Checking Out: Nightfall – A Hybrid/Organic Strings Toolkit by Realitone

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A fantastic library in every way! Nightfall turns the beauty of Sunset Strings into dark, apocalyptic soundscape of string textures, drones, pulses and more that will feel perfectly at home in a plethora of applications.

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Checking Out: Nightfall by Realitone

Realitone‘s Sunset Strings delivered a fresh and beautiful approach to traditional strings, with an innovative engine, great samples, and a fantastic concept – allowing composers to create custom string layers with full control over how those layers blended together. Now, with Nightfall, Realitone has taken those same samples and that same creative engine and concept and brought it into a dark and dreary soundscape. If you’re looking for dark and foreboding strings, string textures, pulses, and more, Nightfall is a fantastic choice!

Nightfall normally sells for $199.95 from Realitone
Note that at the time of publishing, Nightfall is available as a pre-release Kontakt Player Instrument. Owners of the pre-release version will receive a copy of the Kontakt Player Instrument once it is released later this year.

Thoughts

Sunset Strings was an innovative string library that made it easy to create evolving string movement across a broad range of articulations. The intuitive Kontakt engine allowed composers to control the movement of evolution of these sounds, blending dual articulations into a realistic string performance that allowed the string section to breathe with the music. Now, with Nightfall, Realitone have taken this award-winning formula and applied it to a darker aesthetic – dark string sustains, textures, drones, pulses, signatures sounds, repetitions, and loops. All by themselves, the individual articulations sound fantastic and will blend into a ton of different tracks across numerous genres – from ambient, to horror, to action, and more. However, using Realitone’s two-layer sound engine, composers can create their own evolving string sounds that can start out gentle and mild and quickly (or slowly – you decide!) turn into something dark and sinister. There are plenty of articulations to explore, and these more than double when you consider the fact that any two articulations can be layered together. In addition to layering, you can split the keyboard to put 2 different sounds in different keyranges – allowing you to create string sounds with different articulations in the top and bottom end of your string section. There are even a few master presets to get your creative juices flowing. I was impressed with Sunset Strings, but I’m honestly even more impressed with Nightfall. Maybe that just speaks to my own somewhat darker taste. This library is in a word – excellent!

Facts

Nightfall downloads as 5.72GB and turns samples from Realitone’s award-winning Sunset Strings library into sustains, drones, textures, soundscapes, shorts, signatures, sound design effects, repetitions, pulses, and loops. Incredibly, Realitone offers a 30-day policy. Nightfall is currently available on a pre-release offer for $129.00. The pre-release edition requires the full version of Kontakt 6.2.1. All those who purchase the pre-release edition of Nightfall will receive the full release for the free Kontakt Player upon release in August/September. Nightfall will normally be available from Realitone for $199.95.

Nightfall normally sells for $199.95 from Realitone

 

Demos of Nightfall by Realitone

 

Videos of Nightfall by Realitone

Contributor Raborn Johnson reviews Nightfall by Realitone
“A fantastic library in every way! Nightfall turns the beauty of Sunset Strings into dark, apocalyptic soundscape of string textures, drones, pulses and more that will feel perfectly at home in a plethora of applications. “