Native Instruments introduces String Ensemble
Native Instruments today introduced Symphony Series - String Ensemble, which delivers the sound of a 60-piece string orchestra.
According to NI, the production-ready sound of String Ensemble is controlled with an interface designed for fast scoring and provide one-of-a-kind scoring features.
The second in NI's range of Symphony Series scoring instruments, String Ensemble provides the sound of a full 60-piece string ensemble and was recorded in collaboration with software string instrument developer Audiobro. There are separate instruments for violins, violas, cellos and basses as well as an instrument for the full ensemble. A comprehensive list of long and short articulations, including sordinos, trills, staccatos and octave runs, were recorded in detail with separate half sections to ensure True Divisi. String Ensemble provides four stereo mixes – close, mid, far, and stereo – with dynamic loading for maximum efficiency. Special attention was given to the close mic mixes. Furthermore, volume, pan and output routing for each position load individually, allowing a greater degree of control over the final mix.
All sections were recorded in two separate A and B parts for True Divisi functionality. The Auto Divisi function intelligently distributes notes between the Divisi parts for a highly transparent and realistic string performance in all articulations. Every section also features true polyphonic legato and portamento with up to eight-voice automatic voice-leading in real time. These features are easily configurable and, combined with Auto Divisi, coontribute to expressiveness.
Symphony Series – String Ensemble was developed especially for Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard integration. The position and type of key switches and the selected articulations are easily visible directly on the hardware. The Touch Strips directly control the multi-sampled dynamics in String Ensemble. Plus, all key parameters automatically map to keyboard controls, allowing composers to start scoring as soon as they load the instrument.
Symphony Series – String Ensemble is available at the NI Online Shop for $499 / 499 € / ¥ 62,800 / £429 / $AU699
Symphony Series instruments will not be included in KOMPLETE or KOMPLETE ULTIMATE. Owners of KOMPLETE bundles benefit from special crossgrade pricing.
More information at Native Instruments' website.
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