Kirk Hunter Virtuoso Series Strings 3CDs E-MU
Team: ALFiSO | Team's Release Date: 07-04-2003 | Size: 432+478+561 MB
The Virtuoso Series Strings by Kirk Hunter is a major String Orchestra
release, featuring a variety of string sections recorded in several
rooms in Los Angeles. The players are first-call musicians whose
passion and sensitivity are fully revealed in these recordings.
The main feature of this library is the variety of articulations used
to create natural, fluid performances on your sampler. From up and down
strokes, to hard attacks, and marcatos you'll have plenty of options
to simulate the natural randomness of real string bowing. There are
also brilliant section slides, velocity mapped so that the players
sound as though they're bending up to a note while digging into a
particularly passionate melody. This is a wonderfully effective feature.
You'll get airy tremolos, half and whole step trills, to add some
impressionistic color to your compositions. Another feature is a true
Sordini (muted) violin section, great for mysterious and austere passages.
There is a great variety of section sizes available on the Virtuoso
Series Strings, from 24 players, all the way down to two. These are
presented a variety of ways on the sampler CD-ROMs to give you even
more color options. For instance, by combining the 2 player programs
with 24 player programs, you bring a little intimacy into an otherwise
broad and massive sound.
The variety of sizes also lends itself to recreating several musical
styles, from huge symphonic filmscores, to quaint chamber music.
With the solo strings, you can even conjure up a terrific string quartet.
You will never find a better presented and programmed string library
than Virtuoso Series Strings. A full 18 months of intense effort went
into creating all of the native formats available for Akai, Roland, Emu
EOS, SampleCell and Kurzweil samplers. Where possible, the controllers
were used extensively to command volume, filter cutoff, velocity crossfading,
envelope shaping and sample selection. You'll also find a variety of program
options offering various megabyte sizes, and combinations of articulations,
so you can focus on creativity, not programming. Once you lay your
hands on the full-size Large String Ensemble, you'll understand
when we say, this is truly a symphony at your fingertips.
Violins - 24 players, 8 players, 2 players, Solo. Articulations include
Espressivo with and without vibrato, Sordini (mutes), Section Slides for
use in sweeping melodic passages, Hard Attacks, Random 4th Runs to target
notes, Open Strings, Half Step and Whole Step Trills, Tremolos, Up and Down
Strokes, Section Slide Downs, Marcato and Pizzicato.
Violas - 16 players, 2 players, Solo. Articulations include Espressivo,
Section Slides, Hard and Soft Attacks, Half Step and Whole Step Trills,
Tremolos, Marcato and Pizzicato.
Cellos - 10 players, 6 players, 2 players, Solo. Articulations include
Espressivo, Section Slides, Hard (Marcato) and Soft Attacks, Half Step
and Whole Step Trills, Tremolos and Pizzicato.
Double Basses - 5 players. Articulations include Espressivo with Hard
and Soft attacks and Pizzicato. Note: Kontakt, Cdxtract can read E-MU CDs