ACTION STRINGS is the latest virtual instrument from Native Instruments. ACTION STRINGS is an instrument that can be used for creating epic, cinematic sounds as well as adding atmosphere to just about any audio recording. ACTION STRINGS gives you the ability to create orchestral arrangements through the use of simple playable phrases. These high quality sampled, natural sounds comprise over 14 GB of live-recorded string that are ready to add suspense and drama to your audio performance.
ACTION STRINGS is powered by either the free KONTAKT player, or by using the full stand-alone KONTAKT 5 product which also comes with the Native Instruments KOMPLETE 8 packages. ACTION STRINGS lets you create dramatic sequences quickly and easily.
As I said, ACTION STRINGS is a cinematic string phrase library that is meant to make the creation of musical productions much easier. Patterns can be triggered at a select pitch from the respective key on your MIDI keyboard and then modified while staying in sync with your host project. ACTION STRINGS gives you two microphone positions and a selection of easy-to-use audio effects.
ACTION STRINGS comes with 154 phrases that were performed and recorded live by a full 60-piece string orchestra – the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague, which consisted of 22 violins, 18 violas, 14 cellos, and 6 basses – broken into upper and lower ensembles. During the recording they used two microphone settings – a stage one (close) and a second one – a far one. ACTION STRINGS also comes with 62 themes each of which is a group of 5 phrases that work together.
ACTION STRINGS is an instrument that is meant to be played with a MIDI keyboard to get the proper effect. The loops are triggered through MIDI and make it much easier for orchestral scoring. The phrases will automatically sync to the master or the host tempo. It is through the time stretching algorithm in KONTAKT 5 that the phrases can be played at any tempo between 100bpm and 250bpm with no noticeable artifacts. They can be played outside this range, but there may be some audio quality issues.