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:
Fulloffers a big and wide sound experience
Smallprovides a tinier, more delicate character
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 andChris Hein - Solo Stringsperfectly 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.