Recorded at the same studio that has played host to billions of dollars worth of blockbuster scores, with the same players playing the same instruments. However having this broad selection of tools spread across different volumes does make for complications. With some experimentation, trial and error, and your memory or good notes , you can work your way through the menus and options to find yourself commanding a string symphony. Deep sampled with an indulgence unlike any other sample library. Deep sampled with an affluence unlike any other sample library. As a project of nearly 4 years we released it as a series of modular volumes. So we have decided to take every articulation, dynamic layer, round robin, legato interval and rationalise it into the ultimate encyclopaedic compendium of Symphonic strings sampling to date, recorded in London, with no expense spared.
Like any new music technology — from radio to synthesisers, sampling was initially perceived as a threat to music-making and music-makers. Select the articulation you want by pressing one of the pink keyswitches. The celli also have great weight in the lower registers and are very expressive in the upper registers. The Super Sul Tasto is barely audible but creates some lovely wispy textures. What sound do you want? It would be nice to see this feature extended to all the mic positions, starting with the Decca Tree! The results can vary from realistic orchestral patterns to some very cool synthesizer-like effects.
My only complaint about Mural Volume 1 is the lack of certain articulations for second violins and violas, which has resulted in the second violins ending up with only five playing styles. I'm looking for someone now to do the big strings comparison. So we have decided to take every articulation, dynamic layer, round robin, legato interval and rationalise it into the ultimate encyclopaedic compendium of Symphonic strings sampling to date, recorded in London, with no expense spared. As well as supplying tremolos for second violins and violas, Volume 2 adds vibrant, two—dynamic trills for all sections. Each articulation has been painstakingly re-mixed to get the best balance of sections with no audible transitions between them.
Legato Performance Palette These feature Legato Run articulations for all sections and sound very convincing across the board. A new Mixer Menu also adds some handy facilities, though its graphic controls are so tiny you might easily overlook them! I know I sound like a broken record on this point but I want to be able to easily blend in short notes and long notes in a phrase. Fortunately, Spitfire Audio has done a great job of allowing you to resume your download if you time out while downloading. Power users out there appreciated the in-depth microphones and mixes, everyday users enjoyed being able to consume Mural in smaller more affordable iterations especially with our Mural Ensembles degustation volume! For the past 20 years Toby has worked as a professional guitarist, programmer and producer. This will be a plus to those who are familiar with Kontakt and Kontakt compatible plug-ins. The Basses have less articulations. In the same vein, no—vibrato, muted sul ponticello samples have a dreamy, detached and pleasantly synthetic quality which is very effective in the high register.
And which developer philosophy you prefer. The first volume offers only Fingered Slur legato transitions and only basic articulations. Both require the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4 or 5, and will not run on the free Kontakt Player or in any other sampler format. A sixty piece strings band 16,14,12,10,8 playing essential articulations. Recorded with multiple round robins, dynamic layers and presented with 3 essential and versatile microphone positions.
Hey Peter, since you have used both and are a connoisseur of sample libs, I'd love to know something very specific in a comparison. We also feel if you want to go blockbuster you have to go bold, if you want cinematic you have to go big. This would be helpful if you need exaggeratedly short spiccato notes or an ultra—brief pizzicato stab. The section sizes equate to those used in a full symphonic orchestra: 16 first violins, 14 second violins a completely different set of players , 12 violas, 10 cellos and eight basses, making a total of 60 players. Ron Hey Ron, I have the same exact issue you are talking about with regards to fast, hard Bow Attack and the Legatos of most libraries. Die outs sind die Sul Pont Trems die einen schönen kratzig harmonischer Ton haben.
If you're looking for big lines then the Rach longs are very nice too. So there you have it. The makers say they intend to expand Mural along similar lines to Sable, with new articulations set to include fast legatos and run—making patches. Spitfire Symphonic Strings is managed in Kontakt 5 as a defined library of sounds. At the time of writing, Mural Volumes 1 and 2 feature five microphone positions: Close, Decca Tree, Ambient, Outriggers and Leader. Now I say niche but many of the techniques here are super useful and really effective in arrangements bringing a new level of dynamics and expression to the library. He is also a gear head with a passion for good music, great tones, and music that is much easier to listen to than it is to play.
An upgrade to full Kontakt 5 eliminates this problem. Like all contemporary orchestral libraries, Mural features mod wheel—controlled dynamic cross—fading for its long notes. So there is several variables: - Room. After all, if you want the blockbuster sound then you have to boldly go where no sample-based virtual instrument-maker has gone before; if you want to sound cinematic then, simply speaking, you have to go big. Its very lush, very similar to Mural but with 10 times more articulations and loads of legato types including sordino legato and 8 different types of short for each section,. As a project of nearly 4 years we released it as a series of modular volumes.