Century Strings Bundle

Century Strings Bundle

$800
  • Deep-sampled Emotional Ensemble Strings
  • New in 2.0: True Polyphonic Legato & Arc Legato
  • New in 2.0: Two Mic Mixes (Stage & Lush Hall)
  • New in 2.0: Two Ensemble lite sketching tools
  • 1st Violins (6) and 2nd Violins (4)
  • Violas (6), Cellos (4), and Basses (4)
  • Sordino 1st Violins (6) and 2nd Violins (4)
  • Sordino Violas (5), Cellos (4), and Basses (3)
  • Up to 7 Mics (Mix A & B, Decca, Wide, Close 1, 2, & 3)
  • 287GB installed (313,909 Samples)
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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Century Strings Bundle:  


The new in Century 2.0 

Century Strings 2.0 is the largest and most advanced upgrade to any library collection we have ever produced. The 2.0 upgrade includes our new, true polyphonic legato, 2 new microphone positions in natural orchestral seating, advanced articulation browsing, speed optimization, and an additional Century Sordino Strings Lite scoring library for all owners of Century Strings & Ensemble. 

The new true polyphonic legato is designed both for traditional, dynamically layered legato and for our popular arcs. You can literally play as many notes as you want – whether it is a single melody with chords or playing strings in octaves. We call this “Chordal Legato.” Our new advanced arc legato gives you the ability to play the arcs with true polyphony, while following the natural emotion and movement of the arc. We call this Poly-Time Legato. 

Century Strings 2.0 also includes two custom-made “in place” microphone mixes, with instruments situated in a traditional orchestral seating position. Mix A is a focused scoring stage, whereas Mix B is bigger sounding and designed for large-scale, blockbuster mixing. The various mix options on different instruments can help increase the separation in your sound, which is a great way to bring specific instruments to the forefront of your productions. We have also optimized the entire library, allowing for more advanced features and superior performance on various workstations. The newly added Century Strings 2.0 Chaos Effects offers you the ability to customize the signal path and post-processing with over 140 impulse responses, stereo delays, EQ, and much more. 

In addition, all owners of Century Strings and Century Sordino Strings will receive our new Century Strings Lite with their upgrade. Century Strings Lite is an additional scoring tool added to the collection – offering you the ability to quickly write with all the string sections pre-loaded in natural orchestral seating positions.

A Century of Strings 

Century Orchestral Strings is available in three volumes: Traditional Ensemble Strings, Sordino (Muted) Ensemble Strings and a Bundle featuring both that saves you 30% compared to the individual volumes. 

The Traditional Ensemble Strings contains five unique string ensembles, including 1st Violins (6 players), 2nd Violins (4 players), Violas (5 players), Cellos (4 players) and Basses (4 players). The Sordino Strings also contain a similar symmetry, so everything can be used as one. 

Century Orchestral Strings was recorded in a new and advanced environment that allowed us to both have wet (hall) and close (studio) sounding strings at the same time. This means you have total room control, from large, lush orchestral strings to close and intimate studio strings. Seven different microphone options, including Mixed A, Mixed B, Decca, Wide and three close studio spot mics (Close 1-3). 

All legato articulations are dynamically layered, and many contain full vibrato control. All arcs are also velocity based. Play soft and get a soft arc. Play harder and get a more pronounced arc. These were also recorded at different speeds, so they can elegantly wrap around your composition. Let’s not forget the short notes, which were recorded so deep they may never need to be sampled again. 

The new user-interface binds it all together. Access the entire articulation menu with a few clicks of a mouse. As well as instant access to all microphone and articulation controls. 

Century Orchestral Strings 2.0 contains every single articulation you would expect – and a wealth of new and intelligently programmed patches.  

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True Polyphonic Legato

Century Stings raises the bar for professional legato sampling with the introduction of the world’s first true, polyphonic legato. Polyphonic legato offers you the ability to play as many notes as you want, while still triggering all the legato intervals. In addition, we’ve added true polyphonic legato to the many arcs. All the instruments are infused with personality, designed to move you, and designed to move your audience.

Two Sketching Tools

Writing should be easy and inspiring. Century Strings contains two new sketching tools featuring the full string ensemble: one normale and one sordino. Thy contain all the core articulations for essential string writing: short notes, sustains, trills, tremolos, pizzicatos, and our magical arcs, of course. 

Instant Access

Every articulation can be accessed with a few simple clicks. The patches in Century come with 10 empty slots. Double click on any of the slots and you can select any articulation in the library. Every slot automatically gets assigned to a key-switch (or CC if you prefer), so you can create an advanced, custom articulation matrix in just a few seconds. 

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

What is New in Century Strings 2.0:  

We have updated our flagship Century Strings 2.0 series with a variety of deep workflow improvements. Two new dedicated mixes. True polyphonic legato and Arc legato. Lite ensemble sketching tools. Smart and adaptive release triggers. The update has taken over 2 years to polish to perfection.

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Century Strings 2.0 now includes two tailor-made “in place” mixes, with instruments situated in a traditional orchestral seating position. We expect the majority of our users will gravitate to using these new mixes for most purposes. Mix A is a focused balance, whereas Mix B is broader and more ambient. Using varied mix options on different instruments can help increase the separation in your sound, which is a great way to bring specific instruments into the forefront of your productions. 
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We have also optimized the entire library, allowing for more advanced features and superior performance on a variety of workstations. The entire Century Strings Collection now features our latest Chaos Effects, allowing you to customize the signal path and post-processing with over 140 impulse responses, stereo delays, EQ and much more. 
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This latest update also includes individually available articulations as well as several extended options, such as our “Poly-Time” articulations. These allow you to play Arcs at a speed that suits your composition, as well as fluently play these articulations in a legato style. We have also included our popular “Chordal” legato instrument variant, which features a true polyphonic legato with accurately sampled intervals, enabling you to play multiple harmonies within a single track. 

1st Violins (6) 

  • Spiccato Feather 
  • Spiccato Tapped 
  • Staccato 
  • Marcato 
  • Pizzicato 
  • Bartok 
  • Col Legno 
  • Ricochet 
  • Legato 
  • Sus Non Vib 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vib 
  • Sus Nv-Mv 
  • Trill Min 2 
  • Trill Maj 2 
  • Tremolo 
  • Tremolo Sul P 
  • Harmonic Trem 
  • Harmonic 
  • Sul Tasto 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long Dec (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

2nd Violins (4)  

  • Spiccato Feather 
  • Spiccato Tapped 
  • Staccato 
  • Marcato 
  • Pizzicato 
  • Bartok 
  • Col Legno 
  • Ricochet 
  • Legato 
  • Sus Non Vib 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vib 
  • Sus Nv-Mv 
  • Trill Min 2 
  • Trill Maj 2 
  • Tremolo 
  • Tremolo Sul P 
  • Harmonic Trem 
  • Harmonic 
  • Sul Tasto 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long Dec (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

Violas (5) 

  • Spiccato Feather 
  • Spiccato Tapped 
  • Staccato 
  • Marcato 
  • Pizzicato 
  • Bartok 
  • Col Legno 
  • Legato 
  • Sus Non Vib 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vib 
  • Sus Nv-V 
  • Trill Min 2 
  • Trill Maj 2 
  • Tremolo 
  • Tremolo Sul P 
  • Harmonic Trem 
  • Harmonic 
  • Sul Tasto 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long Dec (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

Cellos (4) 

  • Spiccato Feather 
  • Spiccato Tapped 
  • Staccato 
  • Marcato 
  • Pizzicato 
  • Bartok 
  • Col Legno 
  • Legato 
  • Sus Non Vib 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vib 
  • Sus Nv-V 
  • Trill Min 2 
  • Trill Maj 2 
  • Tremolo 
  • Harmonic Trem 
  • Harmonic 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

Basses (3)  

  • Spiccato Feathered 
  • Spiccato 
  • Staccato 
  • Marcato 
  • Marc Sul Pont 
  • Pizzicato 
  • Bartok 
  • Col Legno 
  • Rep Phrase 1 
  • Rep Phrase 2 
  • Legato 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vib 
  • Sus V-Mv 
  • Trills Min 2 
  • Trills Maj 2 
  • Tremolo 
  • Tremolo Sul P 
  • Harmonic Trem 
  • Harmonic 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Art Short Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

1st Sordino Violins (6)  

  • Spiccato Feather 
  • Spiccato Tapped 
  • Staccato 
  • Legato 
  • Marcato 
  • Sus Non Vib 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vib 
  • Sus Nv-Mv 
  • Trill Min 2 
  • Trill Maj 2 
  • Tremolo 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long Dec (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

2nd Sordino Violins (4) 

  • Spiccato Feather 
  • Spiccato Tapped 
  • Staccato 
  • Legato 
  • Sus Non Vib 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vib 
  • Sus Nv-Mv 
  • Trill Min 2 
  • Trill Maj 2 
  • Tremolo 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long Dec (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

Sordino Violas:  

  • Spiccato Feather 
  • Spiccato Tapped 
  • Staccato 
  • Legato 
  • Sus Non Vib 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vib 
  • Sus Nv-Mv 
  • Trill Min 2 
  • Trill Maj 2 
  • Tremolo 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long Dec (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

Sordino Cellos:  

  • Spiccato Feather 
  • Spiccato Tapped 
  • Staccato 
  • Legato 
  • Sus Non Vib 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vib 
  • Sus Nv-Mv 
  • Trill Min 2 
  • Trill Maj 2 
  • Tremolo 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

Sordino Basses:  

  • Spiccato Feather 
  • Staccato 
  • Legato 
  • Sus Vibrato 
  • Sus Molto Vibrato 
  • Sus V-Mv 
  • Arc Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short Decr (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Short 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long Dec (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Arc Long 2 Bows (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 
  • Loure Short (Contains Several Sample Sets at Different Speeds) 

LITE Sketching tool:  

  • Spiccato 
  • Staccato 
  • Marcato 
  • Pizzicato 
  • Col Legno 
  • Sustains 
  • Trills Half-Note 
  • Trills Whole-Note 
  • Tremolo 
  • Arcs Short 
  • Arcs Long 

Microphones:  

  • Close 1 (Spot) Microphone Position 1* 
  • Close 2 (Spot) Microphone Position 2* 
  • Close 3 (Spot) Microphone Position 3* 
  • Close 4 (Spot) Microphone Position 3* 
  • Mixed Microphone Position 
  • Decca Microphone Position 
  • Close Microphone Position 
  • Wide Microphone Position 

*  Number of Close (Spot) Microphones available is dependent on ensemble

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Kontakt 5 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and Mac platforms 
  • Century String Bundle requires 255 GB of hard drive space 
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools 
  • Minimum: 4 GB RAM. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended