You are here

Introducing Bunker Strings Vol. 1 - a new approach to string textures

Announce new products, updates, events, competitions, jobs and special offers here.

Introducing Bunker Strings Vol. 1 - a new approach to string textures

Postby Thesteelydane » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:44 pm

Image

Conceived and recorded deep underground in a World War II bunker in Copenhagen, Bunker Strings Vol. 1 is a collection of eclectic, modern and highly playable string textures and extended techniques, that will add a new sonic palette to your arsenal. Featuring violins, violas, cellos, basses and a full ensemble patch playing innovative textural techniques such as drumstick tremolo, as well as some incredibly tight and aggressive col legno shorts, this library will inspire your creativity and add a modern edge to your string writing. I’s designed to easily blend with your existing strings sounds thanks to the excellent dry recording quality and useful sound shaping controls directly on the interface. From soft, shimmering beauty to loud and bombastic, Bunker Strings is the perfect addition to any film, game and TV composer’s toolkit. 

The density slider

Bunker Strings represents a new way of thinking about string texture sampling, because it lets you create dynamics and textural changes by literally changing the ensemble size on the fly with the density slider. This technique is only possible through the power of sampling, making this library a true virtual instrument in it’s own right, one that lets you add life and shape to normally static textures. All the longs articulations are available in normal and extra dense versions, giving you the versatility to use the library in anything from a chamber piece to an epic trailer. The combination patches takes this concept a step further, letting you seamlessly morph from one texture into another.


Powerfull shorts

Bunker Strings also features short col legno notes, a very popular sound in film music. Normally played by tapping the strings with the wood of the bow, we went for a drumstick instead! The result is crisp and tight shorts that can go from soft and ticking along in the background, to a massive, thunderous “whack it as hard as you can”. They add instant punch to your rhythmic writing, and blends really well with your existing string libraries, thanks to the dry recording space and useful controls for stereo image right on the interface. Best of all, the density slider also works on the shorts, letting you go from 3 to 9 players pr note.

Modern textures

Bunker Strings is not a normal string library! The concept is unique and the sounds are raw and gritty, but can also be delicate and beautiful - and above all, this is a texture library you can actually play like an instrument. If you’re looking to spice up your string writing and add a distinct modern edge to your sound arsenal, this is the library for you. As one of the demo writers summarised it: “insta-Jonny Greenwood.” 

Try before you buy

The original prototype for Bunker Strings, called “Scary Viola Pizz”, is available free of charge and with no limitations, so you can try the concept before you buy. All you have to do is sign up for the Bunker Samples mailing list here.

Intro discount

For a limited time Bunker Strings Vol. 1 is available from Bunker Samples at a special introductory price of only $39 ($59). Offer ends on March 8.


Instruments

Violins (3 to 9 players)
Violas (3 to 9 players)
Cellos (3 to 9 players)
Basses (3 to 9 players)
Full Ensemble

Articulations

Drumstick shorts (power col legno) with 3 dynamic layers and 4 round robbins.
Drumstick tremolo
Soft pizz tremolo
Loud pizz tremolo
Ricochet tremolo (expect for basses)
Combination patches: 
Soft into loud pizz
Pizz into drumstick trem
Pizz into ricochet trem
Bonus patches: 7 different sound design patches

Product info

4706 samples (mixed from over 10000 samples)
7,87 GB uncompressed Wav files
3,86 GB lossless compressed size
78 instrument patches
Requires the FULL version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.6.6 or later

Walkthrough video:
https://youtu.be/VwnH9ym7Z-Q

Image
User avatar
Thesteelydane
Poster
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:00 am
Rule breaking vortual instruments: https://bunkersamples.com

Re: Introducing Bunker Strings Vol. 1 - a new approach to string textures

Postby Thesteelydane » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:43 pm

Just a friendly reminder that there is only a week left to get this at the intro pricing!
User avatar
Thesteelydane
Poster
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:00 am
Rule breaking vortual instruments: https://bunkersamples.com


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users