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Gypsy is your ticket to realistic, nuanced performances of all the major instruments found in a conventional ensemble of travelling performers. Great care was taken to iron out every performance to get the right blend of legato transitions, nimble finger work, and expression from every musician. If you’re a film, TV or game composer or simply enjoy adding eclectic instruments and styles to your compositions, the nylon guitar, violin and trombone can all play in both Gypsy and Classical styles, offering you creative flexibility. You also have multiple articulations, round robin playback and true legato to vary every passage and make each instrument sound as close to a live recording as possible.
There has never been such a detailed sample library dedicated specifically to a gypsy ensemble, despite so much untapped potential for media composing and songwriting. If you’re the type of writer who wants complete access to every possible instrument available around the world and incorporate vastly different styles into your music, Gypsy is simply a must-have sample library. There are no sophisticated technical underpinnings here; you simply load up the instrument of your choice, which has already been treated with the best settings for the vast majority of use cases. Gypsy’s ease of use cannot be overstated, but it makes no sacrifices in realism and recording quality to achieve it.
The bandoneon was developed in Germany and was later used in Argentina, where it became the symbol of Tango. It’s a soft accordion with doubled octaves, perfectly suited for soft melodic passages.
An Italian version of the accordion, the campana accordion has that classic accordion sound, with large note stacks and capable of broad chords. This one performs well in both solo and ensemble settings.
An Eastern European large hammer dulcimer with a 5-octave range and piano-like strings, the cimbalom is designed to provide soft chord beds to support ballads and quieter passages.
Calming and nimble, this classical nylon guitar is the best sounding concert guitar we’ve heard. It’s ideal for mellower flamenco or Spanish music, ballads and solo pieces.
A slightly hollower tone than its Classical counterpart, with a slight twang for added personality in solo passages, the django guitar has lots of jazz chords as well as a lead articulation.
Very lyrical, with a subtle chorusing effect that gently swells with each note, this Italian excelsior accordion is best suited to quieter passages that allow it space to breathe.
Full of foot stomps and traditional castanets, this collection is nimble and designed to provide a distinctly human element to the percussion section.
Best suited for melodic runs and crisp strumming, this flamenco guitar is incredibly agile and evokes the spirit of virtuosic nylon performances.
A range of tambourine, clacks, shakers and chants to support the groove, this collection makes it easy to create the sound of an entire percussion ensemble.
An American accordion with a classic sound called upon for ballads, sea shanties, and a range of lyrical styles.
Highly nimble for solo performances, this trombone adds a mellow and earthy touch to an ensemble of strings and percussion.
One of the most coveted solo violins in the sample library industry, it allows you to create a convincingly nuanced performance in classical, jazz, gypsy, and tango styles.
WHAT WILL YOU
There is no better tool than Gypsy to achieve an authentic flamenco, calypso, or other style of music that brings to mind a clear image of a band of travelling musicians and dancers. If you ever rely on traditional or eclectic instruments to invoke specific geographical settings (especially if you compose for film), you don’t want to be without Gypsy when you’re writing your next song or score. Which instrument will you use first?
Below are the minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for using Opus on Windows and MacOS systems.
The chart below outlines the MacOS and Windows 64-bit operating systems and sequencers that are officially supported and fully tested with the latest version of Opus. Please note that while most Sequencers / DAWs are VST 2, VST 3, AU and AAX plug-in format compatible, only those listed in the chart below are officially supported.
|Product||Version||MacOS (10.13+)||Windows 10|
|EW Play 6 Stand-Alone||6.0+||YES||YES|
|EW Opus Stand-Alone||1.0+||YES||YES|
|Apple Logic Pro||10.0+||YES||-|
|Avid Pro Tools||2018.1+||YES||YES|
|Image-Line FL Studio||20+||YES||YES|
|Motu Digital Performer||9.0+||YES||YES|
|Presonus Studio One||4.0+||YES||YES|
|VSL Vienna Ensemble Pro||6.0+||YES||YES|
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