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MOTU Symphonic Instrument

Universal orchestral instrument
MOTU Symphonic Instrument - Universal orchestral instrument
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Finally, one simple-to-use instrument that contains everything you need to create complete orchestral recordings. From solo instruments and small ensembles to full orchestral masterpieces, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument delivers.

Start with a massive 8GB library of brand new sounds from world class orchestras and musicians, recorded with pristine audio fidelity and careful attention to detail. Quality and variety abound. Now add a simple, easy to understand, single-window interface to personalize your instruments. Adjust your sound quickly and intuitively.

To further enhance the stunning realism of your compositions, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument includes a built-in convolution reverb processor to produce the most realistic room ambiences available. Use authentic acoustic spaces, from orchestra sound stages to renowned concert halls to majestic cathedrals.

The MOTU Symphonic Instrument is a CPU-efficient plug-in that saves with your host application document for instant recall. Nothing could be easier!

The MOTU Symphonic Instrument is compatible with all major plug in formats for Macintosh OS X and Windows (VST, Audio Units, DXi, MAS and RTAS)

Dozens of ensembles are included - or create your own
The MOTU Symphonic Instrument lets you 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, tone control and everything you need to save and instantly recall a perfectly balanced, unified ensemble. Dozens of preset ensembles are included, such as Brass Quintet, Choirs & Classical Guitar, Eight French Horns, Concert Mallet & Percussion and Baroque Orchestra. And you can, of course, create and save your own ensembles. You can then reload the entire ensemble in one easy step.

Easy to navigate browser
Double-click one of the sixteen parts to open the multi-column instrument browser. Instruments are clearly presented and intuitively organized by category. You can find and audition the instrument you want in seconds.

Dynamic performance with Expert Mode
Expert mode lets you dynamically add, remove and stack (layer) multiple Symphonic Instrument sounds as you play them from your MIDI controller. 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. The MOTU Symphonic Instrument truly is a powerful real-time performance tool that delivers an entire orchestra to your fingertips.

Realistic expression with MIDI controllers
Achieve incredibly realistic, dynamic performances from the Symphonic Instrument using MIDI continuous controller data from your mod wheel, foot pedal, automated fader control surface or other MIDI control source. Most of The Symphonic Instrument's parameters can be mapped to external control, giving you hands-on, real-time expressive control over your instruments. You can even assign MIDI modulation to crucial individual parameters such as filter cutoff frequency for even deeper expressiveness.

Compatibility with MachFive
If you own MachFive, you can load MOTU Symphonic Instrument sounds into MachFive. This lets you use the unified MachFive interface to incorporate the huge Symphonic Instrument library into your MachFive-driven workflow. You can also take full advantage of MachFive's extensive Expert Mode features for even more dynamic performance control over your Symphonic Instrument sounds.

Scroll Wheel Support
For additional convenience and fast operation, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument supports the scroll wheel on your mouse. Use it to quickly adjust settings or choose an instrument.

MOTU Symphonic Instrument (MSI) has the following system requirements:

- A minimum of 256MB of RAM is required. However, since Symphonic Instrument loads samples (or a portion of the samples) into the computer's RAM add as much RAM as possible to your computer; at least 1024 MB (1 GB) is highly recommended. Note: MSI version 1.1 allows samples to be streamed directly from disk thus freeing up RAM.
- A large hard drive (preferably at least 40 GB). See below for Mac and Windows specific hard drive requirements.
- A free USB port for the iLok USB key. Note that if you have multiple products which use iLoks for authorization you can consolidate multiple authorizations onto a single iLok.
- A CD/DVD disk drive for installation.

For Macintosh:

- A G4 500 MHz Power Macintosh or faster, with G4 800 MHz or faster preferred. A G5 or Intel-based Mac is recommended (MSI 1.1.2 or later is required for Intel Mac support); dual processor machines are also highly recommended.
- MSI 1.0 requires Mac OS X v10.2.4 or later; MSI 1.1 and later requires Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later. Tiger (10.4) or later is recommended.
- A hard drive with enough space to hold the 8 GB sound files. The drive must be formatted as Mac OS Extended (also known as HFS+). Journalling can be on or off.
- An audio sequencer software package that hosts MAS, AU, VST, or RTAS/HTDM instrument plug-ins. As MSI has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs. Alternatively, MSI can be used as a standalone application.

For Windows:

- An 800MHz Pentium III-based PC compatible or faster.
- MSI 1.0 requires Windows 2000 or XP; MSI 1.1 and later require Windows XP.
- A hard drive with enough space to hold the 8 GB sound file. The drive must be formatted as NTFS.
- An Open GL-compatible video card with the latest graphics drivers (support for OpenGL 1.2 is required, with support for 1.5 or 2.0 preferred).
- An audio sequencer package that hosts DXi, VST, or RTAS/HTDM instrument plug-ins. As MSI has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs. Alternatively, MSI can be used as a standalone application.
- 8GB orchestral instrument sound library.

- Convolution reverb for authentic acoustic spaces.

- MachFive compatibility – library loads directly into MachFive for consolidated project management.

- Superb sound quality with the 32-bit UVI Engine – acclaimed worldwide for its lush and powerful sound.

- Fast operation – instant access to all parameters in one window.

- Unlimited polyphony and ultra-low software latency.

- Multitimbral – create stacks and layers in seconds.

- Expert mode – add, remove and layer instruments on the fly, as you play.

- Individual controls for each instrument, including ADSR envelope, LFO (for vibrato, tremolo, etc.), tone controls, tuning and velocity response.

- Multis - create, save, load and share entire ensembles of any size and scope.

Plug-in Formats: MAS, VST, RTAS, Audio Units, DXi

Mac & PC

License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with MOTU Symphonic Instrument. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of MOTU Symphonic Instrument from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"1. License Grant. USB grants to you, subject to the following terms and conditions, a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use each authorized copy of the enclosed product. The enclosed product is the property of USB and is licensed to you only for use as part of a musical performance. This license expressly forbids resale or other distribution of these Sounds or their derivatives, either as they exist on disc, reformatted for use in another digital sampler, or mixed, combined, filtered, re-synthesized or otherwise edited, for use as sounds, samples, multi samples, wavetables, programs or patches in a sampler, microchip or any hardware or software sample playback device. You cannot sell them or give them away for use by other in their sampling or sample playback devices.

2. Protection of Software. You agree to take all reasonable steps to protect this product and any accompanying documentation from unauthorized copying or use. You agree not to modify the enclosed product to circumvent any method or means adopted or implemented by USB to protect against or discourage the unlicensed use of copying of the enclosed product.

3. Ownership. As between you and USB, ownership of, and title to, the enclosed digitally recorded sounds (including any copies) will be held by USB. Copies are provided to you only to enable you to exercise your rights under the license. Only this license is purchased by you.

4. Term. This Agreement is effective from the date you open this package, and will remain in full force until termination. This Agreement will terminate if you break any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination you agree to destroy and return to USB all copies of this product and accompanying documentation.

5. Restriction. Except as expressly authorized in this Agreement, you may not rent, sell, lease, sublicense, distribute, transfer, copy, reproduce, display, modify or time share the enclosed product or documentation."

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