Vienna Instruments Appassionata Strings Bundle
Standard Library - Click here for list of articulations:
If you are looking for that larger-than-life Hollywood sound, the Vienna Instruments Appassionata Strings Bundle is the perfect answer. In particular the legato and sul-G-performances, with varying intensities of vibrato, provide a passionate, large and epic string sound. These big strings are designed for all kinds of cinematic music, from slow and lush themes to fast action scores. In addition to arco and legato styles, the 20 violins, 14 violas, 12 cellos and 10 double basses (six among them being 5-string double basses) feature accented interval notes, staccatos and spiccatos. While Appassionata Strings I covers a wide range of articulations, Appassionata Strings II offers almost all of the articulations in the first Collection, but played "con sordino". Some composers even combine the "normal" strings with muted strings, resulting in a particularly thick and luxurious sound.
Appassionata Strings I (click for details)
As the name suggests, these string ensembles are quite simply, passionate. Their lush, broad and emotive cinematic sound defies expectations for a virtual instrument. They integrate perfectly well into a variety of musical styles, from pop and rock environments to symphonic arrangements, from emotional ballads to films, from pure string beds to complete orchestral scores.
Appassionata Strings II (click for details)
These muted large string ensembles are a special gem for everybody who is looking for that sweet, Hollywood-style string sound. The sequel to Appassionata Strings offers almost all of the articulations that the first Collection includes, but played “con sordino”. This is going to be the most lyrical string ensemble in your studio.
Download: 11.3 GB
•PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
•Mac OS X 10.6 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo
•2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
•ViennaKey (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
•eLicenser Control Center software (get the latest version from www.eLicenser.net)
•28.7 GB free hard drive space
Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.
•PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
•Mac OS X 10.7 (latest update), i5/i7/Xeon
•Fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
•AU/VST/RTAS compatible host (also works stand-alone)
•RTAS version requires Pro Tools 7.3 or higher
•88 key master keyboard