Secco Strings

Secco Strings

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Customisable Short Strings

Secco Strings is a highly customisable collection of Viola, Violin, Cello and Bass recordings. Each Instrument has 3 available articulations (Pizzicato, Peck and Bounce) and 3 Play Modes (Single Notes, Rhythm and Texture).

You can also import up to 4 sets of your own samples using Drag 'n' Drop (Kontakt 6 only). Two fully automatable XY Pads allow you to customise your sound in dynamic and highly creative ways. The Main XY Pad can be assigned to various parameters (Panning, Direction, Formant and Octave). You can also add up to 15 unique steps and assign a different articulation to each step. The Tone XY Pad is used to adjust the main tone according to different playing styles (Bridge, Fingerboard, Finger, Pick).


  • 3 Play Modes (Single Notes, Rhythm, Texture)

  • 4 Instruments (Viola, Violin, Cello, Bass)

  • 4 User-definable sample slots (import your own samples)

  • 3 Articulations (Pizzicato, Peck, Bounce)

  • Global Attack, Decay, Low Cut and Saturation

  • 1 Page GUI for easy navigation

  • 8 Specially selected convolution reverbs with control over send level, pre-delay, time-stretch, low-pass and high-pass

  • Preset System (nka file save and load)

  • 21 ready-made presets for Rhythm Mode

  • 17 ready-made presets for Single Notes Mode

  • 13 ready-made presets for Texture Mode

  • Assign up to 15 steps for each Play Mode to different articulations and instruments

  • Fully automatable XY pad with controls over (Panning, Direction, Formant and Octave)

  • Dedicated Tone Control pad which crossfades between 4 layers for the pizzicato articulations, and between 3 layers for the arco articulations.

  • Modulate Tone using proximity and velocity sensors

Additional Presets

Secco Strings contains 1 main nki with Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass articulations ready to go but it also comes with 7 custom made nkis which demonstrate the capabilities when importing your own samples.

Please note: The FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or Kontakt 6.2.1 is required.

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Please notice: This library can not be used with the free Kontakt Player! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of Kontakt, which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.

The minimum required Kontakt version number for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the developer's website.

System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3,  AAX

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