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Aperture Strings

Move seamlessly from a quintet of single players performing at the softest level, right up to a full 60-piece symphonic string section playing full pelt.

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    From Solo to Symphony

    Introducing an inspiring, world-class creative tool and a true innovation in sampling.

    We have harnessed the power of four different string sections to create a sound like no other. Move seamlessly from a quintet of single players performing at the softest level, right up to a full 60-piece symphonic string section playing full pelt — all in the same instrument.

    Expertly recorded in The Hall at London’s AIR Studios — Spitfire’s spiritual home, and the scoring stage for the biggest blockbuster films, including Harry Potter, The Dark Knight and Inception — we offer you the most dynamic and expressive strings that we have ever created, almost impossible to recreate live.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Compatible with NKS

    21 articulations

    Intuitive GUI with inline help

    Listen to Aperture Strings

    Aperture fully closed

    Pinhole ensemble (5)
    1,1,1,1,1 (ppp)

    Aperture half open

    Solo strings (5)
    1,1,1,1,1 (mp)

    Aperture almost fully open

    Chamber strings (16)
    4,3,3,3,3 (mf)

    Aperture fully open

    Symphonic strings (60)
    16, 14, 12, 10, 8 (ff)

    Aperture Strings panels in Kontakt Player

    What's included

    Aperture Ensemble

    • Long
    • Long Con Sordino
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Col Legno
    • Tremolo


    Pinhole Ensemble

    • Long
    • Long Con Sordino
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Col Legno
    • Tremolo


    Refractions

    • Normale
    • Con Sordino
    • Flautando
    • Harmonics
    • Tremolo

    FAQs

    Does this product contain content from other existing products?

    This product does contain existing content (the soft layer is from Solo Strings, the mf from Chamber Strings and then the ff from Symphonic Strings), with additional new content recorded for the supersoft, pianississimo layer, played by a 5 piece ensemble (Vln1, Vln2, Vla, Cel & Bass). For this soft layer the canopy in the hall at AIR Studios was lowered and baffles were moved close to the players to achieve an intimate and focused sound.

     

    Is this product available with an educational discount?

    Yes, this library will be available with an educational discount. Request your educational discount here. The Educational Discount will apply to the full RRP of the library, not the introductory offer, so any codes received during promotional periods will only “top up” the discount to 30%.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.13 - OS 13

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz i7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    32-bit DAWs not supported

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 and Windows 11. (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel Core 2.8GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel 2.8GHzi7 (six-core) or AMD R7 2700, 16GB RAM

    32-bit DAWs not supported

    File size

    ~5 GB download size

    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Player 5.6.8

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