Native Instrument and Orchestral Tools’ Sequis stars rhythmic, acoustic loops ready for the screen

Packed with the potential to create sounds that range from “delicately emotive” to “ominously intense”.

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Native Instruments Sequis

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The latest collaboration between Native Instruments and Orchestral Tools has yielded Sequis, an instrument primed for the creation of rhythmic, acoustic scores for film and television.

Pristine recordings of woodwinds, choir, percussion, guitars and other acoustic instruments make up the multi-sampled material that sits at the heart of Sequis. When layered together, this creates dynamic and complex textures that can easily drive a key onscreen moment or serve as a backdrop for other instruments to sit atop.

NI and Orchestral Tools recorded each instrument with a plethora of articulations – from trills and flutters to ricochets and echoes – that work together with the onboard sequencer to form interesting musical ideas.

The 16-step multi-track sequencer has a simple interface but offers a broad set of controls that let you add swing, triplet patterns, accents and more. NI combines this with built-in effects – including reverb, filter and delay – to help you quickly conjure up ideas that sound close to finished.

To get you started quickly, Sequis includes 200 presets that show off its range – from “delicately emotive” to “ominously intense” – right out the box.

Sequis follows last year’s release of Arkhis sample library for Kontakt, a pack focused on creating “screen-ready” atmospheric scores through a rich variety of sampled acoustic instruments.

An introductory promotion for Sequis prices the instrument at $149 (usually $199) and there’s also a bundle deal that includes Arkhis for $249 (usually $299).

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