Innovative solo string parts from four of the best players in London. We’ve recorded performances from four of London’s most exciting and progressive string soloists to provide you with an affordable tool for detailed composing work. The violin, viola, cello and double bass feature energetic longs and shorts, as well as a range of more unconventional articulations.
Alternative Solo Strings offers you an instant, out-of-the-box collaborative experience steeped in character.
Recorded in the Dry Stage
Recorded at Spitfire Audio’s high-tech in-house recording studio using the finest equipment, Alternative Solo Strings is the perfect accompaniment to our hugely popular London Contemporary Orchestra recorded at the same location. While unpredictable recordings can take you into unexpected territory, our dry stage sound puts you in complete control, whether it’s an initial Warren Ellis-style approach, a Hans Zimmer-style overdub over a large orchestral bed, or a virtuoso performance. in the chamber work section.
This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple mic mixer, and includes basic function controllers.
General Control Panel
This view provides deeper control of the instrument, showing all available signals and function controllers, as well as the ability to remove methods from memory to reduce system usage.
In this view, you can add notes to the pattern sequencer, select which key it triggers, and then play it to instantly create an ostinato. It’s like an arpeggiator on a synthesizer.
v1.0.3 (April 2021)
FIXED: PB-2246 – Viola patches loading up as DEMO in Kontakt Player
v1.0.2 (March 2021)
FIXED: PB-335 – Viola Pizz – A3 C3 E3 F3 tuning variations between some RR
FIXED: PB -306 – Mapping error in Bass
FIXED: PB-317 – No cog functionality in the expert view
FIXED: PB-312 – Individual articulation for Staccato Dig is named incorrectly as Spiccato
FIXED: PB-530 – Performance legato missing stereo pan and width
FIXED : PB-592 – Cello Spiccato slight ‘click’ after note on RR1
FIXED: PB-631 – Alt Solo Strings Violin Longs kick up
FIXED: PB-687 – ‘Violins – Long’ glitch Eb4 upwards on second RR
FIXED: PB-736 – Bass Spiccato F1 tuning is sharp in higher dynamics
FIXED: PB-779 – Celli Performance Legato sustain pedal knocks out the keyrange
FIXED: PB-825 – Bass Long Sul Pont Distorted F0 & F#0 flat
FIXED: PB-851 – Viola individual short artics missing ‘Tightness’ controller
FIXED: PB -1348 – Patches have no Cog option
FIXED: PB-1440 – Violin Trill noise on release trigger B4 & B5
FIXED: PB-1509 – Long articulations do not respond to sustain pedal
v1.0.1 (February 2018)
HOTFIX: Mic Positions correct for the Cello.
HOTFIX: All Instruments now sit central.
HOTFIX: Missing file for Artisan Violin fixed.
HOTFIX: Reverb does not click when enabling and disabling.
HOTFIX: Cello Sul Tasto doesn’t click on C1.
HOTFIX: Mapping error fixed in Bass Long Sul Pont Dist.
HOTFIX: Viola spiccato errors fixed.
v1.0 (January 2018)