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Big Bang Orchestra: Altair
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  • Section performances of strings, woodwinds, brass, and tutti recordings
  • Easy switching between various registrations
  • Preconfigured combinations of different sections
  • Blend seamlessly with all BBO Packs
  • Multiple microphone positions, additional close mic positions

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Big Bang Orchestra: Altair presents a different take on our Synchron full orchestra recordings and is the perfect enhancement to the tutti performances of Big Bang Orchestra: Andromeda. BBO: Altair provides completely new recordings of short and long notes that are played by the individual sections of the orchestra, as well as by all of them together (tutti).

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The appeal of this BBO Pack lies in the particular way the tutti performances and the sections of strings, woodwinds, and brass were recorded: In the first pass, each note was played by the entire orchestra. Immediately afterwards, each section played this note with the same phrasing and style. It’s as though the entire orchestra played the notes together, but in fact they didn’t – you have separate recordings of strings, woodwinds, and brass ensembles available that you can combine and orchestrate any way you like.

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You can easily switch between the various registrations in the Vienna Synchron Player that offers the tutti patch, the individual patches of strings, woodwinds, and brass, as well as combinations of strings/woodwinds, strings/brass, and woodwinds/brass. They all mix and match perfectly, and with the corresponding mixer presets they also blend seamlessly with the performances of BBO: Andromeda, as well as all the other Big Bang Orchestra Packs.

What’s more, if you have BBO: Andromeda, BBO: Altair also provides you with slightly different tutti articulations. They’re similar in sound and phrasing, but not the same, offering more variety and depth to your tutti performances as well as more options for layering!

Microphone Setup

BBO: Altair uses the same microphone configuration that was used for recording BBO: Andromeda, giving you access to a total of eleven mic signals that the Vienna Synchron Player provides you with:

Main (Decca tree stereo)
Main (Decca tree center)
Main surround stereo
High stereo
High surround stereo
High strings
Low strings
Woodwinds close
Horns close
Trumpets close
Low brass close

NKS Integration

Big Bang Orchestra: Altair supports Native Instruments’ NKS format and is compatible with Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine. Use the Light Guide to quickly identify key switches and play ranges of your instruments, browse and preview sounds, and quickly adapt them using pre-configured control knobs. Download the NKS installers from MyVSL.

Download File Size 4.8 GB
Installed File Size 12.4 GB