I then opened Kontakt and pressed 'Add Library'. At the heart of its revolutionary sound are Real Legato performance sample patches and a unique 'layered ensemble' approach. Used by many world renowned composers to record Hollywood soundtracks, the natural ambience it lends to the orchestra is both warm and detailed at the same time. Another little gem is the Ostinatum tool, essentially a mini step sequencer that allows you to trigger complex patterns by simply playing a note or a chord. All the divisi sections were on 1 midi channel to demonstrate what can be achieved in real-time on 1 midi track.
At the heart of its revolutionary sound are Real Legato performance sample patches and a unique 'layered ensemble' approach. Check out Heavyocity Novo: Modern Strings. Symphonic Strings features 60 players across violins, violas, cellos and basses and three microphone positions recording 175 articulations shorts, legatos and longs , trills, tremolos and effects resulting in nearly 90,000 samples. So, yes, lots of controls on screen, but lots to tweak for total flexibility. The result is unprecedented control over dynamics, performance, and section size.
The idea behind the humanizer controls is simple: human performance is imperfect—there are tonal, rhythmic, even tuning imperfections in live performances. The individually recorded divisi ensembles and solo instruments result in unprecedented control over dynamics, performance, and section size. Modern Scoring Brass is an elite 30 piece multi-instrument divisi library painstakingly developed by recording individual players on a trusted scoring stage giving you unprecedented individual control of each instrument and section. Rather than sounding like 'guest soloists,' these instruments sound like the first chair players they actually are, blending perfectly with the sections they come from. Because they're made up of different players avoiding the dreaded 'same player' sound , they combine seamlessly to produce entirely cohesive small, medium, or large sections with the right divisi ratios.
I therefore wonder what can I do to avoid keying in the serial number? Berlin Strings features five strings sections two violin, cello, viola and double bass with around 30 players and four microphone positions. This is a big issue for me. Synth We took a handful of vintage synths known for their string sounds, sampled and processed original patches, and made them ready for modern production. Triggers alternate samples to avoid sample repetition. For quick composition The original Cinematic Strings was recorded in the Verbrugghen Hall of the Sydney Conservatorium and this latest version adds a slick interface, new Legato tool and a Mix Microphone Position feature for extra sonic flexibility. How many times do people abandon good ideas simply because they are too time consuming to execute?! There are numerous kontakt patches there that other users have uploaded that accomplish either key-switched or program changed articulations.
East West have recently launched , a subscription service allowing you access to the Gold version of all of their libraries. Behind the Engine The Analog Strings software engine is brand new, built specifically to manipulate string sounds. Spitfire have recently change their approach to releasing libraries. Other innovations include the Runs Builder and Playable Glissandi. O o Delay and Humanization — add delay and randomization to the timing of note playback.
As opposed to having the typical cumulative player count on chords as with other stringed sample libraries. Triggers alternate samples to avoid sample repetition. Modern Scoring Brass Is Out! Anyway, thanks for the review! These ensembles were all recorded individually in a large film scoring studio. String Runs Berlin Strings offers playable runs patches, as well as pre-recorded octave runs, which adapt automatically to your host tempo. You can control each of these.
That said, the sound is distinct and unique from other string libraries which poses both an upside and a downside. One thing missing from Play is the ability to set up your own keyswitches, which may be a deal-breaker for some. These sample libraries are collections of sampled that have been layered and programmed to be playable on a keyboard like any synth-based program. Check out Cinematic Strings 2. Spitfire Symphonic Strings has a big, open, lush sound. Well, Audiobro has decided to include dedicated humanization filters that affect various components of the performance.
Many composers rely on quantization to ensure timing and accurate score transcriptions. For die-hard orchestral writers, this program is more work than your average string library, but the results are great. With smaller sections we´re trying to take this effect into calculation to end up with a detailed, expressive orchestral string section. A series of virtual knobs calculates how imperfect the performance of each part is. Top musicians from some of the finest orchestras in Europe performed a large number of strings articulations at the highest musical level.
This makes it very easy to mix with other libraries. Additionally, the faster you play the more blurred the intonation will turn out - like in a real string performance. Hollywood Strings uses the proprietary East West Play engine, which has come in for some stick over the years. With the sustain pedal you can add a soft decay to end a phrase. As opposed to having the typical cumulative player count on chords as with other stringed sample libraries. Of all the instrument libraries in this round up, Emotive Strings is probably the most targeted and focussed. This is useful if you like your dynamics but you just want to lower them by a certain percentage.
The sound itself is warm and lush, with a convincing vibrato that adds realism to performances. Very popular amongst media composers on tight deadlines, it ships with just seven instruments — V1, V2, Violas, Celli and Bass, plus lite and full ensembles. Working in a similar way as an arpeggiator, the Animator can instantly transform a chord into a groovy staccato, spiccato or pizzicato phrase, rhythmically riffing on your played chord. This is both a big time saver and can be inspiring. These ensembles were all recorded individually in a large film scoring studio. A brass library as diverse and nuanced as your music.