Anthology Strings

Anthology Strings

$298
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 66,902 Samples. 109 GB HDD (compressed to 47 GB)
  • 3 Advanced Microphones Positions (Mixed, Close & Far)
  • 3 Section Types (Ensemble, Chamber & Solo)
  • Full Ensemble Strings and Individual String Sections
  • Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses for all Section Types
  • Custom Browser w/ Built-In Articulation Matrix
  • Intuitive Arc Control with Speed and Velocity built-in
  • Custom Convolution, Microphones, EQ and Chaos FX
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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Anthology Strings


Anthology is the true reimagination of our original Adagio and Agitato String collections – hand-designed with our favorite 66,500 samples from both collections.

Anthology contains Ensemble, Divisi, and Solo String sections for Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses. All recorded exclusively with grand Neumann microphones – inside a rare church recording environment. The three sensible microphone positions (Close, Mixed, Far) offer you full mastery over the sound. We developed custom techniques for the close microphones – allowing them to record much closer and intimate than your common church scoring environments. No samples overwhelmed in reverb. Instead, a touching and passionate collection of strings. All designed to capture your most beautiful thoughts.

The beating heart of Anthology Strings is its playability, emotion, and ease-of-use. A compendium of all principal articulations needed for advanced orchestration – and equally built for fast and expressive string writing. The custom smart browser offers you access to everything. A single click gives access to all articulations. A few clicks and you’ve designed your personal matrix of articulations.

Anthology Strings is symmetry. All String Sections have identical articulations and that goes for all Ensemble, Divisi and Solo Strings in the library. But most importantly Anthology is for you. The composer. The producer. The orchestrator. The person that wants the most expressive virtual strings ever created within a fingers touch.

For the person that wants complete playability, effortless expression and true emotion in the sound. This library is for you and only you.

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Sections and Soloists

Anthology Strings contains three unique sections for Violin(s), Viola(s), Cello(s), and Basse(s). The ensemble section is big and expressive. It includes a deep set of articulations, with true sordino articulations. The divisi/chamber section is a smaller and intimate ensemble. It sounds stunningly good with our custom close microphone position. The solo section completes the experience with four individual virtuoso instruments.

Heart

Anthology is not just a sample library. It is a statement of emotion and intention. Everything about it is designed for the heart. From the gentle, fragile sounds of pianissimo Divisi Cellos to the soaring legato of Ensemble Violins, everything about Anthology is emotion, not only in sound, but in the DNA of the design and deep in the code.

Helpful & Symmetrical

Anthology is an orchestral tool that simply works. The strings were all carefully processed and coded to operate exactly how you want them to: intuitive, expressive, and with a soul behind every note. Anthology Strings is also designed as a symmetrical library, with every articulation perfectly mirrored across all String Sections.

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

Violin Arts: 

Ensemble Violins Core:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Legato 2 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Arc Long
  • Tremolo
  • Trills Minor 2nd (half-step)
  • Trills Major 2nd (whole-step)
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Spiccato Tapped
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato
  • Bartok Pizzicato
     

Ensemble Violins Sordino (Muted):

  • Sustains Muted
  • Legato Muted w/ expressive layering
  • Advanced Arc Control Muted
  • Arc Long Muted
  • Spiccato Muted
     

Divisi / Chamber Violins:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Legato 2 w/ layered legato
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Spiccato Feathered
     

Solo Violin:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato

Viola Arts: 

Ensemble Violas Core:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Legato 2 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Arc Long
  • Tremolo
  • Trills Minor 2nd (half-step)
  • Trills Major 2nd (whole-step)
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Spiccato Tapped
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato
  • Bartok Pizzicato
     

Ensemble Violas Sordino (Muted):

  • Sustains Muted
  • Legato Muted w/ expressive layering
  • Advanced Arc Control Muted
  • Arc Long Muted
  • Spiccato Muted
     

Divisi / Chamber Section Violas:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Legato 2 w/ layered legato
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Spiccato Feathered
     

Solo Viola:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato

Cello Arts:

Ensemble Cellos Core:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Legato 2 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Arc Long
  • Tremolo
  • Trills Minor 2nd (half-step)
  • Trills Major 2nd (whole-step)
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Spiccato Tapped
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato
  • Bartok Pizzicato
     

Ensemble Cellos Sordino (Muted):

  • Sustains Muted
  • Legato Muted w/ expressive layering
  • Advanced Arc Control Muted
  • Arc Long Muted
  • Spiccato Muted
     

Divisi / Chamber Section Cellos:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Legato 2 w/ layered legato
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Spiccato Feathered
     

Solo Cello:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato

Bass Arts: 

Ensemble Basses Core:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Legato 2 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Arc Long
  • Tremolo
  • Trills Minor 2nd (half-step)
  • Trills Major 2nd (whole-step)
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Spiccato Tapped
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato
  • Bartok Pizzicato
     

Ensemble Basses Sordino (Muted):

  • Sustains Muted
  • Legato Muted w/ expressive layering
  • Advanced Arc Control Muted
  • Arc Long Muted
  • Spiccato Muted
     

Divisi / Chamber Section Basses:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Legato 2 w/ layered legato
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Spiccato Feathered
     

Solo Bass:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato

What's New?:



The New Anthology Series Bundle contains all the changes, enhancements and innovations introduced in our latest Adagio Strings Series.

In the latest edition of Anthology, you can access over 150 additional patches. The included patch variations also host a set of brand new features, such as Time Machine Arcs, which enable instant time manipulation and legato-like performance abilities; And our new Chordal Legato category which takes the concept of authentic hyper-realistic legato performances even further. These new Legato patches allow you to perform detailed passages over multiple voices and pitch polyphonically, while still utilising our unparalleled legato transitions, retaining the feel and emotion of a real string section.

The all-new Ambience category contains 1 GB of unique, handcrafted ambience content. Each individual sound was derived from the original Adagio source content captured in a lush church in the middle of San Fransisco and further produced and manipulated by master sound designers. We have also added several brand new convolution reverbs, enabling you to place your string section in spacious and otherworldly environments.

As well as all of these new and improved features, we also reworked much of the internal mapping, programming and functionality to improve general operation, playability and overall user experience.



We sincerely hope you enjoy this new Anthology Series experience.
 


Additional Patch Summary:
Section Patches:

  • Violins Ensemble
  • Violins Divisi/Chamber
  • Violins Solo
  • Violas Ensemble
  • Violas Divisi/Chamber
  • Violas Solo
  • Cellos Ensemble
  • Cellos Divisi/Chamber
  • Cellos Solo
  • Bass Ensemble
  • Bass Divisi/Chamber
  • Bass Solo
     

Ambience Patches:

  • Violin Ambiences
  • Viola Ambiences
  • Cello Ambiences
  • Bass Ambiences
     

Articulation Patches:

  • Violins Ensemble (24 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violins Divisi/Chamber (8 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violins Solo (6 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violas Ensemble (24 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violas Divisi/Chamber (8 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violas Solo (6 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Cellos Ensemble (24 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Cellos Divisi/Chamber (8 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Cellos Solo (6 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Bass Ensemble (23 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Bass Divisi/Chamber (8 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Bass Solo (6 Split Articulation Patches)
     

Auxiliary Patches:

  • Violin Legato – Chordal (All Legato Types & Sections)
  • Viola Legato – Chordal (All Legato Types & Sections)
  • Cello Legato – Chordal (All Legato Types & Sections)
  • Bass Legato – Chordal (All Legato Types & Sections)
  • Violin Arc – Time Machine Pro (All Sections)
  • Viola Arc – Time Machine Pro (All Sections)
  • Cello Arc – Time Machine Pro (All Sections)
  • Bass Arc – Time Machine Pro (All Sections)

Requirements: 

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required
  • Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player
  • 47.02 GB of hard drive space
  • PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram
  • MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram