Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library: 16GB of Detailed Samples of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 5 April 2022
  • Time to read: 6 min.

Looking for a high-quality solo strings library? Look no further than LSS Solo Strings by Aria Sounds. This 16GB sample library comprises meticulously sampled solo violin, viola, cello, and double bass instruments. These instruments were sampled in a large beautiful concert hall, with many microphones, making up four main, mixable mic perspectives – close mono, close pair, mid-room, and far room. The difference in perspectives is huge, meaning you can create sounds ranging from a very dry and up-close sound to a singing, naturally reverberated distant violin, and many degrees between the two.

Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library

16GB of Detailed Samples of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

There’s nothing quite like the sound of a solo string instrument. Whether it’s a violin, viola, cello, or double bass, the sound can be both haunting and beautiful. That’s why we’re so excited about LSS Solo Strings by Aria Sounds.

This library comprises meticulously sampled solo instruments, recorded in a large concert hall with many microphones. You can choose from four main mic perspectives: close mono, close pair, mid-room, and far room.

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Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library 16GB of Detailed Samples of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

The difference in perspective is huge, meaning you can create sounds that range from dry and up-close to singing and naturally reverberated distant strings. We think this library will be a valuable addition to any composer or producer’s toolkit!

LSS SOLO STRINGS is a 16GB sample library that was created using the Kontakt full version. It contains meticulously recorded solo violin, viola, cello, and double bass instruments.

Sampled in A Large Beautiful Concert Hall

In the past, this was difficult to accomplish. As a result of advancements in recording technology and software over the last decade, however, we now have realistic simulations that can closely duplicate actual acoustic spaces with virtual instruments or sample libraries.

The distance in views is considerable, allowing you to make sounds ranging from a very dry and up-close sound to a singing, naturally reverberated distant violin and many degrees in between the two.

Solo String Instruments

The Violin is one of the most popular instruments in the world. It is used in a variety of genres, from classical to contemporary, and has a wide range of sounds that can be produced. One of the things that make the Violin so versatile is the distance between the strings and the bridge.

This distance, known as the string’s speaking length, determines how long the string vibrates when plucked or bowed. The longer the string, the lower the pitch it produces. The shorter the string, the higher the pitch it produces. This means that by changing the distance between the strings and bridge, you can produce a wide range of pitches on the Violin. In addition, this distance also affects how much reverberation is produced when you play the instrument.

The Viola is similar to the violin but has a deeper sound. The viola is often used in classical and baroque music, as well as in film scores.

Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library Violin Viola
Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library Violin & Viola

The Cello is the largest of the string instruments and has a very deep and mellow sound. The cello is often used in classical and baroque music, as well as in film scores.

The Double Bass is the largest and lowest-pitched of the string instruments. The double bass is often used in classical and jazz music.

Three Legato Modes

Portamento, legato modes include slurred, bowed, and portamento. These are simply changed while playing with the key switches.

There are two main types of legato: slurred and bowed. Slurred legato is where you play all the notes of a phrase in one continuous movement. Bowed legato is where you start each note with a separate bow stroke but don’t release the bow between notes.

Portamento is a type of legato that is often used in string playing. It is a smoother, more fluid way of playing that sounds very smooth and connected. When using portamento, you slide into the next note while still holding down the previous one.

This create a very unique sound that can be hard to achieve with other methods. While legato can be used in any genre of music, it is often heard in classical and jazz music.

The option to modify the bow on the same note is an exceptionally helpful feature that we seldom see in string libraries. To change a note, simply bow the one you’d like to modify and press the low G key switch.

Main Mic Perspectives

The main mic perspectives are: close mono, close pair, mid-room, and far room. The difference in perspective is huge, meaning you can create sounds ranging from a very dry and up-close sound to a singing, naturally reverberated distant violin, and many degrees between the two.

When it comes to music, the sound is everything. The right mix of sounds can create a powerful and emotive experience, while the wrong mix can leave audiences feeling flat.

This is why so much effort goes into creating the perfect soundscape for each piece of music. When it comes to recorded music, engineers have a range of tools at their disposal to create the desired effect.

Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library Double Bass Cello
Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library Double Bass & Cello

By manipulating factors such as volume, EQ, and reverb, they can create sounds that range from very dry and up-close to naturally reverberated and distant. This gives them a lot of flexibility in terms of how they shape the sound of a recording. In the hands of a skilled engineer, these tools can be used to create a sound that is truly unique and evocative.

Conclusion

The Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library is a 16GB sample library of meticulously sampled solo violin, viola, cello, and double bass instruments. These instruments were sampled in a large beautiful concert hall, with many microphones, making up four main, mixable mic perspectives: close mono, close pair, mid-room, and far room.

The difference in perspectives is huge, meaning you can create sounds ranging from a very dry and up-close sound to a singing, naturally reverberated distant violin, and many degrees between the two.

The three legato modes (portamento, slurred, bowed) include different types of legato that are simply changed while playing with the key switches. There are two main types of legato: slurred and bowed. Slurred legato is where you play all the notes of a phrase in one continuous movement. Bowed legato is where you start each note with a separate bow stroke but don’t release the bow between notes.

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Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library 16GB of Detailed Samples of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

Portamento is a type of legato that is often used in string playing. It is a smoother, more fluid way of playing that sounds very smooth and connected. When using portamento, you slide into the next note while still holding down the previous one. This creates a very unique sound that can be hard to achieve with other methods. While legato can be used in any genre of music, it is often heard in classical and jazz music.

The Aria Sounds Solo Strings library is a great example of this. This library, which is powered by the full version of Kontakt, contains meticulously sampled solo violin, viola, cello, and double bass instruments. These instruments were sampled in a large beautiful concert hall, with many microphones, making up four main, mixable mic perspectives, close mono, close pair, mid-room, and far room.

The difference in perspectives is huge, meaning you can create sounds ranging from a very dry and up-close sound to a singing, naturally reverberated distant violin, and many degrees between the two. This gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of how you shape the sound of a recording. In the hands of a skilled engineer, these tools can be used to create a sound that is truly unique and evocative.

The Aria Sounds Solo Strings library is an excellent example of this.

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