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The String Collection

Version: Kontakt 4.2.4 / NCW / 0.6 GB / V1.01

Warm Evocative Synth Strings

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Product Overview

I have always had a bit of a soft spot for evocative cinematic synth strings and especially pseudo realistic string ensembles. Probably as a result I’ve almost subconsciously amassed (and sometimes restored) a small collection of historically important string synths over the years and found to my delight that they blend and layer very nicely with one another.

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Download Contents:

•244 generously long 24-bit samples
•16 multi-sampled voices/partials
•4-Voice Layering Engine with ability to save
•12 editable example instrument patches
•2 example layered multi patches
•User Manual

System Requirements:

•Requires Kontakt version 4.2.4 or higher
•Around 600Mb Free Hard Disk Space

Credits

Dan Wilson (Hideaway Studio) Sound Design, Sample Set & Example Instruments. Stephen Howell (Hollow Sun, RIP) Layering Engine Concept, GUI Design & Graphics. Mario Krušelj Layering Engine Script

Combined Vintage Strings

These include my 1938 Novachord, arguably the world’s first polyphonic string synthesizer, the 1972 Eminent 310 Unique which features an early incarnation of the Solina Strings and its direct relative, the ARP Omni. I have also been playing with a number of discrete methods to generate exponential sawtooths, passive tube buffered L/C formant resonators, analog chorus circuits and tube processing.

The way most of these early polyphonic instruments worked was very different from the later voltage controlled synths and they very much have a tone and texture of their own. The triple parallel analog BBD based chorus stages with multiple free-running LFOs on the Eminent 310 and Solina alone are significantly more lush and complex than the single stage chorus sections found on later synths. A number of tube processed layers and blends were brought together to form the basic 16 instruments loaded into the layering engine to form the The String Collection…

Reviews

5 Stars (3)
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Another beautiful sounding instrument

Dan Wilson has excellent taste in synthesizers and has proven it once again. The String Collection hits many of my favorite sweet spots. Thank you!

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So Happy I Found This!

I love playing strings and this instrument is one of the best if not the best I've found. Right out of the box, every patch is beautiful and I look forward to building on what was provided. Sonically everything is superb, as is the great efx included with the program. Even though synth-generated, some of these patches sound better than my orchestral string programs. You can tell the value of an instrument by it's inspirational quotient. I am 100% inspired by these. Very nice software, Hideaway Studio. Looking forward to your next products. Well worth what I paid.

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Lush collection of synth string machines

Beautifully recorded and implemented string machines, would work well on their own or alongside other orchestral libraries.

Pete Shipp