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    String Library Doubling on the cheap

    One of the more common techniques for string libraries to get better sounds is to double two libraries together. While GPO and GIO can be made to sound good, they sometimes are weak in some areas as most libraries are.

    Well, I found that Embertone has released Intimate String LITE for free (for those with Kontakt full version). They are pretty nice when mixed together and have legato versions as well as polyphonic versions. Here is a short test I did to show how string library doubling improves the sound overall.

    String Doubling Folder

    Listen to the songs in order (01 - 04 ) and you can hear the progression of the sound with a final cue of all the instruments together.

    Full Instrument List:

    GIO - Full Strings Lush Sordino
    GIO - Pizz Loose Full Strings
    GIO - Timpani 2 and Rolls
    GIO - Orch Perc Set 1
    GPO - Violins 1 Lush

    Embertone - Chapman Trumpet
    PocketBlaus - Solo Cello

    Embertone - Intimate Strings LITE Legato
    Embertone - Intimate Strings LITE Poly Sustain
    Embertone - Intimate Strings LITE Poly Sordino
    Kontakt VSL - Viola Ensemble (for some warmth in the string section)

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    Re: String Library Doubling on the cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by jdsnyderii View Post
    ...(for those with Kontakt full version)...
    You full Kontakt owners get all the cool stuff!

    Randy

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    Re: String Library Doubling on the cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser- View Post
    You full Kontakt owners get all the cool stuff!

    Randy
    Just curious, how much for the full kontakt player or do you have to buy a thousand dollar library?

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    Re: String Library Doubling on the cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by composingatnight View Post
    Just curious, how much for the full kontakt player or do you have to buy a thousand dollar library?
    Looks like it's $400, Rod - Here's the product info page:

    Native Instruments Kontakt 5

    Randy

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    Re: String Library Doubling on the cheap

    There are many paths to get the Kontakt Library for $200 or so. You have to wait for a sale or a cross-grade upgrade. For example, if you have JABB2 with the Kontakt Player, you can get this for $200 - $250.

    Right now it is $249.00

    Jim

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