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$50 Off! Vintage Strings 2 Out Now! All-New Virtual Instrument! Save Now

$50 Off! Vintage Strings 2 Out Now!
All-New Virtual Instrument! Save Now

Big Fish Audio + Big Fish Audio Virtual Instrument Division + Funk/Soul Productions

Vintage Strings 2

A 1960s-70s era virtual instrument with violins, violas, and cellos
Vintage Strings 2 - A 1960s-70s era virtual instrument with violins, violas, and cellos
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Instrument Type:
Orchestral
Now $149.95
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INCLUDED FORMATS:
Kontakt, Plug-in, Kontakt Player, NKS
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Vintage Strings Bundle

The Ultimate Vintage Bundle

NKS KOMPLETE KONTROL & MASCHINE Compatible

Vintage Strings 2 from Funk/Soul Productions and Big Fish Audio is a sequel to the best-selling library Vintage Strings. Back when we recorded the original library, we designed it to emulate the smaller, violin-based string sections used in many 1960s-70s vintage R&B and Soul productions. Now, the all-new Vintage Strings 2 expands on this concept with completely new samples of the larger string sections of that same era which include violas and cellos in addition to the violins. These strings found in vintage R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Pop productions have a more intimate sound than typical orchestral string sections. Vintage Strings 2 brings the authentically lush string sounds of the golden era of popular music to hobbyists and professionals alike.



Capturing That Vintage Sound

As with all of the instruments in the Vintage VI series, the goal for Vintage Strings 2 was not to create a shiny, perfect-sounding virtual instrument. Instead, we tried to capture the way larger string sections sounded back in the 60s and 70s, including the minor imperfections that added character to those sections and made them sound so good.

To this end, we recorded VS2 with vintage Neuman U-87 mics and Royer ribbon mics. Rather than record the strings in a concert hall or some other large and resonant recording space, we recorded them in an old studio with a smaller, less-reverberant room.

The result is a virtual instrument that has a sound and character that is distinctly different from orchestral-based sampled strings libraries. The sound of Vintage Strings 2 is rich but not overly "sweet" or glossy. It's a more intimate and more "human" sound, which we feel more accurately emulates the larger string section sounds from the classic records of the 1960s and 70s.

Vintage Strings 2 Main Page


String Section Configurations

For VS2, we recorded several different string sections in isolation, organized into different configurations in order to provide maximum flexibility. These include:

- A solo "first violin" played with a more romantic vibrato, which is ideal for lead lines, solo figures, or simply to enrich any of the individual violin sections.

- A three-piece violin section that can be combined with the solo violin to create a medium-sized, 4-piece violin section.

- A four-piece violin section that can be combined with the solo violin and 3-piece section to create a larger, 8-piece violin section.

- Two violas which can be combined with any or all of the above to give the section a different and somewhat darker timbre.

- Two cellos which can also be combined with any of the above to extend a section's low-range, and to add depth and warmth to a section.

Vintage Strings 2 Harmonize Multi


The Powerful Harmonize Page

The most powerful feature of Vintage Strings 2 is the Harmonize function. You can create custom chord intervals for your sections. For example, change the root note to a 5th an octave up with twist of a knob. This allows you to easily write inspiring section parts, even with limited musical knowledge. With Vintage Strings 2 this feature is even more powerful, giving you the same creative flexibility over the multi patches as well! This is the quickest and easiest way to sound like your favorite classic records.

KOMPLETE KONTROL & MASCHINE INTEGRATION

Vintage Strings 2 has been designed for seamless integration with Komplete Kontrol and Maschine, offering you a unique hands-on experience. Easily manipulate the interface using the controls of all NKS compatible hardware.

NKS
For Kontakt 7.9 and above.

Download the Vintage Strings 2 Manual

Product Features
• Four groups: two cellos, two violas, three violins & four violins
• Solo violin for expressive lead lines
• Nine-piece and twelve-piece multi patches
• Innovative new harmonized multis
• Auto harmonization feature for impressive quick arranging
• Ten articulations
• Full Komplete Kontrol & Maschine integration
• Total Size: 3.8GB (Uncompressed)

Complete Patch List

All Articulations:

• Solo Violin All Articulations
• 3 Violins All Articulations
• 4 Violins All Articulations
• 2 Violas All Articulations
• 2 Cellos All Articulations
• Retuned Cellos (Used for Multi patches only)

Single Articulations:
(2 Cellos, 2 Violas, Solo Violin, 3 Violins, 4 Violins)


• Sustain and Staccato
• Tremolo
• Pizzicato
• Harmonics
• Sordino
• Major Run Up
• Major Run Down
• Minor Run Up
• Minor Run Down

Fixed Harmonized Multis:
(9 & 12 Piece String Section)


• Octaves
• Major Triad
• Minor Triad
• Diminished Triad
• Augmented Triad
• Sus 4 Chord
• Major 6th Chord
• Major 7th Chord
• Minor 7th Chord (9 Piece Only)
• Dominant 7th Chord
• Major 9 Chord
• Minor 9 Chord
• Dominant 9th Chord
• Dominant 7 #9 Chord


System Requirements:
• The library requires approximately 3.8GB once installed
• Kontakt 7 Player or Kontakt 7 (Version 7.9.0)
• 4GB RAM or more

Mac: OS 12 or higher
64 bit only
Intel Core i5 or later
Or Apple Silicone Macs

Windows: OS 10 or higher
64 bit only
Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU


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License Agreement


The Following End User License Agreement is included with Vintage Strings 2. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Vintage Strings 2 from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The Following End User License Agreement is included with Vintage Strings 2. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Vintage Strings 2 from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio. "End User License Agreement: The samples contained herein are licensed, not sold to you, the individual end user, by Big Fish Audio. This non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted only to the individual end user who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of this product from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio. All samples remain the property of Big Fish Audio and are licensed only for use in the creation of a live or recorded performance that includes the licensed samples as part of a derivative musical work created by the licensed end user. This license expressly forbids resale, rental, loan, gift or transfer of these samples in any format or via any medium, except as part of a derivative musical work. The samples may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any sample library product. Any unlicensed usage will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.""


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