The Cinematique Instruments Zilhouette Chamber Strings Virtual Instrument is a classical orchestra consisting of 7 violins, 2 viola, 7 cellos and 2 basses. These instruments have been carefully and beautifully recorded and played by professional studio musicians. To use Zilhouette Chamber Strings you must be able to run the full version of Native Instruments’ Kontakt 4 or higher.
Once opened in Kontakt the strings are available in three different articulations: Shorts, Longs and Pizzicato. Each of these articulations appears in its own patch, and can be affected by moving the modwheel.
Using the ‘Players’ option allows you to dictate the number of musicians in the ensemble. The selection on offer is Quartett, Chamber, Full Range, Just Lows and Just Highs. This is the perfect way to quickly set up the size of the patch you are looking to create before tackling the more advanced filtering and mixing options. The presence of the violins, violas, cellos and basses can be mixed in a dedicated section, so all cellos can be removed, for example, or more weight given to particular voicings. Even the seating arrangements can be changed between American and German variations. Finally the ‘Sweetness’ control allows a sweep from natural to smooth to affect the overall patch, and a reverb with eight selections adds just the right amount of ambience.
A bonus instrument, the ‘Intimate Piano’ is also included, and has been recorded to compliment the strings in the rest of the package.
The main features of the Cinematique Instruments Zilhouette Chamber Strings Virtual Instrument include:
- 18x Instruments
- ‘Shorts’, ‘Longs’ and ‘Pizzicato’ Dynamic Layers
- Ensemble Selection
- Seating Selection
- Instrument Mixing
- 8x Reverbs
- Bonus ‘Intimate Piano’ Instrument
Please note that to use Zilhouette Chamber Strings you must be able to run a full version of Native Instruments Kontact (version 4 or higher).