Session Horns is just a brass band - pop, jazz, whatever. There is no default articulation here; the one that plays is the last one you selected. Bow Noise, to put it simply, adds more rosin to your bow — turn it way up, and you're right there at the player's elbow, as it were. In the end, I purchased the Komplete 11 Ultimate upgrade because of the Symphony Essentials, and the Siedlaczek Complete Orchestral Collection, to finally own those libraries I've met so many times in my life. Ten Performance patches provided a predetermined selection of velocity-switched articulation pairs, plus scoops and falls activated by the pitch-bend lever. Session Strings Pro is the definitive sound of contemporary strings — a detailed, truly playable instrument with a unique musical workflow. The Main tab of every preset is home to two additional features: Bow Noise and Stereo Width.
I must admit, very cleaver programming my dear Native Instruments. You're not restricted to compound time, either: patterns can easily be made to cycle around odd numbers of steps. During the past few weeks, enticed by the several promotions, I reconsidered the orchestral libraries I own, and the ones I could buy. Are the Symphony Essentials better? It works perfectly even with the first and second inversion of a chord. Raw examples without any additional effects: Emotive Strings — Arpeggio with inversions Structure All phrases are divided into a few basic groups: Single pitches, Melodic, Emotives and Arpeggios.
And i also dont found firsttly all libraries. You still miss mutes and harmonics but Essentials is still there… , but legato — true sampled legato — is there. Its simple operation makes for a fun sit-down-and-jam experience, but it can also sound quite impressive when sequencing a complex arrangement using the separate violin, viola, celli and bass instruments, carefully sculpted dynamics, and judicious use of the articulations on offer. Performance and Production Assistance Session Strings Pro 2 incorporates a wealth of play assistance features, including True Legato, Smart Voice Split, and Smart Chord. The score was edited to match the new articulations and their behaviour.
Of course, putting those phrases in is just a good beginning in score composition, but in the past that beginning was the most time-consuming part of composition, and as in rock music, having a good foundation is everything. So we get that constant dynamic change for every up and down cycle. In this case I would recommend you The symphonic series. Design Your String Section Add a gentle finish to your composition or change the sound dramatically! They are, of course, pre-recorded but much can be done to manipulate them including altering their pitch, either completely or at any point in the phrase. Larger interval glissandi can be faked by playing a rapid scale of overlapping notes, triggering a series of slides that blend the 'missing' notes together. More at Welcome to SoundBytes Magazine, a free online magazine devoted to the subject of computer sound and music production. Experiment with close and wide microphone positions, or combine two ensembles for a full, widescreen sound.
The essence of what makes these scores so popular was distilled to form a selection of compelling string phrases with universal appeal. It can go with some melodic or even arpeggio phrases that use dominant and sub-dominant notes , but only basic ones. For the same price you can pick up which blows it away. Soaring legato lines and brilliant arpeggios — expressive, playable melodic string phrases in true-to-life realism. When the wheel or pedal is stationary in the 'up' position and a new note is played, downward movement of the wheel causes an initial upward jump in volume.
Ostinatos are also present, of course, because modern film and game music demands them but here they are played legato and more and suited to subtle background work. Not designed to do orchestral moments per se, but they can work great with bigger orchestra oriented brass libraries. In the meantime, I did a rough assemblage of both libraries, as announced. No two keyswitches can share the same articulation, but you can leave as many as you like empty, so only the articulations you need are loaded. Smart voice split: Ensure realistic, natural voicing of ensemble chords with notes that are automatically allocated to the right instrument group. Musician's Friend is a registered trademark of Musician's Friend, Inc.
How useful are the animator presets and is it's adjustability as intuitive as it appears in the limited videos? And for instant rhythm, the fully programmable Animator transforms your chords into lively musical phrases. Arpeggio and melodic phrases are recorded in minor and major variations. I did buy the solo brass last February. Arpeggios are a totally different nightmare. If you play two notes at once, the number of players will be split in half per one note, or on third if you play three notes, meaning that no matter how many notes you play the same number of violin players will play one phrase. Admittedly, larger mega-libraries offer more sophisticated and realistic implementations of certain features, but at the cost of higher hard drive footprint and a bigger hit on system resources and finances.
Further sampling details include up to four velocity layers depending on the articulation , 4x 'round robins' and release samples. So, to answer your question - for orchestral arrangements not epic trailer music, or full orchestral soundtrack , i say yes - Session Strings and Horns will serve you just right. I now have all of the kontent of K10U that I want for less than my upgrade would have been. At first glance it sounds impressive, but this may not be the exact way to do it. Every note is expertly played by virtuosos from Europe' top orchestras, and the instruments used were hand-picked Italian antiques, including an exquisite cello from 1685.
Publisher does not accept liability for incorrect spelling, printing errors including prices , incorrect manufacturer's specifications or changes, or grammatical inaccuracies in any product included in the Musician's Friend catalog or website. Animator transforms chords into tempo-sync'ed, chugging, rhythmical patterns or arpeggios using staccato, spiccato or pizzicato short note articulations, and comes stocked with a list of 36 preset patterns. I'll try to post some examples in the next few days. In Melodic mode, phrases can be switched between major and minor with velocity control and with Emotives you can build, legato melodies and runs from phrases that were played legato during recording. At least you should know the basic harmony rules: which chords are minor and which ones major in any particular scale. Turn your ideas into scoring gold with live-recorded lines, playable on a time-tested, easy-to-use interface designed for stunning results in record time.