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Vivid Strings

Capture the essence of chamber strings with VIVID STRINGS, meticulously crafted for rich, intimate detail. Featuring elite performers from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this library delivers the close, expressive sound you crave.

Experience the magic of VIVID STRINGS – performed by a quartet of phenomenal violinists, including members of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Every note and phrase resonates with unparalleled realism and depth, crafted by world-class virtuosos.

Introducing vivid strings

Vivid Strings: Intimate and Detailed Chamber Strings for Kontakt

VIVID STRINGS transcends sampling. It’s an intimate conversation with string artistry, capturing breathtaking detail for composers seeking unparalleled expressiveness. Dive into a rich palette of meticulously recorded articulations, from expressive legatos and crisp staccatos to nuanced pizzicato, for complete creative control.

Exceptionally Recorded Articulations

Delve into a rich library of meticulously recorded articulations for Vivid Strings, including six types of legato (with 6 vibrato options). Effortlessly switch between these articulations within a single patch using keyswitching, and enhance your musical expression to bring your compositions to life.

Each articulation was recorded in extreme detail using the best of equipment including Royer 121’s and U87AIs microphones and Neve and Grace preamps.  The library contains 3 mic positions with up to 4 dynamic layers and is designed to bring your compositions to life with realism and emotional depth.

Available String Articulations

Sustain

Hold notes with a natural, continuous sound perfect for sustained chords and melodies.

True Legato

Experience the rich, authentic transitions with 6 unique vibrato styles, including Wide Slow, Wide Fast, Mid Slow, Mid Fast, Narrow Slow, and Narrow Fast.

Arc Vibrato

Infuse your music with evolving vibrato using Short, Medium, and Long arc options.

Arc Non Vibrato

Enjoy the clean, clear tones of non-vibrato arcs in Short, Medium, and Long variations.

Staccato

Create crisp, short notes for sharp, rhythmic accents.

Spiccato

Achieve a light, bouncing bowing technique ideal for fast passages.

Staccato Pop

Add a unique, popping articulation for contemporary and experimental textures.

Pizzicato

Pluck the strings for a distinct, percussive sound.

Tremolo

Add dynamic, trembling energy to your pieces with unmeasured tremolo.

The Intimacy of a Dry Studio

Recorded in a pristine “dry” studio environment (acousticly well treated), VIVID STRINGS captures the raw, unfiltered essence of each string instrument.

This studio setting ensures a sound that is dry, close, and incredibly intimate, retaining the unique character of each player.
With 3 microphone perspectives to choose from, you can apply your own reverb or use the built in reverb to make these strings blend with your own existing sample libraries.

Crafted meticulously for composers and producers who deeply value nuance and subtlety in their music creation process.

Video Reviews of Vivid Strings for Kontakt

Why Choose VIVID STRINGS?

Unparalleled Intimacy and Detail

Vivid Strings excels in intimacy, capturing whispers, intricate lines, and close-up detail with unmatched clarity and emotional depth. Every note breathes life into your compositions.

Unmatched Creative Control

Vivid Strings boasts a vast library of articulations, from legato to staccato and pizzicato, letting you capture every detail of a live performance.

Effortless Integration and Mixing

Dry studio perfection. Vivid Strings integrates flawlessly, offering pure string tone for effortless customization in any project.

Vivid Strings isn’t just another library. It’s the key to unlocking intimate detail, creative control, and effortless integration, making your compositions truly sing.

Choose VIVID STRINGS
for a string library that brings unparalleled detail and expressiveness to your music

Modular Release

VIVID STRINGS is being released in sections as they become available. The segmented release of VIVID STRINGS sections allows you to select and utilize the specific sounds you want and need, building up to the full ensemble for a comprehensive string toolkit. 

Additionally it lowers the barrier to entry for everyone, which is a big plus in our book.

Currently available 3 sections:

Dynamic Layers and Round Robins for Violins 1

True Legato (6 types)
4 dynamic layers
Sustains
4 dynamic layers
Staccatissimo
13RR 5 dynamic layers
Spiccato
13RR 5 dynamic layers
Staccato Pop
13RR 5 dynamic layers
Pizzicato
8RR 2 dynamic layers
Tremolo
2 dynamic layers

Dynamic Layers and Round Robins for Celli

True Legato (6 types)
4 dynamic layers
Sustains
4 dynamic layers
Staccatissimo
13RR 4 dynamic layers
Spiccato
13RR 3 dynamic layers
Staccato Pop
13RR 4 dynamic layers
Pizzicato
8RR 2 dynamic layers
Tremolo
2 dynamic layers

Dynamic Layers and Round Robins for Violas

True Legato (6 types)
4 dynamic layers
Sustains
4 dynamic layers
Staccatissimo
13RR 4 dynamic layers
Spiccato
13RR 3 dynamic layers
Staccato Pop
13RR 4 dynamic layers
Pizzicato
8RR 2 dynamic layers
Tremolo
2 dynamic layers

How "Dry" was the Library Recorded?

Curious just how “dry” the samples are? Here is the fabulous demo track “Hisaishi’s Summer” by Brendon Bourgade with zero reverb. The original demo track contained just the built in Kontakt reverb, but these two versions contain 0% reverb so you can hear just how dry the strings can be.

13 reviews for Vivid Strings

  1. Robert Browne (verified owner)

    A basic but very usable string library that is, thankfully, recorded dry, which I’m a big fan of from a mixing perspective. At the intro price it’s pretty much a steal. A really great layering library as well, to give those “too soaked in reverb” libraries a nice dry little boost. Great work.

  2. M (verified owner)

    Excellent sounding library, fantastic downloader, great service: fixed shorts !

  3. Stan (verified owner)

    So far, so good—and at a bargain price. You Can Never Have Enough Strings.

  4. Rob G. (verified owner)

    Vivid Strings provides a very unique musical sensibility compared to the other libraries and instruments out there. I really like the variety and sonic choices available that Pulse Audio products provide. For the price – this is a great value.

  5. Christian W. (verified owner)

    Incredibly intimate and expressive library that far surpassd my expectations. This will be seeing a lot of use in the coming months. I can’t wait for the next installments and hope once they’re done we get some new articulations!

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent library, excellent support.

  7. Vladimir Tretiak (verified owner)

    Excellent library for excellent price, thanks!

  8. James Quackenbush (verified owner)

    The shopping experience was great !…No problems there ! A really nice sounding program, especially for the price….The only feature that I would like to see would be an adjustable sample start knob so that you could adjust how fast or slow that you want the instrument to initially start to play….Having a set delay doesn’t work for me…

  9. Andrew E. (verified owner)

    This is an excellently priced and superbly recorded set of libraries so far (vioin and celli). Looking forward to completing the collection, as it’s very versatile and sounds great!

  10. Craig Hlady (verified owner)

    Nice collection of orchestral string sounds with violins and celli so far. I like the various vibratos and great intro pricing, I am looking forward to the other sections.

  11. Hesham (verified owner)

    BTW I purchased VIVID Cello not Strings. The library is good, haven’t had the time to use it extensively yet, but it sounds neat/decent compared to more pricy ones.

  12. James Quackenbush (verified owner)

    I had an issue with one of the vivid strings instruments, and was helped to the very end solving the mystery….Great libraries, and great customer service !

  13. Jorge Avendaño Luhrs (verified owner)

    Great and Smooth transaction

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Specifications

Single Patch
Each instrument features a single patch with multiple key switches.

Microphone Positions
Three mic positions – close, main, and room.

Recording Environment
Recorded in a small, dry studio environment.

Versatile Usage
Suitable for orchestral, pop, classical, cinematic & more

Requirements

Software

Requires the full version of Kontakt 6.8.0 or higher.
NOT compatible with Kontakt Player.

Storage

Approximately 8GB of space required per section
(4GB compressed, 4GB extracted)

Memory

4GB of RAM

100% money back guarantee – if you’re not happy, just let us know within 30 days of purchase and we’ll refund your purchase!

PLEASE NOTE: This is only Violins 1, Violas and Celli – not the full section. Each section will be released in stages.

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