HAUNTED STRINGS 2 is a huge new development of the original Haunted Strings concept. We headed back into the studio with a string ensemble, and set about recording as many twisted, eerie, dark, brooding & in some cases outright terrifying performances as we could dream up. One of the key unique selling points of this library is that we effectively treated the entire ensemble, from double bass up to violins, as one big tutti style instrument. So the air we're capturing really was moved all at once by this collective of players. Allowing for a really interactive and experimental experience on each note.
AT A GLANCE
- 14 articulations (9 main, 5 extended techniques & FX) [listed in detail at the bottom of the page]
- Dynamic Crossfading & live Vibrato/Non-Vibrato control
- 3 processing chains; Pure (a blend of the 7 mics in the room), Amp, Tape
- Articulation Purging with limitless overlaying/stacking possibilities
- 'Chord Mode' with pre-arranged tutti chords
- 3GB download size
- 2,217 samples
Important Note: Haunted Strings requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or above (also works with the FULL version of Kontakt 6). Do not purchase this if you only have Kontakt Player.
Eerie Longs (Extreme Sul Tasto)
Twisted Longs (Extreme Sul Pont)
Drunken Wide Vibrato
Tremolo Sul Pont
Erratic Trem Sul Pont
Extended Techniques & FX
Behind the Bridge Choas
Full String Glissandos (Fast & Slow)
"I feel that music on the screen can seek out and intensify the inner thoughts of the characters. It can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety, or misery. It can propel narrative swiftly forward, or slow it down. It often lifts mere dialogue into the realm of poetry." - Bernard Hermann
I've been using this VI on quite a few tracks recently. The unstable character of the sounds is great for so many types of arrangements. And not just haunted stuff. I also appreciate how these textures lend themselves easily to ambient, soundtrack, and other scoring.
Haunted Strings (without the "2") is also a great library, but no longer available. I still use it as well as this second release. Thanks Insanity Samples!
not just for Halloween