The temporal, textural orchestra

How does time affect sound? Can sound exist without time? Can a single note have rhythm? This collection answers these questions with an unusual orchestra that seemingly dislocates the passing of time.

Mid-sized orchestral ensembles and choirs combine to create unique shifting textures–clearly rooted in organic sound, but imperceptibly drifting up into the ether. Advanced articulations and dynamic gestures add nuance and movement. With full sections, 10 individual ensembles, and evocative ‘Chrono Structures’, TIME macro is instant inspiration. Essential for all kinds of contemporary scoring, and perfect for underscoring and sound design.


Long, sustained, shifting textures
Pendulum swells
Rhythmic clockwork patterns
Unique textural patches ‘Chrono Structures’
10 individual large ensembles
Full sections for strings, woodwinds, and choir
Female and male choirs
Harps & Vibes

Unique Chrono Structures

Examining time in a musical context, we layered sounds to create complex orchestral textures that we call Chrono Structures. They’re arranged into two groups: Time Orchestra and Altered Time.

The Time Orchestra section offers layered instruments playing sustains. Each carefully constructed patch is its own soundworld, with undulating details that respond to the modwheel.

In the Altered Time section, the sustains have instrument layers that move forward and back, and may be slowed down or speeded up. The effect is entrancing, suspending the regular passage of time.

10 instrument ensembles, 3 full sections

We recorded 10 mid-sized orchestral ensembles including strings, woodwinds, and brass, plus double reeds, harps and vibraphones, and a female and male choir. All ensembles perform sustains, advanced articulations, and dynamic gestures, so you can layer sounds easily.

For a more expansive sound, TIME macro also provides full sections for strings, woodwinds, and choir. These sections also perform sustains that correspond to the articulations in the rest of the collection, so everything fits together perfectly.

Ensemble sizes

8violas + 8celli
8celli + 6basses
4flutes + 4clarinets
4oboes + 4bassoons
4clarinets + 4bass clarinets
4trumpets + 4trombones
2harps + 2vibraphones

Recorded at Teldex

All instruments were meticulously sampled in the main room at Berlin’s acclaimed Teldex Studio, enabling you to blend these sounds seamlessly with other Orchestral Tools libraries.

We captured everything with 4 mic positions: Spot mics for close-up, a Decca tree for the classic Teldex sound, additional A/B mics for definition, and some surround mics for air and space

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

TIME macro

Chrono symphonic structures


Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin

349,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
  • Time by Lukas Kiedaisch
    TIME macro
  • Where It All Ends by Benny Oschmann
    TIME macro
  • Everything leads to Salvation by Helge Borgarts & Thomas Stanger
    TIME macro
  • Endless Twilight by Helge Borgarts & Thomas Stanger
    TIME macro
  • Chrono Symphonic Structures by Sascha Knorr
    TIME macro
  • Waking in Heaven by Craig Sharmat
    TIME macro
  • This Isn't Over by David Kudell (using macro and micro)
    TIME macro
  • The Illusion Of Time by Emmanuel Jacob (using macro and micro)
    TIME macro


  • SINE version: Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
  • 100 GB of samples (45 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
  • Interfaces: VST, AU, AAX
  • KONTAKT version: Works with the free Kontakt Player or Kontakt 5.8.1 full or higher
  • 100 GB of samples (53 GB NCW compressed)
  • 24Bit / 48KHz patches
  • Please note: Kontakt versions bought after May 10, 2022 can be upgraded to SINE for a €34.90 support fee


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.