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Welcome to our flagship orchestral string library, Tokyo Scoring Strings. Introducing the distinctive sound of Koichiro Muroya Strings, the top Japanese session string ensemble, heard on countless world-famous anime and game soundtracks. A well-rounded studio string library that holds its own across all genres, especially — but not limited to — Japanese-inspired music, Tokyo Scoring Strings features a powerful lookahead mode, incredible agility, expressive vibrato, and five identically-sampled string sections for you to easily realize virtually any score.
8 violins 1, 6 violins 2, 4 violas, 3 cellos, 3 basses
Pristine 24-bit, 48kHz samples (downmixed from 96kHz) captured at Sound City: Close, Room, Decca, and Surround
Custom, pre-mixed sample set that delivers Aizawa’s personal sound out-of-the-box
Sustains, spiccato, staccato, staccatissimo, spiccato, spiccato secco, tremolo, harmonics, trills (whole-tone, half-tone), long & short decrescendo and sforzando
Two legato and portamento types, multiple speeds, three vibrato levels (senza, con, molto), and up to five dynamics per articulation
Easy control over dynamics, dynamic range, vibrato, and legato speed from the front page
Analyzes MIDI with a lookahead to produce expressive and realistic performances; Zero Latency and Standard modes also available
Easily create any mapping you want using keyswitches, velocity, midi CC, pedals — to fit your personal workflow
Adjust legato transitions, sample offsets, overlays, and much more
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended. Note that mic positions can be moved or deleted individually.
16GB recommended for loading all sections with the board mix. 32GB recommended for all sections with the All Mics patch.
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
This library will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
The sound of Japanese strings is both captivating and highly unique. What makes it so distinctive? Smaller ensembles recorded in focused studio spaces lend themselves to more agile playing, and a focus on perfection leads to incredible accuracy. These strengths make Japanese ensembles equally capable of delicate nuance and sweeping emotional performances that move listeners to tears. For many of us who have admired Japanese soundtracks for years, this sound has long been a source of inspiration, but it’s been out of reach for most composers outside of Japan — until now.
Our goal with Tokyo Scoring Strings is to give you the orchestral string sound featured in so many world-famous Japanese productions. This project has been a dream come true for all of us at Impact Soundworks, and we’re thrilled to have worked with some of our musical heroes to bring it to life. But we weren’t satisfied with just capturing this remarkable sound; we also sought to deliver an outstanding, inspiring UI, flexible editing, beautiful legato, and recording depth to rival any other industry-standard string libraries.
We are honored to have partnered with an incredible team of musicians and collaborators in Japan:
Tokyo Scoring Strings features five independently recorded sections (Violins 1, Violins 2, Viola, Cello, Bass) in a typical Japanese ensemble size (8/6/4/4/3) suitable for small and large productions alike.
Tokyo Studio Strings includes a well-rounded set of articulations recorded in superb detail. We have paid particular attention to delivering outstanding legato as well as the agility and crisp short notes that are such a strength of smaller Japanese string sections. You’ll be able to easily write and mock-up sweeping melodies, intimate legato, and aggressive agile passages.
Note: All articulations below are true, unique recordings, not created by re-pitching or processing other samples!
Console is a fully-featured mixer, modular effects rack, and pedal board, designed to give you full control over your mix. Effects include multiple EQs (digital and analog-style), compressors, spatial FX, modulation FX, amps, distortion pedals, reverbs, and more.
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