Cinematique Instruments updates string instruments for Kontakt

Cinematique Instruments has released updates for its string instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinematique Instruments Bowed Psaltery

In the course of 2015 webshop clean-up Cinematique Instruments rebuilt and improved most of their string instruments. The updates include the Banjo, the Bowed Guitars/Bass, the Bowed Psaltery, Guitar Harmonics and the Monochord.

Beside some minor bug-fixes and restructuring the instruments, they put together all separate patches of the each instrument into one complex patch covered by a brand new GUI. Now, a user can load one complex patch to play all the different articulations.

Beside this, Cinematique Instruments updated also their Electro Piano and restructured the complete Percussion section.

The updates are free of charge for all previous purchases.

More information: Cinematique Instruments

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Native Instruments releases Emotive Strings for Kontakt

Native Instruments has announced the release of Emotive Strings. a new Kontakt instrument featuring live-recorded legato string phrases targeted at score composers of all skill levels, as well as producers writing for popular styles.

Native Instruments Emotive Strings

EMOTIVE STRINGS comprises 28 GB of orchestral legato string lines and arpeggios. Each phrase was carefully created based on a detailed analysis of the most successful major motion picture scores. The essence of what makes these scores so popular was distilled to form a selection of compelling string phrases with universal appeal. To ensure the highest realism possible, all phrases in EMOTIVE STRINGS were recorded live by the Budapest Scoring Symphony Orchestra. Composers can creatively arrange these phrases into fully-realized string scores of their own.

EMOTIVE STRINGS features a user interface designed for fast scoring in any key. The time-tested interface allows composers to trigger the fully-playable phrases with the left hand, while choosing the musical key with the right hand. Velocity determines major or minor tonality, allowing producers to modulate quickly with only the pressure of their fingers. Furthermore, crescendos and decrescendos can be controlled in real time from the mod wheel for flowing, fluid dynamics.

EMOTIVE STRINGS is the third KONTAKT Instrument created in cooperation with the acclaimed team at Dynamedion to be the perfect complement to the dramatic orchestral string instrument ACTION STRINGS. Together with ACTION STRIKES, they form a library of playable orchestral phrases suitable for dynamic scores in any style.

The Emotive Strings library is available for purchase for $299 USD/299 EUR/£249 GBP. The library runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.

More information: Native Instruments / Emotive Strings

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Spitfire releases Evo Grid 001 – Strings for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Evo Grid 001 – Strings, a collection of long evolving chamber strings orchestrated by Ben Foskett.

Spitfire Evo Grid 001 - Strings

Performed by some of the most progressive avant garde string players in London today and recorded dry at the amazing Air-Edel studios via the finest vintage mics, neve pre-amps and vintage Cadac desk. Spitfire went about recording 48 different and very long Evos. Not just tense, mysterious and frightening Evos as with Scary Strings. But also intensely beautiful, tender and moving. Recorded across 12 intervals, and arranged on a 12 x 48 grid the true genius of this library lies in its interface…

With a GUI Inspired by the EMS VCS3 you can instantly select (or peg) what evo sits on each of the 12 key ranges. This gives you literally an almost infinite number of personalised configurations. Toggle your pegs around, or hit “Randomise”, replay the MIDI and no cue will ever sound the same twice! The pièce de résistance here though is the ability to play ultra minimal music whilst holding your audience captive with the ever changing kaleidoscope of progressive string techniques.

Whilst playing the material orchestrated by Ben Foskett, we couldn’t stop ourselves from creating an additional 5 grids of awesome warped, saturated and totally transformed versions of each and every Evo.

The Evo Grid 001 library is available for the introductory price of £134 GBP until March 2nd, 2015 (RRP £179 GBP). Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5.

More information: Spitfire Audio / Evo Grid 001 – Strings

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Samplephonics releases World String Loops

Samplephonics has announced the release of World String Loops, a new sample library by gifted musician and world music producer Dominik Johnson.

Samplephonics World String Loops

World String Loops is a simply stunning collection of gorgeous ethnic string loops and samples played by 3 world class session musicians. The sample pack contains beautifully melodic sounds from a Baglama, Cümbüs, Charango, Dobro, African Kora and Harp, perfect for building tracks around and injecting extraordinary musicality into your productions.

Recording at two recording studios in Manchester – 80 Hertz with its stunning live room and Blueprint Studios with its incredible vintage Neve desk and produced by Dominik Johnson, a gifted musician and world music producer.

The sounds have been designed to work across a wide array of genres – including Cinematic themes, Hip Hop, Downtempo, Breaks, Garage, Drum and Bass and just about anything that requires melodic rare instrument sounds.

The pack is available for purchase for £34.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / World String Loops

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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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