Zilhouette Strings Kontakt Library

By | April 18, 2021

Zilhouette Strings Kontakt Library

Zilhouette Strings Kontakt Library

Zilhouette Strings is the collection of all our strings we recorded so far! The musicians we recorded are german-known session and live orchestra musicians. All was recorded in several recording sessions in our own recording rooms in a close and intimate distance to the instrument in a solo as well as in a trio situation. We have used condenser mics such as Neumann U-87 and TLM 103, Schoeps MK4 as well as dynamic mics such as Sennheiser MD421, AKG D112 among others.

In summary, you get a collection of string sounds which is directly at your fingertips. You can quickly select the amount of player, mix the separate instrument groups at your own requirements, select the kind of seating and place them into an ambience – and that´s all with an intimate, natural and catchy sound.

Zilhouette Stings are extremly flexible and you can surely use them for a wide range of musical genres. To get more information, please download the reference manual


  • The instruments
    There are 7 violins, 2 viola, 7 cellos and 2 basses in total.
  • Easy Mix
    Strings at your fingertips. You can easily mix each of the 4 instruments groups (vi, va, ce, ba) by separate volume slider. This lets you quickly set up an instrument balance at your own needs. You can easily solo instruments or leave them out.
  • Three articulations
    All instruments are available as Shorts, Longs and Pizzicato. Each articulation comes along in a single patch which is easy and quick to use – you can directly play it at your fingertips.
  • Players
    This feature lets you chose between different amounts of players. This happens in ‘real’ because we have record all these instrument players separately. There are:
    Quartett (1/1/1/1)
    Full Range (7/2/7/2)
    Chamber Ensemble (6/2/3/1)
    Just Lows (0/0/7/2)
    Just Highs (7/2/0/0)
  • Dynamic
    Just move the modwheel to slide through all the dynamic layers of the longs notes. The shorts and pizz articulation are working different. In order to get a natural playabilty we have vary the length from short to spiccato by moving the ModWheel. The result is as precise and accurate as it should be.
  • The Seating
    Besides adjusting your favourite type of player ensemble you can also decide the kind of seating, available is the „American“ or the „German“ seating. In order to generally set all panning to center please use the “off” option.
  • Sweetness
    This feature lets the overall sound of all instruments change from natural (left end position) to sweet and smooth (right end position). By using this option you can easily let Zilhouette Strings sound more distanced.
  • FX
    Finally Zilhouette Strings provides a reverb with eight fine selected types of reverb such as a church cathedral, some classic reverb types or some great hall types.




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