KONTAKT – 27,64 GB
Innovative solo strings from four of London’s finest players
We’ve captured the performances of four of the most interesting and progressive string soloists in London to give you an accessible tool for detailed composition work. Featuring Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, it features spirited longs and shorts, as well as a series of more unconventional articulations. Alternative Solo Strings offers you an instant, out-of-the-box collaborative experience, steeped in character.
Dry stage recording
Recorded at Spitfire Audio’s high-spec in-house recording studio using the finest equipment, Alternative Solo Strings is the perfect accompaniment to our hugely popular London Contemporary Orchestra Strings, recorded in the same location. While the unpredictable recordings may lead you into unexpected territory, the sonics of our dry stage provide you with ultimate control, whether that be an upfront Warren Ellis style approach, a Hans Zimmer style overdub on top of a large orchestral bed, or a virtuoso performance within the section of a chamber work.
The overview panel
This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.
General controls panel
This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.
In this view you can add notes to a pattern sequencer, select which key it triggers on and then play for instant ostinato creation. It’s like an arpeggiator on a synthesiser.
v1.0.3 (April 2021) FIXED: PB-2246 - Viola patches loading up as DEMO in Kontakt Player v1.0.2 (March 2021) FIXED: PB-335 - Viola Pizz - A3 C3 E3 F3 tuning variations between some RR FIXED: PB-306 - Mapping error in Bass FIXED: PB-317 - No cog functionality in the expert view FIXED: PB-312 - Individual articulation for Staccato Dig is named incorrectly as Spiccato FIXED: PB-530 - Performance legato missing stereo pan and width FIXED: PB-592 - Cello Spiccato slight 'click' after note on RR1 FIXED: PB-631 - Alt Solo Strings Violin Longs kick up FIXED: PB-687 - 'Violins - Long' glitch Eb4 upwards on second RR FIXED: PB-736 - Bass Spiccato F1 tuning is sharp in higher dynamics FIXED: PB-779 - Celli Performance Legato sustain pedal knocks out the keyrange FIXED: PB-825 - Bass Long Sul Pont Distorted F0 & F#0 flat FIXED: PB-851 - Viola individual short artics missing 'Tightness' controller FIXED: PB-1348 - Patches have no Cog option FIXED: PB-1440 - Violin Trill noise on release trigger B4 & B5 FIXED: PB-1509 - Long articulations do not respond to sustain pedal v1.0.1 (February 2018) HOTFIX: Mic Positions correct for the Cello. HOTFIX: All Instruments now sit central. HOTFIX: Missing file for Artisan Violin fixed. HOTFIX: Reverb does not click when enabling and disabling. HOTFIX: Cello Sul Tasto doesn’t click on C1. HOTFIX: Mapping error fixed in Bass Long Sul Pont Dist. HOTFIX: Viola spiccato errors fixed. v1.0 (January 2018) Initial release!
Working with Kontakt Full or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher!