During Simeon Amburgey’s time with Angel Strings (Affiliate Link), he was impressed at how quickly you can put seemingly complex parts together. The results of recording the entire string section together make for a very pleasant and cohesive experience.
Isaiah 14 illustrates a battle of heavenly proportions, a war that burned even before the commencement of time. It explains Lucifer being cast down from his prominent position after a failed coup attempt to occupy the very throne of Heaven itself. This representation of Lucifer is characterized by his having stringed instruments, or “viols” as part of his appearance. He was like a self-contained orchestra. After his initial defeat, he did not just go down to Georgia, he went much, much, further down, and the war in Heaven continues to this day.
Angel Strings Vol. 1 allows us to experience strings in beautiful and dare I say, disturbing ways as we score our next celestial battle.
ANGEL STRINGS (Affiliate Link) includes textural elements, morphing into/out from atonality, risers/divebombs ideal for building tension (for example in trailer music), different styles of spiccato/staccato, marcato to soft attacks with sustains, fast tempo-locked tremolo for powerful driving string hooks and more.
What makes Angel Strings Vol. 1 particularly easy to use, is their decision to give us all of the string sections laid out across the entire keyboard. The sections respond to keyboard velocity, going from sustained longs to short and tight marcatos.
The upper keys allow you to switch between various playing styles. This makes working on ideas virtually effortless, as the basic articulations are at your fingertips.
So in your battle to conquer the next challenging project, Angel Strings could be the secret weapon you are looking for to overthrow the powers of darkness forever.
Angel Strings (Affiliate Link) Vol.1 is another collaboration between Auddict and the fantastic “United Strings of Europe”, a London-based ensemble made up of young professionals from across the European Union and Switzerland with the goal of promoting musical and cultural cooperation at the highest level.
The ensemble is gaining recognition for its exciting performances in Switzerland, France, Lebanon and the UK. With several world premieres of works by Hristic, Marinkovic and Winkler, the ensemble has collaborated with a number of distinguished artists including Hildegarde Fesneau, Marc Benzekri, Mateja Marinkovic, Jack Liebeck, Walter Delahunt and Ljubisa Jovanovic.
This library was recorded at Angel Studios in London, where countless pop/rock stars have recorded (notably Adele’s “21”), and many major film and video game scores have been recorded, including The Lion King, Jackie, Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Horizon: Zero Dawn and many more.
The concept of having an entire string orchestra under your fingers is very desirable for a keyboard player. Stringed instruments with their wide range of expressions are sometimes hard to capture. Angel Strings provides a convenient way to bridge the gap when it comes to string libraries.
Angel Strings Vol. 1 provides three distinct Kontakt NKI patches featuring Longs and Shorts, Bowed Runs and Tremolos, and last but certainly not least, Sound Effects.
The second NKI gives you a very useful set of tools to generate active parts. The Bowed Runs are a special set of samples that are intended to help things sound more connected while playing certain runs and phrases on the keyboard. There is a slider to fine-tune the tightness of how notes connect to one another.
The Synced Tremolo function inside of Angel Strings (Affiliate Link), provides four slots that work like a step sequencer. You can adjust the number of steps in the pattern, up to eight. Each step can be set to perform a certain dynamic range and can sync to your DAW’s host tempo. Combine this with the ability to switch between the four patterns, you have a great tool to create very dramatic and driving parts right away.
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