Kirk Hunter Solo Strings Divisions KONTAKT (PC/MacOSX)

Kirk Hunter Solo Strings Divisions KONTAKT (PC/MacOSX) | 4.17 GB

The newest and largest of all Kirk Hunter Studios' solo strings packages gives you 4 new solo sections which include 1st and 2nd chair (excluding solo bass). Coupled with innovative and progressive TVEC 3 programming, you will not find a more flexible and playable solo string library! One very nice feature is the way TVEC 3 handles the slides for Solo Strings 2. When you play a note, followed by another note you want to slide into (up or down), TVEC 3 knows whether to slide a lot or just a nudge. Also, the vibrato of the slide is now variable. With these the new solo strings, you can get all kinds of emotional solo playing styles, such as Country Western, or flat-out classical!
Musical expression was key in recording these new sections. You'll be able to get lush rich vibratos, lighter vibratos (for violins and violas), and austere and "creepy" non-vibratos.

All were recorded in the same space so that when you create a blend. the result will sound natural. All of these new sections were sampled rather dry so that you can choose your own style of ambience without conflicts arising from samples that were recorded too "wet". Additionally, samples are 99 percent brand new and never available before. And even the few that are not new have been altered to perform seamlessly alongside the new recordings. So if you're an owner of older Kirk Hunter Studios string libraries, you don't have to worry that you are getting something that you already have when you get this new collection.
All in all, not including the mute samples, this new library is estimated to be about 6GB in size (Size is Double for EXS version).


Sections and Instruments
Solo Strings (Solo Divisions)
Violin 1 Violin 2 Viola 1 Viola 2 Cello 1 Cello 2 BassCombinations

Programming (Included in TVEC 3)
SmartLegato2® - The world's first polyphonic legato.
DivisiLive® - Automatically divides sections if you play chords
Division Mixing - Setup custom mixes of different sections (divisions) all on the same instrument.
Division Panning - Setup custom panning of different sections (divisions) all on the same instrument.
SlidesLive® - Use pre-recorded section slides, or engage glissando technology where you can control the speed of the slide.
VibratoLive® - Program the vibrato amount at the start and end of a note independently, and then program the fade time between.
Polyphonic Round Robin - Even playing chords will engage a true Round Robin.
Sus Pedal Extend - Extend the overlap of notes during repeated notes to get a very realistic sound.
Programmable Keyswitching - Don't like where the keyswitches are? Program your own.

-Easy to use Graphic Interface
Buttons, knobs and menus are easier to read and laid out more logically

-All buttons are now automatable
Every feature can now be automated. This even includes all buttons. Therefore, we have eliminated the Automation page since everything can now be done on the front end of the GUI.

-Body Modeling
Body Modeling captures the actual sound of the instrument's body and adds it to the patch. This can add a lot of realism to the sound..

-Human Pitch Control now can be turned on or off, or engaged via velocity. (Full version of Concert Strings 2 Only)
Samples recorded with "hpc" (human pitch correction) sound very "real" especially during medium and fast phrases. This is due to the fact that when strings players play, sometimes, they are likely to be slightly out of tune at the beginning of each note. However, this is a desired effect. Without it, the result can sound rather sterile and "flat" and even "synthy". With this new HPC control, you can turn on or off the hpc feature, or use it variably above certain velocity points.

-Improved SmartLegato®
Suppose you choose an aggressive articulation such as Accent ff. Until now, when you have selected SmartLegato, that attacks, even during legato-style playing, would still be rather aggressive. Now, SmartLegato will compensate and make very smooth transitions between notes no matter what articulation you choose. This way, you get the best possible flexibility and musical phrasing!

-Separate velocity and modwheel settings for short note articulation.
We have received numerous requests to create separate velocity and modwheel settings for the short articulations. So now, this is also included.

-New release trigger duplets and triplets.
You can create amazingly realistic duplets and triplets. When engaged, this feature will automatically play an upbow when you release the note. (An upbow and downbow when you select Triplet.) It may take some practice, but once you get the feel of it, the results are very impressive.

-Added modwheel vibrato curves that you can customize. (Full version of Concert Strings 2 Only)
You can customize the behavior of the modwheel when using it to control vibrato amounts. Select from 3 provided curves, linear, nonlinear, and hyperlinear. Additionally, you can draw your own curves!

-New purge feature that allows you to purge the samples of selected articulations or divisions.
Typically, only one "master patch" per instrument is included with TVEC 3. This is so that you can create your own customized, stripped-down patches. Additionally, it makes things a lot easier for us to update on a regular basis for you since we don't have to port the updates to all of the instruments. So you can expect updates and improvements to TVEC 3 with a lot of regularity! So therefore, you can create, for example, an instrument that only contains the Smooth and Adagio articulations, etc. Or an instrument that only contains short notes and on and on.

-No external tutorial needed since every feature is described when you move the mouse over the feature.
All of the features of TVEC 3 are easy to understand because when you hover the mouse over it, a brief explanation is shown in Kontakt's info pane.


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