Chris Hein Winds Complete v2.0

Version 2 now features the following improvements:
– improved tuning of almost all samples
– improved phase-aligned samples
– drastically reduced resource demand
– improved legato transitions
– optimised transition speed function
– glide mode-slur for more realistic runs
– optimised Touch OSC MIDI remote control
– minor bug fixes
Chris Hein – Winds consists of four individual volumes, also being available separately or combined in a bundled complete version. The library contains a total of 13 instruments:
Vol. 1 – Flute
Flute Piccolo
C-Flute 1
C-Flute 2
Alto-Flute
Vol. 2 – Clarinet
Eb-Clarinet
Bb-Clarinet
Bass-Clarinet
Vol. 3 – Oboe
Oboe
Oboe D´Amore
English Horn
Vol. 4 – Bassoon
Basson
Bassoon Barock
Contra Bassoon

Chris Hein Orchestral Brass EXtended

While the original library featured nine instruments, Chris Hein Orchestral Brass EXtended comes with twelve instruments in total. Included are all nine original instruments plus three additional instruments, six ensemble instrument patches, and two effects articulation patches. All in all, Chris Hein Orchestral Brass EXtended contains 20 GB of additional content – more than twice as much as the original library and over 43,000 new samples.
Instruments from Orchestral Brass Complete: three Trumpets, three Trombones, and three French Horns recorded as individual instruments and as three ensembles. Each instrument builds upon almost 8,000 single samples, 14 articulations and up to eight dynamic layers.
Additional instruments in the EXtended Version:
– F-Tuba
– Sousaphone
– Euphonium
In fact, these three Low Brass Instruments have more articulations and samples than the original Brass Instruments – there are 24 articulations in total for each of the Tuba, Sousaphone and Euphonium.
Sousaphone ImageIn addition to 5 different sustains, 6 different shorts and 5 different special articulations, you’ll find:
– Added Repetitions in 16th and 8th notes with adjustable speed
– 6 new short articulations and hundreds of stunning one shot effect samples
Euphonium ImageChris has sampled these instruments in exquisite detail, with 16 dynamic layers for the normal shorts. This provides a huge range of variation and expression. Short repetitions, dirty attacks, growls and ornaments were deliberately recorded with character and expression, so they’ll bring unparalleled realism to your parts, simulating the natural playing nuances of a real-life player.
For an epic Hollywood sound Chris Hein added six Ensemble Instrument patches using the same mixing techniques he used for his Ensemble Strings library, Chris has created extra large, epic Brass Ensembles from a careful mixture of the solo instruments. Thanks to the sonic quality and the extremely wide dynamic range, this version of Orchestral Brass offers instantly fat and full sounding Ensembles for each instrument group.
Included are:
– Trumpet Ensemble large
– Trombone Ensemble large
– Horns Ensemble large
– Low Brass Ensemble
– Full Brass Ensemble
– Full Brass Ensemble without the Trumpets
The low brass ensemble is a particular highlight, with extended articulations including: Ensemble repetitions, 6 new short articulations, 12 different Note Heads and a large variety of spectacular Ensemble Effects.
More Features inside Orchestral Brass EXtended
Note-Head Variations – Changing the Note-head variations has always been a standout feature of Chris Hein libraries, and with Orchestral Brass EXtended the number of different attack articulations increases from 6 to 12. This is the easiest way to bring more character, variations and nuance to your brass performances. Instantly switch between all versions of clean or dirty attacks by just moving the Note-Head fader.
Simulated Mute Controls – The simulated mute controls inside Orchestral Brass EXtended are effective, realistic and first and foremost lots of fun. Because they’re modelled, rather than sampled, Orchestral Brass EXtended consists of a reasonable size without multi-sampling every different type of mute. All the EXtended instruments are armed with the mute modelling, accessible from the front panel. Included are five different Mutes: Bucket, Cup, Harmon, Straight, and Stop mute.
True Legato – The instruments of Chris Hein Orchestral Brass Complete offer true legato. The corresponding in-depth recordings and edits result in unexpectedly realistic sounds with perfect note-transitions. At the same time you can expand these realistic articulations by additional, artificially inserted legatos.
Perfect Dynamic Transitions thanks to Phase Alignment – All samples were fully aligned in phase. Accordingly, the instruments offer perfect seamless transitions of dynamic layers without sonic degradation.
Both the high quality gear such as selected Neumann microphones and the musician’s significant performances drive the sound aesthetics. Unlike the award-winning Chris Hein – Horns, this library takes advantage of the renowned WDR Symphonic Orchestra.
For this library, dry close mic’ing was an intentional decision. All instruments were recorded individually avoiding any crosstalk. Despite that CH Winds Compact incorporated the inevitable interaction of an orchestra. Therefore, the participating musicians used headphone monitoring, to complement each other, forming perfectly balanced ensembles. Consequently, time-dependent articulations such as Dynamic Expression achieve an especially coherent tone, allowing you to combine individual instruments for perfectly matched ensembles.

Chris Hein Solo Strings Complete

Each Instrument has over 10,000 samples, 38 articulations, and 4 different legato transitions. The unique phase aligns techniques enable perfect X-fade blending between up to 8 dynamic layers. Play from smooth & soft to screaming loud with completely natural sounding transitions, all without artifacts or phasing.

Chris Hein Strings Compact

Chris Hein – Strings Compact is the compacted version of the renowned libraries
Chris Hein – Solo Strings Complete and Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings. It contains all instruments and functions of its larger siblings and is solely reduced to the nine most common and important articulations. Certainly, this Compact version uses the very same high-quality samples as the Complete version.
Hence, Chris Hein – Strings Compact offers the full sound of the large Chris Hein String Libraries at an unbeatable price. In addition, you may of course upgrade to Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings or Chris Hein – Solo Strings Complete with up to 49 articulations at any time.
Solo and Ensemble
Chris Hein – Strings Compact contains four different violins including the legendary
Chris Hein – Solo Violin, three violas, four cellos and three double basses. In addition to the detailed solo instruments, the library includes 14 ensembles granting fast access to the sound of epic film scores or large orchestral works.
Chris Hein – Strings Compact is designed to be uncompromisingly versatile: With a choice of 14 solo instruments and ensemble mixes each, almost any string ensemble instrumentation imaginable can be individually realized as desired. Ranging from a solo violin to small string quartets, chamber ensembles to large symphonic orchestras, each imaginable combination of sonic colors for sting instruments is possible.

All instruments offer identical programmings of articulations and functions which makes combining different instruments a mere child’s play.
By simply duplicating a MIDI-track, you can add a solo violin to a violin-ensemble with both sections playing perfectly together. It just takes a few clicks to create ensembles of any size. On top of that, the built-in ensemble function additionally expands each instrument’s variability.

Variable sound shaping
Chris Hein – Strings Compact offers solo and orchestral string sounds in perfection. Beside careful recordings and top-quality gear being used including selected microphones by Neumann, the musicians, for the most part members of the renowned WDR symphonic orchestra, significantly influence the results and the sound aesthetics.
Combined with the dual convolution reverb sections of the sample-engine, the unprocessed dry sound of the library allows the instruments to be perfectly matched to lots of different applications. Separate convolution sections for the corpus sound (body) and the room impression allow to create almost infinite room impressions ranging from intimate proximity to large orchestra halls. In contrast to the fixed imprinted room sound of several competitors, Chris Hein – Strings Compact is greatly versatile in tonality and can therefore easily be combined with any other library.
Regarding its sound quality and suitability in daily use, the library makes no compromises, even at its compact size. The instruments of Chris Hein – Strings Compact are based upon carefully created elaborated multisamples, which offer phase-correct blends, crossfades and dynamic layers through detailed phase-alignment. At the same time, up to eight dynamic layers provide authentic sound behavior ranging from ppp to fff.
Undeniable highlights of this library are the true legato function, articulation changes by keyswitches, variable attacks per note, x-fade control via breath controller, portamento legato via sustain pedal, switchable artificial vibrato, innovative play control through hot keys and note heads plus MIDI remote controllability of each function via TouchOSC from an iPad.
Unique functions

Perfect dynamic transitions thanks to phase alignment
In a research-process of several months, all samples have been carefully aligned in phase to each other. Accordingly, the sound of the instruments convinces by seamless transitions between up to eight dynamic layers without any tonal degradation.

Unique mixing of long and short notes
The combination of short and long played notes is a typical issue for several sample-libraries when it comes to sonic authenticity. When playing real instruments, the length of a note being played influences its attack behavior and its ending. Chris Hein – Strings Compact addresses this aspect by the innovative
„Note Head Designer“. For each sustain articulation, you may call up matched short sample variations (Shorts) by a control/controller. These do not only offer the corresponding correct attack behavior, but will also be perfectly tied in respect to the notes’ lengths. The user-defined selection of short-variations being available in up to eight dynamic layers and their combination with the corresponding sustain phases, allow for utterly realistic sound results which cannot be achieved by the typical randomized selection using round-robin techniques. Of course, the Shorts can also be called up as individual articulations.

True Legato
The instruments of Chris Hein – Strings Compact offer real, zero-latency True Legato and True Portamento with several fine adjustments. Thanks to the intelligent legato-programming, even very fast passages can be played without any time lag. In addition, the legato mode can also be played polyphonic. Omit the cumbersome loading of separate legato articulations and polyphonic instruments. The library’s portamento offers real recorded portamento transitions which can be adjusted and fine-tuned in time and length. This way, each possible note transition can be carried out gliding – from fast finger-legato to short grace notes to slower glides from note to note.
Legato and portamento are available for all articulations, not just for sustain. For example, when playing trills and tremolos with portamento, the resulting variations of note transitions are endless and often not easy to realize with other libraries at all.
With its attractive pricing, Chris Hein – Strings Compact addresses beginners, musical upgraders as well as composers looking for sampled strings in high quality and practical usability which will efficiently perform on mobile computer systems. Needless to say that beside full sound compatibility, you can upgrade to the large Complete versions at any time.

Chris Hein Ensemble Strings

Main Features
– 10 Instruments
– 2 Ensemble sizes „Full“ & „Small“
– 30 GB Content
– 53.000 Samples
– 32 Articulations
– Up To 8 Dynamic Layers
– 4 Dynamic Modes
– Dynamic Expression Sustains
– Special „designed“ articulations
– Note-Head Designer
– Hot-Keys
– Intelligent Legato & Portamento
– Glide-Mode To play realistic runs
– 10 built in DSP-Effects
– 2 independent Convolution Reverbs
– 63 high class impulse responses
– Ensemble Maker
– Micro-Tuner
– Adjustable Fader Settings in the UI
– Intelligent LFO-Vibrato including EQ
– Customizable Auto-Vibrato
– Key-Vibrato

Best Service Chris Hein Horns Compact

Brass:
-13 x Trumpet
-4 x Fluegelhorn
-9 x Tenor-Trombone
-6 x Bass-Trombone
-1 x Cimbasso
-2 x Tuba
-1 x Alphorn

Woodwinds:
-4 x Clarinet
-2 x Soprano Sax
-4 x Alto Sax
-3 x Tenor Sax
-2 x Baritone Sax
-1 x Bass-Sax
-1 x ContraBass-Sax
-6 x Synth-Brass

Best Service Epic World

Epic World – Cinematic Landscapes by Eduardo Tarilonte is the perfect tool for composers and sound designers to create an ambiance for films, documentaries, video games, and new age music.
CINEMATIC LANDSCAPES
Epic World is a sample library of unique sounds you won‘t find anywhere else. In a matter of seconds, you can easily create inspiring cinematic landscapes, drones, and beds. Soulful and emotional, its magical atmospheres and acoustic instruments will take you on a sonic trip to a fantasy world.
INNOVATIVE
Pushing the boundaries of soundscapes and sound design, Epic World blends unreal atmospheres with real sounds. Every evolving and organic drone has up to 8 different layers that can be tweaked to get an unlimited number of combinations. Never before has the creation of cinematic sonic landscapes been so intuitive. Epic World textures are derived from acoustic sources, so all the fantastic atmospheres you hear predominantly have a „real“ as opposed to a synthesized sound.
THE LIBRARY
Epic World is a 7 GB library (24 Bit/ 44.1kHz) with more than 350 patches, including drones, pads, instruments, voices, whooshes, SFX, and more than 1000 loops, instruments, and vocal phrases. It contains a massive arsenal of sonic landscapes that go from bright to dark, from soft to powerful and from magical to haunting. Thanks to Best Service ENGINE 2 “more than a sample player” you will enjoy a beautiful, intuitive and easy to use interface. No further sampler is required.

Best Service Chris Hein Solo Violin

Chris Hein – Solo Violin is a bundle of four fantastic sounding Solo Violin Instruments. The four instruments in CH-Solo Violin have been recorded with great care and detail and handpicked instruments, all with a unique sound and played by professional studio musicians. Their virtual counterparts have been further optimized for playability and performance (EX instruments), thus saving your computer resources and still granting you access to all required articulations for authentic performances.

  • „Modern Violin“ has a hifi sound with extreme dynamic and a precise and clear tone. Full and EX version included
  • „The Italian Violin“ is an old and precious Italian Violin made by Augusto Pollastri it has a more warm and rich sound. You can hear the old and noble wood. Full and EX version included
  • French Violin” as EX-Instrument
  • Original 1826” as EX-Instrument

Best Service Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

4 octaves range
3.5 GB Content
7.000 Samples
14 Articulations
Up To 8 Dynamic Layers
Unique Phase-Align Technique
4 Dynamic Modes
Hot-Keys
Intelligent Legato
Glide-Mode to play realistic runs
10 built in DSP-Effects
2 independent Convolution Reverbs
63 high class impulse responses
Attack- & Release controls
Special Noise Controls
Ensemble Maker
Micro-Tuner
Adjustable Fader Settings in the GUI
Intelligent LFO-Vibrato including EQ
Customizable Auto-Vibrato
Key-Vibrato
Hand-Damping simulation