Sordino is the most comprehensive sample collection of expressive Sordino (Mute) Ensemble Strings on the market. It is best described as the deep and emotional sound of motion picture. The Sordino Strings have a depth, air, silk and sadness to them that you won’t find with normal strings. Agitato Sordino is based on brand new sample content. We recorded 9 new types of Sordino Legato for Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses. Agitato Sordino offers three different approaches to Sordino Strings. First of all we deep-sampled several layers of True Sordino Legatos, which we programmed into an incredibly flexible and playable set of True Sordino Legatos. Secondly we recorded all the sections individually (11 Violins, 8 Violas, 6 Cellos and 4 Basses), so you have full control over each section and thirdly we reprogrammed all the individual patches into Full Sordino Ensemble Patches for easy, fluent writing and sketching. The Full Sordino Ensemble patches include Sordino Sustains, Sordino and Sordino Dynamic Bowings.
Agitato Sordino contains 9 uniquely recorded types of legato to cover all your needs for true transitional string performances. The legato performances were modeled around lyrical melodies, capturing the spirit of the most beloved composers of our time. You can control the legato for each individual section (Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses) and all the legato are designed in a completely intuitive way. You don’t have to use keyswitches or modwheel, since we built it all into the velocities. When you play softly you will trigger the slow/portamento legato. When you played normal you will trigger the common expressivo legato and when you play harder you will trigger our faster distinct legato. It just works.
Microphones & Room
Agitato Sordino contains 3 microphone positions (Close, Far & Mixed). Everything was recorded with the best Neumann through custom pre-amps in a live church environment (the same we used for Adagio and Adagietto). The close microphone position gives you a near definition with grit and personality. The far microphone gives you the full bloom of the beautiful room and the mixed microphone position is a blend of all the microphones used in the project. In addition we also offer output routing pr. microphone, so you can assign each mic to individual outputs for more heavy mixing.
Control The Sordino
Agitato Sordino is all about Ensemble Strings. We programmed everything so it just works off the keys. Whether you want out deep-sampled sordino legatos with auto-speed detection or you want completely smooth sordino sustains for fast composition. We have the sweetest sordino spiccatos and blooming sordino bowings. We programmed everything in two types of patches, so you can either use our Ensemble patches for fast writing (ex. Full String Spiccato, Sustains, Dynamic Bowings) or you can load the individual sections (ex. Violin Spiccato, Cello Sustains, Viola Dynamic Bowings). So everything is right at your fingertips for the easiest and best sounding experience.
•Deep-Sampled Ensemble Sordino Strings
•Indv. String Sections for Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses
•Advanced Adaptive Layered Legato
•7.5GB / 12.684 Samples (lossless .ncw compression)
•Recorded with Neumann Microphones in Rich Church
•3 Microphone Positions (Close, Combo, Far
•Full Ensemble Violin (11). Viola (8). Cello (6) and Basses (4)
•Full String Ensemble and Individual String Section patches
•3 Way Multi-Purpose Legato System. Just works. No hassle.
•11 Uniquely Recorded Legato Types