Ensemblia 1.5

185€

A modern chamber orchestra

What is Ensemblia?

ENSEMBLIA is the sound of a modern chamber orchestra that lets you easily write organic and truly natural music. A selected range of classical instruments combined with a fine mix of unique sounds are ready for your cinematic track or even to give a special spice to your pop and R’n’B tracks.

Ensemblia was built to easily create beautiful polyphonic chamber arrangements and textures while you are just playing chords or single notes. We didn´t recorded phrases, a powerful 16step arranger will do it. Ensemblia can layer up to 7 instruments at the same time and gives you a quick access to a broad range of timbres and tone colors while playing. A special voicing engine will split your notes and chords automatically into separate voices and lets you individually assign them to each particular instrument.

The new version 1.5. has been generally improved. It includes, amongst other topics, more instruments and presets than the previous version. Below you find a detailed list of changes.

Building Ensemblia we aimed to create a modern minimalistic ensemble sound inspired by composers such as Michael Nyman, Philip Glass or Steve Reich. Ensemblia is a really helpful and highly inspiring tool for composers.


The complete instrument list

Classical InstrumentsViolin
Viola
Double Bass
Cello
French Horn
Baritone Trombone
Tuba
Mallet InstrumentsMarimba (C2-C5)
Alto Glockenspiel
AdditionalsUpright Piano
Bowed Psaltery
Bowed Guitars
Magnus Organ
Shruti Box
EK 470mk II E-Piano
Saw


Longs and Shorts

Ensemblia comes in two separate patches: „longs“ and „shorts“. The instruments can be spread over 7 slots - each of them provides separate mixing and editing options in order to compose the ensemble at your own requirements.
Both patches are delivered with different tabs: a master page where you can choose presets and set several global parameters and a mixer page where you can mix and edit all 7 instruments. Furthermore, the „shorts“ patch is containing an additional arranger page that lets you define and built up polyphonic 16 step patterns.


The Voicing

Both patches are equipped with a voicing engine that lets you easily spread certain voices to particular instruments. While playing notes or chords Ensemblia automatically analyzes your playing and splits all incoming notes into 5 voices which are low – midlow – mid – midhigh – high. You can separately assign these 5 voices to each instrument at your own requirements.


The Arranger

Finally, we added the arranger. It is a powerful 16 step ostinato engine that sets the velocity, the voicing and the octave for each step and instrument separately. The arranger plays the flexible pattern using only notes and chords that you are holding down. As a result you get versatile and inspiring musical patterns and riffs playable in all ranges and speed variations. There are no pre-recorded phrases! Optionally you can play in- or off-sync.


## What is new in version 1.5? ##

The Sound - It is overall brighter and more natural.

6 new Instruments - Ensemblia 1.5 has now 17 instruments: a new Double Bass, Bowed Guitars, a Tuba, a Bass Trombone, a Magnus Organ, a Sawtooth synth and a EK-470 mkII Electric Piano.

33 More Presets - Ensemblia 1.5 has now 83 presets.

Improved Interface - The master section has now a freely adjustable humanize knob and a 3 band parametric master EQ. The presets are split into categories and are arranged much clearer.

Free Assignable Slots - Ensemblia is now equipped with freely assignable slots. Simply select what you want to use from the new instrument view.

Separate Outs - Just assign each instrument to a separate out and create your individual mix inside your DAW.

Tempo - Ensemblia 1.5 now provides 2 new swing/ shuffle modes.

Improved Engine - Generally improvement of the arranger script which allows you now to play the arranger more fluently in „synced“ mode.


For more details, please check the manual. You can download the reference manual 1.5 here. Or watch the walkthrough videos (see below). Or please read the wonderful reviews at "Sound on Sound" and "Film And Game Composer"

In order to use Ensemblia Stringed Kontakt 4 full version is required.





You can also purchase all 3 Ensemblia instruments in a bundle for only 349 € (approx. 360 USD). Please check our bundle page here.
Customers who have already purchased Ensemblia 1.5, please ask for special bundle price!/

The GUI

Longs Variation - Mixer View

Shorts Variation - Master View

Longs Variation - Instruments View

Shorts Variation - Arranger View

Listen to Ensemblia

Bee Opera 5x Ensemblia Score, © by Eric van Gent
Vague 5 x Ensemblia and unsorted drums Music, © by Jumpel
Rebirth 4 x Ensemblia and external percussion Score, © by Rayshaun Thompson
Running In Circles 4 Ensemblia and the Upright Piano Score, © by Adi Goldstein
Not Here Yet 4 x Ensemblia and external percussion Score, © by Hinnerk Hamann
22 on Top 5 x Ensemblia and external percussion Pop, © by Eric van Gent
Praecipitatio I 5 x Ensemblia, Upright Piano Score, © by Maximilan K. Unützer
Vintage Racing Car 13 x Ensemblia Score, © by Eric van Gent

Watch Ensemblia

Ensemblia 1.5 - walkthrough

Ensemblia 1.0 - walkthrough pt 1: Longs and the voicing engine

Ensemblia 1.0 - walkthrough pt 2: Shorts and the arranger

Teaser video with original recording slices

How to use keyswitches

Behind the scenes