TIME macro by Orchestral Tools Review
TIME macro is in its character a comprehensive compilation of inciting orchestral and choral textures, exceptional articulations. Orchestral Tools delivers unprocessed recordings at the Telex scoring stage.
ORCHESTRAL TOOLS the Symphonic Sampling Project of Schwarzer & Mantik GmbH
We all refer to ORCHESTRAL TOOLS (OT) as the producing company. ORCHESTRAL TOOLS has become an industry standard and trusted
While Orchestral Tools is called still a project by the parent company it has become an industry standard and leading trusted brand producing virtual libraries for a composer.
TIME MACRO supports the free Kontakt Player and Kontakt full 5.8.1 or higher. The download and installation of the library are done the Continuata connect client, you just have to enter the provided serial code and start the download.
Time Macro is charming. The library sounds beautiful, and it attributes a whole new dimension of playable instruments to your toolbox. TIME macro produces unique shades of ten different ensembles:
- High Strings, Mid Strings, and Low Strings
- High Woodwinds, Low Woodwinds, and Double Reeds
- Harps & Vibes
- Women Choir and Men Choir
The full articulation of this library can be found here.
In the included Orchestra section there are combined full orchestra, brass & strings, choir & strings, woodwinds & strings available. If I compare those combinations with what is available from other companies this set of groups works and sounds
User interface & Usability
As all current OT libraries, this one also uses heavy the default UI in Capsule. If you did use any other library from Orchestra Tools, you would find yourself right home.
If you are starting with the Capsule, you will need to spend some medium invest in the time to go through the manual or watch one or some of the many Capsule tutorial videos.
TIME macro is separated into three types of articulations:
- Long sustained textures that have a sense of subtle forward movement
- Pendulum Swells – the movement of a pendulum transformed into dynamic swells
- Rhythmic patterns, which are reminiscent of clockworks
- 10 Individual Sections
- Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Choir, Harps & Vibes
Rating: Five out of five stars
TIME macro is all about astounding, excellent sounds from an orchestra available in playable patches of instruments and sense-making combinations, remarkably enchanting.
There are many sections and combinations included. To point out a few: The Choir is astounding and has a particular drive and tone a choir needs to have. The woodwinds are highly usable with perfect lifelike sustains. I love the low strings.
Orchestral Tools’ TIME macro is a gem, let’s face it when it the library was announced with some small teaser during the pre-order phase. Many wondered about what Orchestral Tools can deliver before an expected METROPOLIS ARK 4. They provided a high-end library which is unique in the market, and you do not end up with a library that has overlap – this is a unique one.