Big Fish Audio has released Tension: Orchestral FX & Elements, a large collection of short ensemble and section phrases and percussion one-shots in NNXT, EXS24, Kontakt 5 and MachFive 3 formats.
Tension is "the perfect resource for quickly adding that orchestral flare you are looking for in your next cinematic score". It includes orchestral gems like runs, stabs, rips, bends, flutters, risers, clusters, and more. In total, you'll find 100 patches / 2.89 GB of content (duplicated for each format). For example, when opening the strings clusters patch you won't just find one or two samples, but multiple variations of string section clusters all across the keyboard. In addition, a large collection of percussion one-shots have been included to round out this collection.
Tension has been formatted for Kontakt 5, MachV 3, EXS24, and Reason 7. The patches are organized in six main categories: Orchestral Sections, Combinations, Tutti, Cues, Bends, and Reverses. In addition, the Kontakt version also has a bonus section of "merged instruments" as well as over 30 multis combining various effects to create an even larger palette of unique and inspirational content.
Price: $ 149.95.
A full version of Kontakt 5.3.1 or MachFive 3 is required for the Kontakt and MachFive patches. These patches are not compatible with the free Kontakt Player or UVI Workstation. The NN-XT and Combinator patches were made in Reason 7.1.