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RECORDINGS

RECORDED SECTIONS

60 PIECE STRING SECTION
Violin Sections (30 players)
Violins I A (8 players )
Violins I B (8 violin players)
Violins II A (7 violin players)
Violins II B (7 violin players)
Viola Sections (12 players)
Violas A (6 players)
Violas B (6 players)
Cello Sections (10 players)
Cellos A (5 players)
Cellos B (5 players)
Bass Sections (8 players)
Basses A (4 players)
Basses B (4 players)

MICROPHONE SETUP

Close
Multiple Neumann SM 69 FET2 (stereo)
2 Neumann U 89 (large diaphragm)
Mid
Decca Tree - 3 Neumann TLM 170 (omni, large diaphragm)
Far
Surround Mics — 2 B&K 4011 (omni, small diaphragm) + Reverbs

LOCATION

Recorded in Budapest in a large orchestral studio with high ceilings (> 30 feet) and a beautifully controlled wet ambient sound.

EQUIPMENT

SSL G series console with SSL G A/D series converter (48K/24bit) Nuendo

CONTENT

STRING ENSEMBLE

Size
34.2 GB (about 44 GB of uncompressed sample pool)
Samples
74,512
Total Articulations
45
Number of NKIs
5
Microphone Mixes
4 - Close, Medium, Far and Stereo Master Mix with independent mixing, routing, panning and loading.

ARTICULATIONS OVERVIEW

LONG

Legato
Sustain vibrato articulation with real-time dynamic layer control (4 layers) for expressive performances, true legato and true portamento samples, up to 4x auto divisi

Legato Vibrato
Sustain vibrato samples and non vibrato samples with real-time blend option in one articulation, 4 dynamic layers, true legato and true portamento samples, up to 4x auto divisi

Sordino Sustain Vibrato
Sustain vibrato articulation perfomed with damper. Real-time dynamic layer control, up to 4x auto divisi

Tremolo
Fast Tremolo articulation with real-time dynamic layer control, up to 4x auto divisi

Trills
Key based diatonic and chromatic trills (p-f) (violins, violas), up to 4x auto divisi

Harmonics
Chromatially playable fingered and natural harmonics, up to 4x auto divisi

SHORT

Spiccato
4 Round Robin with continuous and random control (p - fff), 4 different Auto Patterns to choose

Staccato
4 Round Robin with continuous and random control (p - fff), 4 different Auto Patterns to choose

Pizzicato
2 Round Robin with continuous and random control (p - f), 4 different Auto Patterns to choose

Bartok Pizzicato
2 Round Robin with continuous and random control, 4 different Auto Patterns to choose (basses only)

Marcato
4 Round Robin with continuous and random control, 4 different Auto Patterns to choose (basses only)

Runs
Major and minor ascending (violins, violas, cellos)

INSTRUMENT DESIGN

PERFORMANCE CONTROLS

Dynamics
Easy, real-time adjustment of loudness and intensity (MIDI CC1)

Expression
Dynamically adjust the section volume

Attack
Controls the fade-in time and allows to soften the attack of the note start

Release
Provides subtle control over the reverb tail length

Brightness
The Brightness control allows you to adjust the high tonality of the strings

ADDITIONAL CONTROLS

Auto Divisi
Conveniently play polyphonic legato lines, chords and phrases while your string section is automatically split into the required number of Divisi sections to maintain an accurate player count.

Portamento to legato threshold
Controls the velocity value at which the instrument switches from portamento to legato transitions.

Legato Speed
Adjusts speed of the portamento transition, select

Vibrato amount
Controls the vibrato intensity.

Release Length
Allows to adjust the release time of the harmonics articulation

Round Robin
Indicator visualizes the selection of the alternative samples

Round Robin Mode Continuous / Random
Alternative samples for repeated notes are selected either in order or randomly.

Slam
Control the amount of compression on the short articualtions for increased impact.

Repetition
Selects the rhythm and accent of the automatic note repeats

Runs Scale
Select major or minor intervals within octave runs.

Runs offset
Controls the speed of the runs

ARTICULATION SET UP

  • Assign up to eight articulations to Key Switches or a MIDI CC (both with MIDI learn)
  • Key Switches can be subdivided by velocity, MIDI CC by value range
  • Independent volume controls for each articulation
  • Visual representation of all articulations

MIXER AND EFFECTS

Microphone Mixes
Independent controls for Stereo, Close, Mid and Far mixes with Volume, Pan and Routing options

Effects
  • Convolution reverb with 100 custom impulse responses
  • 3 band EQ, Filter and Compression
  • All mixer settings can be saved for recall in other NKIs

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