'Chris Hein: Ensemble Strings' delivers outstanding, detailed and primarily musical results. The library consists of full and small violin, viola, cello & contrabass ensembles.
A special characteristic of this library is the fact that the ensemble sounds have not been recorded in a group. Instead, the carefully selected and matched instruments have been recorded separately and edited. This is an incredibly detailed, flexible and musical string-ensemble-library. Each instrument is perfectly in tune, offers excellence in timing and still (or thereby) seamlessly fits the ensemble's sonic character. You won't find a wrong note that ruins the whole ensemble.
Recorded with greatest care, precisely edited and combined into ten useful Kontakt Player instruments with a custom made user interface and comprehensive scripting, 'Chris Hein: Ensemble Strings' offers highest sound-quality, lots of articulations and incredibly realistic results.
Although offering ensemble-sounds, this library features the so called 'Ensemble Maker' known from Chris Hein's solo-libraries. Here, several voices can be layered to create an even huger sound-impression. A voice-partitioning in the stereo panorama and fine detuning increase the effect. Needless to say, that all articulations are still available here.
The library sound is brought to perfection by a DSP section containing ten effects. There are two independent convolution reverbs available offering 63 high quality impulse responses.
Who's it for?
'Chris Hein: Ensemble Strings' delivers outstanding, detailed and primarily musical results. Especially in film-scoring and for cinematic purposes, the flexible ensembles can be used with the highest level of expression. However, Pop music productions and ballads also truly benefit from the exceptional sounds and options of this library.
In addition, this library brings you special effect sounds and extraordinary articulations such as cluster clouds, octaves, repetitions, runs, flautando and ponticello which are ideally suited for sound designs, game sound production and musical experiments.
These sounds have been compiled out of a pool of over 120,000 samples of violins, cellos and double basses being combined to harmonic ensembles. Each individual recording was carefully adjusted in tuning and timing as well as placed in the stereo panorama. Subsequently, these files were mixed with other recordings (naturally in 24-Bit resolution) to build up an ensemble. Because of this procedure, articulations such as pizzicato or col legno can be played in 'loose' and 'tight' versions.
Full & Small Ensemble Sizes:
Available are two ensemble sizes for different applications. 'Full' offers a big and wide sound experience whilst 'Small' provides a tinier, more delicate character. Both sections offer up to eight dynamic layers. This offers four 'dynamic modes' and functions such as 'note head designer', 'key vibrato', 'hot keys' as well as the practical concept of articulation presets which, in combination with the user interface, really give the musician the feeling and impression to play these instruments live.
'Chris Hein: Ensemble Strings' offers no less than 32 different articulations and play styles for its instruments. Thanks to a straight-forward key switching system, these can be easily used with highest musicality while playing. The articulation tempo, especially for repetitions and runs, can easily be adapted to the host-tempo of your DAW.
Library producer Chris Hein has more than 30 years experience in sampling. This knowledge has been brought into this library, resulting in a maximum of flexibility, configurability and practical use.
Kontakt Player 5.7 or higher is required.
• 10 Instruments
• 2 Ensemble Sizes 'Full' & 'Small'
• 30 GB Content
• 53,000 Samples
• 32 Articulations
• Up To 8 Dynamic Layers
• 4 Dynamic Modes
• Dynamic Expression Sustains
• Special Designed Articulations
• Note Head Designer
• Hot Keys
• Intelligent Legato & Portamento
• Glide Mode for Realistic Runs
• 10 Built-in DSP Effects
• 2 Independent Convolution Reverbs
• 63 High Class Impulse Responses
• Ensemble Maker
• Micro Tuner
• Adjustable Fader Settings in the UI
• Intelligent LFO Vibrato Including EQ
• Customisable Auto Vibrato
• Key Vibrato
Delivery & Installation Process:
You can download, install and activate this product immediately after placing your order. You will receive the downloadable product, serial number and/or activation and installation instructions with your order confirmation. Please check our complete range of Virtual Instruments.