Cinematic Strings 2.1 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!
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.
Mit »Cinematic Strings 2« taucht ein neuer Stern am Sample-Libary-Himmel auf, der nahezu vollends überzeugen kann. Das toll strukturierte Interface ermöglicht ein schnelles und produktives Arbeiten und fördert dadurch eindeutig den Workflow. Die Artikulationen sind vielseitig beeinflussbar und ermöglichen somit ein sehr authentisches Klangerlebnis.
Die Cinematic Strings 2.0 sind eine extrem gut klingende Streicher-Library, die aufgrund der einfachen Handhabung und Programmierung einen sehr effizienten Workflow ermöglicht. Von emotionalen und dramatischen bis hin zu schnelleren Cues ist alles möglich mit CS 2.0. Die Library bietet eine gute Ausstattung von Artikulationen, allerdings werden fortgeschrittene Nutzer die Con Sordino Klänge vermissen. Der Klang und Aufbau der CS 2.0 ist ideal zum Erstellen von Mock Ups geeignet, so dass man sehr schnell zu gut klingenden Resultaten kommt. Hervorzuheben sind auch die Tipps und Tricks von Entwickler Alex Wallbank sowie der extrem schnelle und gute Support. Felix Thoma
Scorecast Online has posted a very nice review of Cinematic Strings 2.0. Please click Scorecast review CinematicStrings2 to read it in full.
Dave Stewart has written an excellent article in June 2012's Sound On Sound.
SOS review CinematicStrings2
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."
The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.
Sounds great and really easy to use !
The strings a bit dated now but they still sound good.
good for rapid strings orchestration, good flexibility and easy control.
NI Kontakt Player 5 is included in this product!
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 10.10, 10.11 oder 10.12 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).