LA Scoring Strings (LASS) brings a whole new level of expressiveness, realism and real-time playability to sampled strings.
At the heart of its revolutionary sound are Real Legato performance sample patches and a unique “layered ensemble” approach. These ensembles were all recorded individually in a large film scoring studio. Because they’re made up of different players (avoiding the dreaded “same player” sound), they combine seamlessly to produce entirely cohesive small, medium, or large sections with the right divisi ratios.
LASS also features solo instruments performed by the section leaders. Rather than sounding like “guest soloists,” these instruments sound like the first chair players they actually are, blending perfectly with the sections they come from. (listen to LASS demos)
The players are recorded in position on the scoring stage and mixed in the traditional orchestral seating perspective, making it simple to get a magnificent string mix out of the box. Meanwhile we took the utmost care to ensure that the instruments can be panned anywhere with virtually no phasing problems should you need to do that.
And to make it easy to get just the right sound, all LASS patches and programming are consistent from the first chair to the full mix. If a part sounds right using the first chair patch, the same sequence will sound right with the full ensemble — no MIDI reprogramming required.
...The VSL Horizon Chamber Strings might be a good fit for the "singer-songwriter" vibe. BUT, you MUST check out the newer LA Scoring Strings (google it). That would be my first pick. Flexibility in terms of building-up a section, expressive, and amazing sounding. $1,099. Got to get that myself... heh Of...
...of Kontakt and 10 instances of Omnisphere. The Kontakt Instruments I chose were a few of the Output Instruments, and LA Scoring Strings. I then bounced these in place several times and exported all tracks, then reimporting them, until I ended up with 226 audio tracks, for a total of 270 tracks. And here's how it...
Nobody has reviewed this product yet. Have an opinion?