Despite the limitations, it was fun, but begged a more flexible implementation. Good info and ideas to explore. The Main tab of every preset is home to two additional features: Bow Noise and Stereo Width. It's a very intimate sound, and works especially well on the Celli and Violas. And i can understand why. Redesign helps to simplify creativity, allowing you to quickly and easily access all that you need. The individual instrument types have very distinct characters; the basses are very focused, packing low-end weight without sounding muddy.
You get a Modern bank with a rather linear sound and a Motown bank dedicated to the soul music of the 70's. Meticulously sampled and designed to sit well in the mix, each of the four ensembles consists of five ins- trument groups: full ensemble, four violins, three violas, two cellos and two basses. Choose from traditional or modern seating positions to adjust the stereo positioning of sections. The Violas are quite possibly the star of the show; rich, warm and authoritative, with a lovely resonance, they carry a melody particularly well. You can even dial up a recreation of the legendary 60s string sound synonymous with countless Motown recordings. Based on a highly expressive ensemble, the sound is impeccable — ideal for modern pop, RnB, filmscore or commercial use. It's not unusual for a three-note chord to gobble up 48 notes of polyphony, and the release samples can cause this to climb above 100 if you're playing legato, and reasonably quickly! I have tried different updates of Kontakt running 4.
I've yet to experiment enough. In the meantime, I did a rough assemblage of both libraries, as announced. This featured four violins, three violas, two celli and two double basses, playable as an ensemble across the keyboard. When release samples are active, the release envelope control is disabled. The defining quality of this instrument is musical flow.
My personal feeling is that their loudest dynamic is underplayed, and a smidgeon more vibrato wouldn't have gone amiss to impart a more energetic feel. It allows folks to build up quite a customized and quality library without the investment of full products and software. Publisher does not accept liability for incorrect spelling, printing errors including prices , incorrect manufacturer's specifications or changes, or grammatical inaccuracies in any product included in the Musician's Friend catalog or website. No two keyswitches can share the same articulation, but you can leave as many as you like empty, so only the articulations you need are loaded. Multiple velocity layers and 29 articulations provide a wide, expressive range. If you're working primarily in the songwriting genre and producing your own material, which can sometimes include orchestral arrangements, is it worth the money to invest in the symphonic series? They might be only four violins, but they sound as many more, maybe thanks to the two ensembles paired by default. Although the Section 1 and 2 samples sound like the same sampled performances ie.
Animator patterns can be customised easily by adjusting the graphical faders. Sampling technology was already mature. Working with divisi, it can also supply a very credible full string orchestra. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline. Ten Performance patches provided a predetermined selection of velocity-switched articulation pairs, plus scoops and falls activated by the pitch-bend lever. . Instantly switch your patterns via six assignable key switches.
The clarity, warmth, and character of these strings has been achieved using the very best equipment for outstanding sound quality. Lastly, all instruments and Performances were provided in two flavours, 'Standard' and 'Motown'. Do they sound with some warmth and credibilty, even if with no great expression, clarity and precision? Session Horns is just a brass band - pop, jazz, whatever. They sound more realistic, to me, than the huge brass sections of the Symphony Essentials library. Every note is expertly played by virtuosos from Europe' top orchestras, and the instruments used were hand-picked Italian antiques, including an exquisite cello from 1685. How to blend all the different sources above? The violins sound best in their lowest octave, but above that the sustaining articulations feel like they lose momentum.
If so your just another factory preset man, and thats real lame. Production presets are optimised for recording, and provide up to six possible articulation choices, selectable via latching keyswitches. The Equaliser comprises Low, Mid and High bands, each with gain and variable centre frequency controls. Use the existing configuration of the instruments or create your own ensemble with the participation of up to 22 players. Multiple velocity layers and29 articulations provide a wide expressive range.
In a cinematic orchestral jazz context John Barry style , Session Strings and Horns Pro can be used to great effect without the aid of other libraries. And I love to see you getting their products for free. The celli are panned equally to each side of centre, with the violas spread wider still, giving the violins the widest stereo panorama. Hopefully they will fulfill whatever needs I have for orchestral instruments along with what I already have for the type of music I do. Choose between classic or pop instrument placements.
Bow Noise, to put it simply, adds more rosin to your bow — turn it way up, and you're right there at the player's elbow, as it were. Not only does this afford each instrument its full playable range, but it allows for different articulations and custom dynamic control over each part, greatly enhancing an arrangement's realism. The Animator feature can take your productions into deeper territories. Code To humanize the result, Native Instruments had the good idea of allowing the user to control the volume of arpeggio sequences, so that you can create nuances. Or is it just another cheesy attempt at a usable pop string section? This library delivers strings on a smaller 'pop' scale, but is actually suitable for many musical genres.
Slowing the attack a bit makes the sound excellent for string pad-type passages. Strings, Strings, Strings Sessions Strings includes two main banks of instruments sorted in different programs. Portamento is a faster, more subtle version of the glissando articulation, and again works best when treated in the same way as glissandi. It's there, and many more! And for instant rhythm, the Animator transforms the chords you play into lively rhythmical phrases. Session Strings were designed for pop songs, and are thus not entirely realistic.