Sonokinetic has announced the release of Capriccio for Kontakt and Kontakt Player, their biggest orchestral library to date, which complements their classical orchestra line.
Sonokinetic say they had conductor Petr Pololanik "approach the limits" of his Capellen orchestra for these recording sessions, and the "resulting energy, drive and power really comes across in each and every sample".
Each phrase has been carefully treated from conception through production to implementation in the final instrument, to make sure it would work as a whole, and be as widely usable as possible. You can use Capriccio as a base for your composition, or to complement your existing piece, using only bits and pieces. It can be really loud and awe-inspiring, or gently set the mood.
If you are familiar with Sonokinetic's previous orchestral instrument 'Grosso', Capriccio's user interface should look quite familiar. The basic structure of the instrument is the same, using 4 presets each divided in 3 layers, but there are many innovations within Capriccio that will make working with this library even more intuitive and flexible.
Highlights include the 'phrase offset' slider, separate volume setting for release tails and MIDI drag/drop from the score view in the interface, straight into your DAW.
Sonokinetic say that with Capriccio they've brought phrase-based sampling up to date. You can use the power of the Capriccio interface to harmonise, syncopate, offset and blend every one of the 38,000 samples.
All phrases for Capriccio are composed in 4/4, with straight 8th and 16th notes. They have also included a 'runs' instrument with strings and woodwinds runs, a playable multi-sampled percussion patch and a melodic percussion instrument containing Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells and Piano phrases.
Capriccio is available for Native Instruments Kontakt and Kontakt Player 5.1 and up. A free download of the Kontakt Player sampler and their Service Center application can be found on the Native Instruments website.
Capriccio is available now from www.sonokinetic.net/products/classical/capriccio/ at the special price of €249.90. After 1 week the price will return to normal at €299.90.
In Details: www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2nIQ6W-AzQ
Harmonic Shift, MIDI Drag and Drop and extras: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPEF6C-SC28
Tempo Syncing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUnEkKFxqJA
Multi Sampled Percussion: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z1kE9VDpUk