Kirk Hunter Studios has announced the release of its new sample library Lyric Series String Quintet, a new virtual instrument that is designed to let you create musical melodies out of the box.

The main focus of the Lyric Series String Quintet is to provide musical, melody lines right out of the box. Further, it is our goal to shorten your workflow time as much as possible. It’s not a “do everything” library, but we feel that the attention to being able to create melodic lines makes this product a very valuable asset.

While there are plenty of good-sounding solo string libraries out there, I found it interesting that for me, a professional string player, it took a lot of “fiddling” with the instrument to get really musical phrases and melody lines. It was easy to get nice “pads” and “fillers” for sure, but I really wanted a believable single, melody line. Nothing out there, not even my older libraries, seemed to capture that certain essence you hear when listening to a professional player unless you took a lot of time to tweak whatever you were working on. And live-playing? No way. Not “out of the box” anyway.

Lyric Series String Quintet features

  • Unrivaled vibrato control.
  • Intuitive, string-oriented legato transitions.
  • Rapidfire spiccato for fast, aggressive phrases.
  • Extremely quick to load.
  • Easy-to-learn interface.
  • Multis for small string ensemble work.

The library is available for the introductory price of $179.99 USD for a limited time (regular $399.99 USD). It requires the full version of Kontakt 5.7.1 or higher.

More information: Kirk Hunter Studios