Cinematic Strings 2.0 is a completely redesigned and updated version of the original orchestral strings sample library. Whilst retaining the warm luscious tones produced in the world class Verbrugghen Hall of the Sydney Conservatorium, the new version features a sleek new interface and even smoother legato.
Because Cinematic Strings was created to meet the needs of working composers in today’s film, television and video game industries, the focus has been to maximise both efficiency and authenticity. With this in mind it provides a realistic mockup tool, and an inspiring instrument - which will save you from all the hassle and wasted time spent tweaking parameters, modifying CC data, or applying drastic EQ and reverb effects to emulate the sound you're after.
Thanks to the cutting edge GUI, Cinematic Strings is incredibly easy to use. Loading and unloading articulations, assigning keyswitches, adjusting the microphone balance using the new mixer, and controlling a built-in reverb are all just a click or two away. With all these features accessible from the main GUI page, you'll have Cinematic Strings working alongside you on your latest project within minutes.
Real legato transitions were sampled for Cinematic Strings. The new legato engine is designed to be more authentic and efficient, allowing the transitions to be integrated seamlessly into your melodies. This is made possible by the advanced scripting system that adjusts the dynamics and timbre automatically while you play. The new engine compensates for your playing speed automatically, so that when you play fast, shorter more natural legato transitions are triggered. This leaves you to focus on what you write, not how you write it.
"Mix" Microphone Position
Cinematic Strings utilises three microphone positions - close, stage, and room. Mixing these three together will allow you to take advantage of the deep concert hall warmth captured in the recordings. Additionally, you can achieve a full sound while saving on computer resources by using the new “mix” microphone position. This sounds so good that we're willing to bet you'll be using this 99% of the time.
Compatible with the free Kontakt 5 Player
Cinematic Strings 2.0 is now Kontakt Player 5 compatible, meaning it will work as a standalone product without the need to purchase any additional 3rd party software. We hope this opens Cinematic Strings up to a wider audience and provides the most compatibility across all systems.
Quick Review at SoundsAndgear.com
NI Kontakt Player 5 included in this product!
The latest version of Kontakt Player is available through your Native-Instruments Service Center
Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2 GB RAM
Mac OS X 10.6 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).
o what’s the bottom line?
At the end of the day, Cinematic Strings 2 sounds and plays awesome.
I love the fact that they simplified the interface as well, even though it still takes a while to load the full patches.
4andhalfsubsI give this library 4.5 out of 5 subs, it’s a great follow up with many improvements as well as a down right great sounding library in it’s own right.
If you really need a good collection of high end orchestral string sections with smooth legato these are definitely some you want to take a look at.
Scorecast Online has posted a very nice review of Cinematic Strings 2.0. Please click HERE to read it in full.
Dave Stewart has written an excellent article in June 2012's Sound On Sound.
Peter Alexander from Sonic Control.TV
"Cinematic Strings 2.0 is impeccably beautiful. And because CS 2.0 is so elegantly and simply designed, you’re productive in a snap because it’s a breeze to learn. At virtually every level, Cinematic Strings 2.0 is quality management and design at its finest."
Click HERE to read the full review.
Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode
Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video