampling library. Get your second peek at the highly anticipated orchestral library "Grosso"
We're proud to show you this marvelous collection in action for the second time with this unique DAW cast.
Release between May 22nd and May 29th 2014 (to be announced) stay tuned!

Composition and DAW CAST by Piotr Musial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SefPBITKuMQ
dsan@mail.com
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2207 posts since 29 Sep, 2005

Postby dsan@mail.com; Fri May 23, 2014 8:34 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling [Official demo added]

sonokinetic wrote:Release between May 22nd and May 29th 2014 (to be announced) stay tuned!


Bump.....any exciting news to share guys?

Happy Musiking!
dsan
My System:
W7, i5, x64, 8Gb Ram
sonokinetic
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118 posts since 20 Jun, 2009, from Amsterdam

Postby sonokinetic; Fri May 23, 2014 9:12 am Re: Sonokinetic announces "Grosso" Grandiose Orchestral Sampling [Official demo added]

Hi dsan,

We are currently waiting on NI to finish the encoding process at which point we can provide all the release details. Hopefully, it wont be too much longer :)
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