Press Release: Chris Hein Solo Strings Complete, Solo Viola & Solo Cello Overview

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These sound very very impressive! I especially love how the Solo Cello library is being delivered with 2 separate instruments a Romantic & Modern Cello.  Call me impressed!

Official press release from Best Service posted below!

Chris Hein Solo Viola

 

Chris Hein – SOLO VIOLA outshines all previous Viola libraries.

Never before, a sample library of this extent has been dedicated towards a single string instrument: Recorded with greatest care and endless details, precisely edited and merged into a practical and musical instrument for NI’s Kontakt Player offering an elaborated custom-tailored user-interface with comprehensive scripting. Chris Hein – Solo Viola features high-grade sound quality and incredible realistic articulations. This library offers everything you have been missing with previous virtual string instruments.

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You receive over 10,000 samples (4 gigabytes of sample data), 38 articulations, four different legato transitions as well as extensive phase-alignment of all samples to guarantee smooth inaudible crossfades of up to eight velocity layers. This feature-set allows the creation of authentic Viola-arrangements unprecedented on a computer.

Chris Hein – Solo Viola delivers outstanding, detailed and highly expressive results as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble – in all relevant genres ranging from classical music and film scores to gypsy-jazz, folk and pop ballads.

 

Chris Hein releases the third Solo Strings family instrument, Solo Cello

Never before, a sample library of this extent has been dedicated towards a single string instrument: Recorded with greatest care and endless details, precisely edited and merged into a practical and musical instrument for NI’s Kontakt Player offering an elaborated custom-tailored user-interface with comprehensive scripting. Chris Hein – Solo Cello features high-grade sound quality and incredible realistic articulations. This library offers everything you have been missing with previous virtual string instruments.

You receive over 24.000 samples (9,5 gigabytes of sample data), 38 articulations, four different legato transitions as well as extensive phase-alignment of all samples to guarantee smooth inaudible crossfades of up to eight velocity layers. This feature-set allows the creation of authentic cello-arrangements unprecedented on a computer.

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Chris Hein – Solo Cello is a bundle of two fantastic sounding Solo Cello instruments. The two instruments in CH – Solo Cello have exactly the same features, but a completely different sound.

  • „Modern Cello“ has a hifi sound with extreme dynamic and a precise and clear tone.
  • „Romantic Cello“ has a more warm and rich sound. You can hear the old and noble wood.

Chris Hein – Solo Cello delivers outstanding, detailed and highly expressive results as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble – in all relevant genres ranging from classical music and film scores to gypsy-jazz, folk and pop ballads.

 

Chris Hein Solo Strings Complete

 

Collection of virtual Solo Strings by Chris Hein

Chris Hein – SOLO STRINGS COMPLETE is an extensive Solo Strings Libary including Chris Hein´s Solo Violin, Solo Viola, Solo Cello and Solo ContraBass – all recorded with greatest care and endless details, precisely edited and merged into a practical and musical instrument for NI’s Kontakt Player.

Each Instrument has over 10,000 samples, 38 articulations and 4 different legato transitions. Unique phase align techniques enable perfect X-fade blending between up to 8 dynamic layers. Play from smooth & soft to screaming loud with completely natural sounding transitions, all without artefacts or phasing.
Choose from a staggering 102 different attack shapes per note using the unique Note Head function, all with just a single fader. Two on-board convolution reverbs allow you to design the body of the instrument and the performance space itself. The DSP effects rack gives unlimited power to process the string sound, from soundtrack-ready to other-wordly.
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Unique functions

Perfect dynamic transitions thanks to phase alignment
Over a research period of several months, all samples have been fully aligned in phase. Accordingly, the instrument offers perfect seamless transitions of dynamic layers without sonic degradation.

Unique combination of short and long notes
The combination of long and short notes is a major problem in sample-libraries that often fail to deliver authentic sounding results. With real musical instruments, the note length often influences the attack behavior as well as the note end. Chris Hein – Solo Strings Complete addresses these aspects by its “Note Head Designer” which has been significantly expanded for this library. Each instrument offers a selection of 102 attack shapes. This allows calling up twelve matching short sample variations (Shorts) along with each sustain-articulation. These shorts not only offer the corresponding correct attack-behavior but also a note-end that perfectly matches the note length.

These user-defined selections of short-note-variations are available in eight dynamic layers each and can be combined with the corresponding sustained phases, leading to astonishing realistic results that cannot be achieved using random round-robin based selections. Of course, the shorts are also available as individual articulations.

True Legato
Chris Hein – Solo Strings Complete offers true legato in up to four dynamic layers for short and long note variations. The corresponding in-depth recordings and edits result in unexpected realistic sounds with perfect note-transitions. At the same time, it is possible to combine these realistic combinations with additional artificial inserted legatos.

Library extend
The performance-data of Chris Hein – Solo Strings Complete directly reflect the immense investment in recordings and configuration possibilities. Every instrument builds upon almost 10,000 single samples, 38 articulations and up to eight dynamic layers. This makes the library one of the most in-depth sampled Solo Strings currently available.

The custom-tailored user-interface of the Kontakt Player not only offers numerous functions to adapt the library’s sound character and articulations but also provides immense configuration choices to live up to specific demands and workflows. At the same time, due to pre-programmed key-switch-presets at the lower part of the keyboard, the library can also be effectively played without any need for deep edits. Thanks to four “Dynamic Modes”, the “Note-Head Designer”, “Key-Vibrato”, “Hot-Keys” and the revolutionary concept of articulation-presets, the user-interface will give you the impression to really play this instrument live.

 

Chris Hein – SOLO STRINGS COMPLETE includes:

  • Chris Hein – Solo Violin
    delivers outstanding, detailed and highly expressive results in all relevant genres ranging from classical music and film scores to gypsy-jazz, folk and pop ballads.
  • Chris Hein – Solo Viola
    features high-grade sound quality and incredible realistic articulations. This library offers everything you have been missing with previous virtual string instruments.
  • Chris Hein – Solo Cello
    is a bundle of two fantastic sounding Solo Cello Instruments. The two instruments in CH-Solo Cello have exactly the same features, but a completely different sound.
  • Chris Hein – Solo ContraBass*
    outshines all previous Contrabass libraries. Never before, a sample library of this extent has been dedicated towards a single string instrument.
    *The Contrabass will be released in January 2017 and will be delivered subsequently
  • Chris Hein Solo Viola                                             MSRP    € 179.-    $ 179.-   £ 155.-
  • Chris Hein Solo Cello                                             MSRP    € 259.-    $ 259.-   £ 219
  • Chris Hein Solo Strings Complete                        MSRP    € 599.-    $ 599.-   £ 529.-
  • coming soon: Chris Hein Solo ContraBass              MSRP     € 179.-   $ 179.-   £ 155.-

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