Impact Soundworks has released an update to its Tokyo Scoring Strings flagship orchestral string library for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player.

In addition to some minor fixes and improvements, version 1.0.3 sees a reduction in RAM usage.

Introducing the distinctive sound of Koichiro Muroya Strings, the top Japanese session string ensemble, heard on countless world-famous anime and game soundtracks. Recorded in the legendary Sound City Studio by Japan’s top recording engineer, Mitsunori Aizawa. Incredible agility, stirring vibrato, and enough deeply-sampled playing techniques to realize virtually any score.

Changes in Tokyo Scoring Strings v1.0.3

  • RAM usage reduced by about 25% across the board thanks to clever optimizations in legato groups.
  • Improved attack overlay behavior to be more audible at lower dynamics; fixed bugs when overlay was enabled with niente enabled.
  • Tweaked lookahead timings.
  • Fixed viola high dynamic spiccato on D3 (wrong root note).
  • Improved fast legato release behavior (i.e. short legato notes).

The instrument library is available for purchase for $449 USD. Existing owners can download the update for free via the Pulse Downloader.

More information: Impact Soundworks