Chamber Strings 3

$299.99

Amazing Dynamic Chamber String Sections!
PRODUCT FEATURES
Playing Style
Playing style features are generally the way in which the over all style is achieved depending on certain articulations. Sometimes, when you play repeated notes on your MIDI keyboard, there is too much separation between the notes to sound realistic in string music. By using the Connect Bowing feature, you can get a much more fluid connection between these repeated notes.
Articulations
Arco Espressivo - The slowest of the bowed articulations. It has that "swell" that is so often heard and needed in string music. Arco Legato - Faster than Arco Espressivo. Marcato - Faster than Arco Legato. Marcato Molto - The fastest and most aggressive of the articulations. Tremolo Pizzicato Spiccato Trills - Half step or whole step trills depending on the key signature you choose. If you wish to manually control whether the trills are half step or whole step, click the “flats” switch off. By default is is on.
Dynamics
Vel Sensitivity This is the amount of control that velocity has on volume. By default (in the diagram above), the setting is 85. To change this, click the “85” and a menu ranging from 0 to 100 will be shown. Higher values gives more dynamic control to velocity.CC Sensitivity / Pick Dynamics CC This is the amount of control that the chosen MIDI CC has on volume. By default (in the diagram above), the setting is 60, and the MIDI CC chosen for this is CC 11. To change this, click the “60” and a menu ranging from 0 to 100 will be shown. Higher values gives more dynamic control to the MIDI CC. To change the MIDI CC, click the “11”. Available controllers will be shown. Reverb This slider will increase/decrease the amount of reverb. Room Size This slider will increase/decrease the room size. Also, the dimensions of the room will be displayed as you move the slider. Bone Dry If you move the reverb slider all the way down to 0, there will still be slight audible element of the room where the recordings were made. By clicking the “Bone Dry” switch, all room ambience is removed. Exciter Enhances certain frequencies for a more "preset" sound. The default setting for this in the cellos is "on". If you find that the sound is too bright or "edgy", then turn the exciter off.

20 string players in all! The unique advantages of using individual players was easy to see. -The ability to create multiple section sizes from a duet to an ensemble of 4 players per section. -The ability to control each player’s volume. -The ability to control each player’s panning.. -The ability to create true divisi. No more “bloated” sound and excessive polyphony when playing chords. However, simply containing features exclusive to those involving individual players was not enough. So Chamber Strings 3, designed with an easy-to-use interface, and programmed to provide a fast workflow, is stuffed full of the requisite features you would expect from a high-end string library, and then some.

The Concept

It’s pretty well-known that the market of good string libraries has become quite competitive. So in contemplating whether or not to develop yet another one, the focus would have to be filling a gap in this market. There seemed to be 2 gaps:

1. A string library that really has more “life” to it, and is extremely playable. While there are many good-sounding string libraries available today, it is my personal belief that there could be a more “in-your-face”, punchy and dramatic sounding library that would not only sound fantastic on its own, but would work for users who were worried whether getting yet another new string library would both work on its own, and/or still work with their go-to libraries that they already invested in. The idea of the latter being to add vitality and complexity when mixed or layered with these other libraries. Chamber Strings 3 has been tested in this way using many other popular string libraries, and the results were quite dramatic. They sound great on their own, or they really do add a new dimension to any existing string library you may already have.

2. An easy-to-understand and truly authentic “auto-divisi”. (See DivisiLive® below.)

DivisiLive® Chamber Strings 3 uses up to 4 different players in each instrument. Each player was recorded separately and is additionally programmed in its own group in Kontakt. Therefore, it is possible to implement a true divisi when chords are played. This means that no matter how many notes you play in a chord, no more than 4 players will sound. The result avoids what would normally sound “bloated” and loud in other string libraries. Additionally, it enables you to write a chord in your score on one track with the proper results.

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To test this library on your system, go to the REQUIREMENTS Tab above.

  • 10GB disk space
  • Kontakt 5.3 or newer. Must be the FULL version, not the free player version.
    Mac users - Some systems report a high CPU footprint during live playing (not bouncing). It is recommended that you download a small part of this library to test it on your system before you purchase. This demo version is only for the 1st violins, and contains short, non-looped samples.
Try a test version Concert Strings 3 and Chamber Strings 3

Besides the various and deep programming features of each library,

Concert Strings 3 - You can create sections ranging in size from 4 - 16 players. You can control EACH player's volume, panning. Instruments are programmed for medium to larger ensemble sounds. Full vibrato control.

Chamber Strings 3 - You can create sections ranging in size from 2 - 4 players. You can control EACH player's volume, panning. Instruments are programmed for smaller ensemble sounds. Full vibrato control.

Spotlight Solo Strings - You can create sections ranging in size from 1 - 4 players. You can control EACH player's volume, panning. Instruments are programmed for a soloist sound. There is a bonus "ripieno" feature that allows you to add an ensemble behind the soloists. Full vibrato control.

Concert Strings 2 - You can choose 4 different section sizes - "Whole", "Half", "Quarter", and "Solo". Recorded in a rather "dry" space. Includes Easy String Arranger programming.

Pop Rock Strings - Created from the most usable samples of Concert Strings 2. You can choose 4 different section sizes - "Whole", "Half", "Quarter", and "Solo". Recorded in a rather "dry" space. Programmed for more "pop" and "rock" music. Includes Easy String Arranger programming.

Concert Brass 2 - You can choose 4 different section sizes - "Whole", "Half", "Quarter", and "Solo". Recorded in a rather "dry" space. More "elegant" and "round" than the brass in Diamond.

Diamond - Two (2) string and brass orchestras with included woodwinds and percussion. For strings and brass, you get "Symphonic" and "Concert" for larger sections, "Studio" and "Chamber" for smaller sections, and "Solo". In newer programming (TVEC3, TVEC4) you can choose 4 different section sizes - "Whole", "Half", "Quarter", and "Solo". Most samples were recorded in a large space.

Solo Strings 1 - Included in Diamond.

Solo Strings 2 - Included in Concert Strings 2. Samples have more velocity layers and notes than in Solo Strings 1.

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