IK Multimedia unveils Miroslav Philharmonik 2
IK Multimedia announces Miroslav Philharmonik 2, still made in conjunction with Miroslav Vitous but with over 1,000 new sounds.
In total, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 offers a 55GB+ content library with over 2,500 instruments sampled in high-resolution audio with multiple articulations plus over 30 professional quality effects, 3 powerful playback engines, a synthesizer section, a built-in mixer and a whole lot more.
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 builds on the core library of its predecessor with over 1,000 new instruments recorded in the ensemble strings, solo strings, ensemble brass, solo brass, ensemble woodwinds and solo woodwind categories. According to IK Multimedia, its sounds have been voiced and edited with the same sampling techniques that made the original Miroslav Philharmonik orchestral workstations popular.
Each of these new sounds has been recorded at the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
Every new sound includes its own articulations that can be accessed either via a convenient key switching system that lets musicians instantly play flowing legatos, animated pizzicatos, aggressive spiccatos, elegant staccatos, triumphant fortissimos and more. All articulations are also available as individual instruments.
In addition to the new sounds, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 also comes with an updated library of instruments from the original Miroslav Philharmonik. These classic instruments have been enhanced to take advantage of the new SampleTank 3 technology powering Miroslav Philharmonik 2. All instruments now come with 8 macro controls (as opposed to 4) that control features like a 3-band EQ, a filter cutoff and envelope parameters like attack and release that are perfect for on-the-fly adjustments.
It also includes over 30 professional-grade studio plug-in effects from IK Multimedia's SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation. These effects are said to encompass the full range of the sonic spectrum and include equalizers, dynamic processors, filters, modulation effects, reverbs, delays and more. It also includes 4 analog-modeled mastering effects from IK's T-RackS mixing and mastering suite for complete, in-the-box mixing. Miroslav Philharmonik 2 also comes with an updated ConvoRoom convolution reverb unit that now sports a new virtual room that displays the physical space acoustically represented.
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 uses the same Play, Mix and Edit pages as SampleTank 3. These pages give musicians intuitive creative control over Miroslav Philharmonik 2's orchestral sounds with an easy-to-use instrument browser, a 16-part DAW-style mixer with per-channel effect slots and global send/return, and a powerful synthesizer section with 3 sample playback engines and 10 filters.
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 will be available in December. It is currently available for pre-order at special introductory pricing via the IK online store and from select music retailers in a number of different options.
Current owners of Miroslav Philharmonik can upgrade for $/€199.99 for direct download or $/€229.99 for a boxed copy. Also, early adopters who purchased and registered Miroslav Philharmonik before 2011 shall automatically receive 50 JamPoints in their user account for use against the price of the upgrade.
Users with qualifying IK software can crossgrade for $/€299.99 for a direct download or $/€329.99 for a boxed copy.
New users can get Miroslav Philharmonik 2 for $/€399.99 for a direct download or $/€429.99 for a boxed copy.
More details at IK Multimedia's website.
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