Kirk Hunter Studios has announced the release of its new Spotlight Strings 4D virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Kirk Hunter Studios Spotlight Strings 4D

The instrument features violins, violas, cellos, basses and ensembles.

Spotlight Strings 4D was programmed to follow your playing style intuitively. No need for excessive keyswitching and feature changes. Simply put, it’s fun to play.

Designed for Native Instrument’s Kontakt Retail, Spotlight Strings 4D delivers unrivaled vibrato control for solos. Vibrato amount, speed, fade-in time, and “instant” vibrato controls.

Spotlight Strings 4D features

  • Morph long (sustained) articulations with trills and tremolos. Create truly interesting effects by fading in/out trills, tremolos and long notes.
  • All-In-One Instruments. No more hunting around to load the right patch.
  • Legato with Chords. No more switching back and forth between “legato” and “polyphonic” just to play chords.
  • Unrivaled Vibrato Control for Solos. Vibrato amount, speed, fade-in time, and “instant” vibrato controls.
  • Articulations switched by keyswitch or UACC (universal articulation continuous control). If UACC is chosen, your cue will automatically “chase” the articulation so that you don’t have to worry if the right articulation is happening wherever you start the cue.
  • Senses whether you are playing “staccato” or “connected” without needing additional control.
  • Create any length staccato from any sustained articulation
  • Total attack strength control. Control the attack by velocity, interface slider or MIDI CC
  • Dynamic control by velocity, MIDI CC or both.
  • Microphone perspective
  • Run Mode. Select a special “Run Mode” feature that makes playing fast runs much more realistic.
  • Sordini emulation
  • Purge. Purge articulations that you do not need.
  • Auto Divisi. Automatically detects and executes the ensemble size needed for a chord or unison.

Spotlight Strings 4D requires the full version of Kontakt 5.7.1 or higher. It is on sale for the intro price of $249.99 USD for a limited time (regular $399.99 USD).

More information: Kirk Hunter Studios