25 February 2018

Full Ensemble Patches

image02 updatedWe are proud to announce the 2.1 update for Cinematic Strings, which includes two new patches – Full Ensemble and Lite Ensemble. These patches are perfect for sketching out ideas or quickly filling out a track. It's our aim to do what we can to make a composer's life easier, so we hope you’ll enjoy them! This video looks at the features and operation of the new patches and includes a MIDI file so you can load them into your sequencer and see them in action.

- Alex :)

Fast Passages and Measured Tremolo

image00 updatedI love writing fast string passages, but it can be a hard and frustrating experience without the right tools. Thankfully, owners of Cinematic Strings 2 now have a number of easy ways to approach this task, which I explore in this latest video. As per usual, the video comes with MIDI tutorial files to help you master techniques like fast runs, arpeggios and measured tremolos in no time, along with a MIDI of my latest piece "Collider," which consists of a series of fast repetitive patterns. A very big thank you to all of our customers, I hope you find these videos useful :)

Happy composing!

EQ settings and Tempo Mapping

image01 updatedFollowing on from my Tech Walkthrough video, these tutorial videos are intended to offer CS2 users a variety of handy tips and tricks that I’ve picked up along the way. Hopefully they will further inspire and enhance your music. First up, we know that busy composers don’t want to waste time with endless tweaking to get the sound they want, so I made this video to show the minimal EQ settings I used on all the CS2 demos. I’ll also be discussing tempo maps and the wonderful effect they can have on your latest string piece.

Thanks for watching!
-Alex :)

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