Neocymatics intros Hybrid Strings – Solo and section strings for Kontakt

Neocymatics Hybrid Strings

Neocymatics has announced Hybrid Strings, a virtual string instrument library for Native Instrument Kontakt.

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 VST Strings.

The purpose of Hybrid Strings is to serve as a Solo String Library but also as a Section one. Our aim was to achieve the highest playability and expressiveness possible in real time, with no compromise in quality or diversity.


Demonstration of Neocymatics’ Hybrid Strings library for Kontakt 5: Lord of the Rings.

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.

The Hybrid Strings library for Kontakt 5 (requires full version) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 249 EUR until August 1st, 2012.

More information: Neocymatics

Rob Papen BLUE II

Recommended sounds