Available for download, Chris Hein Compact Strings from Best Service is the compacted version of the renowned libraries and offers playable, sampled solo instruments and ensembles for use in production and composition. Included are four violins, three violas, four cellos, and three double basses. You can create your own chamber groups from these instruments, or select among 14 different preassembled ensembles.
Top-notch gear was used in the sampling of these instruments, and musicians were culled from the well-known WDR symphonic orchestra. You have access to the dry recordings of these instruments, or you can make use of the included dual-convolution reverb to give the strings some more ambiance.
In this compact edition, the nine most useful articulations and functions have been preserved, while the more esoteric timbres can be found in the complete edition. All samples have been phase-aligned for seamless blends and crossfades between dynamic layers, of which there are as many as eight per instrument. For playing options, this library gives you true legato on short notes, variable attacks per note, keyswitches for selecting articulations, and more.
Making use of 25.27 GB of content, Chris Hein Orchestral Strings is powered by the included Native Instruments Kontakt Player, is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms, and can operate in standalone, AU, VST, NKS, and AAX formats. These instruments require either the free player of Native Instruments Kontakt, which is included with the download, or a full version of Kontakt.