The new samples are derived from the staccato samples, using a proprietary algorithm devised by Alex Wallbank. The Kontakt patch has a fake round robin script coded by SzcZ aka Fairly Confusing. By Dave Stewart In the film world, orchestral strings reign supreme. I have installed other libraries in Kontakt but its been a long time. This serial number is also used to activate the download, so just copy press Cmd+C on Mac, or Ctrl+C on Windows to copy the serial number to your computer's clipboard, then download the installer app linked. If you are asked to activate the library, click Activate in the library box and follow the on-screen instructions. It is based on acoustic guitar samples with 3 fake round robins.
Each instrument has all articulations included in a single Kontakt patch. The included reverb sounds good and having the control right up front with a big knob makes dialing it in very simple. I am looking at my folder structure. Some are simple downloads and some require you enter an email address etc. It sounds fine if introduced subtly, but becomes a little synthetic at higher levels.
The 'stage' miking sounds far more dramatic and panoramic, with the different sections subtly fanned out across the stereo and a healthy amount of ambience in the sound. I give this library 4. The whispering harmonics and tremolos, emotional legatos and portamentos, and biting staccatos and staccatissimos of Cinematic Studio Solo Strings will give you the tools you need to truly bring your music to life. The effect is subtle: like a clock that stops ticking, I only noticed it when I turned it off and notes suddenly sounded disconnected! Loading and unloading articulations, assigning keyswitches, adjusting the microphone balance using the new mixer, and controlling a built-in reverb are all just a click or two away. Note that, in this example, selecting the mix option has automatically muted the other three positions.
Okay there are a few pointing out, but very often so does the price. The sounds were recorded in a world class studio, with many dynamic levels and round robins for every piece of the kit. To resolve this issue follow these steps. Cinematic Strings combination patches allow you to mix close, stage and hall microphone positions and control surround mixes within Kontakt. Let's hope someone didn't saw off the other half with a view to flogging it on eBay. The consists of two instrument patches — a legato for long sustained notes and a spiccato for short notes.
Compared to the first version they definitely streamlined the interface, much to my delight, as you only have one patch for each section. If they are rar files now , it should only require unpacking the first one. Our new legato engine is designed to be more authentic and efficient, allowing the transitions to be integrated seamlessly into your melodies. The new engine compensates for your playing speed automatically, so that when you play fast, shorter more natural legato transitions are triggered. Sonatina Symphony Orchestra for Kontakt is another Kontakt library project based on public domain samples. This first-chair functionality serves to reinforce the sound of each section, with the lush sound of the section bolstered by a 1st-chair solo patch. It contains 1 instrument with 10 presets.
It sounds very good and is fully playable, making it suitable for orchestral, cinematic, game music, ambient etc. Just click on the image for a detailed video walkthrough. Macabre consists of a sampled String Trio Violin, Viola and Cello recorded separately in their first chair positions. Also in this folder there are two folder, Instrument, and Samples. So I had to unzip them one at a time. Numerous other changes have taken place since its first appearance as version 2.
And what am I supposed to do now, assuming everything downloaded and decompressed okay and I'm good to go? This piano instrument mainly concentrates on the lower range, with sustains and staccatos, which make it perfect for dramatic passages or experimental productions. At its base is a sampled medium-sized drum kit with high-quality microphones on every piece. This is made possible by our advanced scripting system that adjusts the dynamics and timbre automatically while you play. Just wanted to report success with install. Every sample was tuned by ear, and carefully edited and programmed to ensure that delicate balance between consistency, playability and realism. I think it was 20-40 minutes for the whole process to finish Hi Bob, Congrats on the purchase! This blending together of the two libraries creates an even smoother, richer sound. Cleaning Up Files This is an optional step in case you like to run a clean ship, like we do.
Purchase and Download Once you've purchased Cinematic Strings 2. Then in Kontakt, you select add library and point it to the Cinematic Strings folder. The download links provided at the time of purchase remain active for one week before automatically deactivating. This allows you to seamlessly transition between writing for solo strings and full sections. We also recorded 're-bow' samples, meaning you can play repeated legato notes smoothly and with true-legato realism. This blending together of the two libraries creates an even smoother, richer sound. I was struck by the basses' warmth and power, though I did hear one or two minor tuning issues on high notes.
For those that have been around here for a few years, you may remember my review of. Further subtle tweaks may be performed on the 'Advanced' screen, which contains a set of faders controlling the length and release time of the staccato and pizzicato short notes. The smoothing effect is very welcome, and the results, though not 100 percent lifelike, sound seamless. I finished the download and have a huge number of compressed. I would uncompress starting with part01. That will take you to the correct webpage to download the file. All the sections' vibrato sustains sound lush straight out of the box; even the second violins sound pretty opulent, though the greater numerical strength of the first violins creates a fuller, more rounded tone.