Hey what’s good fam, hope you had a good weekend.
Figured we start the week off lite…with a new string library from Embertone.
I just found out about this company thanks to a member that posted it in the forum, so thanks for that!
The library is called Intimate Strings LITE
so let’s check it
What is Intimate Strings LITE?
It’s a string quartet library for Native Instruments Kontakt
The library has a custom interface, round robin that you can turn on and off, and you can also change it from mono (legato) to poly playback.
There are 3 patches in this version of the library and from reading the site, it’s taken from a larger version or series which is coming soon.
So consider this an appetizer or a quick taste of what is to come
- content: 500mb
- format: Kontakt 4.24 and higher full version required
- price: $0.00
How does it sound?
It actually sounds really good. It has a nice rich tone to it and being able to adjust the round robin setting allows you to get a different feel according to what you like to hear.
It’s a quartet so it won’t be as full sounding as a complete string section, but that’s not the point!
The transitions are smooth from note to note allowing you to get a pretty realistic feel and playback.
The room/ambiance around the sounds isn’t overwhelming so you can still add your own reverb and space as needed, or play them as is.
I didn’t run across any glitches in the recording or samples themselves as I was playing it, everything had a pretty straight forward and clean sound.
What’s the bottom line?
I didn’t just review this because it was free, I wanted to show it because it actually sounded good.
I come across a lot of free and lower cost libraries that just don’t sound good at all, stuff you would probably most likely never use, but this one sounds good.
I didn’t realize it was from a larger library coming soon when I first downloaded it, though I figured there would probably be a “non LITE” version.
I give Intimate Strings LITE 4 out of 5 subs, sure there aren’t many patches here and there isn’t much in terms of features, but you really can’t deny the sound.
I wouldn’t be mad if I had paid for these strings as I feel they are quite useful, fast loading, and just have an overall good sound quality to them.
My favorite patch is probably the plain Legato patch, I really dig the tone.
Go on over and download your copy: http://www.embertone.com/freebies/intstrings-lite.php#2
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think