Bitwig tells us that this year they are saying "Happy holidays" in the form of a high-quality free sound package from Bitwig and Orchestral Tools. They say that it's called Orchestral Strings, and it brings the sounds of a world-class symphony into Bitwig Studio. Here's the details in their own words...
Orchestral Strings contains top-of-the-line recordings by esteemed virtual instrument-makers Orchestral Tools, a leading creator of premium symphonic sample collections and virtual instruments for professional composers, such as the Berlin Series and Tom Holkenborg's Brass and Percussion.
The samples included in Orchestral Strings were recorded by a string ensemble on the scoring stage at the famous Teldex Studio in Berlin, one of the world's preeminent classical music recording studios thanks to its historic location, its unique collection of vintage microphones and its legacy of engineering expertise. Germany's top orchestras have performed and recorded at this location since the building was constructed as a concert venue for groups like the Berlin Philharmonic in 1890 and then its post-War days as Teldec Studios.
Inside Orchestral Strings you'll find various articulations and notes of plucks, sustained bows and accents, already organized into categories like Pizzicato and Tremolo in the Bitwig Sampler. They're also incorporated into a variety of creative presets that use Note FX and other processing, so they're ready for composition right out of the box.
Availability and Pricing
For Bitwig Studio license holders with an active Upgrade Plan, the Orchestral Strings sound package is now available for free via Dashboard > Packages > Partner Collection. Required version is Bitwig Studio version 4.1.2 or later.
We're currently running a Winter Special:
Bitwig Studio 299 USD / EUR instead of 399 USD/EUR
Bitwig Studio 16-Track 79 USD/EUR instead of 99 USD/EUR
This is a limited-time offer till January 11, 2022.
About Orchestral Tools
Orchestral Tools makes premium-quality sampled instruments for professional composers. Notable libraries include the Berlin Series, Metropolis Ark, Tallinn, Tom Holkenborg's Brass and Percussion, created in collaboration with composer Tom Holkenborg, and Phoenix Orchestra, created in collaboration with composers Harry Gregson-Williams and Richard Harvey. Originally founded in 2005 by Hendrik Schwarzer, Orchestral Tools operates internationally from its base in Germany, with offices in Freiburg and Berlin.
Bitwig is an international music software company based in Berlin with 25 employees. The company was founded in 2009 by four music enthusiasts with extensive experience in the music technology industry and a strong vision about new cutting-edge methods of music production, performance, and collaboration. Bitwig Studio 2 won awards for Best Software of NAMM show 2017 by MusicRadar and Sonic State, was awarded DAW of the Year 2017 by Computer Music Magazine and Best Update 2018 by Future Music Magazine, and in 2019 Bitwig Studio 3 received the Excellence Award 10/10 from Music Tech Magazine and the Computer Music Editor's Choice Award and Performance Award.
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