With Cinematic Studio Solo Strings, we've taken the simplicity, workflow and authentic sound of the Studio Series and applied it to solo violins, viola and cello to create an incredibly realistic solo strings sample library, for Kontakt and Kontakt Player. 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. CSSS is both a perfect "first chair" complement to blend with our hallmark Cinematic Studio Strings library, and an extensive standalone library that brings a classy, vibrant and elegant string quartet section to your productions.
CINEMATIC STUDIO SOLO STRINGS
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Features at a glance
Cinematic Studio Solo Strings is the latest instalment in the Cinematic Studio Series, bringing you solo violins 1 and 2, viola and cello to add a tantalising new dimension to your musical creations. We spent more than 120 hours recording Australia’s finest string players in a world-class scoring stage, using a unique combination of microphones to capture the individual character and charm of each instrument. The result is a stunning package of playable, realistic solo strings that stands out from the crowd either on its own, or as a perfect complement to Cinematic Studio Strings.
Cinematic Studio Solo Strings brings all the emotional depth and virtuosity of an outstanding quartet to your fingertips, making it the perfect compositional tool for exposed lyrical solo or quartet passages. And because we maintained positional accuracy and recorded the same diverse range of articulations, CSSS provides a vibrant first-chair accompaniment to our full section library Cinematic Studio Strings. This allows you to seamlessly transition between writing for solo strings and full sections.
The GUI is streamlined and efficient, with a minimal number of patches making it quick and easy to learn. The layout is functionally the same as for Cinematic Studio Strings, so you can double the solo instrument patches with their section counterparts (eg Solo Violin I with 1st Violins), and play them at the same time on one MIDI channel. 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. This blending together of the two libraries creates an even smoother, richer sound.
Cinematic Studio Solo Strings are expressive, emotive and powerful, with a smooth realistic sound that gives any melody that elusive human touch. Every sample was tuned by ear, and carefully edited and programmed to ensure that delicate balance between consistency, playability and realism. All of the dynamics have been preserved in their natural state, and as with CSS, no EQ or reverb was applied to the demos, so what you hear is the pure, out-of-the-box sound.
Cinematic Studio Solo Strings features a comprehensive list of playing articulations and styles. These include true performance legatos, portamentos, staccatos, staccatissimos, marcatos, spiccatos, sforzando accents, pizzicatos, bartok pizzicatos, col legnos, measured and unmeasured tremolos, major and minor trills and harmonics. The articulation list, dynamic layers and keyswitch layout of the library matches Cinematic Studio Strings in order to provide a perfect first-chair accompaniment.
Cinematic Studio Solo Strings is fully compatible with the free Kontakt Player, and will work as a standalone product with no need to purchase additional software. Kontakt Player is available as a separate download from Native Instruments and can be downloaded free of charge by clicking here. CSSS is also designed for use with the new exciting range of NKS Keyboards.
Cinematic Studio Solo Strings was recorded in the same world-class scoring stage as the rest of the Cinematic Studio Series. It's the perfect solo strings accompaniment to the rest of the series. Featuring an integrated high quality reverb, multiple microphone positions, carefully recorded consistent articulation sets, an intuitive GUI and a vibrant, real-life sound... Cinematic Solo Strings is an invaluable addition to your orchestral template.
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