Orb Composer - Generative music app

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KVRist
81 posts since 10 Sep, 2015

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:14 am

Just got a mail that Orb Producer Suite 3.0 is released. Does not look too shabby.

https://www.orb-composer.com/orb-producer-suite/

I just go through their video's about upgrade now, to see if it's worth the upgrade price...

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KVRAF

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4306 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:37 am

Well, the video about upgrade doesn't do it for me. New features" are rarely used. Lyrical melodies may do something for me, or may not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Also, new "improved" chord engine doesn't mean much.

Seriously, Orb Composer had a plenty of advanced options that could be used here, just in a more streamlined fashion. In particular, it generated great legato melodies suitable for flute etc.
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KVRian
869 posts since 10 Jul, 2018

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:43 pm

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:37 am
Well, the video about upgrade doesn't do it for me. New features" are rarely used. Lyrical melodies may do something for me, or may not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Also, new "improved" chord engine doesn't mean much.

Seriously, Orb Composer had a plenty of advanced options that could be used here, just in a more streamlined fashion. In particular, it generated great legato melodies suitable for flute etc.
Trained on a different data set though? They iirc used actual classical musicians (flautists, etc.) for Orb Composer. IDK what they used for Orb Producer but at least for the previous versions I didn't like the examples---especially the synth melodies---enough to even bother demoing. (Crappy old-fashioned French EDM music?) Should give this one a chance though I guess....

KVRian
1442 posts since 13 Jan, 2014

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:33 pm

I think it is a nice update/upgrade. The GUI is much better to work with and one of my main requests - to be able to generate/play different parts as a whole song - is fullfilled with the possibility to chain parts.

And generating a whole new song in all modules with the main generation button really produces nice results for me to get started with and could then be finetuned in the single modules. It seems a little bit like starting to bring that Orb Composer concept into the Orb producer a little.

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KVRist
47 posts since 13 Mar, 2020

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:26 am

benjamind wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:50 pm
They say it's coming back, but I'm not sure if I believe it.
The website www.orb-composer.com has the section "Knowledge base".
The word "composer" cannot be found there.

They should at last fix the bugs.
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KVRAF
5406 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Post Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:08 am

Wonder if they will have a BF sale.

KVRAF
5406 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:40 am

Yes, Jim, BF sale will be on 11/26 per Hexachords email.

KVRAF
5406 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:35 pm

Sale is on. Does Orb Synth come with Orb Producer Suite, or do you have to purchase it separately?

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KVRian
1429 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from USA

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:42 pm

Musical Gym wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:35 pm
Sale is on. Does Orb Synth come with Orb Producer Suite, or do you have to purchase it separately?
Orb Synth is actually built right into each individual plugin of Orb Producer Suite (accessible via the Synth tab in each plugin). As a stand-alone wavetable virtual instrument, I think Orb Synth is unremarkable (heck, they had a promo in which it was offered for a $1).
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