Secco Strings

Secco Strings is a highly customisable collection of Viola, Violin, Cello and Bass recordings. Each Instrument has 3 available articulations (Pizzicato, Peck and Bounce) and 3 Play Modes (Single Notes, Rhythm and Texture).

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Osterhouse Sounds




Ben Osterhouse - Secco Strings

Secco Strings contains 1 main nki with Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass articulations ready to go but it also comes with 7 custom made nkis which demonstrate the capabilities when importing your own samples.

Import Your Own Samples

Secco Strings contains 4 user instrument slots enabling you to import your own samples. Take advantage of the unique Secco engine and use your own sounds. Drag and Drop your own samples onto one of the four slots to import. This feature is only available for Kontakt 6 users.

Single Notes Mode

In Single Notes Mode you can assign up to 8 different steps. Each step can have its own instrument and articulation assigned. The position of each step on the XY pad determines volume, panning, direction (reverse), fomant and octave for every step independently. move the microphone (and each step) around to dynamically alter the sound.

Rhythm Mode

In Rhythm Mode steps play sequentially. Number of Steps and Time-Division can be adjusted. The Jitter control is used to add a fluctuation to each step to give motion and realism to the sound. Rhythm Mode also contains an arpeggiator button to arpeggiate through all played notes. 8 steps can be assigned in Rhythm Mode.

Texture Mode

In Texture Mode the engine will cycle through each step at a user-definable speed enabling you to create swarms, textures, chaos, ensembles and effects. Each step will randomly move and bounce off each other (and the walls) using physics.

Texture Mode also contains a ‘Distribute’ button which allows you to play the steps in parallel. Each note you play gets assigned to a step and it cycles through each of those steps. 15 steps can be assigned in Texture Mode.


  • 17 ready-made presets for Single Notes Mode
  • 13 ready-made presets for Texture Mode
  • Assign up to 15 steps for each Play Mode to different articulations and instruments
  • Fully automatable XY pad with controls over (Panning, Direction, Formant and Octave)
  • Dedicated Tone Control pad which crossfades between 4 layers for the pizzicato articulations, and between 3 layers for the arco articulations.
  • Modulate Tone using proximity and velocity sensors

System Requirements

  • The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.8.1 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library.
  • NOT COMPATIBLE with Kontakt Player
  • The free Kontakt “Player” and “Add Library” import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library.
  • Windows 7 or higher.
  • Mac OSX 10.8 or higher.


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