Big Fish Audio releases Vintage Strings for Kontakt

Big Fish Audio has released Vintage Strings, a virtual instrument for Kontakt 5 and Kontakt 5 Player designed to emulate the classic violin string section sounds of R&B, Soul, and Funk records from the 1960s and 1970s.

Big Fish Audio Vintage Strings

Whether you’re an experienced arranger or casual producer, Vintage Strings was designed to make it quick and easy for you to create great sounding string tracks for your productions.

Like its sister product, Vintage Horns, Vintage Strings was not designed to be a shiny, perfect sounding virtual instrument. Instead, Big Fish Audio tried to capture the way string sections sounded back in the ’60s and ’70s; including the decidedly not classical playing style and minor imperfections that added character to those sections and made them sound so good.

Vintage Strings features

  • 3 group sizes: 2, 6, and 12 players.
  • Recorded with the highest quality vintage outboard gear.
  • 11 articulations.
  • Auto harmonization feature for impressively quick arranging.
  • Hand selected IR options available for the convolution reverb.
  • 5.1GB (uncompressed).
  • Kontakt Player 5 included.

The library is available for purchase for $199.95 USD.

More information: Big Fish Audio / Vintage Strings

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Patchpool releases Ambient Strings for MachFive 3

Patchpool has annonunced the release of Ambient Strings, a sound library for MachFive 3 by MOTU.

Patchpool Ambient Strings

Ambient Strings focusses on atmospheric sounds and textures derived from string instruments like cello, violin (electric and acoustic), electric and acoustic guitars, psaltery (ebowed, plucked and bowed) and oud.

The patches combine textural sounds, multisampled acoustic instruments and more exotic instrument articulations with electronic textures all derived from the dry instrument samples to create wonderful, ethereal, dark and mysterious sound worlds. Expressive multisampled instruments, temposynced instrument sequences and morphable soloistic phrases are also included in this library.

16 patches patches/instruments have scripted interfaces for extended sound manipulation, a snapshot system especially developed for this library allows the user to save and recall 5 snapshots, or recall the 5 snapshots programmed into the patches by default. So on top of the 75 patches this library ships with another 64 snapshot variations.

Ambient Strings features

  • 3.35 GB of original samples (wavs/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit), 6 impulse responses, 4 single cycles, a small fraction of samples was borrowed from other patchpool libraries.
  • 75 patches (including 3 low CPU variations) plus 64 snapshot variations inside the scripted patches, combining all synthesis forms available in MachFive 3.
  • All non-scripted patches have the Modwheel and the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, quite a few also use Aftertouch.

The sound library is available for purchase for 68 EUR.

More information: Patchpool / Ambient Strings

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Cinesamples releases CineStrings Runs for Kontakt

Cinesamples CineStrings Runs

Cinesamples has announced the release of CineStrings Runs, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt & Kontakt Player featuring a comprehensive collection of tempo-locked runs, scales and rips recorded at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.

CineStrings RUNS is the most composer-friendly strings scales, runs and rips library in the world. Recorded at the world famous MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures studios in Los Angeles, CA, CineStrings RUNS compliments both our CineStrings CORE library and our popular Hollywoodwinds library. (The mapping is identical to Hollywoodwinds.)

Nothing can make for a more authentic string section sound than the actual recordings of strings runs in a great room. Combined with our advanced script and easy-to-use interface, this is a remarkably convincing library for anyone who needs to add a more realistic flair to their mockups.

The Kontakt Player powered CineStrings Runs library is available for purchase for $149 USD.

More information: Cinesamples / CineStrings Runs

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Aria Sounds wants your ideas for its upcoming Orchestral Strings library

Aria Sounds has announced it is looking for ideas for its upcoming London Orchestral Strings sample library.

Aria Sounds London Orchestral Strings

We want all of you to tell us what features you want in our new orchestral strings library! This is an opportunity for you to have an orchestra of extremely skilled and experienced players, record your ideas in one of London’s marvellous halls. Just like us on Facebook, and get commenting your ideas!

All Ideas Are Welcome

We want to hear all your ideas – nothing is too bizarre – whether that means you want abstract mic positions, things played through guitar amps, new articulations that aren’t available with any existing libraries… Maybe you write in a specific genre, and you want us to record in a style that works for you! – get creative and let us know now!

Leave your comments at Aria Sounds’ Facebook page.

More information: Aria Sounds

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Cinesamples updates CineStings Core to v1.1

Cinesamples CineStrings

Cinesamples has announced version 1.1 of CineStrings Core, a Kontakt Player powered orchestral string instrument library.

CineStrings is revolutionary in its power and simplicity for recreating the sound of the 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.

Changes in CineStrings v1.1

  • General:
    • sustain pedal now holds out sample for all sustain articulations and modes.
    • reworked how Room Tone is handled in the script.
    • numerous miscellaneous bug fixes.
    • smoothed out vibrato morphing.
    • Hairpin Creator will continue to be active if the sustain pedal is held down.
    • velocity curves of regular sustains have been updated.
    • added split articulations patches, one for each vibrato layer.
    • added split ensemble sustain patches, one for each vibrato layer.
  • Polyphonic legato:
    • Increased voice capacity to 4.
    • Voice Crossing feature added.
    • increased the general playability of this mode.
    • miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Monophonic legato:
    • fixed bug that occasionally allowed multiple voices to trigger at once.

CineStrings Core is currently on sale for $449.10 USD (regular $499 USD).

More information: Cinesamples / CineStrings Core

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