We always liked the sound of film music from jazz influence. The orchestral approach to jazz harmony has an irresistible romantic flair and has easily stood the test of time. We simply cannot get enough of wide string passages, the sound of the mute harmony of the trumpet, the saxophone section of the big band, flugelhorn and trombones with French horns. For years we have felt the need to create a product that embraces this style of music, and now we have.
Noir is our first foray into what hopefully will turn out to be a new line in the Sonokinetic range. As always we have added some twists to our existing engine, but in this case it was more of a rewrite. For those familiar with our other orchestral libraries, Noir is different! Because of the nature of the musical content we decided to deviate from our usual four high-mid-low presets and go more in the vein of the atonal Espressivo, with 12 preset keys that each hold a single performance. This makes it even easier to combine different presets and experiment with intertwining melodies and harmonies, which achieves a more horizontal composing process. A lot of thought when into how to translate this concept into a useable interface and we hope you like what we’ve come up with and encourage this new direction.
In Noir we put all three recorded orchestral sections in a single Section instrument, which makes combining different instrument groups super easy, and of course we have our trusted randomize button that will serve up twelve fresh phrases with every press.
There are two instruments in Noir, the solos come separately. Solos are a collection of improvisations on Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet (with harmon mute), Flugelhorn, Clarinet and Piano that are recorded in the same hall as the main instrument. The performances blend perfectly with the phrase material in the Sections instrument, or can stand perfectly well on their own with a gorgeous sound and intuitive no-fuss interfacing.
Producing Noir was a massive effort, and we consider it a new milestone. We hope you feel the same way!
We, at Sonokinetic BV, are very proud to introduce Noir to you and can’t wait to hear the amazing things you, oured customer base, will produce with it.
Sonokinetic has established a name as one of the best value & quality sample producers and with this product we’d like to underline that statement. We stick with our unbeatable pricing module and high quality sampling.