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Ólafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions

Ólafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions - a vast set of inspiring evolutions designed to create sophisticated chamber strings music with emotive, dynamic textures.

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  • Inspiring chamber strings textures

    We join forces with BAFTA-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds (Broadchurch, Kiasmos, Erased Tapes) to record an all-star ensemble performing his latest set of awe-inspiring evolutions. The 4,3,3,3,3 ensemble of British players (Violin I + II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass), led by long-term collaborator Viktor Orri Árnason, perform a range of fragile yet warm beautifully evolving phrases, recorded at the world famous Hall at AIR Studios, London.

    Using our Evo Grid technology, this library makes it easy to create sophisticated chamber strings music from the most simplistic of arrangements - just a few sustained notes is all you need to write inspiring dynamic textures. We also introduce Waves: a brand new innovation featuring notes that move along a wave-like dynamic arc, appearing from nothing, swelling, and then dying away again to nothing. These are accessible via our classic interface, in various styles and lengths.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Compatible with NKS

    Violin I + II, viola, cello, double bass


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    Oace Evo Grid

    The Evo Grid

    Based on the EMS VCS3 synth, this extraordinary and unique interface allows for instant gratification and customisation. With 1 or 2 clicks, you will be armed with something totally unique and inspiring. Scroll the Evo Grid to discover and activate Evos that are not visible. Pan and tweak each Evo for perfect blending. Punch in or out 3 useful modulators and effects. Mix your mic positions, all from the front panel.

    Chamber Evolutions GUI - overview panel

    The overview panel

    This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.

    What's included

    Main instruments

    • Basses Grid
    • Basses Waves
    • Chamber Grid
    • Chamber Waves

    Individual evolutions

    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Long
    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Wave (Long)
    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Wave (Short)
    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Ord
    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Pont
    • Chamber - Detached Waves
    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Pulse (Trem)
    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Trem
    • Chamber - Art Harm Trills
    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Episodic Trems
    • Chamber - Sul Pont Tast Trems
    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Pulse
    • Chamber - Sudden Molto Vib
    • Chamber - Sudden Trem
    • Chamber - Sudden Sul Pont
    • Chamber - Sul Tasto Pitch (Slow)
    • Chamber - Episodic Pitch
    • Chamber - Wow Effect
    • Chamber - Slow Flurry Pitch
    • Basses - Sul Tasto Long
    • Basses - Sul Tasto Wave (Short)
    • Basses - Sul Tasto Pont
    • Basses - Sul Tasto Trem
    • Basses - Sul Tasto Pulse
    • Basses - Sudden Molto Vib
    • Basses - Sul Tasto Pitch (Slow)

    Individual waves

    • Chamber - Waves Ord Long
    • Chamber - Waves Ord Longest
    • Chamber - Waves Ord Short
    • Chamber - Waves Ord Shortest
    • Chamber - Waves Trem Long
    • Chamber - Waves Trem Longest
    • Chamber - Waves Trem Short
    • Chamber - Waves Trem Shortest
    • Chamber - Waves Vib Long
    • Chamber - Waves Vib Longest
    • Chamber - Waves Vib Short
    • Chamber - Waves Vib Shortest
    • Basses - Waves Ord Long
    • Basses - Waves Ord Longest
    • Basses - Waves Ord Short
    • Basses - Waves Ord Shortest
    • Basses - Waves Trem Long
    • Basses - Waves Trem Longest
    • Basses - Waves Trem Short
    • Basses - Waves Trem Shortest

    Other patches

    • Basses Waves (TM Pro)
    • Chamber Waves (TM Pro)

    Time machine individual

    • Chamber - Waves Ord Long (TM Pro)
    • Chamber - Waves Ord Short (TM Pro)
    • Chamber - Waves Trem Long (TM Pro)
    • Chamber - Waves Trem Short (TM Pro)
    • Chamber - Waves Vib Long (TM Pro)
    • Chamber - Waves Vib Short (TM Pro)
    • Basses - Waves Ord Long (TM Pro)
    • Basses - Waves Ord Short (TM Pro)
    • Basses - Waves Trem Long (TM Pro)
    • Basses - Waves Trem Short (TM Pro)

    Mics & mixes

    • Close
    • Tree
    • Ambient
    • Stereo Mix



    I already own Ólafur Arnalds Evolutions, what's the difference between that and Ólafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions?

    This is a completely new library using a Chamber Orchestra and recorded at AIR Studios. We have also introduced two new concepts - “feathering” and “waves”, have a look at Paul’s walkthrough video to find out more.

    What are Evolutions and what is an Evo grid?

    Evolutions are long notes that change over time then loop seamlessly back to the beginning, in our “evo grid” you can select different evolutions based on the range of the note you are playing.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS 11, 12 or 13 

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    File size

    ~15156 samples

    19.4 GB download size

    38.80 GB disk space required during install

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    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Full or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher required

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