It was made for the music, not for the money and not for the hype. Seamless integration Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is based on SampleTank 3 technology. The original Miroslav sounds are included here. In standalone mode, this makes Miroslav Philharmonik 2 a great instrument for live performance — there are even songs and set list features which can be used for planning the loading of instruments live, as well as some multi-instrument templates. This would be compatible with both 32 bit and 64 bit windows. And, no matter whether a new addition or an old favorite, every single instrument included in Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is SampleTank 3 compatible. This instrument contains all of the most used articulations for the instrument type for use in a single part with all its articulations instantly accessible from the keyboard so you can switch articulations on the fly — from sustained to detache, staccato, legato, pizzicato or any number of other musical articulations without leaving the main instrument or needing to load individual articulations.
Then for each section, there is a master key switching instrument that contains the primary articulations for each instrument. Each part can contain one articulation-switching instrument, and each has its own 5 insert effects slots as well as 4 insert effect sends for global processing. Miroslav Vitous himself is like me a double bassist, though a jazz one. Of course, all the individual articulations are also available as separate additional instruments for composers who prefer to work that way instead. On the other hand, people more used to other orchestral libraries which are more strict about making the virtual orchestra behave in realistic ways with monophonic instruments, modwheel-crossfaded velocity layers, divisi and legato patches with complex scripting are probably not going to like the playability very much. Many of the effects are not normally used in classical orchestral music, but are very useful when using these sounds in rock or hip-hop tracks. These instruments let you easily access the most used articulations for your chosen instrument type on the fly.
These macro controls give you quick access to the most relevant parameters you need to easily tailor the sound of the instrument to fit your composition. Summary Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is a great sounding and very easy to use virtual orchestra. This piece of software is designed to provide a complete and full simulation of the orchestra. It can do just about anything orchestral well, excels at human and emotional sounds, and can even be put to some non-orchestral uses. Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is a complete virtual symphony orchestra with some less traditional instruments added in. To me, that is the biggest minus of this orchestra. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming down that old production line varied considerably.
Effortless articulation Each instrument type starts with one go-to instrument — a master key switching instrument — that most composers will reach for when building their compositions and arrangements. Miroslav Philharmonik 2 provides fantastic solo and ensemble string, brass, woodwind, keyboards, percussion and other instruments in stunning high-resolution sound. This includes violins, violas, cellos, trumpets, french horns, trombones, tubas, bassoon, flutes, english horns and more. You can go from sustained to detache, staccato, legato, pizzicato or any number of other musical articulations without leaving the main instrument. Likewise, mallet instruments have been recorded with various sizes of mallets to allow you more freedom in timbre selection. From flowing legatos to animated pizzicatos, from aggressive spiccatos to elegant staccatos, from the most subtle pianissimo to the most triumphant fortissimo, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is a sweeping vision from a master artist embodied in a new virtual instrument that brings the orchestra to life.
The sounds are also perfectly in tune and the dynamics are very consistent, so there are no bum notes or sudden volume changes when moving across the keyboard. All the new content was recorded in the same acoustic space, so it all sounds quite coherent. This covers some percussion instruments, including not only tympani and orchestral drums, but also numerous varieties of bells and some non-orchestral percussion such as bongos. It can be used for slight tweaks of envelopes, or velocity sensitivity setting variations which would stay well within the realm of realism. Load the solo french horn key switching instrument to quickly go between sustained, portato, legato and staccato articulations all within a single part.
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is all of these things and more. There are also quite a few instruments which are only present in old versions. Miroslav Vitous pioneered the concept of a complete symphonic sample library for real composers, and now he has taken it to the next level. Its easy-to-use articulations and full spread of over 30 high-quality effects and many advanced features — derived from SampleTank 3 and T-RackS — provide unmatched sonic sculpting capability that makes it as great a choice for your next classical arrangement or film score as it is for your next hip-hop song or metal ballad. Its solo and ensemble instruments come with a treasure chest full of useful articulations that go far beyond the standard sustained, staccato and pizzicato.
Other than the biggest keyswitchable instruments and biggest pianos, everything loads quickly. Eight macro controls, the nature of which change depending on the instrument loaded, are provided, as are 34 effects from SampleTank 3 and four T-RackS mastering modules, giving you tonal flexibility in the mixing process. Some are different enough from the new instruments that they can be significantly better in some situations — for example, the solo English horn has more vibrato and a more natural sounding feel to it. Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is feeling. This is also where the instruments can be set to be monophonic or legato, with monosynth-style scripted portamento. From flowing legatos to animated pizzicatos, from aggressive spiccatos to elegant staccatos, from the most subtle pianissimo to the most triumphant fortissimo and more, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is a sweeping vision from a master artist embodied in a new virtual instrument that brings the orchestra to life.
This would be compatible with both 32 bit and 64 bit windows. The other orchestra sections vary in size and in the number of included instrument variations, but all are organized along similar lines. These give you the freedom to start arranging immediately without having to load multiple instruments. You can do a lot of weird stuff, especially when using the instruments which have looping for infinite sustain. With Miroslav Philharmonik 2, you get not only the sounds, but also the passion of a composer and his musicians who have spent their whole lives mastering their craft as living, breathing fine art.
Simulating the pure joy of the orchestra is no easy task without actually having an orchestra to work with. There are also two more harpsichords — Miroslav Vitous seems to really like the harpsichord! Most of these macros are set up to sound natural and realistic across their entire range, though extreme settings with some of them can push the sound into artificial territory. These macro controls give you quick access to the most relevant parameters you need to easily tailor the sound of the instrument to fit your composition. You can go from sustained to detache, staccato, legato, pizzicato or any number of other musical articulations without leaving the main instrument. The orchestra we have here is very easy to use, but not everyone is going to be content with that. This instrument contains all of the most used articulations for the instrument type for use in a single part with all its articulations instantly accessible from the keyboard so you can switch articulations on the fly — from sustained to detache, staccato, legato, pizzicato or any number of other musical articulations without leaving the main instrument or needing to load individual articulations. For a true symphonic experience, you need instruments performed by the absolute best musicians articulated in just the right way directed by a producer and conductor who knows the fine art of making living, breathing samples.