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Appassionata Strings II

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Appassionata Strings II
Price From: $106.00

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INSTRUMENTS

Violin ensemble (20 players)
Viola ensemble (14 players)
Cello ensemble (12 players)
Double Bass ensemble (10 players)

These muted large string ensembles are a special gem for everybody who is looking for that sweet, Hollywood-style string sound. The sequel to Appassionata Strings I offers almost all of the articulations that the first Collection includes, but played “con sordino”. This is going to be the most lyrical string ensemble in your studio!

As their name suggests, the muted string ensembles are quite simply, passionate. Their broad and emotive cinematic sound defies expectations for a virtual instrument. They integrate perfectly into a variety of musical styles, from pop environments to symphonic arrangements, from emotional ballads to films, from pure string beds to complete orchestral scores.

The Appassionata Strings II offer various facets of sustains and Legato Performances, but also include articulations such as accented interval notes, spiccatos, staccatos, various Repetition Performances, trills, and much more. They also include Vienna’s innovative “out-of-tune-samples” where various players of the ensemble carefully correct their intonation as the tone progresses. Mirroring what actually happens in live orchestral performances, this is a very effective technique for creating heightened realism and expression. The Appassionata Strings’ bass section of 10 instruments consists of 6 five-string and 4 four-string basses, giving the low end a deep and rich flavor.

System Requirements

  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • macOS 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)

Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.

Recommended

  • Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • macOS 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 8 GB RAM
  • SSD or fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
  • AU/VST/AAX compatible host (also works stand-alone)
  • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher
  • 88 key master keyboard

Hard Drive Space Requirements

  • 8.1 GB available hard drive space
Strings Appassionata
ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD & FULL LIBRARY FULL LIBRARY ONLY
11 Sordino BASIC ARTICULATIONS Staccato
Sustained
Sforzato/sforzatissimo
Tremolo sustained
Pizzicato
Violins Appassionata
ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD & FULL LIBRARY FULL LIBRARY ONLY
15 EFFECTS Minor and major arpeggios
31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES Staccato
Détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Pizzicato
Tremolo
Sustained with progressive vibrato
Sustained with detuned attack
32 Sordino DYNAMICS Sforzato/sforzatissimo Medium crescendo and diminuendo, 2, 3, and 4 sec.
40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL Legato with vibrato/portamento Legato with progressive vibrato/portamento
Legato, sforzato/portamento
Legato, detuned attack/portamento
Legato, slightly detuned attack/portamento
41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST Legato, fast Spiccato, fast
42 Sordino PERF TRILL Trills, minor 2nd to major 3rd
43 Sordino PERF REPETITION Legato
Portato
Spiccato
44 Sordino FAST REPETITION Staccato, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
45 Sordino EFFECTS Minor and major arpeggios
Violas Appassionata
ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD & FULL LIBRARY FULL LIBRARY ONLY
15 EFFECTS Minor and major arpeggios
31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES Staccato
Détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Pizzicato
Tremolo
Sustained with progressive vibrato
Sustained with detuned attack
32 Sordino DYNAMICS Sforzato/sforzatissimo Medium crescendo and diminuendo, 2, 3, and 4 sec.
40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL Legato with vibrato/portamento Legato with progressive vibrato/portamento
Legato, sforzato/portamento
Legato, detuned attack/portamento
Legato, slightly detuned attack/portamento
41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST Legato, fast Spiccato, fast
42 Sordino PERF TRILL Trills, minor 2nd to major 3rd
43 Sordino PERF REPETITION Legato
Portato
Spiccato
44 Sordino FAST REPETITION Staccato, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
45 Sordino EFFECTS Minor and major arpeggios
Celli Appassionata
ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD & FULL LIBRARY FULL LIBRARY ONLY
15 EFFECTS Minor and major arpeggios
31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES Staccato
Détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Pizzicato
Tremolo
Sustained with progressive vibrato
Sustained with detuned attack
32 Sordino DYNAMICS Sforzato/sforzatissimo Medium crescendo and diminuendo, 2, 3, and 4 sec.
40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL Legato with vibrato/portamento Legato with progressive vibrato/portamento
Legato, sforzato/portamento
Legato, detuned attack/portamento
Legato, slightly detuned attack/portamento
41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST Legato, fast Spiccato, fast
42 Sordino PERF TRILL Trills, minor 2nd to major 3rd
43 Sordino PERF REPETITION Legato
Portato
Spiccato
44 Sordino FAST REPETITION Staccato, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
45 Sordino EFFECTS Minor and major arpeggios
Basses Appassionata
ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD & FULL LIBRARY FULL LIBRARY ONLY
31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES Staccato
Sustained
Sforzato
Pizzicato
Tremolo
40 Sordino PERF REPETITION Portato