Innovative string solos from four of London’s best players
We’ve recorded performances from four of London’s most exciting and progressive string soloists to provide you with an affordable tool for detailed composing work . The violin, viola, cello and double bass feature energetic longs and shorts, as well as a range of more unconventional articulations.
Working with Kontakt Full or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher!
Dry stage recording
Recorded at Spitfire Audio’s high-spec in-house recording studio using the finest equipment, Alternative Solo Strings is the perfect accompaniment to our hugely popular London Contemporary Orchestra Strings, recorded in the same location. While the unpredictable recordings may lead you into unexpected territory, the sonics of ultimate our dry stage provide you with control, whether that be an upfront Warren Ellis style approach, a Hans Zimmer style overdub on top of a large orchestral bed, or a virtuoso performance within the section of a chamber work.
The overview panel
This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.
General controls panel
This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.
In this view you can add notes to a pattern sequencer, select which key it triggers on and then play for instant ostinato creation. It’s like an arpeggiator on a synthesiser.
FIXED: PB-2246 – Viola patches loading up as DEMO in Kontakt Player
v1.0.2 (March 2021)
FIXED: PB-335 – Viola Pizz – A3 C3 E3 F3 tuning variations between some RR
FIXED: PB-306 – Mapping error in Bass
FIXED: PB-317 – No cog functionality in the expert view
FIXED: PB-312 – Individual articulation for Staccato Dig is named incorrectly as Spiccato
FIXED: PB-530 – Performance legato missing stereo pan and width
FIXED: PB-592 – Cello Spiccato slight ‘click’ after note on RR1
FIXED: PB-631 – Alt Solo Strings Violin Longs kick up
FIXED: PB-687 – ‘Violins – Long’ glitch Eb4 upwards on second RR
FIXED: PB-736 – Bass Spiccato F1 tuning is sharp in higher dynamics
FIXED: PB-779 – Celli Performance Legato sustain pedal knocks out the keyrange
FIXED: PB-825 – Bass Long Sul Pont Distorted F0 & F#0 flat
FIXED: PB-851 – Viola individual short artics missing ‘Tightness’ controller
FIXED: PB-1348 – Patches have no Cog option
FIXED: PB-1440 – Violin Trill noise on release trigger B4 & B5
FIXED: PB-1509 – Long articulations do not respond to sustain pedal
v1.0.1 (February 2018)
HOTFIX: Mic Positions correct for the Cello.
HOTFIX: All Instruments now sit central.
HOTFIX: Missing file for Artisan Violin fixed.
HOTFIX: Reverb does not click when enabling and disabling.
HOTFIX: Cello Sul Tasto doesn’t click on C1.
HOTFIX: Mapping error fixed in Bass Long Sul Pont Dist.
HOTFIX: Viola spiccato errors fixed.
v1.0 (January 2018)