The story

Welcome to Soft String Spurs Extras, a sample library of my viola, serving as an accompaniment to the original and very successful Soft String Spurs. This library has been such a joy to put together and I hope you enjoy using it just as much as I enjoyed creating it. This library was recorded diatonically using three microphones – a close AKG C451B about 2 feet from the viola and a stereo pair of AKG C214s about 2 metres away. The samples were double-tracked, enabling a rich stereo field. The samples were then edited and processed using echos and reverb and cleaned using RX7.

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  • Beautiful addition to original

    I already said in my review of soft string spurs that it is by far the best free strings I've ever come across, this extras patch is so cool and unique with the rhythmic "thrumming" sound. My favorite use is to subtly lay it onto of strings for some added texture and interest but i think it also works great on its own. Dans instruments are some of the best on Pianobook and I'm so happy for his recent success. He's inspired many of us.

    septemberwalk29 October 2021

    HELL YES. kthanxbye

    Alex Raptakis16 October 2021
  • Inspirational Accents

    Absolutely love this collection! The rhythmic presets are great for adding a layer of texture over some chords, whether synth or orchestra. I prefer the col legno but they both sound great, the col legno has a lot more of this scratchy darkness that I find really interesting when mixed in with another instrument. It can help give life to a recording that lacks human touch. Even though those presets get the main attention, I might like the tremolo even more. It is a completely different instrument, but is more playable and has an excellent sound. Try writing with the tremolo, and then layering on top the rhythmic presets

    Ada MaskilSamplist 07 November 2021
  • Amazing

    Very great sound, amazing !!!

    ...30 June 2022
  • Excellent Addition

    This is an excellent addition to Soft String Spurs. Perfectly recorded and implemented as always by Dan. The star rating above speaks volumes so I shall waffle no more.

    Thanks Dan.

    lfo2vcoSamplist 15 February 2022
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