Performance Samples Vista [KONTAKT]

Vista is a legato strings library for Kontakt
  • Publisher: Performance Samples
  • Product: Vista
  • Release: Philos
  • Requirements: Kontakt v5.8.1+

Performance Samples Vista is a legato strings library that delivers a romantic and grand chamber sound. With meticulous attention to detail, this library offers dynamic layers, slurred legato, same-note bow-change repetitions, and multiple attack types.

Key Features

Chamber Sound Excellence

  • Larger-Than-Life: Vista captures the essence of a larger-than-life chamber ensemble, ideal for cinematic and expressive compositions.
  • Instrument Lineup: The library features 5 violins, 4 violas, 3 cellos, and 3 basses, meticulously recorded for authenticity.

Dynamic Layers and Legato

  • Four Dynamic Layers: From a true pianissimo (PP) to an intense fortississimo (FFF), Vista covers the entire dynamic spectrum.
  • Slurred Legato: The legato con moto ensures smooth transitions with movement in the bowing and expressive vibrato.

Bow-Change Repetitions and Attack Types

  • Same-Note Bow-Change Repetitions: Triggered by repeating a note with the sustain pedal down, these samples add realism to sustained passages.
  • Multiple Attack Types: Choose between hard and soft attacks based on velocity, allowing for nuanced expression.

Hall Recording and Release Samples

  • Hall Ambience: Vista was recorded in a hall using close and decca mics, providing a rich and resonant sound.
  • Fluent Release Samples: The release samples respond naturally to note-length variations, enhancing realism.

Technical Details

  • Sample Format: 48kHz / 24-bit NCW-compressed files, totaling ~10.08 GB.
  • Kontakt Compatibility: Built for Kontakt 5.8.1 and above (full retail version required).

Notes on Delay and Harp

  • Delay: Vista intentionally introduces a moderately delayed response (140 ms based on close mics) to enhance musicality in legatos and releases.
  • Harp: The harp patch works best with a sustain pedal, but there’s an option to have all notes ring out in the GUI.

Performance Samples Vista is a testament to meticulous sampling and expressive performance. Whether you’re scoring film, creating lush arrangements, or seeking authentic chamber strings, Vista delivers a larger-than-life sound with precision and emotion.

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