Soundiron has announced the release of Hyperion Strings Elements, a new orchestral string virtual instrument for Kontakt 6 Player and all NKS standard hardware.
Soundiron says Hyperion Strings Elements leaps forward from their Micro edition with a whole new suite of articulation types, mapping and control options and true legato. Soundiron's modular UI makes it easy to jump in and start scoring, but the control options and feature depth make this a precision scoring tool designed to save you time and help bring your musical visions to life. It's made for the free Kontakt 6 Player & NKS by Native Instruments, so anyone can use it.
The 8 Violins, 6 Violas, 5 Cellos and 4 Basses each come equipped with sustains with glissando and fingered polyphonic true legato styles, with automatic speed-sensing that fluidly adapts to how you play. The sustains let you smoothly blend between piano, mezzo-forte and forte (+ mezzo-piano for violins) and between classic vibrato and clean non-vibrato styles. Short notes include 8th staccatos, short staccatos, spiccatos, pizzicatos - each with multiple dynamics, loose and tight stroke variants and 4x round-robin. They also include Bartok pizzicatos and col legno bow taps with 4x rr and loose/tight variants for a little extra percussive fun. Making it easy to sculpt your dynamics with seamless CC, key-switch and velocity control, or you can focus on sculpting with individual dynamic layers for finer detail work. It also includes a wide selection of Expressions. These dramatic crescendos, decrescendos, sforzandos and swells come in a range of styles, dynamics and lengths that can be time-stretched and synced to your host tempo, with natural auto-release.
The library includes the full ensemble master preset and the four section master and section true legato presets. The master preset brings the expanded core articulations together as a potent stand-alone system. If you need more control and a larger articulation list for each section, the section masters give you more content and total control. The Space panel lets you position your sections and place them in over 100 real-world and fantasy environments. The Ensemble panel lets you mix, balance and adjust ranges. The Effects let you shape tone and character. Play Assist lets you choose from dozens of scales, edit them and assign them to key-switch activators. The arpeggio system is a 32-step sequencer that can cycle single notes or chords with tons of useful and intuitive control features.
Hyperion Strings Elements has been built over a period of 4 years with an almost ludicrously meticulous and uncompromising devotion to quality and purpose. Soundiron set out to strike the ideal balance between creative flexibility, advanced utility, acoustic purity and natural realism. It's nearly 10 GB with over 20,000 NCW compressed stereo samples.
Pricing & Availability
- MSRP: $99 USD.
- LTO: $79 USD (ends August 5th).
Owners of Hyperion Strings Micro can also apply their original purchase price when they upgrade to Elements.