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60% off “Cornucopia: Strings 2” by Strezov Sampling

60% off “Cornucopia: Strings 2” by Strezov Sampling

“Cornucopia: Strings 2” – A hand picked Chamber String Ensemble playing essential articulations with focus on a unique vintage sound.

Featuring brand new True Polyphonic Legato Ensembles as well as a more accessible Graphical User Interface, the result is the most realistic sounding, flexible string ensemble you’ll ever play!

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9GB of Lush, Intimate and Vintage Sounding Strings!

Cornucopia is the “horn of plenty” (from Latin – cornu copiae) – a symbol of abundance and nourishment.

For Cornucopia: Strings 2 a chamber string ensemble (6-5-4-3-2) was recorded and sampled comprising the best string players in Bulgaria – all leading players in the Sofia Session Orchestra.

The very special characteristic that makes Cornucopia stand out to other string libraries on the market is its sound. At its first release in 2013 the original Cornucopia quickly gained a huge amount of fans due to its unique, almost vintage, tone.

The strings were recorded in their real orchestral seating position (violins to the left, celli and basses to the right) in Druzhba hall – the same hall “Storm Choir” was recorded in.

The subtle natural ambience of the space brought the samples to life without compromising the tonal clarity.

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5 Mic Positions: Total Flexibility To Tailor Your Own Sound!

With a fully sampled dynamic range from piano to forte using up to 5 mic positions, “Cornucopia: Strings 2” can be tailored to sit very well in different musical contexts.

According to the philosophy of Strezov Sampling the original Cornucopia didn’t receive a lot of post processing. However after some careful investigations single notes were tuned for the 2.0 update to ensure better playability and consistency.

Overview:

  • Chamber String Ensembles (6-5-4-3-2)
  • Leading String Players of the Sofia Session Orchestra
  • Unique vintage string sound
  • Tutti and seperate Bass articulations
  • New True Polyphonic Legato Articulations
  • Up to 5 Microphone Positions
  • Optimized patches with direct access to all articulations
  • Niente feature for seamless fade outs

So How Exactly Are the Strings Sections Divided?

The instruments and instrument sections in “Cornucopia: Strings 2” are divided into logically into Tutti and Bass sections and all articulations are instantly accessible via the Graphical User interface or MIDI keyswtiches.

Additionally you also get 2 High/Low Strings True Polyphonic Legato patches and a special bonus 4 Vln FFF Divisi Marc patch!

TUTTI (1st, 2nd Violins, Violas and Celli):

  • Tutti Trills – whole tone / half tone trills
  • Tutti Tremolo – ordinary tremolo, two dynamics
  • Tutti Trem Sul Pont – tremolo played near the ‘bridge’
  • Tutti Sus – ordinary sustained notes, two dynamics
  • Tutti Sordino – ‘con sordino’; warm and gentle tone, two dynamics
  • Tutti Spicc – played in the middle of the bow, without effort
  • Tutti Stacc – sounds bigger than “Spicc”, two dynamics
  • Tutti Sfz – sforzando, playing with a sudden, strong emphasis
  • Tutti Pizz – pizzicato, short articulation, two dynamics
  • Tutti FX – clusters, atonal textures, avant-garde effects

BONUS:

  • 4 Vln FFF Divisi Marc – first chair violins (a total of 4 players) playing with a very exaggerated vibrato

BASS:

  • Bass Tremolo – ordinary tremolo, two dynamics
  • Bass Trem Sul Pont – tremolo played near the ‘bridge’, two dynamics
  • Bass Sus – ordinary sustained notes, two dynamics
  • Bass Sord – con sordino; warm and gentle tone, two dynamics
  • Bass Stacc – short articulation, two dynamics
  • Bass Sfz – sforzando, played with a strong emphasis
  • Bass Pizz – pizzacato, short articulation, two dynamics
  • Bass FX – clusters, atonal textures, avant-garde effects

TRUE POLYPHONIC LEGATO:

  • High Strings True Polyphonic Legato – con sordino, in full Octaves
  • Low Strings True Polyphonic Legato – con sordino, in full Octaves

True Polyphonic Legato With Intelligent Voice-Leading!

The original Cornucopia Strings had only full Tutti and seperate Basses articulations. Listening to the requests of users two brand new true polyphonic legato patches were added with special focus on the concept of the library. The first one consists of 1st, 2nd Violins and Violas playing in Octaves with muted strings (con sordino).

The second patch ensembles the Celli and Basses in Octaves also playing con sordino. Although all strings were recorded con sordino and the ensemble size is relatively small the captured sound turned out to be pretty massive and therefore is also perfect for Hybrid Score Productions.

Strezov Sampling’s new true polyphonic legato script not only allows you to hold down chords and continue playing, but also does intelligent voice leading when you play chords. For a detailed demonstration of this please make sure to watch the walkthrough video covering this feature in more detail.

So What Exactly Can I Do With “Cornucopia: Strings 2”?

With it’s unique sound and incredible flexibility “Cornucopia: Strings 2” is perfect for a huge range of styles of music including:

  • Orchestral – classical, modern, hybrid etc.
  • Trailer music – big thumping trailer tracks with driving spiccato strings
  • Underscore – crime, thriller, dramedy, cinematic, suspense, drama, horror etc.
  • Pop – beautiful, lush background strings for singers or bands

And much, much more!

"Cornucopia: Strings 2" by Strezov Sampling

60% off "Cornucopia: Strings 2" by Strezov Sampling

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  • Absolute no-brainer at 60% off the normal price (normally €168.99)!
  • Chamber String Ensembles (6-5-4-3-2)
  • Leading String Players of the Sofia Session Orchestra
  • Unique vintage string sound
  • Tutti and seperate Bass articulations
  • New True Polyphonic Legato Articulations
  • Up to 5 Microphone Positions
  • Optimized patches with direct access to all articulations
  • Niente feature for seamless fade outs
  • Requires the FULL RETAIL version of Kontakt 5 or higher – FREE Player NOT SUPPORTED
  • Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or macOS 10.12 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo.
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • 9 GB of free space (compressed NI Kontakt samples)
  • Internet connection
  • Perfect for Composers Writing for film, TV and Video Games!

What People Think About 60% off “Cornucopia: Strings 2” by Strezov Sampling

  • "For putting together powerful string beds and backing tracks with minimal fuss, Cornucopia strikes an excellent balance between versatility and ease of use. Personally, it’s just the ticket for my own classic/prog/pop rock styles"

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  • "I love the approach of the Strezov Sampling team - they not only try to preserve the rawness of the live recording, but make inspiring and experimental products like the Aleatoric Modular Series or the Rhodope Ethnic Bulgarian Choir! I highly recommend their sample libraries!"

    Penka Kouneva

    Penka Kouneva

    Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands Videogame, Transformers Videogame

  • "Being a lifelong fan of the Eastern European music tradition, I am so grateful to Strezov Sampling for making parts of that rich vocabulary available as sampling libraries and instrument designs. They are made with the 'working composer' in mind, and have a unique, direct sound character."

    Paul Haslinger

    Paul Haslinger

    Fear the Walking Dead, Underworld, Crank, Shoot 'Em Up, Halt and Catch Fire

  • "Strezov is a brilliant sampling artist. There is a level of musicality and detail that is incredibly impressive."

    Jeff Rona

    Jeff Rona

    Phantom, God of War III, Exit Wounds, Traffic

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