First Look: Hyperion Strings Micro by Soundiron

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‘Bang for your Buck’ is a phrase I don’t use often, but Hyperion Strings Micro is just asking for it! With a very intuitive interface and more functionality than I expect from many advanced libraries at three to five times the price, Hyperion lives up to it’s ‘Perfect Starter Pack Strings’ tagline.

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First Look: Hyperion Strings Micro by Soundiron

Soundiron has been teasing the Hyperion String libraries for some time now so I was eager to sit down and check out the first of three Hyperion Strings releases: Hyperion Strings Micro.

Soundiron has stated that the larger versions of the libraries (Hyperion Strings Elements and the complete Hyperion Symphonic Strings) will be released soon. Another thing to be aware of is that purchase of this library at qualifies users for full credit toward Hyperion Strings Elements and the complete Hyperion Symphonic Strings which will be released at a later date.

Hyperion Strings Micro is a Kontakt player instrument and includes 5 NKIs with a full ensemble preset, as well as 4 main sections with Violins, Violas, Cellos and Double Basses.

For the Micro Edition, Soundiron has included a nice set of core articulations with multi-dynamic sustains both with and without natural vibrato, staccatos, spiccatos and pizzicatos, as well as two basic dynamic expressions: long crescendos and decrescendos.

The intimacy of this library is pretty immediate upon playback. You can tell the library was recorded in a studio with smaller sections (8 Violins, 6 Violas, 5 Cellos and 4 Double Basses) as it delivers real bite and immediacy. The thing that got me really comfortable working with the library thus far was the Stage Panel. This allows users to implement IR for Room and FX.

In the first look video above, I wanted to get a feel for the sample set and what the additional functionality added to the library. My biggest takeaway was that there are a lot of controls and since Soundiron has positioned Hyperion Strings Micro as “The Perfect Starter Pack String Library” I do see a lot of benefits this library will have for new-comers to the virtual instruments world.

Not the least of which is that the library is a Kontakt Player Instrument which is compatible with both the full and free versions of Native Instruments Kontakt. This also makes for a very inexpensive way to get into a flexible string library at a very affordable price. There is plenty of “Bang for your Buck” here and that isn’t even considering the library allows users the crossgrade from a FREE version of Kontakt to the full version for about 50% Off.

Contributor Steven McDonald is busy working on a full review of the library for Sample Library Review, so once his review goes live I will link to it here.

Hyperion Strings Micro sells for $49.00 from Soundiron

Facts

Hyperion Strings Micro downloads as 2.5 GB

It contains a sample set of Strings recorded that were captured in Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA and contains 5 NKI Kontakt Instruments for Ensemble, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses.

The library includes articulations for Multi-Dynamic Sustains, Staccatos, spiccatos and pizzicatos, Real-Time Vibrato Controls with Tempo-synch Crescendo / Decrescendos.

Other highlights include a Soundstage Positioning panel with dozens of custom rooms, halls, chambers and FX environments. as well as a Play Assistant and Arpeggio tool.

Hyperion Strings Micro sells for $49.00 from Soundiron

 

Demos of Hyperion Strings Micro by Soundiron

 

Videos of Hyperion Strings Micro by Soundiron