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Orchestral Disorder is a collection of presets for Apple Logic
Pro inspired by orchestras. The concept behind the sound set was
not to closely emulate acoustic instruments, but rather to explore
the possibilities of orchestral timbres without human limitations
or purist biases. Featuring three main components, the multi-format
product includes files for the Sculpture and ES2 synthesizers, as
well as Channel Strips.
With an extremely vast range of timbres and performance interactivity,
the Sculpture component of the sound set was designed with the goal of
exploring the possibilities of the instrument beyond the type of
unique sounds that it is adept at producing. Extensive use of String
and Object parameter modulation, Morph, and Jitter, to name a few, are
all incorporated in creating impressionistic renderings of orchestral
tones crossed with elements that are chaotic, unnatural, and jarring.
The Sculpture component of the sound set comprises of 100 files.
Categories include "Violin", "Cello", "Double Bass", "Timpani", and
"Noise", each of which consists of 20 files. The string instrument
categories are further divided into subcategories "Arco" and
In contrast to the idiosyncratically organic character of Sculpture,
the ES2 presets of Orchestral Disorder harness the precision and
flexibility of the instrument. In shaping these sounds, elements such
as Digiwaves, noise LFOs, and random value modulation sources were
manipulated to simultaneously simulate the naturalistic attributes of
instruments and contort familiar timbres to abstraction.
The ES2 component of the sound set comprises of 50 files. Categories
include "Choir", "Organ", "Theremin", and "Turntable", each of which
consists of 10 files, with the exception to "Choir", which contains 20
files. The "Choir" category is further divided into subcategories
"Female" and "Male".
The "Turntable" files are noise instruments inspired by scratching.
These presets echo sonic and interactive attributes of vinyl
scratching with the advantages of MIDI control.
Channel Strip settings
Included in the form of Channel Strip settings are 25 ambiences and
textural modifiers built from Logic Pro plug-ins, which were designed
to extend the sonic range of the Sculpture and ES2 presets of
Orchestral Disorder. These files employ extreme settings and atypical
routing of effects to radically alter the source audio. The Channel
Strip component is made up of two categories, "Ambience" and
"Distortion". The "Ambience" category is further divided into
subcategories "Non-rhythmic" and "Rhythmic", both of which consist of
10 files. The ?Distortion? category contains 5 files.
Orchestral Disorder is a modular product. In addition to the full
version of the product which includes all three components, the
Sculpture and ES2 components are available as partial downloads. The
Channel Strip files are exclusive to the complete edition.
The 2 MB download includes 150 .pst files and 25 .cst files.
Orchestral Disorder is available now for $39.99 at www.9soundware.com.
The partial downloads for the Sculpture and ES2 components are
available for $24.99 and $14.99 respectively.