25 October 2014

Cinematic Strings 2 Reviews

MTMagazine LogoFrom Music Tech Magazine, May 2012:

"From the moment a patch is loaded and the brilliantly simple GUI appears you know that this is going to be an easy library to manage."

"This library was created with a focus on efficiency and authenticity – and it certainly shows. We have yet to come across an easier-to-use GUI of this type and the sound is top-drawer, rich and sonorous across all sections. It's all possible with Cinematic Strings 2 – soaring melodies for emotional scenes and all the punch you’ll need for highlighting on-screen action."

“Cinematic Strings 2 is a treat to use, sounds great and should be a serious consideration for anyone in need of an orchestral string library.” 9/10 MusicTech “Choice” Award 

 

SoundonSoundlogoFrom Sound on Sound Magazine, June 2012:

“Cinematic Strings always sounded great, and the 2.0 upgrade has made it more compact and instantly playable. The new staccatissimos are ideal, energetic film-score fodder and the improved legato engine is an aid to emotional expression; the streamlined, simplified and intuitive design is also a boon to be the composers.”

“For quickly creating classy-sounding orchestral string scores of great vibrancy, colour, power, lushness and emotionality, this collection is hard to beat.”
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun12/articles/cinematic-strings-2.htm

 

Scorecast OnlineFrom Scorecast online:

The sound of Cinematic Strings 2.0 is superb. The cellos in particular have a very nice bite and work in all possible situations. The one thing that really drives this library home is the ease of use. One patch per section, all articulations and controls are immediately accessible. The interface is a joy to look at and makes every function very clear.”

“As a string workhorse library, Cinematic Strings is for me the best you can get when looking at both sound and usability.”
http://www.scorecastonline.com/2012/06/16/review-cinematic-strings-2-0/

 

Jazzhooves logoFrom Jazzhooves.com:

“Rich, warm, sleek, enveloping, deep – all words perfect to describe the sounds from the first note to wide-spanned chords, you sound like the London Symphony with one amazing software package . . . The interface is beautiful, with stainless-steel-effects dials, but the sound is even more beautiful. If you want to produce music for movies or want strings for any project these are the ones to buy. 100% quality all the way!”

http://www.jazzhooves.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17&sid=b71638acd838b5359bc11f0d6aa93324

 

 

Soniccontrol logoFrom SonicControl.tv:

“Cinematic Strings 2.0 is impeccably beautiful. And because CS 2.0 is so elegantly and simply designed, you’re productive in a snap because it’s a breeze to learn. At virtually every level, Cinematic Strings 2.0 is quality management and design at its finest.”

http://soniccontrol.tv/2012/05/03/cinematic-strings-2-0/

 

 

musicradarlogoFrom Music Radar:

“Professional string libraries can be intimidating beasts, but Cinematic Strings 2 aims to make programming realistic orchestral strings as easy as it ought to be in this day and age.”

“CS2's 22GB library sounds stunning. The three discrete mic channels blend beautifully, and the sound is big, rich and a little edgier than some such libraries. . . . Achieving the articulations and nuances you want is a snap, with no significant compromise in terms of functionality and depth. . . . Overall a phenomenal package for the money.”

http://www.musicradar.com/gear/all/computers-software/virtual-instruments/cinematic-strings-2-553792/review

 

Keyboardmag logoFrom Keyboard Magazine (US), November 2012

“An excellent, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use solution for high quality strings with a punch. . . . Even before I played my first note with CS2, I was struck by the cleanliness of the design and how easy it was to navigate. . . . To my ears, CS2 delivers straight out of the proverbial box with string sounds that are vivid, dynamic, and . . . well, cinematic. . . . I felt immediately connected to them and inspired to compose.”

“Given its synthesis of usability, power, and musical depth—at a reasonable price point to boot—CS2 is a strong choice for a wide variety of string solutions. Regardless of whether I’m writing theme music for a video series, mocking up a concerto, or doing nearly anything else that involves virtual bows and resin, I see myself happily turning to CS2 to give me what I need.”

“An excellent, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use solution for high quality strings with a punch.” - http://www.keyboardmag.com

 

Audiotechnology logoFrom AudioTechnology Magazine (Australia) October 2012:

"There really are no bells and whistles in Cinematic Strings 2.0 — just beautiful sounding strings in a simple GUI at a great price point that works directly within the Kontakt environment. . . . . And let’s just be very clear again, the library sounds stunning.”

“As a full time working composer myself, I just want great sounding strings that are easy to use, and reliable. And that’s exactly what Cinematic Strings 2.0 does best. If you are looking for big concert hall strings then Cinematic Strings 2.0 is probably all you will ever need.” - http://www.audiotechnology.com.au

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