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.
If you are not able to download the huge amount of library data, an optional MediaPack is available as an add on to your download/license order. Not to be purchased separately!
Jason Graves - Dead Space series
Cinematic Strings 2 is now my official go-to string library. The sound is simply gorgeous. The interface is elegant and simple yet extremely powerful. And the sounds sit perfectly in the mix, full of emotion and oozing quality with every note. I can't recommend it enough!"
"The boys have achieved an amazing level of design with this new library. Not only does it look and sound great, but it's the easiest library I've ever used; you just load it up and play things. If only all things in life were this simple!"
Kim Planert - The Castle
Cinematic Strings eliminates the process of spending hours setting up templates and keyswitches. I love the simplicity of the 5 patches. It allows me to concentrate on what is most important - the music. The quality of the samples can easily stand next to libraries that are far more expensive. I can't wait for other sections of the orchestra to become available!
Danny Lux - Boston Legal
"Cinematic Strings is a beautiful sounding string library. I have to write a lot of music under very tight schedules. I need libraries that are great sounding yet not complicated and quick to use. CS is exactly what I need to work quickly. Its programming is simple and smooth from soft to loud dynamics and it blends great with all my other libraries."
Michael Plowman - A Christmas Carol
"I have made Cinematic Strings a permanent part of my scoring canvas. The samples are very rich, full and extremely playable. CS is a wonderful library."
Jacob Shea - Call of Duty
"Cinematic Strings is not only beautifully recorded, it is also expertly programmed."
David Buckley - The Good Wife
"Cinematic Strings has a wonderfully unique sound; can't wait to see where this company is going next!"
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Quick Review at SoundsAndgear.com
NI Kontakt Player 5 included in this product!
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