Native Instruments has introduced Session Strings Pro, a virtual contemporary studio strings instrument for Kontakt and Kontakt Player.

20 times bigger than the original, SESSION STRINGS PRO provides a much wider sonic range, with separate instrument groups, a choice of instrument placements, 22 articulations and a fully-programmable Animator. An 11-piece ensemble, recorded in four different settings for impeccable, flexible sound — ideal for pop, RnB or commercial use.

Most importantly, its fluid, musical workflow makes SESSION STRINGS PRO a truly playable instrument, and much more than just a string library. Creating natural, expressive string tracks has never been more immediate, or more rewarding.

Session Strings Pro features

  • Combine up to four ensembles, each with four violins, three violas, two cellos and two basses.
  • Play up to four full 11-piece ensembles or individual instrument groups.
  • Choose between contemporary and classical instrument placement.
  • Create instant rhythmical phrases with the fully-customizable Animator.
  • Unique musical workflows, streamlined for performance and production.
  • 22 articulations, 4 velocity layers, all within a single interface.
  • Additional presets for the sound of vintage soul and disco.
  • Unique Bow Noise control.
  • 48 GB of immaculate string samples (32 GB compressed).

Session Strings Pro is available to pre-order for 299 EUR. The upgrade from Session Strings is 199 EUR. Release date is June 1, 2011.

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