Contemporary Chinese orchestra
From futuristic tech sprawl to ancient Daoism—China has many faces. Chinese musical culture is
equally diverse, and offers countless ways to inspire and build new worlds. With Phoenix Orchestra,
we give you a vibrant palette for creating authentic Chinese music—both ancient and modern—for your
scores and productions.
Created in collaboration with composers Harry Gregson-Williams and Richard Harvey, Phoenix Orchestra is a rich and detailed
celebration of Chinese musical culture.
Phoenix Orchestra presents a wide range of traditional Chinese instruments,
captured in the context of a classical chamber orchestra. Explore new textures
through four orchestral sections: plucked strings, bowed strings, wind instruments,
and percussion. Create individual parts with 21 solo instruments, including guzheng,
yangqin, erhu, zonghu, dizi, and sheng. Enhance the richness of individual parts with
seven instrument ensembles, which group several players of the same instrument.
All instruments were recorded in situ, with players in typical chamber orchestra
seating positions, to ensure a 100% authentic sonic image when using the instruments
Attention to detail
With Phoenix Orchestra, we wanted to create a nuanced library that
reflects a true understanding of these original Chinese instruments.
We worked closely with Richard Harvey—a composer and multi-instrumentalist
with deep expertise in traditional and unusual instruments.
The resulting library captures the exceptional playing technique of master musicians. You can reproduce all of the dynamic articulations, swells, and ornaments unique to each instrument. With true legato for all melodic instruments, you can craft expressive sustaining parts with heightened realism.
And everything is completely playable. There are no pre-recorded phrases.
Commissioned to score Disney’s live-action Mulan movie, composer Harry Gregson-Williams
worked with Richard Harvey and Orchestral Tools to build a sample library that could
conjure elements of ancient China within a powerful modern score. With the release of
Phoenix Orchestra, now all composers can draw from the same library used to create Mulan.
Runs inGet SINE for free
Preserve your system resources: Fine-tune your mix using multiple mic positions, then merge into a single channel within the player.
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.
Authentic Chinese instruments
Karma Studios, Bangkok
499,00 € +VAT
Fenghuang by Sascha KnorrPhoenix Orchestra
重新定义 by Frederik Theyssen (Phoenix Orchestra only)Phoenix Orchestra
Song Of Dongting Lake by Nils NeumannPhoenix Orchestra
Phoenix and the Begonia by Maxi Menot and Zeina AzouqahPhoenix Orchestra
Cherry Blossom Sky by Alex NiedtPhoenix Orchestra
Guanyin Sunstream by Timo LoosliPhoenix Orchestra
Drowning Seagull Hidden Moon by Yuchun Huang and Iva ZabkarPhoenix Orchestra
Sleeping Dogs by Cornelius DuerstPhoenix Orchestra
Mandarin Memories by Lukas KiedaischPhoenix Orchestra
The Night Banquet by Presto CPhoenix Orchestra
Legs of Steel by Alex PfefferPhoenix Orchestra
Journey East by Joel Kreimeyer KellyPhoenix Orchestra
- Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
- 94.8 GB of samples (40.3 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