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Soaring Adventure Bundle

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Soaring Adventure Bundle

Over a year in the making, recorded in the same room with the same number of players, this collection epitomizes all of our sampling disciplines to date. With an emphasis on strong, energetic performances, the Soaring Adventure Bundle is a versatile assembly of articulations designed for a variety of dramatic, musical contexts.

With four layers of legato samples, Soaring Strings adapted a uniquely musical approach to recording the legato intervals. Coupled with some inventive programming techniques and LOTS of polish, the resulting legato instruments are affecting, smooth and responsive.

By sourcing all the short articulations from repetition phrases, Adventure Strings became an exercise in post-production patience. The result? Shorts with real momentum, consistency and an affinity for round-robin fans.

Features:

Soaring Strings
We wanted performances that catered to... (yes, I have to say it) soaring string lines and dramatic passages by having the players really dig in with the vibrato and giving us all they had with the triple forte dynamic. This also meant approaching the sessions in a unique, musical way to capture the kind of singular legato we were looking for.

Another focus was to dial things back with what we felt was necessary to produce credible string arrangements in a shorter amount of time. This involved creating a single, natural mix and omitting seldom-used legato articulations. We also developed a "Sustain Sync" feature that synchronizes the starting sustain with the following intervals/repetitions, which saves you from having to make adjustments to start-notes to closely match the intervals timing upon quantization. Lastly, we included a "To Silence" button that can enable the modwheel to completely diminish the softest dynamic to silence. This not only provides unique possibilities with expression, but also saves the need to use another controller to simulate a decrescendo to "niente".

We also agreed that recording medium-sized ensembles in their traditional seating arrangement would not only provide enough "solo-istic" detail in the recordings, but would have a more natural transparency when writing harmonies.

After various tests throughout the year, months of recording, editing, programming and bringing the polish as far as we could -- we're thrilled to finally share our debut offering, Soaring Strings. Happy composing!:

  • Medium-sized ensembles: Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses.
  • Sections recorded in traditional seating arrangement.
  • Molto expressivo vibrato across the upper dynamic range.
  • Four dynamics of legato (p < fff), including true FFF sampling.
  • Fives dynamics of sustains (pp < fff).
  • True Bow-Change Repetition sampling.
  • Sustain Sync feature.
  • To Silence feature.
  • Detailed Sustain patches for each section.
  • Includes All Strings Sustains patches.
  • Recorded on a scoring stage.
  • Recorded in 48kHz / 24-bit.
  • 6.4 GB uncompressed (4 GB compressed NCW format).

Adventure Strings
The follow-up to our debut offering, Soaring Strings. Performed by the same number of players, recorded in the same room, seated in their traditional positions -- both share the same performance aesthetic. Strong, passionate and relentlessly energetic.

So why another string library with the same, familiar collection of short articulations? Well, it's how we produced them that makes it interesting.

Shorts are normally recorded in isolation -- perhaps one or two notes per bar during the recording process. This makes the editing process a snap and the end result is often satisfactory. The sane choice.

With Adventure Strings, we recorded repetition phrases; a quick succession of notes at a procured tempo. We then edited and programmed each note of that phrase to be playable, which resulted in a fetal position-incurring post-production process.

The end result is a collection of patches that now suit the context they were designed for because, well, they were recorded that way.

In addition to the shorts (spiccatos/staccatos/pizzicatos/marcatos), we've included trills, tremolos, sustains, keyboard-spanning Full Strings instruments and of course, our Adventure patches:

  • Short articulations all sourced from performance phrases.
  • Medium-sized ensembles: Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses.
  • Morph Stacking programming allows any note length to sound natural.
  • Sections recorded in traditional seating arrangement.
  • Molto expressivo vibrato across the upper dynamic range.
  • Includes true FFF sampling.
  • To Silence feature.
  • Adjustable Humanization feature.
  • Switchable Crossfade/Velocity control for short articulations.
  • 33 separate patches.
  • Includes Full Strings instruments.
  • Recorded on a scoring stage.
  • Recorded in 48kHz / 24-bit.
  • 5.1 GB uncompressed (2.9 GB compressed NCW format).

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