Primesounds Session Strings EXS24 HALiON KONTAKT-DELiRiUM
Primesounds Session Strings EXS24 HALiON KONTAKT-DELiRiUM
Multisampled pop strings (violin, viola, cello and contrabass) performed by Stockholm Session Strings. Session Strings is a multisampled strings toolkit for producers of all sorts of contemporary music: pop, R'n'B, dance music etc. Based on masterfully played and pristinely recorded live performances, these carefully edited program files turn you and your sampler into a tight and versatile string ensemble. Session Strings gives you four different instrument groups, each with its own set of playing styles.

The material on Session Strings was performed by Stockholm Session Strings, a 12-piece String ensemble renown for their work with artists such as Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and Westlife.

All instruments were recorded using Neumann U87 microphones placed at a distance of approximately 1 meter / 3 feet. The end result was created by blending the "dry" signal with room ambience picked up by two Bruel&Kjaer 4006 microphones.
 

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Charles’ Dulcimer is a beautiful Hammer Dulcimer made of solid wood with 9 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 8 courses of strings on the bass bridge, recorded by Luis Filip Costa. It has two octaves and a sweet, rich and resonating sound.

The instrument was extensively sampled with three different mic positions: a close perspective, a room and an ambient/hall perspective at the Coomberhust Studio Concert Hall at Kingston University.
West One Cinematic Strings & Beats CDDA SCD-BNT West One Cinematic Strings & Beats CDDA SCD-BNT
Inspirational fusion of motivating strings and modern beats.
Organic Loops Lifeshare Hip Hop and RnB Strings WAV REX Organic Loops Lifeshare Hip Hop and RnB Strings WAV REX
Organic Loops and Loopmasters are proud to present another pack in the incredible Real Strings series, arranged and produced by Pete Whitfield and recorded with the same team used by major labels, chart-topping producers and world class composers. In fact, the strings for Kanye West’s track `To The World’ were recorded by Pete - so you can guarantee you are in for an unrivalled treat with The Lifeshare loops from Realstrings.

Real Strings producer Pete Whitfield is a volunteer for Lifeshare http://www.lifeshare.org.uk/, the homeless charity in Manchester. Lifeshare works to meet the needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Manchester and Salford, UK, with support, advice and practical help, including food parcels, weekend breakfasts, clothes, toiletries and an ‘open-house’ Christmas project. This pack is sold in aid of Lifeshare and all money earned from this collection will be forwarded to the charity.

Ditch your crunchy sampled strings and drop the real deal into your productions, with every nuance and vibration that comes from a truly live performance. These royalty free string samples will raise your productions to another level and give you the hands-on control of authentic, powerful, emotive strings. The pack is delivered in both full mix and separate stem files – featuring Violins, Violas, Cellos. In addition, all the musical material is supplied in MIDI, PDF and Sibelius versions.

Lifeshare Strings weighs in at 502MB and contains 112 Loops made up of 28, 4-bar, string ensembles. Each ensemble comes with 3 separate parts, Cellos, Violas and Violins, written to work with urban, RnB and Hip-hop styles and performed with all the guts and emotion of real strings. The Collection has been recorded in 24Bit 44.1 KHz, at 90 BPM in DMinor and Modal keys to maximise emotion in your productions.

Realstrings credits include arrangements and sessions for Future Cut, Rhymefest, Zed Bias, Ken Lewis, Judas Priest, The Christians, Candi Staton, Heather Small, Mr Scruff, Olly Murs, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, Thea Gilmore, One Direction, Seafret, Lower Than Atlantis, Ella Henderson and Tito Jackson to name a few.

Homelessness is, sadly, on the rise, and by purchasing this pack you will not only elevate the sound of your tracks but also make a contribution to alleviating other people’s hardship. All proceeds from the sales of this pack will be donated to the Lifeshare charity.

24 Bit Quality
28 Full Mix Loops
28 Violin Loops
112 Rex2 Files
28 Cello Loops 
28 Viola Loops
Cinematique Instruments Hammered Dulcimer Cinematique Instruments Hammered Dulcimer
The Instrument

The hammered dulcimer is a stringed instrument with 31 string pairs stretched over a trapezoidal shaped sound box. Usually, the hammered dulcimer is set on a stand in front of the musician, who holds small wooden mallet hammers to strike the strings.
The dulcimer has two bridges, a bass bridge near the right and a treble bridge on the left side. The bass bridge holds up bass strings, which are played to the left of the bridge. The treble strings can be played on either side of the treble bridge, playing them on the left side gives a note a fifth higher than playing them on the right of the bridge.

The strings of a hammered dulcimer are found in pairs, two strings for each note. Each set of strings is tuned in unison and is called a course. As with a piano, the purpose of using multiple strings per course is to make the instrument louder, although as the courses are rarely in perfect unison, a chorus effect usually results like a mandolin.. 


The Content

We recorded the hammered dulcimer in two microphone positions. At the top of the instrument we placed - in a ms stereo set-up - a pair of Neumann U87s and at the bottom we put a single condenser. These two positions are covering a wide range of sound and you are free to mix them at your own requirements. We played the hammered dulcimer in minor thirds and concentrated mainly on three different articulations. Firstly we recorded the „normal" notes which means that we hit the strings with the typical small wooden mallets, we called this articulation „Mallet". Furthermore we struck the strings with a drum stick which we called „Sticks" and finally we recorded an articulation where we struck the strings with a timpani mallet and damped the strings with the palm of the hand which we named „Muted". All these articulation were recorded in 4 round robin variation and up to 4 velocity layer.

Beside this we cared most about producing the typical hammered dulcimer tremolo. Thus we equipped the instrument with two different ways to produce this roll alike tremolo. The first option to generate the tremolo will be achieved by duplicating each already played note when releasing the key. This lets you exactly control the velocity and tempo of the tremolo. The other and more easy way to produce the tremolo uses the modwheel. By turning the wheel you control the tremolo tempo from slow to fast. In order to avoid sounding too artificially we included a random factor which automatically affects the tempo and the velocity which results a very organic tremolo which lets you easy switch between single notes and tremolo rolls. Furthermore we added several functions and effects such as the control of reverb, delay, decay, distortion or octave which expands the entire sound of the hammered dulcimer and gives you a lot of options.

All in all we came out with an instrument which enriches your music with a nice and organic feel whether you used it as a solo or just as a background instrument.

The Package

One complex patch including three articulations and advanced scripting. Approx. data 2.5 GB (1.4 GB compressed). For more details please read the . reference manual.
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Loopmasters Live House Strings WAV REX-AUDIOSTRiKE Loopmasters Live House Strings WAV REX-AUDIOSTRiKE
Loopmasters proudly present a stunning collection of Live House Strings recorded and produced at the Monster Sounds studios featuring timeless multi tracked Violin loops that will lift your House productions.

Over the years many classic house tracks have used strings mostly played in from soft synths or re sampled from old disco recordings, so going back to the origins of house music from seminal tracks like Derrick Mays "Strings of Life "we thought it was about time there was a violin sample pack inspired by house music, full of nuances and tone that only a real instrument and player can deliver. With chart topping groups like Clean Bandit using real violin and Cello in their tracks, its shows live strings still have their place and sound great in today’s modern productions.

For each loop to give as full and wide a sound as possible we have recorded multiple layers in different microphone positions to eliminate phasing issues.

To build your tracks and to give you full creative control we have split each idea out into its component layers, low, mid, high, or separate melody lead lines and chords and supplied them as separate loops so you have full control of the mix. This means you can easily remove any elements that are too busy in the mix. For those that want the instant impact there is a bounce of the full idea to simply drop into your production.

The Loops are recorded at 120 and 122 bpm these loops will suit many different styles of House music with direct and memorable melodies, driving top lines and also house inspired chord sequences. The loops will also work well with other genres such as Disco, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop and Drum and Bass.As a Bonus we have also included a classic house style piano line for each string idea, this helps to see how the string lines fit in situ so you can quickly get a vibe for the string lines underlying melody.

In detail expect to find 785Mb of 24Bit 44.1 kHz with 163 String Loops over 29 themes plus 30 Piano Loops and 193 Rex2 Files

Check out the demo track and test drive the free to use taster pack then get ready to sample House Strings from Loopmasters Today!

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Impact Soundworks Furia Staccato Strings KONTAKT Impact Soundworks Furia Staccato Strings KONTAKT
FURIA Staccato Strings: A streamlined orchestral library designed solely for powerful ensemble string staccatos, Furia delivers instant gratification for film, TV, game & trailer scoring. The ideal tool for epic action string stabs and ostinatos, dramatic builds, and tense underscore rhythms!

FURIA - Key Features:

• Focused and powerful staccatos strings
• Instantly playable for fast, epic results
• Up to 16x round robin layers
• Ensemble size multiplier 1-8x
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• Easy envelope + sample shaping controls
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String ensemble staccatos are a composer's best friend. Whether you need to accentuate dramatic rhythms in an action cue, create tension with a repeating ostinato line, build an epic swashbuckling main melody, or weave ominous arpeggiating textures, staccato strings are de facto standard.

Furia is a library tailor-made to deliver that very sound, and ONLY that sound. It is simple and streamlined, with no extraneous features or samples. As soon as you load it up and begin playing, you'll see the appeal of this elegant design. With no complex UI or exhaustive patch lists, you instead have an instant, highly-versatile staccato sound out-of-the-box.

Use Furia on its own with either (or both) of two included mic positions and a handy FX rack, or layer it with other orchestral sounds like our Bravura Scoring Brass for even more 'oomph'. Either way, we know you'll find it a fantastic and very practical tool for your template!

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FSS was recorded with a 22-piece string ensemble. With this control, you can multiply the size of the ensemble up to 8x for an even more epic sound!

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3. Mic Mixer:
Here you can load or unload either of the two included mic positions, plus change or automate their volume & stereo width.

4. Envelope Shaping:
Dial down the decay and sustain for a very tight and aggressive staccato sound, or turn them up with release to let each note ring out.

Selections from our brand-new, custom FX rack are also included with over 30 impulse responses to pick from. Or roll the dice with the (*) randomizer to inspire your creativity!

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