Simulation Strings

 

After 4 years of continuous and dedicated development, we are very proud to present our New Generation of Virtual InstrumentsSimulation Strings is a deeply Innovative String Ensemble Library for Kontakt 5/6, that breathes a more Scientific approach into the Art of Sampling.

 

Introduction

 
This Project's challenge was to create a highly expressive, flexible and customizable Sample Library that can deal with every possible Scenario, without sacrificing Sound Quality for Playability and Versatility. We wanted the best of both Worlds.

Simulation Strings is powered by our brand new engine that offers unparalleled control over every performance aspect and detail of each String Section. 
The inspirational User Interface is packed with a really long set of features, with the Sound Design capabilities being comparable to those of a powerful Synth.
 

Features

 

Articulations

 
Choose between Monophonic or Polyphonic playing and explore our Articulations palette, consisting of 29 Articulations, which can be mixed and matched between Sections, allowing you to freely shape a unique sound, only limited by your imagination.
Here is the complete list:
 
Short Articulations
 
Spiccato, Spiccatissimo, Staccato, Staccatissimo, Martele, Sautille Hard, Sautille Soft, Harmonics, Accented Harmonics, Pizzicato Var I, Pizzicato Var II, Snap Pizzicato (Bartok), Col Legno, Tremolo.
 
Long Articulations
 
Non Vibrato Harsh Attack, Non Vibrato Normal Attack, Non Vibrato Slow Attack, Non Vibrato Bouncy Attack, Espressivo Vibrato Slow Speed, Espressivo Vibrato Normal Speed, Espressivo Vibrato Fast Speed, Regular Vibrato Slow Speed, Regular Vibrato Normal Speed, Regular Vibrato Fast Speed, Light Vibrato Slow Speed, Light Vibrato Normal Speed, Light Vibrato Fast Speed, Non Vibrato Harmonics, Harmonics with Light Vibrato.
 
The Monophonic mode features an Auto Articulation system which smartly decides the best Articulation choice, based on a number of parameters, like your current playing Speed, Velocity and Dynamics.
The Attack, Sustain and Transition portions of both the first notes of every phrase and the legato notes can be tweaked separately.
In Polyphonic mode it's possible to have more than one Articulation enabled, allowing you to build massive Section sizes.
 
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Poly2PerformanceSpace
 

Legato

 

The main shortcoming of most String Sample Libraries is the unrealistic behaviour on fast Legato parts, which is often worked around by providing Runs as a separate articulation, resulting in an unconnected "patchwork" performance, missing the Phrasing and the Flow of an actual Ensemble.

Another common glitch is the varied time inconsistencies in the Legato transitions that make the instrument completely unplayable in a live situation, even at average tempos.

Both of these problems are completely absent in Simulation Strings. Everything is extremely smooth, consistent and 100% playable in real time, from rapid blurred runs to slow lyrical lines, and all these with the same setup, without the need of Key-switching or extensive Midi programming. 

Our innovative True Legato Engine offers up to 4 legato speeds and continuously analyzes your performance and seamlessly morphs between adaptive Portamento, Slur, Accented Legato or Re-bow while offering a ton of customization over each Element of every Note.
 
 

Humanization

 

Moving forward to the performance features, we have developed an intelligent Humanization algorithm, deriving from our long research on actual String Ensemble performances of world-class Orchestras to amateur student Ensembles. Timing, Pitch and Note inconsistencies, everything is decided on the fly for each played Note, creating a sense of Motion and Liveliness while you are still having total control over each Humanization parameter.

On top of that, you have the option to add synthetic Vibrato to non Vibrato Articulations, or intensify the Vibrato on Vibrato Articulations, while the Speed and Intensity can be freely controlled and automated in real time.
 
 

3d Space

 
True Stereo convolution allows for realistic placement of each Section anywhere inside the Stereo Panorama, from really close and intimate to distant and ambient.
Our big selection of Spaces, ranging from small Studio Rooms to huge Concert Halls or even ultra dry environment, plus the ability to combine different Reverbs for each Section creates an endless list of Spatial possibilities, offering you the versatility to adapt to your project's needs.

 

Tone Profiles

 

We feature 5 Tone Profiles (plus a Sordino emulation) for coloring each Section, which allow for an vast number of Sound combinations. These profiles don't act as a simple EQ, but they are detailed Harmonic Prisms that radically modify the body characteristics of the instruments.

 
ToneMicrotuningMixer
 

Microtuning

 

In the Microtonal section of Simulation Strings you have many Byzantine and Middle Eastern Scales & Maqams right at your fingertips, plus the ability to build your own custom Tunings. Additionally, you can select the Pitch-Bend range of each instrument.

 

Mixer

 

Manage Tone and Bow Noise levels separately and for each Section and manipulate different Articulation categories individually through our dedicated Mixer console.

 
 

Development

Simulation Strings is a work in progress and it will be updated on a regular basis (for free!) with new presets, features and improvements.

 

Requirements

Native Instruments Kontakt 5 (full version) or Kontakt 6 (full version)
Ram requirement: 4 GB ram (minimum)
Hard Disk space requirements:
Violins I & II: 8 GBs
Violas, Cellos & Basses: 8 GBs
Simulation Strings full bundle: 16 GB
 
With every purchase of Simulation Strings you are getting Binaural Piano for free!
 
 
Purchase now and save 230€!
Simulation Strings (Full Bundle)
 
 
 
 

DEMOS

 

 Game of Thrones Theme

Live cover of the famous Game of Thrones theme, with just 5 midi tracks and out-of-the-box sound.

 

Virtuoso Legato

Demonstrating the brand new Legato Engine of Simulation Strings v2.
In these 3 examples I am using a single preset to show how expressive and responsive Sim. Strings can be, just controlled by velocity. No Midi CC Dynamics was used on this video.

 

Dramatic Legato with Microtuning

This is an Arabesque style improvisation, showcasing a more expressive and imposing Legato/Vibrato with Microtuning.

 

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