Powerful string sample library.
Cinematic Studio Strings is a library with characters. Featuring the best Australian musicians and carefully recorded on a world-class stage, CSS boasts great sound, stunning realistic dynamics and a wide variety of articulation. With an intuitive and efficient graphical interface, CSS was created to meet the demands of composers working in today’s film, television and video game industries.
CSS includes a Hollywood-style string section recorded in Australia on Trackdown. From the soaring colorful vibrato of high fiddles to the dark and woody textures of low notes of cello and bass, you’ll be instantly inspired. Our goal was to create an instrument that you can play right away and sound great.
At the heart of CSS is its state-of-the-art graphical interface, based on our previous, critically acclaimed Cinematic Strings 2 library. This means a short but nice patch list, easily assignable key switches and MIDI CC, as well as a mixer with output routing options, and reverberation. These and many other features are available through the main page of the graphical interface.
CSS has a stunningly realistic legato engine. We painstakingly recorded the real legato transitions for each note, up and down, including the beautiful portamento. We’ve also recorded “re-bow” samples, which means you can play repetitive legato notes smoothly and with true legato realism.
With a smooth legato, punchy spiccato, inspiring textural harmonics and con sordino, CSS covers a wide range of sound palette provided by the world-class stringed instrument section. We’ve kept the authentic, human element in the sound, so you’ll feel like you’re in concert. With this new level of realism, you’ll feel comfortable using CSS without reverberation; in fact, we recommend it!
We’ve used a lot of great tape and condenser microphones to record CSS over three distances, which you can combine to create your own unique mix either inside Kontakt or using the newly enabled output routing option. Alternatively, you can use our pre-mixed combination of all three if you want great sound with less resources. Full and Lite Ensemble patches optimize the workflow and are ideal for sketching or filling a track.If you already have a previous version of the library,you download only the update on the manufacturer’s website.
1. All new Classic Legato patches, which allow very responsive and fluid legato playing.
2. Legato and Con Sordino keyswitch assignments are now remembered when saving / reloading a patch.
3. Fixed an issue with the updater that could affect file/folder visibilty on some systems (Mac only).
Pizzicato, including Bartók snaps
Trills (half and whole tone)
Measured tremolo (tremolo sync and free sync)
Con sordino emulation (whole library)