Cinematic Studio Strings

Powerful strings sample library for Kontakt Player

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Cinematic Studio Strings is a library bursting with character. Featuring Australia’s finest musicians and meticulously recorded in a world-class scoring stage, CSS boasts a gorgeous sound, stunning true-to-life dynamics and a wide variety of articulations. With an intuitive and efficient GUI, CSS was created to meet the demands of working composers in today's film, TV and video game industries. This outstanding orchestral strings library for Kontakt and Kontakt Player is available now at a very affordable price.

DO YOU OWN CINEMATIC STRINGS 2? If the answer's yes, you're eligible to buy Cinematic Studio Strings for 30% less. Simply email websales@timespace.com to request your discount. We'll check your eligibility and email you within one business day.

SUMMARY OF FEATURES

  • Easy to use orchestral strings library
  • Recorded at Australia's premiere scoring stage
  • Instantly playable - sounds great out of the box
  • Recorded at three microphone distances
  • Stunning true-to-life dynamics
  • Wide variety of articulations
  • Remarkably realistic legato engine
  • Intuitive and efficient GUI
  • Developed for Kontakt and Kontakt Player

New Cinematic Studio Series arrives at Time+Space

From the developers behind the popular Cinematic Strings 2, comes the first two Kontakt virtual instruments in a brand new series.

Cinematic Studio Series is a brand new collection of professional orchestral sample libraries for Kontakt Player. The series was recorded with incredible care, consistency and attention to detail in a world-class scoring stage. The result is a breathtakingly realistic, expressive and emotive series of instruments that can inspire and amaze.

While CS2 gave you a full concert hall sound, the new series offers a more versatile Hollywood studio sound that will be suited to an even wider range of applications. The series will feature the entire orchestra including strings (out now), piano (also out now), solo strings (out soon), brass, woodwind and percussion.

CINEMATIC STUDIO STRINGS

CSS boasts stunning true-to-life dynamics, a wide variety of articulations, and a remarkably realistic legato engine. The combination of beautiful ribbon and condenser microphones, recorded at three mic distances, gives the library a lush and versatile sound out-of-the-box. At the heart of CSS is an intuitive and efficient GUI with its short-but-sweet patch list, easily assignable keyswitches and MIDI CCs, and a full mixer with output routing options and reverb.

Do you own Cinematic Strings 2? You´re eligible to save 30% off Cinematic Studio Strings! Click here for full details

CINEMATIC STUDIO PIANO

Take a seat at a Yamaha C7 Grand in a world-class scoring stage. You’ll be inspired by the warm, realistic sound of the instrument, captured by an array of microphones and recorded using the same techniques as the rest of the Cinematic Studio Series. It is designed to blend seamlessly with the strings and if you get it as part of the Cinematic Studio Series bundle it´ll cost you 50% less! Click here for details about the bundle


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cinematic Studio Strings is the first instalment in Cinematic Strings' forthcoming Cinematic Studio Series. While Cinematic Strings 2 gave you a full concert hall sound, this new series offers a more versatile Hollywood studio sound that will be suited to an even wider range of applications. The series will feature the entire orchestra including piano (also out now), solo strings (out soon), brass, woodwind and percussion.

CSS features a Hollywood-style string section, recorded in position in Australia’s premiere scoring stage - Trackdown. From the soaring colourful vibrato of the high violins to the dark and woody textures of the low cello and bass notes, you’ll be instantly inspired.

Groundbreaking Interface

At the heart of CSS is its cutting edge GUI, building on the previous critically-acclaimed library Cinematic Strings 2. This means a short-but-sweet patch list, easily assignable keyswitches and MIDI CCs, and a full mixer with output routing options plus reverb. These features and many others are all accessible via the main GUI page, you'll have CSS working alongside you on your latest project within minutes.

Realistic & Expressive

CSS features a stunningly realistic legato engine. Cinematic Strings painstakingly recorded true legato transitions for each note, up and down, including a beautiful portamento. 'Re-bow' samples were also recorded, meaning you can play repeated legato notes smoothly and with true-legato realism. For more information please check out the Legato Introduction video in the Videos section below.

Live Sound, No Reverb Required

With smooth legato, punchy spiccatos, inspiring textural harmonics and con sordino, CSS covers a wide range of the sound palette afforded by a world-class string section. An authentic, human element in the sound has been retained, so you’ll feel like you’re at a live session. With this new level of realism, you’ll feel comfortable using CSS without reverb, in fact we recommend it! All of the demos were created without reverb - all you hear is the natural air captured in the samples.

Fully Mixed, Just Load & Play

A variety of beautiful ribbon and condenser microphones were used to record CSS at three distances, which you can combine to create your own unique mix either inside Kontakt or via the newly included output-routing option. Alternatively, you can use the pre-mixed combination of all 3 if you want a great sound with fewer resources. Full and Lite Ensemble patches optimise workflow and are perfect for sketching or filling out a track.

Compatible with Free Kontakt Player

Cinematic Studio Strings is fully compatible with the free Kontakt Player, and will work as a standalone product with no need to purchase additional software. Kontakt Player is available as a separate download from Native Instruments and can be downloaded free of charge by clicking here. CSS is also designed for use with the new exciting range of NKS Keyboards.

 

Articulations

  • Legato, including legato repetition and portamento
  • Spiccato
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Sforzando
  • Pizzicato, including bartok snaps
  • Col legno
  • Harmonics
  • Tremolo
  • Trills (half and whole tone)
  • Measured tremolo (tremolo sync and free sync)
  • Marcato/fast runs
  • Con sordino emulation (whole library)

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.

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.
http://help.timespace.com/home/installation-guide---setting-up-a-third-party-kontakt-library

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"CSS has all the essential elements needed to produce expansive, expressive string arrangements with a distinctive Hollywood flavour. The refreshingly uncluttered GUI and simple operation applies across the whole library — once you’ve learned how one preset works, you’ve learned them all." - Sound on Sound

"If you only were to own one string library, this could well be the one to have." - AskAudio.com

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Format:

  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Requires Kontakt 5.6.8 or FREE Kontakt Player 5.6.8

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 7/8
  • Quad Core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 34.5GB (up to 70GB Hard Drive space during installation, which will automatically reduce to 34.5 GB after installation has completed)

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.7+
  • Quad Core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 34.5GB (up to 70GB Hard Drive space during installation, which will automatically reduce to 34.5 GB after installation has completed)