String Textures

This library is donated to Pianobook to thank all the community for their support: In the final year of my undergraduate degree at Falmouth University, I organised a String Ensemble to record some live parts for one of my film compositions. With time to spare, we used the last 30 minutes of the session to […]...

The story

This library is donated to Pianobook to thank all the community for their support: In the final year of my undergraduate degree at Falmouth University, I organised a String Ensemble to record some live parts for one of my film compositions. With time to spare, we used the last 30 minutes of the session to record some textures that could be turned into a small sample instrument. Later, with the help of Paul Lebkuchner (Sound Aesthetic Sampling), I developed my first Kontakt Sample library, that would lead me onto an amazing journey in sampling. Artwork by Zoë Wenban. With thanks to: Jake Hougham (Co-Producer), Benjamin Thorne (Co-Producer), Dawn Richards (Violin), Elsa Evans (Violin), Jack Jordan (Viola) , Louise Paine (Viola), Ellie Blythe (Cello), Kristina Zubrickaitė (Cello), Jack Ferry (Double Bass).

Reviews

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  • Really Cool

    This has a really unique sound and definitely sounds like something you'd find on an extended techniques string library. It's a peculiar sound but very playable and has a brilliant GUI. Really nice work!

    R.Treves18 October 2021
  • Soo talented! Wonderful EVO, arc string library!!!

    Thank you sooooo much for creating this library! This is just what I was looking for... I would have bought it if I found it somewhere. Arc textured strings library is I use it quite often and I always look for a new texture. It is very exciting to play with this library as well, GUI is excellent, it even has evo menu that comes with harmonic tremolo, crescendo etc. Just wonderful!!!!!

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • Inspired and usable strings!

    Fragile and beautiful chamber string sounds which are very playable, and very believable. This library is reminiscent of some of Spitfire's evolutions libraries. Expertly recorded and instantly usable, this library will doubtless find a home on the hard drives of many recordists!

    Sam Ecoff14 October 2021
  • La musique au bout des doigts !

    I already use some proposal by Angus Roberts-Carey and feel quite impressed by the quality, innovation and «audace» of all his proposals. It may not fit all anyone needs, but if you seek something unique and fun to play and evenmore... fun to create with... go by his site - ARC is a must !

    Denis Dion13 October 2021
  • Perfection shouldn't be free

    This is an example of a library that seriously should NOT be free, since the amount of work done here is simply outrageously good. From the GUI being clean and beautiful with all the information needed right in front of you, and all the controls available right away - to the already-set keyswitches with the different playstyles, this instrument is just perfect. Keyswitches for 6 different styles: Sustain Evolutions, Harmonic Tremolo, Tremolo Crescendo, Light Tremolo, Col Legno, and Pizzicato Tremolo. Full ADSR controls, 3 different mixing sliders along with a pan knob, one for each instrument - Violin, Viola, Cello - and one for the room with the knob to swap the instrument placement. There is also a reverb effect slider included that in my opinion works really well. There are also some ECO patches that greatly drop the RAM usage, but the full version is already very, VERY small. Finally, when you mouseover any option, it will have a tooltip assigned to it at the bottom of the program.

    Alex Raptakis12 October 2021
  • Beautiful and unique

    I've thoroughly enjoyed using String Textures as part of my projects. I am always on the hunt for more experimental and timbrally unique sounds to add a new layer to my music. There is such interesting variation in each group and it is obvious that this has been very carefully thought out and executed!

    Catherine Hillier18 August 2021