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Bunker Strings

Version: Kontakt 5.6.6 / NCW / V1

Eclectic, modern and highly playable string textures and extended techniques

£44.50

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Product Overview

Conceived and recorded deep underground in a World War II bunker in Copenhagen, Bunker Strings Vol. 1 is a collection of eclectic, modern and highly playable string textures and extended techniques, that will add a new sonic palette to your arsenal.

Featuring violins, violas, cellos, basses and a full ensemble patch playing innovative textural techniques such as drumstick tremolo, as well as some incredibly tight and aggressive col legno shorts, this library will inspire your creativity and add a modern edge to your string writing. It’s designed to easily blend with your existing strings sounds thanks to the excellent dry recording quality and useful sound shaping controls directly on the interface.

From soft, shimmering beauty to loud and bombastic, Bunker Strings is the perfect addition to any film, game and TV composer’s toolkit. 

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WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?

Bunker Strings represents a new way of thinking about string texture sampling, because it lets you create dynamics and textural changes by literally changing the ensemble size on the fly with the density slider. This technique is only possible through the power of sampling, making this library a true virtual instrument in it’s own right, one that lets you add life and shape to normally static textures. All the longs articulations are available in normal and extra dense versions, giving you the versatility to use the library in anything from a chamber piece to an epic trailer. The combination patches takes this concept a step further, letting you seamlessly morph from one texture into another.

POWERFUL SHORTS

Bunker Strings also features short col legno notes, a very popular sound in film music. Normally played by tapping the strings with the wood of the bow, we went for a drumstick instead! The result is crisp and tight shorts that can go from soft and ticking along in the background, to a massive, thunderous “whack it as hard as you can”. They add instant punch to your rhythmic writing, and blends really well with your existing string libraries, thanks to the dry recording space and useful controls for stereo image right on the interface. Best of all, the density slider also works on the shorts, letting you go from 3 to 9 players pr note.

MODERN TEXTURES

Bunker Strings is not a normal string library! The concept is unique and the sounds are raw and gritty, but can also be delicate and beautiful – and above all, this is a texture library you can actually play like an instrument.

If you’re looking to spice up your string writing and add a distinct modern edge to your sound arsenal, this is the library for you. As one of the demo writers summarised it: “insta-Jonny Greenwood”. 

PATCHES

  • Violin - drumstick shorts
  • Violin - drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Violin - ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Violin - soft pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Violin - loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Violin - soft into loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Violin - pizz into drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Violin - pizz into ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Viola - drumstick shorts
  • Viola - drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Viola - ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Viola - soft pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Viola - loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Viola - soft into loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Viola - pizz into drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Viola - pizz into ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Cello - drumstick shorts
  • Cello - drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Cello - ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Cello - soft pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Cello - loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Cello - soft into loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Cello - pizz into drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Cello - pizz into ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Bass - drumstick shorts
  • Bass - drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Bass - soft pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Bass - loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Bass - soft into loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Bass - pizz into drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)
  • Synth - celestial pad
  • Synth - distant pad
  • Synth - distorted pad
  • Synth - epic pad into pizz texture
  • Synth - noisy rumbling bass drone
  • Synth - reversed texture
  • Synth - sticks in space

DETAILS

  • 4706 samples (mixed from over 10000 samples)
  • 7,87 GB uncompressed Wav files
  • 3,86 GB lossless compressed size
  • 78 instrument patches
  • Requires the FULL version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.6.6 or later
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Reviews

3 Stars (2)
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Verified Review

Get that Hereditary sound!

I wouldn't say that this sample library is super versatile, but what it does succeed at is this very specific, frantic, energetic sound. If you are composing for the horror/thriller genre - then this should be right up your alley. You'll get that urgent-tense with this chamber strings library. The articulations are all in "motion" meaning you'll get tremolo, pizzicato,etc. - all done in a unique way. When I listened to the demos and started playing the patches, I immediately thought of the horror movie of 2018 "Hereditary". The soundtrack to that film is basically what you could create with this library. I only wish the pads were a bit more interesting - feels like they were just thrown together as an afterthought. All in all a solid library for the price.

sam spade

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Verified Review

a good & expensive sound

It sounds good, but it's a little expensive because it basically only has one sound

Norbert Schläbitz

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