A gentle giant
These muted large string ensembles are a special gem for everybody who is looking for the sweet, passionate sound of a romantic Hollywood-type love story. The sequel to Appassionata Strings I offers almost all of the articulations that the first Collection includes, but played “con sordino”. Their broad and emotive cinematic sound integrates perfectly well into a variety of musical styles, from pop environments to symphonic arrangements, from emotional ballads to film scores, from pure string beds to complete orchestral works.
The Appassionata Strings II offer various facets of sustains and Legato Performances, but also include articulations such as accented interval notes, spiccatos, staccatos, various Repetition Performances, trills, and much more. They also include Vienna’s innovative “out-of-tune-samples” where various players of the ensemble carefully correct their intonation as the tone progresses. Mirroring what actually happens in live orchestral performances, this is a very effective technique for creating heightened realism and expression. The Appassionata Strings’ bass section of 10 instruments consists of 6 five-string and 4 four-string basses, giving the low end a deep and rich flavor.
Appassionata Strings II - Instruments: Violin ensemble (20 players), Viola ensemble (14 players), Cello ensemble (12 players) & Double Bass ensemble (10 players)
Standard Library: Samples 10.999 | Download Files Size 4,4 GB | Installed File Size 7,5 GB
Full Library: Samples 20.486 | Download Files Size 4,4 GB | Installed File Size 7,5 GB
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