Real Sustained Strings inspired by the Northern Lights
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
Arctic Strings is a cinematic string library for Kontakt 5.1+ designed from the ground up for easy to use ambient sustained strings. It features flexible scripted legato and portamento/ glissando. The interface is built around the northern lights, as you play the strings, the aurora swells and flows to the sound.
The library is quite unlike anything else, it offers an unique inspiration experience and is perfect for atmospheric and ambient strings.
- Scripted Legato, Portamento/ Glissando
- Basses, Cellos, Violas and Violins all in 1 patch
- Dynamics slider (default CC1)
- 8 Presets
- 10 Effects including delay, sequencer, chorus, reverb
- Automatic harmonise controls - lock to thirds, octaves, chords and more
- Attack and release controls
- Convolution reverb with ambient effect impulses
- Beautiful and unique GUI
- Change legato and glissando speed
- Comprehensive manual
- Advanced modulation matrix allows for setting keyswitches, velocity/CC modulation and much more.
Visuals and Sound
Like many FrozenPlain libraries, Arctic Strings features a strong link between visuals and sounds. Strings can have an incredibly emotive sound that swells and flows. I began to draw a link between this and the real life spectacle of the northern lights . I imagined the strings swell and move in time to the aurora, this idea is what I have endeavoured to represent with the interface! The samples are wide and lush stereo recordings from a medium sized string ensemble in a church. This library excels at strings for ambience and atmosphere. It it not a deep sampled and technical concert hall type library. Be sure to check out the video demos at the bottom of this page to really get a feel of the sound and the unique GUI.
This library comes with the powerful FrozenPlain Effects Engine. It features 13 effects built into an easy to use interface. These have the power to drastically change the sound and are useful for sound design. Each effect has 5 presets and a selection of controls. In total there are: LP & HP filters, 2 band EQ, Atomise, Strum, Scatter, Sequencer/LFO, Arpeggiator, Distortion, Chorus, Phaser, Rotator, Tempo Synced Delay, Reverb.
Strings with character
I love these strings, they have a really cool lofi/ambient sound, and the reverb is cool :) Not a conventional string library but they work great for ambient string textures. Icy!
Aetheric and cool
This has become to my go-to string machine. So lively, cool and different. Recommended!
It's cold outside
Wow, these strings sound so damn cold but also very unique and beautiful. I can really see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
For anyone interested in sound design, creating filmic sound textures and ambiance sequences, Arctic Strings provides all the tools. Great value for money and powerful.