Solo Strings FX KONTAKT
Team DECiBEL | 25 Nov 2017 | 21.84GB
Expressive and lyrical first chair Violin, Viola and Cello with a dark tone. Perfect for slow emotional lines. Inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre we are proud to present you our first Solo Strings library focusing on expressive performances. Macabre consists of a sampled String Trio Violin, Viola and Cello recorded separately in their first chair positions in the Sofia Session Studio, where artists like Two Steps from Hell recorded their albums. Macabre Solo Strings aren’t the usual sampled Solo Strings. They were crafted with one particular sound in our minds, which they deliver better than any other Solo String library out there. Macabre excels at slow emotional Solo String lines and on top of that you don’t even need tons of programming to get stunning results with them. Just sit down and play. The samples themselves contain a huge amount of natural expressiveness, which makes it easier than ever to write realistic sounding Solo String lines.
Solo Strings Complete is an extensive Solo Strings Library including Solo Violin, Solo Viola, Solo Cello and Solo ContraBass – all recorded with greatest care and endless details, precisely edited and merged into a practical and musical instrument for NI’s Kontakt Player. Each Instrument has over 10,000 samples, 38 articulations and 4 different legato transitions. Unique phase align techniques enable perfect X-fade blending between up to 8 dynamic layers. Play from smooth & soft to screaming loud with completely natural sounding transitions, all without artefacts or phasing. Choose from a staggering 102 different attack shapes per note using the unique Note Head function, all with just a single fader. Two on-board convolution reverbs allow you to design the body of the instrument and the performance space itself. The DSP effects rack gives unlimited power to process the string sound, from soundtrack-ready to other-wordly.
The solo viola boasts the same set of fantastic features as its cousins from the LSS Solo Strings bundle, including THREE true legato types, 8RR x 3 Dynamic Layer Staccato playing, TWO true release modes (hard and soft), plus trills, al with four fantastically blendable mic positions, which, between them, can offer a huge variety in sonic pallete. The three legato modes – slurred, bowed and portamento, are easily switchable during use via keyswitches, and one exceptionally useful feature, which we are shocked to say we rarely see in string libraries, is the ability to change bow on the same note. Simply hold the note you want to change bow on, and press the low G keyswitch.
This is the individual solo violin instrument from our “LSS Solo Strings” sample library bundle, which also replaces our previous solo violin, and is not even comparable in quality. We have sampled the instrument in a large beautiful London concert hall, with many microphones, making up four main, mixable mic perspectives, close mono, close pair, mid room and far room. The difference in perspectives is huge, meaning you can create sounds ranging from a very dry and up close sound, to a singing, naturally reverberated distant violin – as well as any degree between the two.
Includes the solo violin, viola, cello and contrabass of the Miroslav Orchestra archives. An incredible range of performance articulations such as legato, staccato, pizzicato, tremolo, sul ponte, spiccato, detache and more make this one of the most beautiful and playable collections of solo strings and small string ensembles around. Includes additional bonus symphonic textures and powerful interactive orchestra combis.
Orchestral Acoustic Bass Expansion Solo Strings Advanced compatible with Kontakt 4 and above.