MOTU is now shipping the Symphonic Instrument (Mac/Win; $295) orchestral plug-in, which features an 8 GB sound library, 500 instrument presets, 200 multi-instrument ensembles, and 26 built-in convolution reverbs. Symphonic Instrument is driven by the 32-bit UVI engine and is 16-part multitimbral. The plug-in includes ADSR amplitude envelope controls, an LFO, two filters, tone controls, pitch controls, and Velocity response. The convolution reverb can be applied to any instrument or ensemble.
Users can load individual sounds to build their own ensembles or load and save Multis, a collection of instruments that can be loaded and saved together as an ensemble, complete with an acoustic space (reverb setting), volume, panning, and tone control. Over 200 preset ensembles are included, including Brass Quintet, Choirs & Classical Guitar, Eight French Horns, Concert Mallet & Percussion, and Baroque Orchestra.
Expert mode lets users dynamically add, remove, and layer multiple Symphonic Instrument sounds as they play them from a MIDI controller. You can bring instruments in and out, on the fly, using key switches, Velocity ranges, or note ranges. You can even crossfade between instruments by sending continuous MIDI data (expression controllers) from a mod wheel or other device. Click here for further information about MOTU Symphonic Instrument, including MP3 examples of the library.