The Concert Strings 2 library is designed for ultimate musical expression, playability and flexibility. Our biggest objective when putting this collection together was to give you something that sounds good RIGHT NOW, out-of-the-box without wasting a lot of time tweaking, and to give you the fastest workflow possible. You will not find a better sounding, more playable and easy to use 32GB string library at this price.
This library was recorded in Hollywood, California, and done so quite "dry" so you don't have to worry about having too much ambience in the samples.
With Concert Strings 2, you're not limited in the size of the section. You get 4 different sizes ranging from solos, to a huge symphonic section. And of course, you can easily blend them to get your own personal sound.
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- 32GB disk space
- Kontakt version - full version of Kontakt 5.4.1 (not the "player" version) or newer.
Besides the various and deep programming features of each library,
Virtuoso Ensembles - A full orchestral library designed for immediate, full-range playing and sketching. Ensembles contain 4 sections each where you can control the range of each section independently. For example, the Strings patch includes violins, violas, cellos and basses layered on top of each other. You can then easily control each of those sections' ranges.
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.
Concert Strings Legacy - The best string sections included in the Diamond Symphonic Library. 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.
“The compoers of The Mummy Returns, Contact, Stuart Little, The Bodyguard, Lilo and Stitch, Van Helsing and many more uses Kirk Hunter’s Concert Strings 2 Software.”
“Kirk, you did it again! I always enjoyed your original Virtuoso Series Strings and I’m very excited every time I use your Concert Strings 2 library with all of its programming progress This library encompasses all the features I need to make a truly professional sounding string track. The articulations and ornamentations are extremely easy to implement in the “heat of battle” and the sound flexibility is the most professional yet. You really got me when I was playing a large, broad, heavy sequence, and then with the turn of one knob…..a beautiful, delicate, European feeling section emerged. You’ve pretty well covered all the bases, and have made it easy for me to create the pro-level performances on my computer that would have been far too unwieldy before.”
“From the ‘Medium’ main title and the weekly score for ‘Ugly Betty’, these sounds have both the warmth, bit, and drama that I often need. Kirk’s string sounds have been an integral part of my palette for several years now….With his Concert Strings 3 library, I can now use some of his best string sounds in an extremely well organized and programmed package. The Kontakt interface and ingenious scripting make for very musical results with minimal fuss, and are remarkably easy on both memory and cpu. Thanks Kirk!”
“I have done 4 scores with just Kirk Hunter’s Concert Strings, and have been totally pleased with the results. Kirk Hunter’s Concert Strings have proven, time and time again, to be my ‘go to’ string library for scoring work. This library really shines when you actually hear it in the context of your midi composition. There’s something about the sound that really makes it work well when going after that big ‘Hollywood’ style film score sound. Then there’s the bonus of having all of the articulations there on the same track, allowing you to have just one track for each section in your sequence. This has sped up my work flow substantially, keeping my sequence tidy, focused and clean. I haven’t played a library yet that has such a strong dynamic range available, whether via velocity or mod wheel. Kirk, you rock!!!”
“The Kirk Hunter Strings are the ‘go to’ library for Kontakt. They are meticulously constructed and give you every possible articulation.”
“It is a rare occurence that a sample library is released which has such dynamic expression and playability that it allows a musician to express himself with great believability in the final music. When composing orchestral music with sample based libraries, I sometimes tend to write within the limitations of those samples. Kirk Hunter’s orchestral libraries are that rare exception. They give tremendous creative freedom to the composer seeking orchestral realism, playability and tone. Kirk’s Diamond strings have so much warmth and expressiveness it is simply staggering. The brass and woodwind samples in the same library have a dynamic range from extreme force to the most intimate tone one can imagine. For that reason, Kirk’s libraries are at the forefront of my orchestral sound.”