Neocymatics Hybrid Strings
Neocymatics has released Hybrid Strings for Kontakt 5, described as "an innovative approach to both Solo and Section Strings".
Hybrid Strings is three Libraries in one, each with its own character and tone:
- Studio Strings: for Orchestral Scoring.
- Live Strings: for solos, covering genres from Classical to Ethnic.
- Electric Strings: alternative approach to Strings' sound, bringing "new air to musical experimentation."
- Control over Room/Air.
- Dynamic Amplitude Sound Shaping, controlled through Breath Controller/Expression Pedal or MIDI CC of the user's choice.
- True Legato Performance.
- Bow-Change simulation.
- Portamento/glissando with variable Finger-String contact and control over portamento time.
- Controlled real-time Vibrato with variety of techniques/intensity.
- Controlled String Resonances/Harmonics for every note.
- Pitch-Bend action.
- Control over Attack Dynamics for both monophonic and polyphonic playing.
- Increased playability with 3 articulations to cover the full range of playing techniques (staccato, spiccato, legato, pizzicato, tremolo, portamento, polyphonic playing) in 1 patch per instrument.
- FX Processor tweaked for every instrument respectively, with assignable controllers for sound morphing. Included Effects are: Saturation, Brightness, Warmth, Preamp Boost, Bite, Convolution Reverb, Room and Stereo Image.
- 30 custom Impulse Responses that will transform your sound, ranging from Short Spaces and Early Reflections to Huge Halls and Concert Stages, all recorded at 96 kHz.
- Individual Note Microtuning with 200 cents range, including 22 ready presets of Byzantine Sounds, Middle Eastern Scales, Arabic Maqams and Miscellaneous Tunings (Pythagorean, Just Intonation etc) - Ability to transpose every Tuning to any Base Note. All Tunings use precision of 2 decimal numbers.
It costs €249.
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