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Macabre Solo Strings

Macabre Solo Strings

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Violin, Viola and Cello with a dark tone - Perfect for slow emotional lines

Strezov Sampling is proud to present their first Solo Strings library focusing on expressive performances. Macabre consists of a sampled String Trio Violin, Viola and Cello recorded separately in their first chair positions in the Sofia Session Studio, where artists like Two Steps from Hell recorded their albums.

Macabre Solo Strings aren't the usual sampled Solo Strings. They were crafted with one particular sound in mind, which they deliver better than any other Solo String library out there. Macabre excels at slow emotional Solo String lines and on top of that you don't even need tons of programming to get stunning results with them. Just sit down and play. The samples themselves contain a huge amount of natural expressiveness, which makes it easier than ever to write realistic sounding Solo String lines.

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Overview

  • Recorded Solo Violin, Viola and Cello in their first chair positions in Sofia Session Studio
  • Dark and Lyrical tone
  • Natural expressive samples allow stunning results without extensive programming
  • 2 different mic positions (close and far)
  • 2 types of expressive True Legato (long form legato and portamento) *
  • Only one patch per instrument triggering different legato styles by velocity
  • Idiomatic instrument ranges (Concert G3-G5 on Violin, Concert C3-C5 on Viola, & Concert G2-G4 on Cello)
  • No compression
  • No external processing
  • requires Kontakl Full version 5.3.0 or later

*Cello only contains one Legato style


 Reviews

Flag DE spaceBEAT 04/2016

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Die Macabre Solo Strings begeistern mit einem äußerst natürlichen und lebendigen Klang, der ohne Kompression und Nachbearbeitung auskommt. Die größte Stärke der Library ist zweifelsohne ihre ausdrucksstarke Spielbarkeit ganz ohne den Einsatz von Key-Switches. Besonders bei dem Legatospiel setzt die Kollektion Maßstäbe in puncto Realismus. Mit ihrem lyrischen, etwas dumpfen Klangcharakter eignen sich die Macabre Solo Strings besonders für langsame, emotionale Stücke.

Beat-Bewertung: 5.5 von 6

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AKSaudio

"I could easily float around the notes of my controller. The notes melted together in such a way, it sounded like a string instrument playing, rather than a sample being played on a keyboard."

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filmandgamecomposer

"I’ve never had a string library that felt as easy to play as Macabre Solo Strings. No keyswitch programming, no extensive “button-workout”. All you have to do is play, and that’s very inspiring." 9.6/10

 

 Ratings

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.

4.0 of 5  
03.12.2016 Language: englisch

Niche product, but has that special mood that makes it great.

5.0 of 5  
02.12.2016 Sprache: deutsch

Sehr guter Klang und wirklich gut spielbar!

5.0 of 5  
03.08.2016 Sprache: deutsch

Ich benutze die Library zur Vertonung von Games und Filmen. Ideal für düstere, schwermütige Stimmungen. Schöner Klang.

 Endorsements


David Buckley
David Buckley
Batman: Arkham Knight, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Parker

"StormChoir has a mighty sound that adds a real extra layer of intensity to proceedings. Not only that but it is extremely easy to use right out of the box. Job done!"


Alexandar Dimitrijevic
Alexandar Dimitrijevic
After Earth, The Dark Knight Rises, Expendables 2, Iron Man 3

"Because of your libraries I can write like I'm writing for a live session."


Penka Kouneva
Penka Kouneva
Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands Videogame, Transformers Videogame

"I love the approach of the Strezov Sampling team - they not only try to preserve the rawness of the live recording, but make inspiring and experimental products like the Aleatoric Modular Series or the Rhodope Ethnic Bulgarian Choir! I highly recommend their sample libraries!"


Paul Haslinger
Paul Haslinger
Fear the Walking Dead, Underworld, Crank, Shoot 'Em Up, Halt and Catch Fire

"Being a lifelong fan of the Eastern European music tradition, I am so grateful to Strezov Sampling for making parts of that rich vocabulary available as sampling libraries and instrument designs. They are made with the 'working composer' in mind, and have a unique, direct sound character."


Jeff Rona
Jeff Rona
Phantom, God of War III, Exit Wounds, Traffic

"Strezov is a brilliant sampling artist. There is a level of musicality and detail that is incredibly impressive."


Sam Hulick
Sam Hulick
Mass Effect, Baldur's Gate Enhanced, Fates Forever

"Storm Choir 2 and Thunder 2 played such an important role in my most recent fantasy RPG project. It's been difficult for me to find a choir library that's not only huge-sounding, but also well-programmed, and Storm Choir 2 really fits the bill. It's become my go-to library when I need a power choir!"


Alex Pfeffer
Alex Pfeffer
Pacific Rim, Gotham, Sherlock Holmes, Crysis 2

"The Strezov Sampling Team has definitely filled a gap in the sampling world! What really blew me away was Storm Choir II which easily has become my go to choir sample library when it comes to epic choral arrangements ... and it never get's replaced!"

 Requirements

AchtungUsing this library requires a full version of Native Instruments' "Kontakt"!

Please notice: This library can not be played 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.

Please check the product description for the required Kontakt version.

The following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:

Mac

Kontakt 4:

  • OS X 10.6 & 10.7 = until 4.2.4
  • OS X 10.8 and higher = no longer supported

Kontakt 5:

  • OS X 10.6 = until 5.0.3
  • OS X 10.7 = until 5.3.1
  • OS X 10.8 = 5.0.3 - 5.5.1
  • OS X 10.9 = 5.3.0 - 5.6.6
  • OS X 10.10 = 5.3.0 - 5.7.3
  • OS X 10.11 = 5.5.1 - latest
  • Mac OS 10.12 = 5.6.1 - latest
  • Mac OS 10.13 = latest
  • Mac OS 10.14 = latest
  • Mac OS 10.15 = latest

Kontakt 6:

  • Mac OS 10.12 - 10.15 (latest update)

Windows

Kontakt 4:

  • XP = until 4.2.4
  • Vista = until 4.2.4
  • Windows 7 = until 4.2.4
  • Windows 8 & 10 = no longer supported

Kontakt 5:

  • XP = until 5.2.0
  • Vista = until 5.2.0
  • Windows 7 = latest
  • Windows 8 & 10 = latest

Kontakt 6:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack)

FOR ALL SYSTEMS:

  • 1GB free disk space

  • Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size

SUPPORTED INTERFACES

  • Stand-Alone | VST | Audio Units | ASIO | CoreAudio | WASAPI | AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)

DWM ProtectionFor your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!