Sonokinetic has released Maximo, a new Kontakt Player instrument that fills a space in Sonokinetic's phrase-based orchestral line-up that they say many composers working in media have been waiting for.
Sonokinetic have again used their unique approach to phrase-based instruments when creating Maximo, so all of the stuff you would expect in a Sonokinetic phrase-based instrument is there.
Using Sonokinetic's MIDI drag and drop functionality doubling the orchestral phrases with a synth for that hybrid sound has never been easier. The full score is also available within the interface so you can peek under the hood and see what's going on compositionally with the phrases you are using and how the sound coming out of your speakers has been achieved.
Expanding the brass section and having them play their lungs out was a very visceral experience for Sonokinetic and they think it translates really well to the finished product.
For the strings and woodwinds the emphasis is on the lower side of things too, with 8 double basses, 16 celli, 6 bassoons and a contrabassoon.
Tutorial Overview: YouTube.com/watch?v=Uq53sP3Xljs
There are more videos including a detailed tutorial and DAW screen cast available on the product page.
Maximo is compatible with the free Kontakt Player and is available for Kontakt 5.1+ and Kontakt 5.5.2+ (including NKS). It is available for the introductory price of €199,90 (from €249,90) for the next 2 weeks from sonokinetic.net/products/instruments/maximo