Channel Robot has released Orchestral Dust, a dual voice ROMpler aimed at orchestral pad and under-score sounds. Orchestral Dust features version 2.5 of granular engine AGRA and uses granular synthesis and is designed to produces sounds in the "orchestral" area.
Orchestral Dust features 12 different multi-sampled orchestral instruments - and each has a set of articulations and ensemble sizes.
Orchestral Dust allows independent maximum control over the grain playback for each voice. You can select gain (volume), audio file position and pitch of each grain, and within each of these you can set up your own loops for modulating and evolving sounds.
Orchestral Dust also includes many "classic" synthesis controls, like Attack, Release and filters, as well as a set of classic granular engine controls, like grain size (length), grain density (Rate), grain stereo spread (Width).
Alongside these features Orchestra Dust has a set of effects tracks and gates. There's a send effects rack (with 4 different slots). There are also 4 convolution spaces for each voice, Overhead, Room, Studio and Hall.
Orchestral Dust is available for Kontakt 5.8.1 and above and comes with nearly 3,000 multi-sample files and over 60 snapshots.
Price: £16.25 at Kontakthub.com