BEHIND THE SCORE: FRESH CONTENT
THE SCORE is a crescendo of instruments. From broad sections and massive percussion to world instruments and synthesizers, it has everything you need to paint a cinematic sonic landscape that will help you get started and possibly finish your projects. One of THE SCORE’s primary functions was to act as a compositional sketching tool and it does this exceptionally well given the breadth of its offerings. Additionally, it is also possible to compose using individual NKIs, or begin with preexisting Stories and modify them to create new music.
Though the emphasis of THE SCORE is on the writing process, the instruments are rather bold and extraordinarily high quality. We wanted to ensure that you could use the library both as a sketching tool and a traditional sample library, so we made sure that all single sounds have that professional polish to make the arrangements shine. As such, over half of the instruments are new and recorded especially for THE SCORE.
“It’s not just that we put all our existing libraries together into one to see how they would sound together – but we thought it is good to use the best fitting sounds in THE SCORE to have the best possible sound palette,” co-founder Tilman Sillescu said.
BROAD STROKES FOR SECTIONS
It was an absolute must to put together a new orchestral section. We wanted broad brushes to paint on our musical canvas. The idea here was that THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE filled the gap of an orchestrator, taking individual instruments sampled in detailed smaller sections and solo instruments. Here we were looking for something that could take a massive, hybrid concept and be your entire group with orchestra, percussion, synths, band, and world instruments all there on your palette, ready to be dipped into.
“We wanted to have broad sections for string, brass, and wind articulations – divided sections like Violins, Violas, and Cellos, for instance, would have taken too many slots,” Tilman explains. THE SCORE has 10 assignable slots that you can choose instruments for its sequencer, a huge upgrade from THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE’s 5.
“We wanted to not focus too much on the orchestral sounds, but to paint with a broad brush and if you wanted to really compose just for the orchestra, I think THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE is then the product that you need, and of course, you can combine them both. You can use THE SCORE presets as a base, and then add specific sounds such as solo trumpet, solo flute or contrabassoon from THE ORCHESTRA.”
The powerful and huge percussion was recorded a while back in a London session and we thought them perfect to add to THE SCORE.
“There was the idea to have these big orchestral sounds with massive synths pumping and big trailer drums,” Tilman said. “There are some really big Taikos, grand Cassas, and huge drums, and snares as well. We had some really nice recording sessions there.”
A GLOBAL TOUCH
We didn’t just do new orchestral and percussion recordings for THE SCORE, but also many new world instruments. “Most of these were recorded in a small studio in Tehran and some in Georgia.”
As a bonus, for instruments that we felt we didn’t need to redo, we did end up using some solo instruments from the ORIGINS Series as source material as well, to give you the largest, most versatile, and worldly collection of instruments to use. We also used sounds from THE ORCHESTRA, e.g., the concert harp, some mallets, and the timpani.
TRY IT TODAY
In the years to come, we will add to this palette and make even more new recordings to add to the already massive versatility that comes with THE SCORE. If you want to know more about THE SCORE and stay tuned for updates, you can always visit our product page. It’s a tool that has the potential to truly change the way you approach writing music.