Chris Hein Solo Strings Complete is an extensive Solo Strings Library including Chris Hein´s Solo Violin, Solo Viola, Solo Cello and Solo ContraBass - all recorded with greatest care and endless details, precisely edited and merged into a practical and musical instrument for NI's Kontakt Player.
Each Instrument has over 10,000 samples, 38 articulations and 4 different legato transitions. Unique phase align techniques enable perfect X-fade blending between up to 8 dynamic layers. Play from smooth & soft to screaming loud with completely natural sounding transitions, all without artefacts or phasing.
Choose from a staggering 102 different attack shapes per note using the unique Note Head function, all with just a single fader. Two on-board convolution reverbs allow you to design the body of the instrument and the performance space itself. The DSP effects rack gives unlimited power to process the string sound, from soundtrack-ready to other-wordly.
Chris Hein Solo Violin delivers outstanding, detailed and highly expressive results in all relevant genres ranging from classical music and film scores to gypsy-jazz, folk and pop ballads.
Chris Hein Solo Viola features high-grade sound quality and incredible realistic articulations. This library offers everything you have been missing with previous virtual string instruments.
Chris Hein Solo Cello is a bundle of two fantastic sounding Solo Cello Instruments. The two instruments in CH-Solo Cello have exactly the same features, but a completely different sound.
Chris Hein Solo ContraBass outshines all previous Contrabass libraries. Never before, a sample library of this extent has been dedicated towards a single string instrument.
Over a research period of several months, all samples have been fully aligned in phase. Accordingly, the instrument offers perfect seamless transitions of dynamic layers without sonic degradation.
The combination of long and short notes is a major problem in sample-libraries that often fail to deliver authentic sounding results. With real musical instruments, the note length often influences the attack behavior as well as the note end. Chris Hein – Solo Strings Complete addresses these aspects by its "Note Head Designer" which has been significantly expanded for this library. Each instrument offers a selection of 102 attack shapes. This allows calling up twelve matching short sample variations (Shorts) along with each sustain-articulation. These shorts not only offer the corresponding correct attack-behavior but also a note-end that perfectly matches the note length.
These user-defined selections of short-note-variations are available in eight dynamic layers each and can be combined with the corresponding sustained phases, leading to astonishing realistic results that cannot be achieved using random round-robin based selections. Of course, the shorts are also available as individual articulations.
Chris Hein – Solo Strings Complete offers true legato in up to four dynamic layers for short and long note variations. The corresponding in-depth recordings and edits result in unexpected realistic sounds with perfect note-transitions. At the same time, it is possible to combine these realistic combinations with additional artificial inserted legatos.
The performance-data of Chris Hein – Solo Strings Complete directly reflect the immense investment in recordings and configuration possibilities. Every instrument builds upon almost 10,000 single samples, 38 articulations and up to eight dynamic layers. This makes the library one of the most in-depth sampled Solo Strings currently available.
The custom-tailored user-interface of the Kontakt Player not only offers numerous functions to adapt the library's sound character and articulations but also provides immense configuration choices to live up to specific demands and workflows. At the same time, due to pre-programmed key-switch-presets at the lower part of the keyboard, the library can also be effectively played without any need for deep edits. Thanks to four "Dynamic Modes", the "Note-Head Designer", "Key-Vibrato", "Hot-Keys" and the revolutionary concept of articulation-presets, the user-interface will give you the impression to really play this instrument live.
With Solo Strings Complete, the latest offering from Chris Hein, the developer employs his mastery of sampling and scripting to deliver solo instruments that just may set the bar on realism for solo strings instruments moving forward!
The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europes largest independent customer review company.
This product is a superior sampled string library that I struggle to find any competition for. The sounds are flexible so as to fit into almost any arrangement easily. Tons of articulations and very clean and dry recordings are just touching the tip of the iceberg with how far this product goes to perfection!
sounds very realistic, easy to play and mock-up whatever I want. I've been using lots of other solo strings, but Chris Hein Solo strings is, really a revolution of VI!
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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 10.9, 10.10 oder 10.11 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
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