Circle Strings

Circle Strings

$98
  • Only one instrument in existence
  • Designed and built entirely by our master luthier
  • 4.3GB Installed (7,500+ Samples)
  • 5 Microphone Positions
  • 3 Different percussive articulations
  • 5 Unique and traditional short notes
  • 4 Sustains, including 2 different bowing styles
  • 2 Sound Effects articulations
  • Intuitive User Interface
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
READ MORE READ LESS

Circle Strings


We partnered with our master luthier and designed an instrument from scratch looking for new sounds, new timbres, new possibilities of sonic fulfilment, and we created Circle Strings.  

Circle Strings is a peculiar instrument that can produce sound in every possible way – bowing the strings, plucking the strings, hitting the instrument, etc.

Anything is possible; the secret is in the resonance of its sympathetic box. 

Everything started when we decided that looking for new sounds was the way to go. We called our master luthier and designed an instrument with experimentation in mind. 

After months of tryouts, it was ready – and, since it had never been done before, we decided to capture its sounds from any possible angle and microphone in mind. Contact mics, overheads, close mics, but also shotguns, dynamics, below mics and even inside mics. 

After countless hours of sampling, editing, and coding, the result was a beautiful library, designed to enrich your compositions with new sonic colors and resonance adventures! 

To increase the possibilities, we also recorded dozens of Sound Effects, packed the library with an interface full of possibilities with our FX Pads and our latest CHAOS FX and created presets to offer you examples of what can be achieved! 

Finally, we used our superstring technique to create long tails that can be used to enrich the sound in an organic way! 

READ MORE

LISTEN:

DEEP
SAMPLING

COMPLETELY
UNIQUE

Bowed Sustains

Circle Strings was recorded in all possible ways. A bow was used to record not only sustains and tremolo, but also more experimental things like bowing upwards in a different style. The sustains work perfectly for creating long pads, enriching the harmony and the resonance of an ordinary sustain. Additionally, applying the superstring tail helps tremendously to enrich further the sonic experience.

Percussive Tonal Hits and Unique Sound Effects

To take it one step further, we also recorded percussive hits on Circle Strings. We hit the instrument and recorded the resonance of its inside. In the end, we destroyed our bow and used whatever we had available to create close to one hundred unique sound effects. We went all-in with Circle Strings until there was nothing else to sample!

Intuitive UI and Chaos Effects

We assembled this library in our intuitive and well-known Legion GUI. With its quadruple engine of XY-Pad effects, anything can be done and assigned to any parameter! Additionally, our latest CHAOS provides even further customization of the sound. We curated 10 presets using all the tools provided in the box, each unique with different purposes!

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

Articulations:  

Percussive 

  • Rubber Hits 
  • Finger Hits 
  • Superstring Tail 
     

Shorts 

  • Finger Pluck 
  • Pick Pluck 
  • Spiccato 
  • Col legno 
  • Superstring Tail 
     

Sustains 

  • Bow 
  • Bow Upwards 
  • Tremolo 
  • Superstring Tail 
     

SFX 

  • Effects 1 
  • Effects 2 

Presets:  

  • All about the bass 
  • Angelic Tubes CC1 
  • Eastern Jewel 
  • Eerie Ambiance CC1 
  • Electric Pulses CC1 
  • Massive Steps 
  • Mystery Boat CC1 
  • PVC Pads 
  • Running Out of Time CC1 
  • Time CC1 

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with free Kontakt Player 
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended. 
  • Circle Strings Requires 4.3 GB of Hard Drive Space 
  • 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended