UNITED STRINGS OF EUROPE
The Perfect Library For Your Scores, Look No Further!
UNITED STRINGS OF EUROPE(50% off - summer sale)
The Perfect Library For Your Scores, Look No Further!
SYNOPSIS
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
Over 50GB of content
SEVEN microphone positions replicating a film scoring setup
• Recorded at the world-renowned Cadogan Hall
• Over 22,000 samples+
• Multiple TRUE LEGATO sets
• 7RR Staccato, Pizzicato and Sautille/Spiccato
The United Strings of Europe is a London-based ensemble made up of young professionals from across the European Union and Switzerland with the goal of promoting musical and cultural cooperation at the highest level. This sample library aims to capture the essence and beauty of the ensemble's sound with lush sounding smooth legato and a variety of other articulations,

This library contains meticulously sampled violin I, violin II, violas, cellos and basseswill work in Kontakt 4 and all higher versions - but not the free Kontakt "player").
50GB+ Top Quality Sample Content
Five separate patches - First Violins, Second Violins, Violas, Cellos and Double Basses
SOUND Like a Film Score
Recorded in the format of a real scoring session with the best gear, in a world famous concert hall, by world class musicians
Existing Auddict Users Include...
Stephen Barton (Call of Duty 4, Titanfall 1&2), Jacob Shea, Mike Kennerty (All American Rejects), Klayton (Celldweller), Yasunori Mitsuda, and many more...
Stephen Barton,
(composer: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Titanfall, Titanfall 2)
"Cannot recommend Auddict’s libraries highly enough"
Audio Demos

Take a listen below to some of the stunning audio demos created using this library. (MORE COMING SOON)

Video Demos
BACKGROUND
United Strings of Europe

The United Strings of Europe is a London-based ensemble made up of young professionals from across the European Union and Switzerland with the goal of promoting musical and cultural cooperation at the highest level.

The ensemble is gaining recognition for its exciting performances in Switzerland, France, Lebanon and the UK. With several world premieres of works by Hristic, Marinkovic and Winkler, the ensemble has collaborated with a number of distinguished artists including Hildegarde Fesneau, Marc Benzekri, Mateja Marinkovic, Jack Liebeck, Walter Delahunt and Ljubisa Jovanovic.

$700 Add to Cart

"Cannot recommend Auddict’s libraries highly enough"

STEPHEN BARTON
Stephen Barton (composer: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Titanfall, Titanfall 2)

Individual SECTIONS

choose your section

SEPARATE PURCHASE
First Violins
  • Over 12GB of content

  • SEVEN microphone positions replicating a film scoring setup, so you can craft your own sound to taste. Separate desk spot mics can be used to simulate divisi.

  • Recorded at the world-renowned Cadogan Hall

  • Over 22,000 samples+

  • Multiple TRUE LEGATO sets including normal and portamento, at different dynamics (cross-fade-able with MIDI CC1)

  • 7RR Staccato, Pizzicato and Sautille/Spiccato multiplied by multiple dynamic layers

  • Tremolo, Harmonics and Trills

£50 Add to cart (FIRST VIOLINS ONLY)
SEPARATE PURCHASE
SEcond Violins
  • Over 14GB of content

  • SEVEN microphone positions replicating a film scoring setup, so you can craft your own sound to taste. Separate desk spot mics can be used to simulate divisi.

  • Recorded at the world-renowned Cadogan Hall

  • Over 22,000 samples+

  • Multiple TRUE LEGATO sets including normal and portamento, at different dynamics (cross-fade-able with MIDI CC1)

  • 7RR Staccato, Pizzicato and Sautille/Spiccato multiplied by multiple dynamic layers

  • Tremolo, Harmonics and Trills

£50 Add to cart (SECOND vIOLINS oNLY)
Why do I need the First and Second Violins?

This is a very good and valid question, rightly asked by many of you!

The perfect balance and hugely sought after sound of the orchestra has been refined over centuries. In order to capture this sonic beauty with samples, each section must be meticulously captured… multiple players, each with different instruments, slightly different timbre, subtle differences in tuning, vibrato and seated in different positions in the stereo/sonic field.

Combining the USE first and second violins in your palette allows access to this beautiful, lush synergy of instruments… something not possible by layering multiple tracks of first violins, which at the very least, can cause phase problems, but more importantly, withhold your music from its full potential and depth.

With the United Strings of Europe, the second violins are particularly important, as - faithful to how the USE play (and similar to how a lot of score music is recorded) - the second violins actually sit to the right of the conductor, with first violins opposite on the left. It's common for many scores to be recorded this way, and has the benefit of basses sitting in the middle at the back (you want the bass in your track in the middle!)

On top of all this, – from a plainly musical/performance perspective - every single note in the second violins is a different and new performance to the first violins... Every note has slightly different intention, emotion and musicality. Combining and orchestrating with both sections will raise the depth of your music several-fold.

SEPARATE PURCHASE
VIOLAS
  • Over 7GB of content

  • SEVEN microphone positions replicating a film scoring setup, so you can craft your own sound to taste. Separate desk spot mics can be used to simulate divisi.

  • Recorded at the world-renowned Cadogan Hall

  • Over 19,000 samples+

  • Multiple TRUE LEGATO sets including normal and portamento, at different dynamics (cross-fade-able with MIDI CC1)

  • 7RR Staccato, Pizzicato and Sautille/Spiccato multiplied by multiple dynamic layers

  • Tremolo, Harmonics and Trills

£50 Add to cart (vIOLAS oNLY)
SEPARATE PURCHASE
CELLOS
  • Over 12GB of content

  • SEVEN microphone positions replicating a film scoring setup, so you can craft your own sound to taste. Separate desk spot mics can be used to simulate divisi.

  • Recorded at the world-renowned Cadogan Hall

  • Over 22,000 samples+

  • Multiple TRUE LEGATO sets including normal and portamento, at different dynamics (cross-fade-able with MIDI CC1)

  • 7RR Staccato, Pizzicato and Sautille/Spiccato multiplied by multiple dynamic layers

  • Tremolo, Harmonics and Trills

£50 Add to cart (cELLOS oNLY)
SEPARATE PURCHASE
BASSES
  • Over 6GB of content

  • SIX microphone positions replicating a film scoring setup, so you can craft your own sound to taste. Separate desk spot mics can be used to simulate divisi.

  • Recorded at the world-renowned Cadogan Hall

  • Over 13,000 samples+

  • TRUE LEGATO at different dynamics (cross-fade-able with MIDI CC1)

  • 7RR Staccato, Pizzicato and Sautille/Spiccato multiplied by multiple dynamic layers

  • Tremolo, Harmonics and Trills

£50 Add to cart (bASSES Only)
ARTICULATION LIST

• Polyphonic
• Legato
• Tremolo
• Harmonics
• Trills
• Staccato
• Pizzicato
• Sautille
• Portamento

REQUIREMENTS & NOTES

This instrument requires the FULL VERSION of Kontakt 4, or above (so it will also run in Kontakt 5 perfectly). The full version of Kontakt 4, is not the free "Kontakt Player", it is the full retail version which can be purchased from Native-Instruments' website.

Requires approx 60GB of space for installation (zipped and extracted files)

All prices shown are excluding VAT and/or other applicable sales taxes. These will be added during the checkout process.

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