Overview

UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | Instruments
Featuring over 550 different playing styles performed by professional instrumentalists and recorded in the world-renowned IRCAM Institute, IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 presents a vivid and detailed exposé of 16 orchestral instruments. Each instrument includes both standard playing styles and numerous advanced and experimental articulations, providing a sophisticated and creative sound resource for modern composers and producers looking for more natural, varied and unique instrumental sounds. IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 allows users to go beyond the basic playing styles presented in typical sample libraries, adding depth and detail that's simply not available elsewhere.
UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | IRCAM Labs
Building on decades of expertise and research in acoustics and sound recording, UVI and IRCAM recruited the finest musicians, artistic directors and engineers available to produce IRCAM Solo Instruments 2. A massive endeavour, years in the making, we're proud to present to you this seamless blend of traditional and experimental techniques. Old world instruments meet new world performers in this deep and profound library exploring the broader spectrum of sounds possible from these beloved instruments.

What's new

UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | IRCAM Labs
With IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 we've modernized this powerful library with numerous feature and QoL enhancements, including improvements to core scripting, sample library, playability, performance controls and expression, and workflow and usability improvements thanks to an all-new user interface.
- Improved scripting engine allows multiple play and expression modes, including legato, portamento, poly legato and poly portamento, now controllable by modwheel
- New Play mode for all stringed instruments, allows user to play instruments with virtual hand positioning for more natural expression
- All-new UI design, improves aesthetics and usability
- New MPE and Poly Aftertouch support
- Improved sample library, delivers cleaner sustains
- Improved presets and key switch groups
- Improved dynamics section
- Improved envelopes (more natural response)
- Improved effects section

In-depth

A modern classic

UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | GUIs

A modern classic

With over 550 playing techniques comprising classical, experimental, and extended styles, IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 is unparalleled in scope and depth. Discover the unique and intricate voice of each instrument with the highest fidelity. Techniques like multi-phonic, aeolian, hit-on-body, buzz and crushed, transitions like Sul tasto, Ordinario, and Ordinario to Sul ponticello are all covered.
UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | Clarinet GUIs

Old and New Worlds

With over 400 presets you have instant access to a huge variety of instrumental variation. Easily switch between modern and classical techniques to find what works best in your music, Italian titles most often represent traditional styles while English names indicate contemporary techniques.

Performance-oriented

IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 makes tremendous use of key switch groups, allowing you to seamlessly navigate the different tones that each instrument is capable of. Certain groups also include special parameters unique to their category, such as stringed instruments, which were recorded string by string, allowing you to choose which string you would like to play a note on via the key switch, for maximum control over timbre.
UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | GUI

Improved Workflow

An all-new user interface dramatically enhances the aesthetics and usability of IRCAM Solo Instruments 2, placing everything you need in an intuitive, clearly organized and modern panel. From the new Keyswitch HUD to improved performance and effect sections, the new design simplifies and improves use across all instruments.

Instruments

UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments | Woodwinds

Woodwinds

Flute in C, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Bassoon
UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments | Brass

Brass

Trumpet in C, Alto Saxophone in E-flat, French Horn in F, Trombone (tenor-bass), Bass Tuba
UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments | Strings

Strings

Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass
UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments | Plucked Strings

Plucked Strings

Guitar, Harp
UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments | Free Reed

Free Reed

Accordion
Whether you’re looking for your first high-quality instrument library or to take your instrumentation and production to the next level, IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 is a remarkable resource that provides immaculate sound quality and unique samples found nowhere else.

SPECS

WHAT YOU GET
Size: 10.59 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 16.21 GB in WAV)
Content: 403 presets, 19,799 samples
Sample Resolution: 44.1 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of machines or iLok dongles
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Runs in UVI Workstation version 3.0.12+, and Falcon version 2.0.8+
  • iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    - Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks to macOS 10.15 Catalina (64-bit)
    - Windows 8 to Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • 11 GB of disk space
  • Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)
COMPATIBILITY
Supported Formats: Audio Unit, AAX, VST, Standalone
Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic 9+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6+, Maschine 1+, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble Pro 5+, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3+, MainStage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

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Reviews

UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | Simon Franglen
"I bought IRCAM Solo Instruments 1 as soon as it came out. It was the solo instruments library that dared to go places that others dared not. IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 is the sequel that is somehow better than the wonderful original, and I can use my MPE controllers now. Unique!"
Simon Franglen
Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Composer & Producer
(Titanic, Avatar, Moulin Rouge, The Amazing Spider-Man, Se7en)
UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | Adam Schoenberg
"IRCAM Solo Instruments has been my go to library of choice when making midi mockups of my chamber music compositions, as well as scoring media related projects. The interface is easy to navigate, and it also provides an array of options that are incredibly detailed and sensitive. The extended techniques that are available make the library invaluable. I highly recommend this to all composers."
Adam Schoenberg
Grammy-nominated Composer
UVI IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | Guillaume Roussel
"IRCAM Solo Instruments has this extra soul that differentiates it from the majority of the other soundbanks I use. A flawless quality, and an inspiration source I can not do without anymore!"
Guillaume Roussel
Film Composer
(3 Days to Kill, The Connection, Pirates of The Caribbean, Smurfs)
IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | MusicTech
"This is a brave library that will resonate with anyone who needs high-quality acoustically derived off-the-beaten-track sample content."
IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | SoundBytes
"This is the best set of solo Classical instrument samples around. It truly is a dream come true, for at least this contemporary composer, but I’m sure for many others of us as well."
IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | AudioPluginGuy
"IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 is a beautiful instrument in the right hands. Perfect for composing modern, intimate pieces for film or TV but also valuable for a variety of musical styles."
IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | Matt Creamer
Noodling Around with IRCAM 2 Solo Instruments
IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 | Curtis Buell
IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

User Testimonials

"This is a great collection and well worth the price. It has a lovely, smooth yet dark and gritty feel. It doesn’t sound “perfect”, it sounds realistic."
GB R., Facebook
"I've used the 1st edition for years. It's outstanding. Immaculate recordings and very user friendly."
Craig F., Facebook
"IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 is awesome. The Contrabass alone was worth the purchase price. It all sounds so great!"
Keith S.
"I'm liking this very much."
David C., Facebook
"This library is my secret weapon!"
Diego G., YouTube
"Impressive."
Dirk B., Facebook
"Nice. Interesting, modern sound."
Zirrex A., YouTube
"It is awesome."
Jefferson L., Facebook
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