I am glad to announce the release of the Orchidea package for Max for assisted orchestration, ver. 0.5.
You can find the package here: http://www.carminecella.com/orchidea/
This package replaces the previous software Orchids (that will be now distributed as legacy software).
To install the Max package, just unzip the downloaded file and copy the orchidea folder inside the Max folder located in your Documents folder. Some tutorials included in the package require the bleeding edge Bach and Dada libraries to function properly. You need to download these libraries directly from here and you cannot use the versions included in the Max package manager.
The basic distribution also includes a stripped version of the SOL orchestral database called TinySOL.
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