Colours: Adaptive Runs

The smartest and most intuitive orchestral runs library yet, recorded in our renowned concert hall setup for strings, woodwinds and brass sections. Powered by Adaptive Sync.

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If you want to come up with authentic-sounding orchestral runs quickly, intuitively and on a budget, Adaptive Runs is a sure-fire solution. 10/10



ADAPTIVE RUNS is the smartest and most intuitive orchestral runs library yet. Tapping from a vast audio pool, with runs ranging from a 4th interval to 4 octaves, ADAPTIVE RUNS perfectly and effortlessly syncs to your track, allowing you to keep focusing on your composition.

Our Adaptive Sync engine effortlessly syncs the orchestral runs to the next downbeat or any custom number of beats or seconds. The engine automatically picks the best matching recording, then tweaks it further so that it hits the mark exactly. Turning off synchronization automatically reloads the samples in disk streaming mode, a useful feature in low-RAM situations.

The Range toggle allows you to quickly switch to a run with either a narrower or wider orchestrated range, all while maintaining the other sync settings.

ADAPTIVE RUNS will become your new go-to runs library from the moment you start using it.

An official walkthrough of ADAPTIVE RUNS will be available soon.


ADAPTIVE RUNS is part of our Colours series. With ADAPTIVE RUNS, we have given the library series a fresh, new look, offering a clean layout with improved control over the features that you need most.


ADAPTIVE RUNS is a perfect addition to our other libraries, as it was recorded in the same, lush concert hall environment as the Symphobia and Orchestral Essentials series. Four individual stereo mic sets are available, as well as a fifth, cinematic sounding, pre-mixed mic set.

The orchestral runs were recorded for the following six sections, performed in unison:

  • Violins I & II performing together
  • Violas & Cellos performing together
  • 3 Flutes + 1 Piccolo performing together
  • Solo Piccolo
  • 3 Oboes, 3 Clarinets & 3 Bassoons performing together
  • 3 Trumpets performing together

ADAPTIVE RUNS offers these sections as individual presets, but also packs a number of different combos. This way, you have access to massive 4-octave runs, covering the full string section, as well as common orchestrations such as the violins and flutes playing together.

Load only what you need. Unload the rest: purge individual sections, mics, scales and directions by shift-clicking.


Keep your template light by only loading the elements that you need. Load or unload sections, mics, scales and run directions on the fly.

With both up and down directions loaded, the useful Bounce feature is available. With Bounce enabled, holding down the sustain pedal will automatically bounce-loop the orchestral run up and down, in sync with your music.

By clicking the cogwheel icon, you get access to more advanced settings, such as the controller assignment for the run scales & directions (keyswitch, velocity or CC).


ADAPTIVE RUNS not only offers useful on-screen information for any button or control that you touch, but also features extensive help screens for each of the five sections of the user interface.

Videos & Demos

Official in-depth walkthrough

Adaptive Runs - Quick Overview

3rd-party walkthrough by Guy Rowland



All Strings & Winds Full Range Runs

High Strings & Winds Runs

Flutes & Piccolo Runs

High Strings & Flutes & Trumpets Runs

Low Strings & Winds Runs


Individual Sections

All Strings Full Range Runs

Violins Runs

Violas & Cellos Runs

All Winds Full Range Runs

Flutes Runs

Piccolo Runs

Oboes & Clarinets & Bassoons Runs

Flutes Effects Runs

Trumpets Runs

Trumpets Chromatic Runs

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If you find yourself struggling to find runs that fit the bill, Adaptive Runs will take the stress out of the problem for you, with the absolute minimum of fuss, and more importantly, it will sound incredibly realistic.

- Dave Gale, MusicTech

If you want to come up with authentic-sounding orchestral runs quickly, intuitively and on a budget, Adaptive Runs is a sure-fire solution. 10/10


Library specs

Recording location Concert hall
Mic positions 4 individual mic channels + pre-mixed mic
Audio pool size 28.3 GB (uncompressed format)
Download size 14 GB
Audio format 48 kHz 24 bit
NKS support Yes
Available from Native Access Yes
Current library version 1.0.1
Protection Serial number activation

System requirements

Kontakt version 6.4.2
Kontakt Player Yes
Mac macOS 10.12 or higher
Windows 7 or higher
Minimum CPU i5
Minimum RAM 6 GB (12 GB recommended)

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