Kinetic Strings Plus

$149.00

The World’s Most Flexible Ostinato Pattern Strings! (Includes Kinetic Strings) Now available at $99.99 (normally $149.99) Introductory Price for a Limited Time.
Kinetic Strings Plus

The World’s Most Flexible Ostinato Pattern Strings
  • 4 Strings Sections in ONE Instrument
  • Create Sophisticated Patterns with No Musical Theory Training Necessary
  • Intelligent String Motion Engine
  • Bring Motion to Strings With Unparalleled Ease
  • Powerful & Intuitive Design
  • Dynamic Randomization with Instant Results
  • A String Instrument Like No Other
  • Epic & Cinematic
  • Infinite Results
  • Instant String Rhythms
New for Kinetic Strings Plus
  • Massive GUI improvements and additions.
  • Added Col Legno and Bartok Pizzicato articulations.
  • As much as double the CPU efficiency.
  • Each of the 64 events in each of the 4 timelines now has velocity (dynamics) control.
  • Each timeline's velocities can be scaled globally or independently.
  • Each timeline can now contain ANY section (violins, violas, cellos or basses).
  • Each timeline can now contain ANY articulation (Spiccato, Pizzicato, Marcato, Detache´, Col Legno or Bartok Pizzicato).
  • 40 new rhythm patters. (Legacy patterns not included.)
  • 16 new built in velocity presets can be applied to any timeline globally or independently.
  • Compose your own Ostinato Intervals.
  • Popular built in ostinato intervals, mini scales, mini arpeggios and mini ornamentations added.
  • Each timeline's events can now be independently transposed up or down from a half step to a full octave.
  • Randomize transposition intervals of all 64 events in each timeline.
  • Scale your transposed edits keeping all intervals and patterns intact.
  • Limit your intervals to a maximum value.
  • Expand your intervals to a minimum value.
  • Constrain your intervals to a certain key. (Major/Natural Minor or Harmonic Minor)
  • Step-Record any notes into your own ostinato pattern.
  • Copy any timeline's intervals and paste to any other timeline.
  • Each timeline's events can now be panned.
  • Randomize panning of all 64 events in each timeline independently.
  • Ability to mix each timeline's note levels independently. Note's levels are saved with the section.
  • Solo a Timeline with keyswitching.
  • 3 Exciters added.
  • Added speed scaling allows you to speed up or slow down the existing tempo.
  • Easier Accent menus.
  • Added VU meters for each timeline.
  • Global and independent reset added for rhythm patterns, and velocity presets.
  • Removed certain unnecessary, rarely used features to "declutter" the UI.
  • Most features can now be automated via MIDI controllers.

With Kinetic, you get the entire string section in one instrument (Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses). You get a separate timeline for each section. Each timeline contains 64 note or rest events and can be divided into up to 4 "regions". And you can have each timeline play a different pattern, section or articulation when you hold down a single note or chord!

Choose from 30 fun-to-play presets in Kinetic Strings Original, or 40 new and different patterns in Kinetic Strings Plus. And if you really want to get wild, you can choose any of the presets for each section separately. That means you could have the violins playing the one preset, the violas play another, the cellos play yet another, and the basses play event another... ALL AT THE SAME TIME! And of course, any or all of these patterns can be edited.

Kinetic Strings Original - You can also load "perpetual motion" patterns that include very useful accents. These accents can be based on every 2, 3, 4 or 6 events. Additionally, you can set whether the accents are subtle, moderate or dynamic.

Kinetic Strings contains 16 violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, and 4 basses. Included articulations are Spiccato, Marcato, and Pizzicato. Kinetic Strings Plus includes Spiccato, Marcato, Pizzicato, Detache, Col legno, and Bartok Pizzicato. And each articulation can be "tightened or broadened".

Recorded at the First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica where A-list Los Angeles-based orchestras record and perform.


 

 

4 Independent Timelines
  • 16 Violins
  • 10 Violas
  • 8 Cellos
  • 4 Basses
  • (Kinetic Strings Plus can have any section, pattern or articulation on any timeline.)
For Each of the 4 Timelines:
  • 64 Editable Note/Rest Events per Timeline
  • 64 Editable Velocity Events per Timeline (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • 4 Regions per Timeline
  • Each region's length can be changed.
  • Regions can overlap.
  • Repetition On/Off
  • Region Cycling (Regions can cycle 1 through 4, or not at all.)
  • Articulation Chooser (Spiccato, Marcato, Pizzicato) (Kinetic Strings Plus - Spiccato, Marcato, Detache, Pizzicato, Col legno, Bartok Pizzicato)
  • Accent Control (Accent every 2, 3, 4 or 6 events. Choose "Subtle, Moderate or Dynamic" accent style.)
  • Tighten/Broaden Notes
  • Playable Range Editor
  • Sordini
  • Transpose (Kinetic Strings Plus - Transpose Events)
  • Copy/Past Regions
  • Solo/Mute Timeline (Kinetic Strings Plus - Solo Keyswitch feature available.)
  • Randomize Repetitions
  • Select from 30 Presets (Kinetic Strings Plus - 40 new and different Presets.)
  • Velocity Scaling (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • 16 Velocity Presets (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Pattern Reset (Kinetic Strings Plus)
Global Control (Main or Home Page):
  • Repetitions On/Off
  • Transpose
  • View Grid (base 3 or base 4 for easy editing)
  • Event Resolution (Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th, 16th or 32nd Duration per Event)
  • Triplet Function (On/Off, and Edit Triplet's Playable Range)
  • Select from 30 Global Presets (Kinetic Strings Original)
  • Copy and Paste Rhythm patters from one regioin to any other in any timeline.
  • Select from 30 Global Presets (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Audio Preview of Presets (Kinetic Strings Original)
  • Load/Save Patterns (Kinetic Strings Original)
  • Randomize all Timelines
  • Built-In Tutorial (Kinetic Strings Original
  • MIDI Record and Drag-and-Drop
  • Velocity Scaling (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Velocity Presets (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Articulation, Rhythm and Velocity Choosers - any one can be on any timeline (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Slow down or speed up from existing tempo. (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Global velocity takeover. (Kinetic Strings Plus)
Mixer Page:
  • Auto-Mix - Intelligently "mixes" each section for a smooth transition between them. (Kinetic Strings Original)
  • Section note mixer - independent note level control. (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Articulation Choosers (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • 3-Band Parametric EQ
  • Velocity Variation - Randomizes note velocities for added realism.
  • Velocity Sensitivity
  • Velocity Takeover (During playback, you can "grab" the current velocity and "take over".)
  • Humanize Repetitions - A scalable "Un-Quantize" repetition rate for added realism. (Kinetic Strings Original)
  • Reverb and Room Size
  • Velocity-Controlled Warm/Bright Control
  • Microphone Mixer
  • Presets for Microphone and Reverb Settings
  • Section Mixer for Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses (Level, Pan, Purge) (Section purge not available in Kinetic Strings Plus.)
  • 3 Exciters (Kinetic Strings Plus)
Compose Page: (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Transpose EACH event.
  • Copy and Paste from one timeline to another.
  • Numerous Ostinato Interval Presets.
  • Numerous Ostinato Pattern Presets.
  • Randomize intervals and patterns.
  • Maximize or minimize intervals.
  • Constrain output notes to a chosen major or minor key.
  • Step-record notes, rests and velocities to create your own custom ostinatos.
Panning Page: (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Pan EACH event.
  • Randomize EACH event.
Under The Hood:
  • Recorded at First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica
  • Round Robin is randomized so that you never hear a "loop" effect.
  • Samples of the church ambience are carefully mixed in for a very natural sound.
  • Repetition will always follow the tempo of your DAW.
  • Repetition will always follow the tempo of your DAW while being further scaled with speed control. (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • Requirements
  • The FULL VERSION of Kontakt 5.7.1 or newer.
  • The FULL VERSION of Kontakt 6.6.1 (Kinetic Strings Plus)
  • These will only run in DEMO mode if you load into the free player version of Kontakt.
  • 7.56GB download size, 7.7GB after extraction.
  • Mac OSX 10.9 or newer, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, although 6 or more is recommended.
  • Windows 7 or newer, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM, although 6 or more is recommended.
KINETIC STRINGS PLUS ALSO INCLUDES KINETIC STRINGS
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KINETIC STRINGS AND KINETIC STRINGS PLUS
GENERAL:
        • Massive GUI improvements and additions. Yet despite having so many new additions, the GUI has been simplified and is much easier to understand.
        • Added Col Legno and Bartok Pizzicato articulations.
        • As much as double the CPU efficiency.
        • Each of the 64 events in each of the 4 timelines now has velocity (dynamics) control.
        • Each timeline's velocities can be scaled globally or independently.
        • Each timeline can now contain ANY section (violins, violas, cellos or basses).
        • Each timeline can now contain ANY articulation (Spiccato, Pizzicato, Marcato, Detache´, Col Legno or Bartok Pizzicato).
        • 40 new rhythm patters. (Legacy patterns not included.)
        • 16 new built in velocity presets can be applied to any timeline globally or independently.
COMPOSE YOUR OWN CUSTOM OSTINATOS:
        • Popular built in ostinato intervals, mini scales, mini arpeggios and mini ornamentations added.
        • Each timeline's events can now be independently transposed up or down from a half step to a full octave.
        • Randomize transposition intervals of all 64 events in each timeline.
        • Scale your transposed edits keeping all intervals and patterns intact.
        • Limit your intervals to a maximum value.
        • Expand your intervals to a minimum value.
        • Constrain your intervals to a certain key. (Major/Natural Minor or Harmonic Minor)
        • Step-Record any ostinato pattern.
        • Copy any timeline's intervals and paste any other timeline.
MORE:
      • Each timeline's events can now be panned.
      • Randomize panning of all 64 events in each timeline independently.
      • Ability to mix each timeline's note levels independently. Note's levels are saved with the section.
      • Solo a Timeline with keyswitching.
      • 3 Exciters added.
      • Added speed scaling allows you to speed up or slow down the existing tempo.
      • Easier Accent menus.
      • Added VU meters for each timeline.
      • Global and independent reset added for rhythm patterns, and velocity presets.
      • Removed certain unnecessary, rarely used features to "declutter" the GUI.
      • Most features can now be automated via MIDI controllers.
Requirements
  • The FULL VERSION of Kontakt 6.6.1 or newer. This will only run in DEMO mode if you load into the free player version of Kontakt.
  • 7.56GB download size, 7.7GB after extraction.
  • Mac OSX 10.9 or newer, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, although 6 or more is recommended.
  • Windows 7 or newer, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM, although 6 or more is recommended.
Tutorial

Open Manual

Installation

Open Installation

Existing Kinetic Strings Users: You can completly replace your existing Kinetic Strings with this version without fear of losing any changes to your original instruments.