Ben Osterhouse – String Flow Cello v1.3.1 (KONTAKT)

Energetic cello chord textures. The String Flow Cello is an example of a technique used by cellists in which they quickly roll the bow over the strings to create energetic chord texture. There are 2 ways to play the instrument.

The first way is straightforward: just choose what type of chord you want, what key you want to play, and then play the white keys. Whatever you play, you’ll get a harmony that matches your chosen key. This is similar to the factory “Harmonize” scripts in Kontakt, except that in this case all the harmonies had to be recorded manually!

The second way of playing requires more knowledge of the instrument and is more flexible. If you play a recorded chord, the instrument will play that chord on the cello. The midi clips supplied with the instrument demonstrate which chords are working.

• The interface reacts to the played notes, showing how the musical notation will look to the performer, and also shows in which voice, inversion and key the chord is located. This can be useful for anyone looking to write music for live musicians.
• Comes with a collection of midi clips for getting to know the instrument. They include a collection of short progressions and examples of all possible voices.
• Each chord was played for 4 measures (about 9 seconds). Loops are available for all samples.
• Chords are divided into 4 different types.
• Automatic synchronization with the pace of the project. The samples were recorded at 100 bpm. 85 – 160 bpm sounds good, and the optimal tempo is 120 bpm.
• Each chord is recorded at 2 levels of velocity, and each layer has a normal version and a ponticello version, which can cross smoothly into each other using the modulation wheel. This is a good way to add movement to the sound.
• The louder velocity layer has a rubato that adds contrast and emphasizes the bass line.

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