Kaizen Audio has announced the release of its Distance Quintet, a virtual instrument for Kontakt that explores the effects of proximity and distance as an expressive tool in musical storytelling.

The Distance Quintet aims to offer a fresh take on the age old concept of traditional orchestral string sample libraries.

Kaizen Audio recorded a five piece string ensemble consisting of: 1 bass, 1 cello, 1 viola and 2 violins. The quintet was recorded with musicians set on precisely calculated positions in a large scoring stage. A number of microphones were placed meticulously in the room to capture the ensemble from a variety of distances resulting in a wide range of colors, from subtle close intimate whispers to expanding irradiations of loud yet distant articulations.

Kaizen Audio Distance Quintet

The collection contains orchestrations of major and minor chords and textures presented in different articulations, from pizzicatos and staccatos to sustained chords, experimental textures and tempo synced polyrhythms. Perfect for composers and music producers looking for an easily accessible string ensemble that sounds great right out of the box.

Distance Quintet features

  • 20 Patches.
  • 6 Mic positions (Decca, Room, Holophone, Close, Mix 1 and Mix 2).
  • 4,074 Samples.
  • 2.54GB uncompressed (1.5GB in ncw format).
  • Requires Kontakt 6.2.2 (full retail version).

The instrument library is on sale for the intro price of $47 USD until September 16th, 2020 (regular $59 USD).

The first 100 customers can use coupon code DSSQ-FIRST100 at the checkout to get an additional 10% discount.