A Great Adventure Unfolds: Strezov Sampling are proud to present Afflatus Chapter I Strings
Inspired by film and classical music icons this collection pushes the boundaries of traditional sampling methods by introducing revolutionary features like Auto Divisi combined with Polyphonic True Legato from the Next Generation Choir Series and a Thematic Approach towards playing techniques. Capturing multisampled performances as opposed to static generic samples Afflatus Chapter I features several custom-made articulation groups able to portray one specific style per group with ease. This approach grants the user highly specialized and inspiring virtual instruments able to perform music with virtuosity: Gone are the days of soulless samples.
The styles/moods featured in Afflatus Chapter I range from classical to modern contemporary film scores. Some of the masters which inspired the developement of this collection are Henry Mancini, Sergei Prokofiev, Bernard Herrmann, John Williams and Arvo Pärt. Here is an out of the box demonstration of the Scene d' Amour Section demonstrating the thematic approach combined with Polyphonic True Legato.
The sounds and styles presented in Afflatus are vast in terms of colours and playing techniques. From modern minimalist to golden age and lush epic string ensembles - it's all inside just one collection, which makes Afflatus a great extension to other string libraries covering the bread and butter articulations as well. Here's a live playthrough of the Minimalist String Section.
While other libraries recorded divisi sections before, Afflatus gives you total control over the sections while performing your music. Pressing the sustain pedal controls, whether polyphonic lines should be played in divisi for an ultra realistic concert sound or with the whole section to achieve a thick lush tone suitable for modern film scores, TV and videogames alike. In combination with intelligent voice leading derived from the Polyphonic True Legato engine used in Freyja, Wotan, Árva and Rhodope, it easier than ever before to make string arrangements sound the way you want them to within your DAW.
Our next walkthrough reveals the Experimental and Pads. Afflatus also features various instrument combinations, which you might have not heard before. Also returning from Balkan Ethnic Orchestra Afflatus features a Pad Section created from the raw recordings as well as other Strezov Sampling libraries.
Stay tuned for more live demonstrations and walkthroughs during the next days!
Release Date: November 2018 for Native Instrument's free Kontakt Player
We are happy to present you the walkthrough video for the new sample content of the free 1.2 Update. It contains many of your requested articulations/bowings.
-First Chairs (including Double Bass) with Portamento
-Scene D'Amour Celli
-Spider Strings and many more....
In total 18 GB of new sample content.
Stay tuned for more information!