About

What is the Symphonova Stem-Production Software Service?

Your musicians’ playing is at the centre of our approach to hybrid productions.

In our service, the musical expression of virtual instruments is derived exclusively from the musical expression of a small group of musicians you record. Our software uses  the musical expression of your recorded musicians to shape the performances of the  virtual instruments . The stems we deliver sound authentic because their expression  is created in a musically authentic way: by your musicians.

Our stems have extremely low bleed from secondary instruments. For example, the ‘conductor’s-tree’ and ‘surround’ stems of the flutes will have no significant  sounds from the neighbouring Woodwinds or Brass sections, regardless of how loudly the others are playing. Not only do we deliver stems that have authentic musical expression, we provide you with the  best ingredients for your mix.

Depending on the composition, you’ll need up to twelve musicians to receive Stems for scores of any size. As a result, both logistics and cost are considerably reduced without any compromise on the size of the orchestra or the orchestration.

Our pricing model is based only on the length of your score (time-based) and the Stems-package you select. You can free your imagination and compose for any orchestration for the same price. 

Using our service, high-end orchestral recordings become affordable and accessible.

We Transform:

  1. the expression of recorded musicians into the expression of virtual instruments
  2. a single recorded instrument into a myriad of instruments and sections
  3. a single part into a complete, multi-mic set of professional stems with high isolation from ancillary instruments

What is the heritage of the Symphonova Stem Production Service?

The Symphonova project leverages technology to renew the seminal concept of what an orchestra can do and the contexts in which it can perform. After years of research, we have developed and combined a collection of technologies that enable a small group of musicians to perform anywhere, delivering the sound and experience of the largest possible symphony orchestra. The technology has been used in a series of successful performances and recording projects.

Our Vision

We believe that no computer-based production method can match the authentic, nuanced expression of a skilled musician.
Our vision is to make orchestral production of the highest musical and technical standards affordable and accessible to all.

The Team

DR ABIGAIL DOLAN

CEO
  • Flautist (Rubin Academy)
  • PhD (Performance Studies), Kings College London
  • Edison Fellow, British Library Sound Archive
  • Artistic Director, Clare Hall, Cambridge University

DR SHELLEY KATZ

Technical & Artistic Director
  • Pianist & conductor (The Juilliard School)
  • PhD (Tonmeister), University of Surrey
  • Author of numerous granted patents,  including the Symphonova Stem Production Patent

GORAN TCHUBRILO

Score Production Director
  • Composer (University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz)
  • Virtual instruments artist
  • Author of Symphonova Stem Production Patent

Get 10% off your first purchase!

We are launching the service in early 2021.
Early Bird Offer – register your interest by 15th February 2021.