Even the casual follower of music technology news is likely aware of the complexity of using virtual instruments to create symphonic-style film scores and other orchestral music. Interviews with famous film composers often feature pictures of the sheer number of DAW tracks devoted to even a starter template, not to mention the plethora of articulation options for the various acoustic instruments, each of which is managed with a key-switch or MIDI continuous control message. Some developers, such as the highly respected Vienna Symphonic Library, have come up with ways to let the user move through a matrix of acoustic articulations with a single controller such as a modulation wheel. But it's always been clear that to craft convincing orchestral scores that are convincing, you have to put in at least your 10,000 "Malcolm Gladwell" hours of practice.
Distributed by Best Service, Sonuscore aims to improve the effort-to-reward ratio with The Orchestra, a Kontakt-based virtual instrument. In a nutshell, the options it presents to the user are based on musical attributes and moods as well as the traditional articulations. In addition, multiple animation and arpeggiation options are meant to shorten the journey from musical idea in your mind to completed cue.
Of course we're looking forward to a full review. In the meantime, Best Service has released this informative walk-through video.
The Orchestra is available beginning today for US $399.