The Berlin Series is Orchestral Tools' ongoing journey to harnessing the sound of the Teldex Scoring stage in an all-purpose orchestral sample collection.
Every major section of the orchestra is represented by one Main Collection, which contains all essentials instruments and articulations and forms the backbone of any symphonic piece. These collections are expanded and continued by special expansion collections, which add additional instruments or playing techniques.
The following table lists all Berlin Series Collections currently released - click any name to jump to a description of its content and unique features.
When you load any Berlin Series patch inside Kontakt, the instrument slot will show an icon representing the orchestral section as shown below.
Berlin Orchestra Inspire
Berlin Orchestra Inspire takes instruments and sections from other Orchestral Tools collections and transforms them into an inspiration powerhouse perfect for mobile work and quick turnarounds. Unique custom ensembles make this the perfect entry into and complement to the Berlin Series.
Berlin Symphonic Harps
Berlin Symphonic Harps brings the Concert Harp to the Teldex Scoring Stage with two comprehensively recorded harps with full pedal control and a host of articulations.
Berlin Harpsichords features a French and Italian harpsichord recorded at the Teldex Scoring stage.
The Berlin Woodwinds collections feature orchestral solo and ensemble woodwinds as well as expressive soloists.
The Main Collection, Additional Instruments and SFX are recorded as members of the orchestra in their seating positions. The Soloists take idiomatic writing to the next level with expressive sustain performances captured in the solo booth.
Both lines work beautifully together to enable limitless woodwind writing.
The Berlin Brass collections feature orchestral solo and ensemble brass.
The Main Collection contains the essential instruments and articulations for orchestral brass writing. French Horn SFX, true to their name, add a large complement of effects to the brass line-up. All collections are are recorded as members of the orchestra in their seating positions. Additional Berlin Brass volumes are currently in production.
The Berlin Percussion collections feature the staples of orchestral percussion.
The Main Collection contains the essential instruments and articulations for the orchestral percussion section. The Timpani adds deep-sampled concert timpani to the line-up. All instruments are recorded in their orchestral seating positions.
The Berlin Strings collections feature all orchestral string sections as well as a first chairs string quintet.
The Main Collection contains the essential instruments and articulations for orchestral string writing. The Special Bows add deep-samples special bowing to all sections, with the SFX providing the same in the realm of effects. The First Chairs make up a string quintet as a member of the string section.