Native Instruments has announced the release of Action Strings 2, the latest addition to its range of cinematic Kontakt-based instruments, created in collaboration with Sonuscore.

Recorded by the Hungarian Studio Orchestra in the renowned TOM TOM Studio D, the sounds of Action Strings 2 are delivered with a range of highly intuitive editing features, blending authenticity with creative control for blockbuster soundtracks.

Whereas Action Strings 1 was created using fixed two-bar phrases, the 30+ GB library in Action Strings 2 comes in the form of innovative Live Modules — highly flexible mini-phrases that can be tweaked in terms of pitch, dynamics and rhythm.

Action Strings 2 Phrase Browser

This cutting-edge approach to multi-sampling equips producers with the best of both worlds — the freedom to compose without creative boundaries, but with a level of performative realism that could not be achieved with a single note library.

The Action Strings 2 engine includes two separately configurable ensembles, high and low, and producers can choose from 5 switchable microphone positions, as well as adjust in-built reverb and EQ settings. All phrases composed using the Live Modules engine can be exported as MIDI files to be played on any MIDI-controlled instrument, which allows for a greatly accelerated orchestration process.

Action Strings 2 is available for purchase for 299 USD/EUR. Action Strings users can upgrade for 199 USD/EUR.

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