Symphonic scoring tools

Having the right tools makes the difference between getting a job done, and getting it exactly right.
Modus—Jeff Russo offers a toolset that will inspire new ideas, and help you implement them quickly.

Designed specifically for TV scoring and underscoring, Modus was commissioned by Emmy-award winning
composer Jeff Russo for his work on Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard.

Perform tensions, transitions, and continuums easily in a variety of symphonic and choral flavors.
And with a palette of unique instrumental colors, you can create sonic worlds that no-one has ever heard before.


Create instant on-screen suspense: Build complex chords, overtone series, and clusters
with a single key, using the modwheel as a tension controller.


Change scenes easily: Custom-recorded transitions swell to a crescendo before switching
mood with a new pitch or articulation.


Change scenes easily: Custom-recorded transitions swell to a crescendo before switching
mood with a new pitch or articulation.


Indispensable for underscoring: Carefully constructed pads shift through multiple layers
and textures, creating space and atmosphere.


21 instruments and ensembles

Create character: A wide selection of orchestral ensembles, choir, and percussion. Plus unique specialist patches, including a majestic shakuhachi, a choir singing in Klingon, and custom instrument blends designed by Jeff Russo.


A high D and a low A shakuhachi, both expertly played.

Vibes and Glock

A delicate ringing tone for, in Jeff’s words, “the sound of ʼtrek”.

Klingon choir

A male choir singing staccato and marcato, but with klingon vowels.

Alto flutes and violas

One of several custom-built patches. Sounds great, saves time.

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Created with Jeff Russo

We created this collection with Jeff Russo, for him to use when scoring Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard. Jeff’s TV scoring credentials are exceptional: He’s won an Emmy for his work on the Fargo series, and provided the scores for Legion, Altered Carbon, The Umbrella Academy, and more. His movie scores include Lucy in the Sky starring Natalie Portman, and Lizzie, starring Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny.

Watch our insightful interview with Jeff Russo here

Recorded at Teldex

All the instruments used to make Modus—Jeff Russo were recorded at Teldex Scoring Stage, in Berlin.
These instruments will work perfectly alongside your other Orchestral Tools Teldex collections.

Mic merging
Preserve your system resources: Fine-tune your mix using multiple mic positions, then merge into a single channel within the player.

Greater usability
SINE is designed to complement the compositional workflow. Create on the fly with auto keyswitch options, and easy remapping tools.

Download à la carte
Choose only the instruments and mic positions that you currently need—no need to download the entire collection at once.


Scoring Tools

Modus - Jeff Russo

Tensions, transitions, and colors


Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin

349,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
  • Homage by Sascha Knorr
    Modus - Jeff Russo
  • Orbit by Benjamin Botkin
    Modus - Jeff Russo
  • Wonderworld by Yuchun Huang
    Modus - Jeff Russo
  • Klingon Invasion by David Kudell
    Modus - Jeff Russo
  • Beq by Doro Bohr
    Modus - Jeff Russo
  • Evacuating Earth by Benny Oschmann (Modus in context)
    Modus - Jeff Russo
  • Cubes and Circles by Frederik Theyssen (Modus and Maenad only)
    Modus - Jeff Russo


  • Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
  • 70.1 GB of samples (28.9 GB SINEarc compressed)
  • 24 bit / 48 KHz patches
  • System requirements SINE:
  • Mac OS 10.13, i5, 4 GB RAM (16+ GB recommended)
  • Windows 10, Intel Core i5 or similar (Windows 7 is not officially supported)
  • Interfaces: VST, AU


If you want to buy the Kontakt version of this collection, please note:

  • This is not the latest version of this collection - the SINE version might offer additional features not available here
  • We don't maintain and update the older Kontakt versions of our collections
  • You can upgrade this Kontakt version to the SINE version later for an additional upgrade fee*

*= Upgrade fee is around 10% of the regular collection price. This is due to doubled costs for downloads and licensing.