Adventure Strings is the follow-up to our debut offering, Soaring Strings. Performed by the same number of players, recorded in the same room, seated in their traditional positions -- both share the same performance aesthetic. Strong, passionate and relentlessly energetic.
So why another string library with the same, familiar collection of short articulations? Well, it's how we produced them that makes it interesting.
Shorts are normally recorded in isolation -- perhaps one or two notes per bar during the recording process. This makes the editing process a snap and the end result is often satisfactory. The sane choice.
With Adventure Strings, we recorded repetition phrases; a quick succession of notes at a procured tempo. We then edited and programmed each note of that phrase to be playable, which resulted in a fetal position-incurring post-production process.
The end result is a collection of patches that now suit the context they were designed for because, well, they were recorded that way!
In addition to the shorts (spiccatos/staccatos/pizzicatos/marcatos), we've included trills, tremolos, sustains, keyboard-spanning Full Strings instruments and of course, our Adventure patches. 🙂
* Short articulations all sourced from performance phrases.
* Medium-sized ensembles: Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses.
* Morph Stacking programming allows any note length to sound natural.
* Sections recorded in traditional seating arrangement.
* Molto expressivo vibrato across the upper dynamic range.
* Includes true FFF sampling.
* To Silence feature.
* Adjustable Humanization feature.
* Switchable Crossfade/Velocity control for short articulations.
* 33 separate patches.
* Includes Full Strings instruments.
* Recorded on a scoring stage.
* Recorded in 48khz / 24bit.
* 5.1 GB uncompressed (2.9 GB compressed NCW format).
* Compatible with Kontakt 5.5.1 or higher (requires full version of Kontakt).
* Receive watermarked product by Continuata Connect downloader.
Adventure Strings Quick Guide
To Silence button: Allows the assigned Dynamic CC (default is 1, the modwheel) to bring the softest dynamic all the way down to silence. With it off, the softest dynamic will play at its full volume with the modwheel all the way down.
Humanization button: For those who like to quantize, this is a useful feature to help stagger the attack and release times of your MIDI. There are three settings to cycle through: Tight (randomizes MIDI up to 15 milliseconds), Natural (up to 30 milliseconds) and Loose (up to 60 milliseconds). Due to the nature of this feature, expect a little latency during playback.
For the Stacc_Spicc patches, with Crossfade selected, you can switch between staccatos/spiccatos by velocity. 98 and below will trigger the spiccatos, 99 and above will trigger the staccatos. With the Velocity option selected, you can alternate between the staccatos/spiccatos using the modwheel. Down is spiccato, up is staccato.
Adventure patch attack control: With all four sections, the Adventure patches include two attack variations. Velocity 98 and below will trigger a spiccato attack (good for shorter notes), while 99 and above will trigger a staccato attack (good for longer notes).
If you already own Soaring Strings, you qualify for the $249 crossgrade price on Adventure Strings. To validate your crossgrade purchase, you will need the Soaring Strings invoice number that was emailed to you. During the checkout process of Adventure Strings Crossgrade, enter in that invoice number in the Previous Invoice # field. Example: MUSXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXXXX