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 The Total Composure Orchestra by Xtant Audio is Soundware (e.g. samples or presets that load into other products).
The Total Composure Orchestra The Total Composure Orchestra
Product The Total Composure Orchestra
Developer Xtant Audio
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags OrchestralKontakt InstrumentOrchestral BrassOrchestral StringsOrchestral WoodwindPercussion
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
System Requirements
• Full version of Kontakt 4.2.3 +
• 600 MB disk space
Audio Demos
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionNone
Other / Unknown

The Total Composure orchestra (TCO) is a full orchestral sample library created using only samples that are in the public domain. Total Composure is the first to offer such a library exclusively for the Kontakt format; making use of Kontakt's scripting capabilities to greatly enhance the playability, realism, and functionality of these public domain samples.

The scripting aims to provide similar functionality across the different instrument groups, whatever the instrument; while more specific settings play to the strength of each instrument.

Most of the instruments only contain one set of samples per articulation, and some only have one recorded dynamic layer – this is one of the many limitations we have found with using public domain samples. We have overcome these issues using a variety of physical modelling techniques that enhance the audio material. Using dynamic filters and intelligent repetition scripting we have removed the limitation of single dynamic recordings and solitary sample sets.

Although we have put a lot of work into this product it is important to remember that at its core are the samples provided free of charge by a small number of people. Total Composure has gathered these samples from various locations and brought them all to one place where they can be used together. There are over 1500 samples in this library totalling more than 1.5 GB but we have used Kontakt's lossless compression to crunch the size to less than 500MB.

The TCO is currently available from download.com (CNET):


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Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By pR0bL3m
January 4, 2020

I Have Native Maschine and Kontakt 6. How Do I Properly Install It To My Programs. Please Do A Tutorial on How To Install or Drag and Drop It To Kontakt or MK2. This Would Be A Great Help To So Many People.

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Discussion: Active
14 September 2013 at 9:04am

The sample-library do not work. After 30 minutes contact-player will switch all instrumentes to demo-mode. That means, you cannnot use it anymore.

Die Sample-Library funktioniert nicht. Nach 30 Minuten schaltet der Kontakt-Player alle Instrumente in den Demo-Modus, d. h. sie sind nicht mehr benutzbar.

8 August 2014 at 9:17pm

It works fine for me. I load the instruments via the file browser, rather than loading a library.

This is some beautiful work, and worth getting even if you have professional versions of the instruments.

Thanks to Xtant Audio.

19 December 2014 at 7:35am

If you're only able to use this instrument for 30 minutes before it switches to "Demo Mode, " it means you need the full version of Kontakt, not the Kontakt Player. Always figure out whether Kontakt instruments need the full version or not before downloading them.

24 January 2015 at 10:23pm

Full version of Kontakt comes with VSL samples that are top libraries. Why would I use Total Composure if I have VSL?

4 August 2015 at 9:49pm

Download.com is becoming a source of malware, and doesn't allow direct downloads anymore (instead, forces us to download an "installer" that tries to convince us to install other things). Please use some other host (like Drop Box) that allow direct download.


22 September 2015 at 8:18pm

With the kind permission of Xtant Audio, I've uploaded it on archive.org: https://archive.org/details/TheTotalComposureOrchestraV1.0 .

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The Total Composure Orchestra

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