Featuring over 550 different playing styles performed by professional instrumentalists and recorded in the world-renowned IRCAM Institute, IRCAM Solo Instruments presents a vivid and detailed exposé of 16 orchestral instruments. Each instrument includes both standard playing styles and numerous advanced and experimental articulations, providing a sophisticated and creative sound resource for modern composers and producers looking for more natural, varied and unique instrumental sounds. IRCAM Solo Instruments allows users to go beyond the basic playing styles presented in typical sample libraries, adding depth and detail that's simply not available elsewhere.
Building on decades of expertise and research in acoustics and sound recording, UVI and IRCAM recruited the finest musicians, artistic directors and engineers available to produce IRCAM Solo Instruments. A massive endeavour, years in the making, we're proud to present to you this seamless blend of traditional and experimental techniques. Old world instruments meet new world performers in this deep and profound library exploring the broader spectrum of sounds possible from these beloved instruments.
With IRCAM Solo Instruments we've modernized this powerful library with numerous feature and QoL enhancements, including improvements to core scripting, sample library, playability, performance controls and expression, and workflow and usability improvements thanks to an all-new user interface.
Performance – oriented
IRCAM Solo Instruments makes tremendous use of key switch groups, allowing you to seamlessly navigate the different tones that each instrument is capable of. Certain groups also include special parameters unique to their category, such as stringed instruments, which were recorded string by string, allowing you to choose which string you would like to play a note on via the key switch, for maximum control over timbre.
An all-new user interface dramatically enhances the aesthetics and usability of IRCAM Solo Instruments, placing everything you need in an intuitive, clearly organized and modern panel. From the new Keyswitch HUD to improved performance and effect sections, the new design simplifies and improves use across all instruments.