Organic Instruments announced the FREE Elemental Player for macOS and Windows – a free virtual instrument player from Organic Instruments, available from November 1st, 2023.
The Free player allows you to play any instruments created in Elemental Studio, also available November 1st, 2023.
Since the instruments come from Elemental Studio, I’ll briefly run through the basics before getting onto the free player.
Elemental Studio is a platform that aims to help beginners and experts alike create professional-grade, sample-based, virtual instruments. It allows users to create unique instruments for personal use, share them with others for free, or release them for sale as a professional product.
In short, it should make mapping audio files and configuring the finer details of your instrument quicker and easier. If you plan to sell instruments, there are visual customization tools to help with brand recognition and built-in iLok licensing so you can sell license codes.
It’s possible to release instruments as independent white-label plugins – contact OI for details.
Elemental Studio will cost $210 for an annual license but has an introductory price of $140 per year with a seven-day free trial available.
Elemental Player (Free)
Elemental Player presents a few options; you could use it along with Elemental Studio or use it exclusively for instruments created by others (free and paid).
The player works in any DAW and provides simple and intuitive controls for each instrument.
Each instrument features individual Reverb, Dynamics, and ADSR Envelope controls. The Dynamics section allows you to adjust Gain, Panning, and Velocity Range settings.
Like the free Kontakt player, Elemental Player lets you load, control, and layer multiple instruments in one place, providing a user-friendly workflow. If you want to layer multiple instruments, just assign them to the same MIDI channel.
The Elemental Player window will be familiar to anyone with sample player experience; it displays the available library on the left and loaded instruments on the right.
The ability to create and release sample-based virtual instruments isn’t new; we have options like Maize Sampler 2 and Decent Sampler.
If you don’t want to create instruments through Elements Studio, the success of Elements Player will depend on the quality of libraries made available. One of the things that I like about Decent Sampler is that there are many unusual additions, like Folk Art Violin and Metal Desk Lamp. I hope we see similar things become available for Elemental Player and more conventional libraries.
The first official library from Organic Instruments is Arcadia: Grand Piano ($29).
I assume we’ll see more as the release date for Elemental Player nears; then, time will tell; it’s interesting.
Elemental Player is available in AU, VST3, AAX, and Standalone formats for macOS (10.13 upwards) and Windows.
Includes iLok License Manager (Elemental Player doesn’t require a license, but Organic Instruments uses the iLok Licensing system to protect paid products).
I want to thank everyone who entered the Milestone Madness giveaway one last time and congratulate the winners; it was awesome; thank you.
Check out the deal: Elemental Player (FREE – Available from November 1st)