STRINGS OF WINTER is here.
Arctic plains. Shimmering glaciers. Far-reaching steppes. A one-of-a-kind instrument that perfectly captures the spirit of rough, untamed and raw landscapes. An absolutely honest and atypical new sound that portrays scenes of fragile, cold isolation as perfectly as icy and unbridled power.
STRINGS OF WINTER delivers 60 unheard and pristine articulations performed by a 41-piece European string orchestra and the wonderful and unique Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble. It also includes our much anticipated MIDI-Export feature.
STRINGS OF WINTER is included in THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 2. Click here to see the upgrade options.
Arctic plains. Shimmering glaciers. Far-reaching steppes.
STRINGS OF WINTER is here with 60 unheard and pristine articulations performed by a 41-piece European string orchestra and the Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble.
Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble
The Morin Khuur is the national instrument in Mongolia, also called “horse head fiddle“. The traditional instrument has two strings made of horsehair and is played with a bow also strung with horsehair. This gives the instrument a delicate and airy timbre. The Morin Khuur Ensemble was recorded at White Arch Studios in Ulan Bator with an orchestra of 15 players split into high and low ensembles.
European String Orchestra
A 41-piece string orchestra split into 5 sections performed a number of detailed and extended techniques for STRINGS OF WINTER. The resonance and raw complexity of these new articulations was captured in the classic room of Studio 22 in Budapest. All sections were recorded in their traditional seating position.
The Core: The Ensemble Engine
STRINGS OF WINTER features the same powerful engine as our critically acclaimed instrument THE ORCHESTRA. This engine works through a number of independent arpeggiators
and velocity envelopes, heavily inspired by our Sonuscore Origins-Series.
Create pulsating rhythms and even inspiring full arrangements from any combination of notes. All of this without relying on pre-recorded phrases – you have full control. It will work, no matter what chord or note you play. With minimum loading times, a vast amount of presets provides you with full ensemble colors right out of the box.
Independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes create vivid and powerful orchestral colors.
Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.
Every slot can be assigned to one of five different modules.
TAKE FULL CONTROL OVER THE ENSEMBLE
On the Engine page you can access all individual controls for each of the five instrument modules. Short notes can be arranged with the arpeggiators, while sustained notes can be shaped with the velocity envelope. Create the orchestral colors as you need them and let the magic happen.
EXPORT YOUR CUSTOM PERFORMANCE VIA MIDI
Once you have been inspired by a preset, drag and drop the arrangement of your performance to your DAW. Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template, change notes, reinforce your unique sound with other instruments and make the music your own.
STRINGS OF WINTER IS PART OF “THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 2”
Buy THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 2 and get all sounds and features from STRINGS OF WINTER and HORNS OF HELL plus all sounds and features from THE ORCHESTRA, summing up to a stunning amount of more than 470 playable orchestrations.
THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 2
- Works with the FREE KONTAKT PLAYER
- KONTAKT 6.0.4 or higher
- Mac OSX.10.10 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
- Windows 7 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2
- 4GB RAM
- At least 5.7GB of free hard disc space
- Breakthrough Ensemble Engine
- Play freely or create stunning orchestral colors with simple chords
- Complete set of standard articulations for all instruments
- True legato interval sampling
- 70 ready-to-go ensemble presets
- 40 multi-rack patches
- 4.74GB of data (5.65GB uncompressed)
- 4700+ individual samples
- Fast loading times