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    Native Instruments Introduces Action Strings

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    Berlin, October 10, 2012 – Native Instruments today introduced ACTION

    STRINGS – a phrase-based instrument featuring a 60-piece string

    orchestra. Running in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT PLAYER, ACTION

    STRINGS delivers driving string phrases and short motifs with an

    extremely natural and expansive sound. The flexible instrument provides

    producers of all skill levels with a inspiring resource for adding drama

    and movement to film and game scores, as well as rock, pop and urban tracks.

     

    Performed by the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague, Action Strings provides

    producers with over 14GB of musical phrases, carefully sampled by

    renowned score production company Dynamedion. The orchestra is made up

    of a high ensemble featuring 22 violins, eight violas and six cellos, as

    well as a low ensemble containing ten violas, eight cellos and six

    basses. The phrases range from basic rhythmic patterns to intricate

    melodies, each recorded live in every key, and in two dynamic levels.

     

    With ACTION STRINGS, these phrases become playable and adaptable to any

    project. Producers of any expertise level can instantly create 'big

    screen' orchestral results, selecting phrases with the left hand while

    controlling chords, melodies and tonality with the right. Created with

    ease of use and flexibility at the forefront, ACTION STRINGS allows for

    blending between dynamic levels via the mod wheel, and simple switching

    of the harmonic patterns to minor or major via velocity level.

     

    All of the over 150 phrases are organized into themes of five, with five

    additional custom slots available. All slots can be assigned or changed

    easily via the phrase browser, with every phrase being playable in all

    keys. The phrases are selectable via keyswitch and can be played in

    trigger mode or synced to the '1' of a host software's tempo. Utilizing

    KONTAKT's Time-Machine Pro time stretching algorithm, tempo can be

    adjusted in real time, allowing for the creative use of effects such as

    Ritardando or Rallentando.

     

    ACTION STRINGS was created by Dynamedion – soundtrack composition

    specialists renowned for their work in the European computer game

    market. High profile projects such as Halo Legends, Call of Duty 4 and

    Battleforge games – as well as movie trailer scores for The Last King of

    Scotland, The Bourne Ultimatum and 10,000 B.C. – have won the company

    numerous prizes and music awards in the past decade.

     

    ACTION STRINGS runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT PLAYER, and is

    available now from the NI Online Shop for $339 / 299 € / 33800 ¥.

     

    Additional information on ACTION STRINGS is available at:

    www.native-instruments.com/actionstrings

     

     

    About Native Instruments:

    Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware

    for computer-based music production and DJing. The company's mission is

    to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions,

    styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological

    boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and

    amateurs alike.

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