Musical Sampling Soaring Strings is a Kontakt-powered virtual instrument with a library that captures emotive legatos and sustains performed by medium-sized string sections, to spontaneously craft great-sounding melodies and string beds. Easy to play, it provides composers, arrangers, and producers with molto expressivo vibratos and triple-forte dynamics to quickly create credible arrangements with soaring string lines and dramatic passages, ideal for television, film, or game-scoring projects.
Soaring Strings offers sections of violins, violas, cellos, and basses recorded at 24-bit / 48 kHz audio resolution on a scoring stage with a traditional seating arrangement. It includes individual legato and sustain patches for every string section, as well as ensemble sustain patches. The legatos were recorded with four dynamics, while the sustains come with five.
The library features a Sustain Sync function that synchronizes the starting sustain with the following intervals/repetitions, saving you from having to adjust start-notes to closely match the intervals timing when quantizing. With the Repetition button on, a bow-change repetition sample is automatically triggered when repeating a note in quick succession in the middle of a phrase, aiding with connecting the notes in a natural way. Additionally, the To Silence button enables you to use the Mod wheel to fade the sound to silence.
Soaring Strings requires a full version of Kontakt 5.5.1 or later (available separately) and can be used as a plug-in or standalone on Mac and Windows computers.
- Legato string library for soaring string lines and dramatic passages
- Medium-sized ensembles: violins, violas, cellos, and basses
- Recorded in a traditional seating arrangement
- Molto expressivo vibrato across the upper dynamic range.
- Four dynamics of legato (p < fff), including true FFF sampling
- Five dynamics of sustain (pp < fff)
- True bow-change sampling
- Sustain Sync feature
- Detailed Sustain patches for each section
- Includes All Strings Sustains patches
- To Silence control with mod wheel
- Recorded on a scoring stage
- 24-bit / 48 kHz audio resolution
- Library size: 6.4GB uncompressed, 4.0GB compressed (NCW format)
- Requires full version of Kontakt 5.5.1 or later
- Legato Violins
- Legato Violas
- Legato Cellos
- Legato Basses
- Violins Sustains (full)
- Violins Sustains (soft)
- Violas Sustains (full)
- Violas Sustains (soft)
- Cellos Sustains (full)
- Cellos Sustains (soft)
- Basses Sustains (full)
- Basses Sustains (soft)
- All Strings Sustains (full)
- All Strings Sustains (soft)