Native Instruments today released Emotive Strings – a new Kontakt Instrument featuring live-recorded legato string phrases targeted at score composers of all skill levels, as well as producers writing for popular styles. The instrument’s easy-to-use interface was designed for maximum flexibility and immediate results not achievable with conventional string libraries. Emotive Strings runs in Kontakt 5 and the free Kontakt 5 Player and is available now at the NI Online Shop for $299 / €299 / £249 / ¥ 34800 / AU$ 399.
Emotive Strings comprises 28 GB of orchestral legato string lines and arpeggios. Each phrase was carefully created based on a detailed analysis of the most successful major motion picture scores. The essence of what makes these scores so popular was distilled to form a selection of compelling string phrases with universal appeal. To ensure the highest realism possible, all phrases in Emotive Strings were recorded live by the Budapest Scoring Symphony Orchestra. Composers can creatively arrange these phrases into fully-realized string scores of their own.
Emotive Strings features a user interface designed for fast scoring in any key. The time-tested interface allows composers to trigger the fully-playable phrases with the left hand, while choosing the musical key with the right hand. Velocity determines major or minor tonality, allowing producers to modulate quickly with only the pressure of their fingers. Furthermore, crescendos and decrescendos can be controlled in real time from the mod wheel for flowing, fluid dynamics.
Emotive Strings is the third Kontakt Instrument created in cooperation with the acclaimed team at Dynamedion to be the perfect complement to the dramatic orchestral string instrument Action Strings. Together with Action Strikes, they form a library of playable orchestral phrases suitable for dynamic scores in any style.
Emotive Strings is available now via the NI Online Shop for $299 / €299 / £249 / ¥ 34800 / AU$ 399 and runs in Kontakt 5 or the free Kontakt 5 Player.