Sonuscore The Orchestra: Strings of Winter
Orchestral Strings Library for Kontakt Player
Arctic plains. Shimmering glaciers. Far-reaching steppes. A one-of-a-kind instrument that perfectly captures the spirit of these rough, untamed and raw landscapes. An absolutely honest and atypical new sound that portrays scenes of fragile, cold isolation as perfectly as icy and unbridled power.
Strings of Winter delivers 60 unheard and pristine articulations performed by a 41-piece European string orchestra and the wonderful and unique Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble. It also includes our much anticipated MIDI-Export feature.
STRINGS OF WINTER includes 60 unheard and pristine articulations performed by a 41-piece European string orchestra and the Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble.
Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble
The Morin Khuur is the national instrument in Mongolia, also called "horsehead fiddle". The traditional instrument has two strings made of horsehair and is played with a bow also strung with horsehair. This gives the instrument a delicate and airy timbre. The Morin Khuur Ensemble was recorded at White Arch Studios in Ulan Bator with an orchestra of 15 players split into high and low ensembles.
European String Orchestra
A 41-piece string orchestra split into 5 sections performed a number of detailed and extended techniques for Strings Of Winter. The resonance and raw complexity of these new articulations was captured in the classic room of Studio 22 in Budapest. All sections were recorded in their traditional seating position.
The Core - The Ensemble Engine
Strings Of Winter features the same powerful engine as our critically acclaimed instrument THE ORCHESTRA. This engine works through a number of independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes, heavily inspired by our Sonuscore Origins-Series.
Create pulsating rhythms and even inspiring full arrangements from any combination of notes. All of this without relying on prerecorded phrases – you have the full control. It will work, no matter what chord or note you play. With minimum loading times, a vast amount of presets provides you with full ensemble colors right out of the box.
Independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes create vivid and powerful orchestral colors.
Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.
Every slot can be assigned one of five different modules.
Take Full Control Over the Ensemble
On the Engine page, you can access all individual controls for each of the five instrument modules. Short notes can be arranged with the arpeggiators, while sustained notes can be shaped with the velocity envelope. Create the orchestral colors as you need them and let the magic happen.
The arpeggiator creates fascinating melodic patterns to give your project a rich and lively orchestral feeling. Change the pattern of the arpeggiator with the rhythm stepper. If needed, you can modify almost every parameter to stay in full control of your orchestral color.
Velocity Envelope - Shape Your Sustain Sounds
The Velocity Envelope adds a recurring dynamic movement to a sustaining note. The centerpiece is the envelope shape, which can be drawn freely.
Play the Instruments Freely
Create full and detailed orchestrations from scratch. Play your ideas and your melodies freely with the single instrument patches. Aside from the Ensemble Instrument, Strings Of Winter also contains 64 single instrument patches from the separate sections and as a bonus full ensemble risers, crescendos, falls and hits.
Unleash the Full Orchestral Power with Ensemble-Multi Patches
Multis take the Ensemble Engine even further toward instant playability and sound as they load and layer multiple instances of STRINGS OF WINTER. The easiest way to create complex orchestral arrangements.
There are playable full orchestral multis for single articulations, that work perfectly for quick sketching and layering. Orchestral Rhythm and Animated Orchestra Multis combine multiple instances of the Ensemble Engine to create even more complex patterns.
Export Your Custom Performance via MIDI
Once you have been inspired by a preset, drag and drop the arrangement of your performance to your DAW. Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template, change notes, reinforce the unique sound with other instruments and make the music your own.
- Breakthrough Ensemble Engine
- Play freely or create stunning orchestral colors with simple chords
- Complete set of standard articulations for all instruments
- True Legato Interval Sampling
- 70 ready-to-go ensemble presets
- 40 Multi-Rack Patches
- 4.74GB of data (5.65GB uncompressed)
- 4700+ individual Samples
- Fast loading times
- Native Instruments Kontakt Player 6.0.4 and above OR Kontakt Full 6.0.4 and above
- MacOS 10.10 Yosemite and above
- Windows 7 and above (32 and 64-bit)
- Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU or better
- 4GB RAM or more
- 5.7GB free storage space
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