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An incredibly detailed, flexible and musical string-ensemble-library.

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Chris Hein Ensemble Strings is an incredibly detailed, flexible and musical string-ensemble-library. A unique characteristic of this library is the fact that the ensemble-sounds have not been recorded in a group. Instead, the carefully selected and matched instruments have been recorded separately and edited. Consequently, each instrument is perfectly in tune, offers excellence in timing and seamlessly fits the ensemble sonic character. You won't find a wrong note that ruins the whole ensemble.

Recorded with the highest care, precisely edited and combined into ten useful Kontakt Player instruments with a custom-made user interface and comprehensive scripting, Chris Hein Ensemble Strings offers high sound-quality combined with lots of articulations to achieve incredibly realistic results.


  • 10 instruments
  • 2 ensemble sizes "Full" & "Small"
  • 30 GB content
  • 53,000 samples
  • 32 articulations
  • Up to 8 dynamic layers
  • 4 dynamic modes
  • Dynamic expression sustains
  • "Designed" articulations
  • Note Header Designer
  • Hot-keys
  • Intelligent Legato & Portamento
  • Glide-mode for realistic runs
  • 10 DSP included
  • 2 independent convolution reverbs
  • 63 high-class impulse responses
  • Ensemble Maker
  • Micro Tuner
  • Adjustable fader setting
  • LFO Vibrato incl. EQ
  • Adaptable car vibrato
  • Key-Vibrato

Library Content

Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings has been compiled out of a pool of over 120,000 samples of violins, cellos and double basses being combined to achieve harmonic ensembles. 
Each recording was carefully adjusted in tuning and timing and mixed with other recordings (naturally in 24-bit resolution) to build up an ensemble. Because of this procedure, articulations such as pizzicato or col legno can be played in ‘loose’ and ‘tight’ variations.

2 Ensemble sizes ‘Full’ & ‘Small.’

There are two ensemble-sizes available for different applications:

  • ‘Full’ offers a big and wide sound experience
  • ‘Small’ provides a tinier, more delicate character

Both sections offer up to eight dynamic layers.

Chris Hein - Ensemble Strings offers four ‘dynamic modes’, functions such as ‘note-head-designer’, ‘key-vibrato’, and ‘hot-keys’ as well as the practical concept of articulation-presets. These features in combination with the easy to navigate user-interface, really give the musician the feeling and impression of playing these instruments live. Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings and Chris Hein - Solo Strings play perfectly together. Ensemble Strings provides the best possible background for solo instruments.

The Articulations

Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings offers no less than 32 different articulations and play-styles. Thanks to a straightforward key-switching-system, these can be easily used with the highest musicality while playing. The articulation tempo, especially for repetitions and runs, can easily be adapted to the host-tempo of your DAW.

  • Sustain
  • Repetition
  • Spiccato 1
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Pizzicato Tight
  • Spiccato 3
  • Dynamic Expression Long
  • Pizzicato Loose
  • Spiccato 5
  • Dynamic Expression Short
  • Col Legno Tight
  • Spiccato 6
  • Accent Vibrato
  • Col Legno Loose
  • Run Up
  • Flautando
  • Effects
  • Run Sown
  • Ponticello
  • Short 1
  • Octave Long
  • Trill 1 Minor
  • Short 3
  • Octave Short
  • Trill 2 Major
  • Short 5
  • 1 Octave Up
  • Tremolo
  • Short 6
  • 2 Octave Up
  • Cluster Cloud 1
  • Cluster Cloud 2

Ensemble Maker

Although Ensemble Strings already has plenty of ensemble-sounds, this library also features the so-called Ensemble Maker known from Chris Hein’s solo-libraries. Here, several voices can be layered to create an even huger sound-impression. A voice-partitioning in the stereo-panorama and fine detuning increases the effect.


The library-sound is brought to perfection by a DSP-section containing ten effects. There are two independent convolution-reverbs available offering 63 high-quality impulse responses.

Who is it for?

Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings delivers outstanding, detailed and primarily musical results. Especially in film-scoring and for cinematic purposes, the flexible ensembles can be used with the highest level of expression. Pop-music-productions and ballads also benefit from the exceptional sounds and options of this library.

Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings has even more to offer. The library brings you special effect-sounds and extraordinary articulations such as cluster clouds, octaves, repetitions, runs, flautando and ponticello which are ideally suited for sound-designs, game-sound-production and musical experiments.

This product works with the free Kontakt Player – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.

You can download the Kontakt Player via this link (will take you to Native Instruments website)

Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.

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