Chris Hein - Strings Compact
is the light version of CH-Solo Strings and CH-Ensemble Strings
VIOLINS - VIOLAS - CELLOS - CONTRABASSES
Chris Hein Strings Compact features all instruments from the legendary CH-Solo Strings and CH-Ensemble Strings libraries with reduced content. All instruments use the original samples from the Complete version.
9 of the most important articulations are included.
These articulations are the same for all instruments.
All instruments have the full dynamic range of the Complete version with up to 8 dynamic layers
The huge variety of 14 Solo Strings and 14 Ensemble mixes, lets you create any string sound you want. From a single Solo Violin, over chamber orchestra to a large symphonic string sound, everything is possible. By layering one or more Solo Instruments on top of an Ensemble, you can create any sound color you can imagine.
Simply duplicate your MIDI track and assign a different instrument to that track. All instruments blend perfectly together.
Since almost all functions from the Complete version are included, the instruments are higly customizable.
Check out the webpages of the Complete versions for all details:
If you ever feel like you need more articulations, you can always upgrade to the Complete version for a fair price.
• 14 Solo Strings Instruments
• 14 Ensemble Strings Instruments
• 36 GB Content (uncompressed)
• 75.000 Samples
• 9 Articulations
• Up To 8 Dynamic Layers
• 4 Dynamic Modes
• Dynamic Expression Sustains
• Note-Head Designer
• 5 Hot-Keys
• Intelligent True Legato & Portamento
• 10 built in DSP-Effects
• 2 independent Convolution Reverbs
• 63 high class impulse responses
• Ensemble Maker
• Adjustable Fader Settings in the UI
• Intelligent LFO-Vibrato including EQ
• Customizable Auto-Vibrato
VLN1 Solo Violin1
VLN2 Italian Violin
VLN3 French Violin
VLN4 1826 Old Violin
VLA1 Solo Viola 1
VLA2 Canadian Viola
VLA3 French Viola
VLC1 Romantic Cello
VLC2 Modern Cello
VLC3 British Cello
VLC4 German Cello
CB1 Solo Contrabass
CB2 German Bass
CB3 Italian Bass
Ensemble Strings Violins1 Full
Ensemble Strings Violins2 Small
Ensemble Strings Violas1 Full
Ensemble Strings Violas2 Small
Ensemble Strings Cellos1 Full
Ensemble Strings Cellos2 Small
Ensemble Strings Basses1 Full
Ensemble Strings Basses2 Small
Ensemble Strings All Mix Full High
Ensemble Strings All Mix Full Mid
Ensemble Strings All Mix Full Low
Ensemble Strings All Mix Small High
Ensemble Strings All Mix Small Mid
Ensemble Strings All Mix Small Low
Dynamic Expression Long
Trill 1 Minor
Repeat Last Note
Play Trill Minor
by Ben Eshbach
„Le bonheur de la petit chenille“
by Chris Hein
A demo song featuring different solo and ensemble instruments.
All instruments, except percussion and harp, are from CH-Strings Compact
"Pièce pour Ensemble à Cordes"
by Lawson Madlener
This song was played live, straight out of the box using the full ensemble instrument with only a single articulation
and CC11 for dynamic X-Fade. No keyswitches or any other controller were used.
After recording the ensemble sound, single voices were copied out of the chords and assigned to various Solo Instruments
and layered on top of the ensemble. Volume curves were drawn manually to vary the sound.
by Ben Eshbach
There are many ways to control the many functions of the CH-Ensemble Strings Compact.
The minimum requirement is a MIDI - keyboard and a computer. You can draw all MIDI CC data in your DAW.
However, a set of hardware faders and pedals helps to achieve a good realtime performance.
Beside that, there are a bunch of cool controllers to make a realtime performance fun.
Realtime performance using Hardware MIDI controllers
Watch Berthold Matschat in a
realtime performance with
CH-Solo Violin using various
hardware MIDI Controllers.
Berthold controls six functions in realtime:
Articulation presets changes via Keyswitches
X-Fade via Yamaha BC1 Breath controller
Note Heads via Expression foot pedal
Artificial Vibrato on/off
Portamento Legato via sustain pedal
Based on Hexlers TouchOSC,
I programmed a Real Time Controller for iPad.
Its not just fun to edit each and every function in
CH-Solo Violin from your iPad, the biggest benefit is, you can easiliy record the edits directly into your DAW.
Instead of fiddling with midi CCs in your sequencer, just press record and move the knobs and faders on your iPad/iPhone to record the controller movements with your sequence.
Just get TouchOSC for a cheap prize at the Apple App Store, and install the Real Time Controller which is included in the downloads.
Leap Motion & GECO Midi
Here you see me controlling CH-Orchestral Brass with the
Leap Motion. It works the same way with CH-Solo Violin
Bernd Keul playing the CH-Solo Violin
with the Leap Motion and GECO Midi
The Leap Motion is an inexpensive sensor, which can be used in combination with the GECO midi app
to control multiple MIDI CCs at once with intuitive gestures of the left hand while playing the notes with the right hand.
TouchOSC Realtime Controller for iPad