Soft String Spurs Extras

Additional viola to add to the original Soft String Spurs...

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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  • 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 Maskil07 November 2021
  • 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
  • Magical Movement Machine

    Just like the original this is such a clever idea and works so well. Executed with Dan's usual flair and attention to detail. Great having GUI control over the different layers. For some reason the EXP doesn't work for me if I use the mouse, but it fine it I use the MOD wheel; might be a Kontakt/Mac issue, not sure, doesn't matter anyway...

    Mark Lord06 December 2021
  • Tiny drops of inspiration!

    This library allows you to blend tremolo, col legno, and pizzicato loops in swarm-style textures. They are well recorded and very usable. Because the textures seem to change, interact, and evolve in ever changing ways, this is a great way to ad motion and life to an otherwise static track. Excellent work!

    Sam Ecoff05 November 2021
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