Cinesamples has announced the release of CineStrings CORE, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt that contains the basic set of articulations needed to do most of the traditional writing and programming for the string section.
The CineStrings Core Library is Cinesamplesʼ orchestral string sample library for Kontakt. Recorded at the world famous SONY Pictures Scoring Stage in Los Angeles, and mixed by veteran legend Dennis Sands.The CineStrings CoreLibrary covers the essentials of the orchestral string section, and functions as afoundation in any scoring palette.
CineStrings is revolutionary in its power and simplicity for recreating the sound ofthe orchestral string section. The library was designed by composers, for composers, with direct feedback from the ﬁlm music community during its development. The result is a string library that is easy to use, composer-friendly,with unparalleled recording quality.
CineStrings library does not require you topurchase any additional sample playback software, and is licensed to work withthe Native Instrument’s free Kontakt Player. All you need is a sequencer likeLogic, Cubase, Digital Performer, LIVE, Protools, Cakewalk, or evenApple GarageBand and youʼll be up and running. You can also use CineStrings with your favorite notation software such as Sibelius or Finale.
CineStrings for Kontakt is available to purchase for the introductory price of $429 USD until December 3rd, 2013 (regular $499 USD).
More information: Cinesamples / CineStrings CORE
The Producers Choice has announced Urban Strings, a professional grade string sample library made exclusively for urban and hip-hop music producers.
Urban Strings Sample Library runs in Kontakt 5 – and comes with over 1.35GB of instruments & instrument stacks.
We concentrated on big, full, EPIC sounding ensembles, and giant staccato and pizzicato strings. If you need huge and realistic strings then this sound module was made for you. Whether you compose hip hop, EDM, trap or even film scores & soundtracks – Urban Strings will blow you away.
Urban Strings features
- 1.35GB – 23 Full Kontakt Instruments in total (including 6 Multi Instrument Stacks).
- Also comes as multi-sampled WAV version (C1-C6) to use with other samplers.
- 9 Full String Ensembles, 2 Spiccato Patches, 2 Pizzicato Patches, 3 Orchestra Hits, 1 Tremolo, 6 Multi Instrument Stacks.
- 200MB of royalty free orchestral loops and construction kits.
The sample library is available to purchase for $59.99 USD.
More information: Producers Choice / Urban Strings
Embertone has recently released Intimate Strings Lite: Solo Cello, a free virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Our free Solo Cello was created for our Facebook community – it’s an octave + of a slurred solo cello with controllable mic positions.
Although the instrument is lightweight, don’t be fooled – it has many of the same expressive capabilities as our solo violin, “Friedlander”, because it’s powered with many of the same sampling techniques.
Solo Cello features
- Solo cello – TRUE Slurred Legato.
- 3 Mic Positions recorded 24/96.
- 1 Octave Range (1.5 Stretched).
- Controllable vibrato and dynamics.
- Additional bonus patches.
- Full Kontakt 4.2.4+ required.
The Solo Cello library is available to Embertone Facebook fans.
More information: Embertone / Solo Cello
Organic Loops has launched Real Strings Vol. 5 – Uplifting Cinematic, a collection of string loops by Pete Whitfield.
Pete Whitfield is back with a fresh set of Real String loops featuring Uplifting Cinematic arrangements capable of adding drama and suspense into any musical production. These authentic string samples by Organic Loops were recorded in Pete’s studio where he regularly records Real Strings for major labels, TV companies and radio/media companies.
Not only does this collection boast inspiring soaring melodies, rhythmical stabs, heart wrenching and uplifting chord progressions, it delivers full string loops with breath-taking, epic results that you couldn’t possibly recreate. Along with these massive resonating sounds, there are stripped-back versions giving you the option to mix and match for what is suitable for your production.
In detail expect 1.47 GB of 24Bit loops ranging from 120-130 beats per minute, there are 640 Wav loops arranged into 10 separate Uplifting sequences with both full mix ensembles and stripped down instrument loops for maximum flexibility. Also included in the pack are a set of compatible Piano Chord loops and all the scores in MIDI, PDF and Sibelus format for those who want to dig even deeper.
The sample library costs £29.95 GBP.
More information: Organic Loops / Uplifting Cinematic
Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Sable Volume 2, a string library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Spitfire are delighted to release the hotly anticipated second volume in our detailed new String library. Volume 2 contains the Violin 2 section (providing you with a smaller totally different group of violinists, sat in a different position to give you a true orchestral spread), Viola and Bass sections, and between volumes 1 and 2 you have an incredibly beautiful and dynamic, responsive collection of players.
Each section is fully controllable individually, and is recorded with 7 mic positions, through rare and classic mics in one of the greatest recording studios in the world, through Neve ‘Montserrat’ mic pres and then on through the Neve 88R onto tape, and finally through Prism converters into Protools at 96k. We present the library in Kontakt 4.2.4 and higher format (FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT REQUIRED) at 48k, 24bit.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £299 GBP until May 14th, 2013 (regular £399 GBP). Prices ex VAT.
More information: Spitfire Audio / Sable Volume 2