The Sampleist - Pacific Ensemble Strings by Performance Samples - Composing With - Updated Review
Updated: Jan 25
Performance Samples have once again put their sampling expertise to brilliant use with Pacific Ensemble Strings. This gorgeous, lush string ensemble is perfect for detailed orchestral compositions and will elevate any film score. Composer Marcus Manderson aka Da Fingaz guides us through this exciting new release.
UPDATE: The previous version of the video had a CC1 malfunction where it was not registering during the overview of the library. This has now been rectified in this new updated review. The demo uses a combination of CC1 and CC11 although the modwheel cannot be seen moving in the instrument despite modulation curves having been used. We would like to thank those who commented alerting us to this fact.
The first instalment of the Pacific Orchestra
Features a fully articulated string section with harp
Recorded in an ambient hall with close and AB (main/far) mics
48kHz / 24bit
NCW-compressed, ~32 GB total
Built for Kontakt 6.6.0 and above – full, retail version of Kontakt required
Download via Continuata
Costs $249 loyalty intro (if you own Vista and/or any Con Moto module), $399 normal intro and $599 after intro pricing has ended.
1:09 Instrument Overview
20:57 Composition DAWcast
22:44 Composing with Pacific Ensemble Strings
30:16 Thoughts and outro
Pacific Ensemble Strings can be bought directly from www.performancesamples.com/pacific-ensemblestrings
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