Checking Out: Sequis by Native Instruments & Orchestral Tools

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Sequis is just so darn cool. It’s a loop-based instrument. It’s a melodic instrument. It’s a layered instrument. Sequis brings a great selection of samples from the fantastic Orchestral Tools collection into an immensely useful and useable Kontakt engine. Highly recommended!

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Checking Out: Sequis by Native Instruments & Orchestral Tools


Sequis is the second collaboration between Native Instruments and Orchestral Tools, combining the efforts of two of the best sample library developers out there today. With innovation and style, Sequis is an excellent tool for creating rhythmic underscore, pulsing beds, and even melodic phrases.

Sequis by Native Instruments & Orchestral Tools normally sells for $199.00 from Native Instruments

Thoughts

Sequis is a treasure trove of rhythmic layering that can help you to nearly effortlessly create rhythmic beds for scoring. While this is definitely a loop-based instrument, the flexibility to play Sequis both in Loop and Play modes extends the functionality of this instrument far beyond the built-in sequencer. Sequis has a large collection of instruments divided into multiple articulations for each. With over 200 patches to get you started across a number of various sound categories, Sequis is instantly gratifying.

Sequis is a four-layered instrument that allows you to independently sequence and sculpt sound layers to create complex rhythmic beds.

Want to combine a dobro, a cello, a piano, and a cajon? No problem! How about a nylon guitar, a steel tongue drum, a viola, and a flute? Again, no problem! The possible instrument combinations within Sequis are wide and varied.

However, the fact that these kinds of combinations can actually sound good together is what makes Sequis so surprisingly great and instantly useful. In fact, what most surprised me was just how hard it is to make Sequis sound bad. I found that simply throwing random beats into each lane of the four-track sequencer produced fantastic results each time.

The great thing about an instrument like Sequis is that it not only makes music-making easier, it serves as a great inspirational tool that can help composers escape the all too dreaded writer’s block. The use of the modwheel to add and remove layers to each patch is a useful and fun feature that allows you to instantly up the drama factor or scale your trackback to a bare-bones pulsing rhythm. In addition to the obvious looping features within Sequis, the Play mode allows you to actually play Sequis as a four-layer melodic instrument. This greatly increases the flexibility of this instrument. Sequis is fun, immensely useful, and just sounds fantastic. I heartily recommend Sequis for anyone looking for inspiration to supercharge their rhythmic underscoring work!

Facts

Sequis is compatible with both the free Kontakt Player and Kontakt version 6.6.0 and above. It downloads as 4.3GB and includes 400 instrument articulations across over 200 tweakable presets across a wide range of sound categories. Sequis is normally available from Native Instruments for $199 but is currently on intro offer for $149 until November 3, 2021.

Sequis by Native Instruments & Orchestral Tools normally sells for $199.00 from Native Instruments

 

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Contributor Raborn Johnson reviews Sequis by Native Instruments & Orchestral Tools
“Sequis is just so darn cool. It’s a loop-based instrument. It’s a melodic instrument. It’s a layered instrument. Sequis brings a great selection of samples from the fantastic Orchestral Tools collection into an immensely useful and useable Kontakt engine. Highly recommended!”