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.
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.
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