Samplemodeling has announced availability of its new virtual instrument library Solo & Ensemble Strings, a collection of 4 solo instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass) and five ensembles (Violins I & II, Violas, Cellos and Double Basses).

Samplemodeling Strings Violin Ensemble

Solo & Ensemble Strings further expand Samplemodeling™ technologies. Multi-microphone anechoic recording allows to capture the original timbre of the instruments, along with their radiation pattern. Our proprietary “Harmonic Alignment” yields continuous transitions across virtually infinite dynamics. Specially devised “early reflections” impulse responses add a virtual space to the anechoic sound, greatly contributing to realism. New, patent pending technology allows to vary the perceived size of the ensemble in a continuous manner. The programming moves further away from conventional libraries, by exploiting physically-oriented modulation of the recorded sound. The result are playable, very expressive virtual instruments retaining the rich, full sound of real strings.

The package includes four solo instruments, namely Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, and five ensembles, Violins I & II, Violas, Cellos and Double Basses. The base material of the instruments consists of 5 GB of samples, chromatically performed by professional string players over a very wide dynamic range. All samples are unlooped, and have a minimum duration of about 10 sec. The Strings engine is structured according to an adaptive model, based on the performance “fingerprints” of the real instruments. The purpose of the model is to minimize the differences between the real phrases and those played by the virtual instruments.

Proprietary instrument body IRs, innovative techniques for sample modulation and advanced artificial intelligence MIDI processing are used for real time construction of all articulations and morphing across dynamics, vibrato, legato, portamento, cross-string, portato, trills, tremolo, staccato, pizzicato, col legno, harmonics and so forth.

Pseudo-random detuning and pitch & dynamics modulation, based on real performance-derived trends, is another outstanding feature of Samplemodeling Solo & Ensemble Strings, adding further realism.

Solo & Ensemble Strings for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player 5.8.1 or higher is available for 399 EUR (+VAT if applicable). All previous customers are entitled to a time limited discount of 10%.

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