Best Service releases Hybrid Strings for Kontakt

Best Service has launched Hybrid Strings, a sound library for Kontakt by Neocymatics that perfectly fits to oriental, eastern, and ethnic string arrangements.

Hybrid Strings is 3 Libraries in 1 – each with its own character and tone. After a long period of detailed research, development and fine-tuning Neocymatics is proud to announce the release of Hybrid Strings, a Kontakt Library that will bring a new perspective to Virtual Strings.

The purpose of Hybrid Strings is to serve as a Solo String Library but also as a Section one. The aim was to achieve the highest playability and expressiveness possible in real time, with no compromise in quality or diversity. Due to various tuning scales Hybrid Strings perfectly fit to oriental, eastern, and ethnic string arrangements.

  • Studio Strings — Bright, professional sound that fits in the mix out of the box. Your Best Choice for Magnificent Orchestral Scoring.
  • Live Strings — Lush, warm sound, perfectly suitable for realistic solos, covering almost every music genre from Classical to Ethnic.
  • Electric Strings — Sharp, imposing sound that will cut through the mix. The alternative approach to Strings’ sound, bringing new air to your musical experimentations.

Hybrid Strings features

  • Crystal-clear Audio Quality, Ultra Dry Sound with full control over Room/Air.
  • Dynamic Amplitude Sound Shaping, controlled through Breath Controller/Expression Pedal or any Midi CC of your choice.
  • True Legato Performance – Realistic Trills.
  • Bow-Change simulation.
  • Real-time portamento/glissando with variable Finger-String contact and full control over portamento time.
  • Fully controlled real-time Vibrato with variety of techniques/intensity.
  • Fully controlled String Resonances/Harmonics for every note.
  • Formant-correct realistic Pitch-Bend action.
  • Real-time control over Attack Dynamics for both monophonic and polyphonic playing.
  • Increased playability with only 3 articulations to cover the full range of playing techniques (staccato, spiccato, legato, pizzicato, tremolo, portamento, polyphonic playing) in only 1 patch per instrument.
  • FX Processor tweaked for every instrument respectively, with assignable controllers for real-time sound morphing.
  • 30 custom Impulse Responses that will truly transform your sound, ranging from Short Spaces and Early Reflections to Huge Halls and Concert Stages, all recorded at 96 kHz.
  • Individual Note Microtuning with 200 cents range, including 22 ready presets of Byzantine Sounds, Middle Eastern Scales, Arabic Maqams and Miscellaneous Tunings (Pythagorean, Just Intonation etc) – Ability to transpose every Tuning to any Base Note. All Tunings use precision of 2 decimal numbers.

Hybrid Strings is available for purchase for MSRP 265 EUR/£185 GBP/$245 USD.

More information: Best Service / Hybrid Strings

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