72% off SALE “String Flow Collection” by Ben Osterhouse
The “String Flow Collection” by Ben Osterhouse enables a technique string player to perform, in which they quickly roll the bow across the strings to produce a dynamic, chordal texture.
If you are looking for an inspirational, niche string sound to add splashes of color and realism to your music, these instruments part of “String Flow Collection” (Affiliate Link) are for you!
With “String Flow Collection” (Affiliate Link) you can traverse in-depth a unique and wonderful string texture that cannot be discovered easily in any other library. This bundle features the following instruments:
- String Flow Violin
- String Flow Viola
- String Flow Cello
These instruments are ideally suited for intimate Film and TV scoring, or any state that requires realistic and private string textures and movement.
How The String Flow Instruments Work
Every instrument in this collection samples a technique string players use, in which they quickly roll the bow across the strings to create an energetic, chordal texture.
There are 2 ways to play these instruments:
- The first way is simple: just choose what type of chord you want, what key to be in, and then play on the white keys. Whatever you play will pick a harmony which will fit into whatever key you’ve chosen. It’s kind of like the “Harmonize” factory scripts in Kontakt, except that in this case, all of the harmonies had to be manually recorded!
- The second way to play requires more knowledge of the instrument, and is more flexible. If you play a chord that has been recorded, the instrument will play that chord on violin. The midi clips which come with the instrument demonstrate which chords work.
String Flow Collection Features
- The interface reacts to notes played, displaying what the music notation would look like to the player, and also showing which voicing, inversion, and key the chord is in. This could be educational for those looking to write music for live musicians.
- Comes with a collection of midi clips to introduce the instrument. These include a collection of short progressions, and examples of all the possible voicings.
- Each chord was played for 4 measures (about 9 seconds). Loops are enabled for all samples.
- Automatically tempo-syncs to project tempo. The samples were recorded at 100BPM. 85 – 160BPM sounds good, and the optimal tempo is 120BPM, and the optimal tempo is 120BPM.
- Chords are organized into 4 different types of voicings – Closed spacing, open spacing, 7th chords, and open 5ths.
- The closed spacing chords were recorded in both major and minor, and in all 3 inversions. The 7th chords include a dominant 7th, minor 7th, and major 7th voicing.
- Except for the open 5ths voicings, each chord recorded at 2 velocity layers, and each velocity layer has a normal version and a ponticello version, which can be crossfaded between using the mod wheel. This is a good way to add motion to the sound.
- The louder velocity layer has rubato which adds contrast and brings out the bassline.
Pricing and Availability
If you are looking for an inspiring, niche string sound to add splashes of color and realism to your music, “String Flow Collection” (Affiliate Link) is for you! 72% off the normal price (normally €102)!