Session Strings—for Kontakt 4 and the free Kontakt Player—re-creates a string ensemble comprising four violins, three violas, two celli and two double basses, captured and produced in one of Germany's most renowned recording studios by sampling expert Thomas Koritke's new sound design house e-instruments. All recordings were taken from exclusive instruments from the 18th and 19th century, played by top musicians from some of the finest European orchestras.
The individual instrument groups are conveniently mapped across the keyboard, with intelligent legato and glissando based on dedicated samples. Easily controllable falls, swoops and crescendo variations allow producers to create soulful and dynamic string licks with ease.
The Animator function can be engaged seamlessly during play to transform incoming notes into virtuous staccato, spiccato and pizzicato chords and arpeggios, with the timing and groove easily adjustable by the user while maintaining natural legato articulation at the same time. An integrated studio-grade convolution reverb also provides a variety of realistic room ambiences.
Session Strings also provides a full set of optional "Motown versions" for all included sounds, using a special sonic treatment that re-creates the distinctive vintage string sound of the soul recordings from the '60s and '70s.
Session Strings is available for download purchase for $119.