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  • Tech specs
  • The ultimate quartet writing toolkit

    Four years in the making, Sacconi Strings Quartet gives you the finest tools for writing string quartet music. Performed by the award-winning Sacconi Quartet — a group renowned for their sympathetic performance style and incredible blend — and expertly sampled at one of the finest chamber acoustics in the world: London's famous Wigmore Hall.

    We offer you six microphone positions and two mixes for ultimate control, with easy-to-use playable patches, and four types of true legato.

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    Requires Kontakt (full license)

    String quartet

    6 mics / 2 mixes

    Kontakt Full

    Listen to Sacconi Strings Quartet

    Quartet

    Violin II and Viola

    Quartet

    Features Originals Felt Piano

    Quartet

    Violin

    Features Sacconi Orchestral Grand

    Solo Cello

    Violin

    Sacconi String Quartet performers playing

    The award-winning Sacconi Quartet is known throughout the world for its their consistently fresh and imaginative approach, performing with style and commitment. Formed in 2001 at the Royal College of Music, the Quartet features the searing talents of Ben Hancox, Hannah Dawson, Robin Ashwell and Cara Berridge, who also perform on many of the top film scoring sessions in London.

    They have enjoyed a highly successful international career, performing regularly throughout Europe, at London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio broadcasts, and are Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music, and Associate Artist at the Bristol Old Vic. To date, the Quartet has given twenty-one world premières and four British premières, and they performed as the solo string quartet on Paul McCartney’s hit song, Come Home.

    In Summer 2015 the quartet launched HEARTFELT, their most innovative project to date, praised by critics including The Guardian and The Independent. A radical re-interpretation of Beethoven’s iconic String Quartet in A minor, Opus 132, HEARTFELT pushed the boundaries of chamber music through combining sound, light and touch, for a truly unique performance in which audience members connected with each performer’s heartbeat through holding robotic ‘hearts’.

    Sacooni String Quartet performers playing
    Wigmore Hall Auditorium

    The overview panel

    Sacconi Strings Quartet GUI
    This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.

    General controls panel

    Sacconi Strings Quartet GUI
    This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.

    The ostinatum

    Sacconi Strings Quartet GUI
    In this view you can add notes to a pattern sequencer, select which key it triggers on and then play for instant ostinato creation. It’s like an arpeggiator on a synthesiser.

    What's included

    Instruments

    Individual and playable patches

    • Violin 1 - Individual
    • Violin 1 - Playable - True Legato
    • Violin 2 - Individual
    • Violin 2 - Playable - True Legato
    • Viola - Individual
    • Viola - Playable - True Legato
    • Cello - Individual
    • Cello - Playable - True Legato

    Individual brushes

    • Violin 1 - Long Flautando
    • Violin 1 - Long Harmonics
    • Violin 1 - Long
    • Violin 1 - Marcato Attack
    • Violin 1 - Measured Tremolo (150bpm)
    • Violin 1 - Playable
    • Violin 1 - Short Bartok Pizz
    • Violin 1 - Short Col Legno
    • Violin 1 - Short Harmonics
    • Violin 1 - Short Pizzicato
    • Violin 1 - Short Spiccato
    • Violin 1 - Short Staccato
    • Violin 1 - Trill Major 2nd
    • Violin 1 - Trill Minor 2nd
    • Violin 1 - Unmeasured Tremolo
    • Violin 2 - Long Flautando
    • Violin 2 - Long Harmonics
    • Violin 2 - Long Measured Trems 150bpm
    • Violin 2 - Long
    • Violin 2 - Marcato Attack
    • Violin 2 - Short Bartok Pizz
    • Violin 2 - Short Col Legno
    • Violin 2 - Short Harmonics
    • Violin 2 - Short Pizzicato
    • Violin 2 - Short Spiccato
    • Violin 2 - Short Staccato
    • Violin 2 - Trill Major 2nd
    • Violin 2 - Trill Minor 2nd
    • Violin 2 - Unmeasured Tremolo
    • Viola - Long Flautando
    • Viola - Long Harmonics
    • Viola - Long Measured Trems 150bpm
    • Viola - Long
    • Viola - Marcato Attack
    • Viola - Short Bartok Pizz
    • Viola - Short Col Legno
    • Viola - Short Harmonics
    • Viola - Short Pizzicato
    • Viola - Short Spiccato
    • Viola - Short Staccato
    • Viola - Unmeasured Tremolo
    • Cello - Long Flautando
    • Cello - Long Harmonics
    • Cello - Long Measured Trems 150bpm
    • Cello - Long
    • Cello - Marcato Attack
    • Cello - Short Bartok Pizz
    • Cello - Short Col Legno
    • Cello - Short Harmonics
    • Cello - Short Pizzicato
    • Cello - Short Spiccato
    • Cello - Short Staccato
    • Cello - Trill Major 2nd
    • Cello - Trill Minor 2nd
    • Cello - Unmeasured Tremolo

    Other brushes

    • Violin 1 - Individual COG
    • Violin 1 - Individual TM
    • Violin 2 - Individual COG
    • Violin 2 - Individual TM
    • Viola - Individual COG
    • Viola - Individual TM
    • Cello - Individual COG
    • Cello - Individual TM


    Mics & mixes

    Microphones

    • C - Close
    • Cr - Close Ribbon
    • St - Main Stereo
    • T - Decca Tree
    • A - Ambients
    • O - Outriggers

    Mixes

    • Close Mix
    • Full Mix


    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 or later

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported


    File size

    ~46768 samples

    70.7 GB download size

    141.40 GB disk space required during install

    Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout


    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Full 5.6.8 or higher required

    For more information on Kontakt Full click here

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