Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings is an incredibly detailed, flexible and musical string-ensemble-library. A special feature of this library is that the ensemble-sounds were not recorded in a group. Instead, the carefully selected and matched instruments were recorded and edited separately.
Thus, each instrument is perfectly in tune, offering excellence in timing and still (or thereby) seamlessly fits the ensemble’s sonic character. You will not find a wrong note that ruins the whole ensemble.
Recorded with greatest care, precisely edited and combined into ten useful Kontakt Player instruments with a custom made user interface and comprehensive scripting, Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings offers highest sound-quality, lots of articulations and incredibly realistic results.
Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings has been compiled out of a pool of more than 120,000 samples of violins, cellos and double basses being combined into harmonic ensembles. Each individual recording was carefully adjusted in tuning, timing and the panorama placement.
Subsequently, these files were mixed with other recordings (naturally in 24 bit resolution) to forge an ensemble. Because of this procedure, articulations such as pizzicato or col legno can be played in "loose“ and "tight“ versions.
2 Ensemble sizes "Full“ & "Small“
There are two ensemble-sizes for different applications available:
Both sections offer up to eight dynamic layers. As in Chris Hein – Solo Strings, Ensemble Strings offers four “dynamic modes“, functions such as "note-head-designer“, "key-vibrato“, "hot-keys“ as well as the practical concept of articulation-presets which, in combination with the user-interface, really gives the musician the feeling and impression of playing these instruments live.
Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings and Chris Hein - Solo Strings perfectly play together. The string ensemble provides the best possible background for solo instruments.
Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings offers no less than 32 different articulations and play-styles for its instruments. Thanks to a straightforward key-switching-system, these can be easily used with highest musicality while playing. The articulation tempo, especially for repetitions and runs, can easily be adapted to the host-tempo of your DAW.
- Sustain Vibrato
- Dynamic Expression Long
- Dynamic Expression Short
- Accent Vibrato
- Trill 1 Minor
- Trill 2 Major
- Pizzicato Tight
- Pizzicato Loose
- Col Legno Tight
- Col Legno Loose
- Short 1
- Short 3
- Short 5
- Short 6
- Spiccato 1
- Spiccato 3
- Spiccato 5
- Spiccato 6
- Run Up
- Run Sown
- Octave Long
- Octave Short
- 1 Octave Up
- 2 Octave Up
- Cluster Cloud 1
- Cluster Cloud 2
- 10 Instruments
- 2 Ensemble sizes „Full“ & „Small“
- 30 GB Content
- 53.000 Samples
- 32 Articulations
- Up To 8 Dynamic Layers
- 4 Dynamic Modes
- Dynamic Expression Sustains
- Special „designed“ articulations
- Note-Head Designer
- Intelligent Legato & Portamento
- Glide-Mode To play realistic runs
- 10 built in DSP-Effects
- 2 independent Convolution Reverbs
- 63 high class impulse responses
- Ensemble Maker
- Adjustable Fader Settings in the UI
- Intelligent LFO-Vibrato including EQ
- Customizable Auto-Vibrato
Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 oder 10.12 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
- 1GB free disc space for player installation
- additional hard disc space according to the library size
- internet connection for product activation required
- Audio Units
- AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)