The newest string library Oscillation Strings specializes in gentle repeated note swells and features a unique kind of legato. It takes a lot from Sospiro Strings but expands into new territory. This product is compatible with Kontakt Full V6.3.1 or later
Everything has been programmed into one nki which gives natural access across-the-board.
For all of the articulations, you can choose between violin, viola, cello, or bass. All have been recorded dry, close-mic’d, and is doubled (two instances layered together). It’s easy to achieve a realistic chamber strings sound this way.
Two different types of legato samples
Note Change shifts land decisively as a bow change happens during the note-change. Portamento shifts provide a more gliss-y and romantic note-change.
Purge unused samples
If all the samples are loaded at once, it takes up a hefty chunk of memory! To lighten the load, there are options to purge (unload from RAM) unused Rhythms, unused Swells, or andor unused Instruments.
- Energetic eighth notes
- Medium Quarter notes recorded at two different speeds: 90 and 120bpm.
- Broad, expressive half notes
Double or Halve time stretching
Everything tempo-syncs, so if the project bpm is too fast or slow, samples may get overstretched and sound un-natural. The interface includes options to halve or double the speed of everything, to avoid this overstretching.
Similar to a synth, Oscillation Strings has an attack and decay knob. What’s different is that each position in the knobs triggers a whole different set of samples. This opens up a lot of phrasing possibilities.
If swells aren’t your thing, you can just switch over to “Expression” and use the modwheel to make your own phrasing.
For all of the articulations, you can choose between violin, viola, cello, or bass. Everything has been recorded dry, close-mic’d, and is doubled (two instances layered together). It’s easy to achieve a realistic chamber strings sound this way.
- Instruments – violin, viola, cello, or bass
- Rhythms – Energetic eighth notes – Medium Quarter notes – Broad expressive half notes
- Custom Compression System
- Custom Swells
- Polyphonic Legato
- Two different types of legato samples
- Double or Halve time-stretching
- Purge unused samples
- 11427 Samples .ncw compressed
- Kontakt 6.3.1 FULL version required. Not for Kontakt Player
The compression brings up the volume of the soft parts of the swell. They can be a bit dramatic, and it’s nice to be able to mellow them out. Because it’s compressing the sample for each individual note, it’s more natural sounding. You wouldn’t be able to get the same effect by just slapping a compressor on after Kontakt.
The legato in Oscillation Strings is one of the most unique features. Depending on where in the swell overlapping notes are played, a different legato sample will be chosen, and it’s sample offset, volume, length, and fade-in time are all automatically adjusted by the script to fit. It’s easier to describe by showing, so check out the Oscillation Strings Legato In-depth video for a more detailed explanation of how this works.
Pricing and Availability
Oscillation Strings from Ben Osterhouse is available now with 20% Off Intro Offer