ARIA Sounds London Symphonic Strings Violas II [2 DVD] [KONTAKT]
Full Violin II section with four different true legato patches for full compositional flexibility (sustains, sordino, sul tasto and sul ponticello). The normal sustains have true legato fingered intervals, plus portamento (sliding) transitions too, so you can really get the line to sing. Legato patches allow you to turn legato off if you wish so that you can play polyphonically/chords. This is a must own, as either your perfect go-to string library for any composing needs, or as a considerable addition to your existing string palette. This library was recorded 24 bit at 48000Khz with four mic positions (Close, Main, Rigs and Room) in a wonderful sounding hall.
The range of articulations is listed below, with many true legato patches, normal/portamento legato, more varied types of detached notes, muted patches etc.
Boasting a huge range of articulations and techniques, and a fully revamped realistic legato script, with four fantastic mic positions, Close, Main (conductor position), Rigs, and Room. This sample library can be played in Kontakt 4 and above.
- Sustained long notes, with interchangeable normal legato, and portamento (slide) legato intervals, conveniently displayed as you play on the easy to read/use user interface, as well as crossfadable dynamic layers beginning with a beautiful sounding soft pianissimo, up to a full and powerful fortissimo.
- Spiccato - Short notes, for all your essential driving string motifs
- Sordino sustains legato, with crossfadable dynamic layers and true legato intervals
- Sul Ponticello Legato - The raspy and hollow sound when players bow closer to the bridge, bringing less of the fundamental note out, and more of the naturally occurring harmonics. This patch also has crossfadable dynamic layers and true legato
- Sul Tasto Legato - The smooth sound created with players playing onto the fingerboard with the bow, also with true legato intervals.
- Martele - Intense, slightly longer detached notes using more of the bow.
- Pizzicato and Bartok pizz - Players pluck the strings, as well as "Bartok pizz" where the pluck is hard enough to cause the string to snap back against the fingerboard.
- Col Legno - striking the strings with the back, wooden side of the bow.
- Tremolo - Normal fast unmeasured tremolo.