Ólafur Arnalds Evolutions

Ólafur Arnalds Evolutions is a deeply beautiful, haunting selection of evolutions offering instant inspiration for composers, producers and songwriters.

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  • Haunting frozen string evolutions

    BAFTA-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and electronic artist Ólafur Arnalds creates and curates a select quartet of unique string players performing to his very individualistic, inspiring and haunting aesthetic. As part of our Evo Grid series offering composers, producers and songwriters instant inspiration and that ever elusive creative edge.
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    Compatible with NKS

    String quartet

    6 signals

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    Ólafur sat on a bench in front of the sea
    An old VW van in the snow

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    The Evo grid

    Evolutions 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.

    The overview panel

    Evolutions 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

    Instruments main mics

    Individual instruments

    • Olafur Arnalds Evo Grid - Cello
    • Olafur Arnalds Evo Grid - Viola
    • Olafur Arnalds Evo Grid - Violin 1
    • Olafur Arnalds Evo Grid - Violin 2
    • Olafur Arnalds Evolutions

    Curated presets

    • 1-12 Step Down Diagonal
    • 1-12 Step Up Diagonal
    • A Soft Entrance
    • Blurred Episodic
    • Breidavik Waves
    • Ebb and Flow
    • Eeiree Ponticello
    • Iced Trems
    • Octave Jumps
    • Pronounced Attack
    • Shrill Pitches Soft Pedal
    • Tasto Movements

    Individual evolutions

    • 01 Cello - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • 01 Ensemble - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • 01 Viola - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • 01 Violin 1 - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • 01 Violin 2 - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • 02 Cello - Subtle - Long Wave
    • 02 Ensemble - Subtle - Long Wave
    • 02 Viola - Subtle - Long Wave
    • 02 Violin 1 - Subtle - Long Wave
    • 02 Violin 2 - Subtle - Long Wave
    • 03 Cello - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • 03 Ensemble - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • 03 Viola - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • 03 Violin 1 - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • 03 Violin 2 - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • 04 Cello - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • 04 Ensemble - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • 04 Viola - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • 04 Violin 1 - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • 04 Violin 2 - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • 05 Cello - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • 05 Ensemble - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • 05 Viola - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • 05 Violin 1 - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • 05 Violin 2 - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • 06 Cello - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • 06 Ensemble - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • 06 Viola - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • 06 Violin 1 - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • 06 Violin 2 - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • 07 Cello - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • 07 Ensemble - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • 07 Viola - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • 07 Violin 1 - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • 07 Violin 2 - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • 08 Cello - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • 08 Ensemble - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • 08 Viola - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • 08 Violin 1 - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • 08 Violin 2 - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • 09 Cello - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • 09 Ensemble - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • 09 Viola - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • 09 Violin 1 - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • 09 Violin 2 - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • 10 Cello - Episodic - Vibrato
    • 10 Ensemble - Episodic - Vibrato
    • 10 Viola - Episodic - Vibrato
    • 10 Violin 1 - Episodic - Vibrato
    • 10 Violin 2 - Episodic - Vibrato
    • 11 Cello - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • 11 Ensemble - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • 11 Viola - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • 11 Violin 1 - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • 11 Violin 2 - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • 12 Cello - Episodic - Trem
    • 12 Ensemble - Episodic - Trem
    • 12 Viola - Episodic - Trem
    • 12 Violin 1 - Episodic - Trem
    • 12 Violin 2 - Episodic - Trem
    • 13 Cello - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • 13 Ensemble - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • 13 Viola - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • 13 Violin 1 - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • 13 Violin 2 - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • 14 Cello - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • 14 Ensemble - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • 14 Viola - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • 14 Violin 1 - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • 14 Violin 2 - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • 15 Cello - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • 15 Ensemble - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • 15 Viola - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • 15 Violin 1 - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • 15 Violin 2 - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • 16 Cello - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms
    • 16 Ensemble - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms
    • 16 Viola - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms
    • 16 Violin 1 - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms
    • 16 Violin 2 - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms

    Instruments warped

    Individual instruments

    • Warped Olafur Arnalds Evo Grid - Cello
    • Warped Olafur Arnalds Evo Grid - Viola
    • Warped Olafur Arnalds Evo Grid - Violin 1
    • Warped Olafur Arnalds Evo Grid - Violin 2
    • Warped Olafur Arnalds Evolutions

    Curated presets

    • Warped 1-12 Step Down Diagonal
    • Warped 1-12 Step Up Diagonal
    • Warped A Soft Entrance
    • Warped Blurred Episodic
    • Warped Breidavik Waves
    • Warped Ebb and Flow
    • Warped Eeiree Ponticello
    • Warped Iced Trems
    • Warped Octave Jumps
    • Warped Pronounced Attack
    • Warped Shrill Pitches Soft Pedal
    • Warped Tasto Movements

    Individual evolutions

    • Warped 01 Cello - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • Warped 01 Ensemble - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • Warped 01 Viola - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • Warped 01 Violin 1 - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • Warped 01 Violin 2 - Subtle - Sul Tasto
    • Warped 02 Cello - Subtle - Long Wave
    • Warped 02 Ensemble - Subtle - Long Wave
    • Warped 02 Viola - Subtle - Long Wave
    • Warped 02 Violin 1 - Subtle - Long Wave
    • Warped 02 Violin 2 - Subtle - Long Wave
    • Warped 03 Cello - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • Warped 03 Ensemble - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • Warped 03 Viola - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • Warped 03 Violin 1 - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • Warped 03 Violin 2 - Subtle - Multi Waves
    • Warped 04 Cello - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • Warped 04 Ensemble - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • Warped 04 Viola - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • Warped 04 Violin 1 - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • Warped 04 Violin 2 - Subtle - Tasto to Ord
    • Warped 05 Cello - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • Warped 05 Ensemble - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • Warped 05 Viola - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • Warped 05 Violin 1 - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • Warped 05 Violin 2 - Subtle - Tasto to Pont
    • Warped 06 Cello - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • Warped 06 Ensemble - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • Warped 06 Viola - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • Warped 06 Violin 1 - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • Warped 06 Violin 2 - Thrills - Tasto Trem
    • Warped 07 Cello - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • Warped 07 Ensemble - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • Warped 07 Viola - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • Warped 07 Violin 1 - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • Warped 07 Violin 2 - Thrills - Tasto Trem Varispeed
    • Warped 08 Cello - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • Warped 08 Ensemble - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • Warped 08 Viola - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • Warped 08 Violin 1 - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • Warped 08 Violin 2 - Thrills - Med to Fast Trem
    • Warped 09 Cello - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • Warped 09 Ensemble - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • Warped 09 Viola - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • Warped 09 Violin 1 - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • Warped 09 Violin 2 - Thrills - Hectic 8ve Trills
    • Warped 10 Cello - Episodic - Vibrato
    • Warped 10 Ensemble - Episodic - Vibrato
    • Warped 10 Viola - Episodic - Vibrato
    • Warped 10 Violin 1 - Episodic - Vibrato
    • Warped 10 Violin 2 - Episodic - Vibrato
    • Warped 11 Cello - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • Warped 11 Ensemble - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • Warped 11 Viola - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • Warped 11 Violin 1 - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • Warped 11 Violin 2 - Episodic - Sul Pont
    • Warped 12 Cello - Episodic - Trem
    • Warped 12 Ensemble - Episodic - Trem
    • Warped 12 Viola - Episodic - Trem
    • Warped 12 Violin 1 - Episodic - Trem
    • Warped 12 Violin 2 - Episodic - Trem
    • Warped 13 Cello - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • Warped 13 Ensemble - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • Warped 13 Viola - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • Warped 13 Violin 1 - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • Warped 13 Violin 2 - Dissonants - Slow Pitch Bend
    • Warped 14 Cello - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • Warped 14 Ensemble - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • Warped 14 Viola - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • Warped 14 Violin 1 - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • Warped 14 Violin 2 - Dissonants - Pitching Episodic
    • Warped 15 Cello - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • Warped 15 Ensemble - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • Warped 15 Viola - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • Warped 15 Violin 1 - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • Warped 15 Violin 2 - Dissonants - Wow Effect
    • Warped 16 Cello - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms
    • Warped 16 Ensemble - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms
    • Warped 16 Viola - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms
    • Warped 16 Violin 1 - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms
    • Warped 16 Violin 2 - Dissonants - Pont 8ve Harms


    Mics

    • M - Mix
    • C - Close
    • V - Valve
    • R - Ribbon
    • X - Warped
    • XXX - Even More Warped!



    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 or later

    Intel i5

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)

    Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported


    File size

    ~3695 samples

    15.2 GB download size

    16.00 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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