CSS features a Hollywood-style string section, recorded in position in Australia’s premiere scoring stage - Trackdown. From the soaring colourful vibrato of the high violins to the dark and woody textures of the low cello and bass notes, you’ll be instantly inspired. The aim was to create an instrument that’s instantly playable, sounds great out-of-the-box and is backed up by speedy customer support.
At the heart of CSS is its cutting edge GUI, building on our previous critically-acclaimed library Cinematic Strings 2. This means a short-but-sweet patch list, easily assignable keyswitches and MIDI CCs, and a full mixer with output routing options plus reverb. These features and many others are all accessible via the main GUI page, you'll have CSS working alongside you on your latest project within minutes.
Realistic and Expressive
CSS features a stunningly realistic legato engine. We painstakingly recorded true legato transitions for each note, up and down, including a beautiful portamento. We also recorded 're-bow' samples, meaning you can play repeated legato notes smoothly and with true-legato realism. For more information please check out the Legato Introduction video in the Videos section below.
Live Sound, no Reverb Required
With smooth legato, punchy spiccatos, inspiring textural harmonics and con sordino, CSS covers a wide range of the sound palette afforded by a world-class string section. We’ve kept an authentic, human element in the sound, so you’ll feel like you’re at a live session. With this new level of realism, you’ll feel comfortable using CSS without reverb, in fact we recommend it! All of our demos were created without reverb - all you hear is the natural air captured in the samples.
Fully mixed - Load and Play
We used a variety of beautiful ribbon and condenser microphones to record CSS at three distances, which you can combine to create your own unique mix either inside Kontakt or via the newly included output-routing option. Alternatively, you can use our pre-mixed combination of all 3 if you want a great sound with fewer resources. Full and Lite Ensemble patches optimise workflow and are perfect for sketching or filling out a track.
Cinematic Studio Strings is fully compatible with Kontakt or the free Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or newer, and will work as a standalone product with no need to purchase additional software.
CSS is also designed for use with the new exciting range of NKS Keyboards.
Library size ~32 GB
Special offer for registered users of von Cinematic Strings 2
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.
Using this with a Fishman Tripleplay guitar MIDI controller. Works well enough for my purposes. The sound of the CSS Strings are wonderful.
Wirklich toller Klang! Flexible Steuerung der Artikulationen!
Der Sound ist direkt da, man braucht nicht viel suchen,
The latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
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