65% off “Sospiro Strings” by Ben Osterhouse

65% off “Sospiro Strings” by Ben Osterhouse

“Sospiro Strings” offers a unique approach to creating slow, emotive strings by providing a collection of 4 different length swells and 3 sustained articulations that can be played either as an ensemble or via the individual instrument patches.

The interface allows you to create tempo-synced string swells from a single quarter note all the way up to four full bars that can fit any composition making it perfect for Intimate Film Scoring, TV Music and Chamber Music!

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Intimate, Slow & Emotive Strings For Kontakt (Full)

“Sospiro Strings” is a Kontakt library for creating slow, emotive strings. It features 4 different length swells and 3 sustained articulations on the following instruments:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass

This library is ideally suited to intimate Film Scoring, TV Music, Chamber Music or any situation that requires organic, intimate string textures.

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How Does Sospiro Strings Work?

There are separate nki’s for each individual instrument, and there is an nki with all instruments mixed together, to work as a simpler sketching tool, and also to save memory.

There are 2 varieties of Swells:

  • The vibrato swells provide a warm, individual sound. The vibrato samples sound better or worse depending on how much they are being timed-stretched, which is why it is especially nice to have non-vibrato as an option. All of the swells were originally recorded at 110 BPM.
  • The non-vibrato swells have a clear tone which especially brings attention to the change in tone as each instrument gets louder and softer.

Each version, vibrato and non-vibrato has a single velocity layer.

Using the Length in Beats slider, you can choose the appropriate length, and the corresponding swell will be chosen and time-stretched if needed.

The Length Multiplier is useful if you have a project with a fast bpm and you want it to sound slow, or vice versa.

The Smart Release feature makes it so that however far into the crescendo-ing part of the sample you have held the note, it will jump that far from the end of the swell. This means that the longer you hold a note, the longer its release will be.

All of the swells can be either vibrato or non-vibrato. The vibrato adds warmth and individuality to the sound, but may be a bit over dramatic in some cases. The non-vibrato has a lot of clarity, and especially brings attention to change in tone as each instrument gets louder and softer.

The vibrato samples sound better or worse depending on how much they are being timed-stretched, which is why it is especially nice to have non-vibrato as an option.

The Sync feature is one of the most essential features: with Sync enabled, any notes you add or change in a chord will sync with the first note that was played.

There are 3 varieties of Sustains:

  • The cold sustains are played with a slow bow and no vibrato, a fragile sound at the edge of breaking.
  • The warm sustains are played over the fingerboard with a fast, freely changing bow and generous vibrato.
  • The full sustains are played closer to the bridge with a slow, heavy bow. Vibrato is used with discretion.

There is an option to double the sound, which layers two instances together and pans them slightly apart. This sounds better if you are only using one instrument by itself and only playing a few notes at a time.

If you are playing big chords and layering all 4 instruments together, the doubled feature tends to sound more generic and uninteresting.

Requirements

  • 3.2GB available HD space
  • Requires the FULL Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later (NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player)
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What Can I Do With “Sospiro Strings”?

“Sospiro Strings” by Ben Osterhouse is perfect for creating slow, emotive strings. It can achieve a wide range of moods and is most ideally suited to:

  • Intimate Film Scoring
  • TV Music
  • Chamber Music

If you are looking for organic, intimate and inspiring string swells and textures, this instrument is for you!

Note: Requires the FULL Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later (NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player)

Note: Please be aware you will be required to visit an external website in order to create an account, redeem and download your product. We do not host the download at VSTBuzz.


"Sospiro Strings" by Ben Osterhouse

65% off "Sospiro Strings" by Ben Osterhouse

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  • 3.2GB in size
  • Four instruments – Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
  • Separate nki’s for each individual instrument
  • 1 nki with all instruments mixed together – to work as a simpler sketching tool
  • 2 VARIETIES OF SWELLS:
  • Vibrato Swells – provide a warm, individual sound. All of the swells were originally recorded at 110 BPM
  • Non-vibrato Swells – have a clear tone which especially brings attention to the change in tone as each instrument gets louder and softer
  • 3 VARIETIES OF SUSTAINS:
  • Cold Sustains – played with a slow bow and no vibrato, a fragile sound at the edge of breaking.
  • Warm Sustains – played over the fingerboard with a fast, freely changing bow and generous vibrato.
  • Full Sustains – played closer to the bridge with a slow, heavy bow. Vibrato is used with discretion.
  • Vibrato and Non-vibrato has a single velocity layer
  • Length in Beats Slider – choose the appropriate length, and the corresponding swell will be chosen and time-stretched if needed.
  • Length Multiplier – useful if you have a project with a fast bpm and you want it to sound slow, or vice versa.
  • Smart Release – makes it so that however far into the crescendo-ing part of the sample you have held the note, it will jump that far from the end of the swell.
  • Sync feature – with this enabled, any notes you add or change in a chord will sync with the first note that was played.
  • Double – layers two instances together and pans them slightly apart for a bigger sound.
  • Note: Requires the FULL Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later (NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player)
  • Note: Please be aware you will be required to visit an external website in order to create an account, redeem and download your product. We do not host the download at VSTBuzz.
  • This unique library is ideally suited to Intimate Film Scoring, TV Music and Chamber Music!

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  • "In addition to being beautifully sampled, Sospiro Strings is so, so useful. This is going to become a new go-to instrument for me when using string swells."

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