Impact Soundworks has published a pre-release walkthrough video of the upcoming Tokyo Scoring Strings orchestral string library for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player.

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.

Tokyo Scoring Strings features

  • 5 sections: Violins 1, Violins 2, Violas, Cellos, Basses, plus mini “Full Ensemble” patch.
  • 5 mic positions, plus one “Board Mix” with Mr. Aizawa’s signature sound.
  • Articulations: sustains, vibrato, legato (bowed & slurred), portamento (bowed & slurred), staccato, staccatissimo, spiccato, tremolo, trills, rebow, pizzicato, sforzando (quarter, eighth note), decrescendo (quarter, eighth note).
  • All sections have identical articulations, dynamics, RR, and default mapping.
  • Rebuilt and streamlined version of TACT (Total Articulation Control Technology) for easier articulation edits and mapping.

The instrument library is available to pre-order now for $349 USD (regular $449 USD). The library is scheduled for release by the end of 2021.

More information: Impact Soundworks