Native Instruments Action Strings KONTAKT
TEAM MAGNETRiXX 02 December 2012 | 9.13 GB
DRAMATIC ORCHESTRAL PHRASES
The epic, orchestral sound of blockbuster movies, made simple via immaculately sampled and easily playable phrases.
ACTION STRINGS is the epic, orchestral sound of blockbuster movies, made simple via immaculately sampled and easily playable phrases. With a truly natural sound, over 14 GB of live-recorded string phrases are ready to add big screen suspense and drama to your movie or game scores – or even spice up your rock, pop and R’n’B tracks.
Running in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER, ACTION STRINGS lets you select phrases with your left hand and control chords, melodies and tonality with your right – making it a cinch to create edge-of-the-seat sequences, whatever your production expertise.
The phrases in ACTION STRINGS were performed by the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague – sampled in exquisite detail by experienced score producers, Dynamedion. The orchestra was made up of 60 musicians – 36 in the high ensemble (22 violins, eight violas and six cellos), and 24 in the low ensemble (ten violas, eight cellos and six basses).
The phrases range from basic rhythm patterns to complex melodies, each recorded live in every key, and in two dynamic levels. Blend between the dynamic levels via the mod wheel, switch the harmonic patterns to minor or major via velocity, or change the meter to fit your production. And because these strings are recorded as phrases, the sound is stunningly natural at all times.
SIMPLE AND FLEXIBLE
ACTION STRINGS is designed to make your job easier. All the 150 phrases are organized into themes of five, with five additional custom slots. All slots can be assigned or changed easily via the phrase browser, making the coherent development of your track completely straightforward. Every phrase is playable in all keys, and is selectable via keyswitch – create epic progressions without spending a lifetime studying music theory and arrangement.
Play phrases in Trigger mode for more control or sync your phrase to the ‘1’ of your host’s tempo. Utilizing KONTAKT’s Time-Machine Pro, you can drastically alter the tempo of the phrase in real time, even progressive changes like ritardando or accelerando – the sound remains strong and natural at all times.
ARTISTS ON ACTION STRINGS
“We have to use them before everyone does.”
Numarek Music (Aloe Blacc, Max Herre, Deichkind, Eagle Eye Cherry)
“Ideal for film scoring.”
Steve London (Mothman, The Green Goddess)
“Action Strings is excellent value.”
Jacob Shea (Inception, Sherlock Holmes, The Dark Knight)
“The most realistic string emulations I’ve ever heard.”
Pete Boxsta Martin (Jesse J, Sugababes)
“Never have sampled staccato lines sounded more realistic.”
Jesper Kyd (Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell)
Founded by Pierre Langer and Tilman Sillescu, Dynamedion has established itself as a leader in soundtrack composition, orchestra production and sound design on the European computer game market. Their work on Halo Legends, KINECT StarWars, Alan Wake, and Crysis 2 have set the standard for large-scale projects in the industry and won a reputation for unsurpassed quality. Also highly renowned for scoring movie trailers – including The Last King of Scotland, The Bourne Ultimatum and 10,000 B.C – Dynamedion have received numerous prizes and music awards in the past decade.
AT A GLANCE
Product type Sampled orchestral strings phrase player
For use with Free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER and KONTAKT 5
Number of instruments 1 NKI, 154 phrases
Sound category Cinematic strings
Size (Mac / PC) >9 GB of samples (uncompressed: >14 GB)
System requirements FREE KONTAKT 5 PLAYER or KONTAKT 5
Please also see the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER FAQ