Unstrung - Live String Horror & Tension FX

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We are proud to present the next release in our Artist Series instruments - Unstrung - featuring the sound design of our own Randon Purcell. The artist series instruments will each highlight one of our composer/sound designers, where they will create most or all of the samples on their own.

Created almost entirely from raw, live, solo string recordings, Unstrung  offers something truly unique for your horror and tension cues. Knocks, plucks, screeches, grindings, dives and ricochets from Cello, Viola, Violin and Banjo (yup, banjo), create hits, risers and patterns that are not only unique, but simple to manipulate and put into your own tracks.

Includes 3 different Kontakt instruments:

PATTERNS

Provides you with a 16 step sequencer where each step can be loaded with a different sample from one of 5 categories (and over 250 distinct samples) of sounds: Knocks, Plucks, Ricochets, Grinds, and Dives. Each step can have volume, panning, length and tuning adjustments, making for infinite possibilities, and direct syncing to various time signatures in your DAW.

  • Thousands of unique pattern combinations and patterns readily available and simple to generate
  • 16 step sequencer with control to change the active number of steps
  • Prebuilt pattern menu with many custom patterns ready to give you a jump start
  • Unique organic sources
  • Randomization options at the instrument level, allowing you to randomize all 16 sources with all categories of sounds or limited to certain combinations of sounds
  • Keyboard mapped to use one key to play the pattern automatically and another 16 keys to allow you to play your own pattern manually with the 16 loaded sample steps
  • Per-step source selection, randomize, volume, mute and panning controls
  • Per-step pitch shifting to allow up to +3/-3 octaves(adjusted in semi-tones)
  • Global FX, including distortion, delay (temp-sync optional), and a reverb with optional reverse option for some truly creepy effects
  • All sources recorded at 24bit, 48k quality

 

HITS

Provides you with 80 different whoosh effects, all made from live string manipulations and over 250 different one shot samples combined in our 3-layer engine to generate hits and jump scares. Play the hit by itself or play any of the whooshes which are programmed to play the hit automatically at the end of the whoosh. Create endless combinations of hits from subtle to absolutely horrific.

  • Thousands and thousands of unique combinations available via our 3 layer engine, allowing you to create truly unique hits and sounds for your compositions
  • Per-layer ADSR controls
  • Per-layer high / low pass filter controls
  • Per-layer pitch shifting to allow up to +3/-3 octaves(adjusted in semi-tones)
  • Per-layer source selection and randomization
  • Per-layer solo, mute, volume and panning controls
  • Volume, high / low pass filter and pitch shifting +2/-2 octaves (adjusted in semi-tones) for the whoosh layer
  • Instrument level randomizer to randomize sources for all 3 layers, giving you instant inspiration and creative freedom
  • Keyboard mapped to play the engineered hit on C3 and each whoosh followed by the engineered hit on all other keys from C0 to G# 6
  • Global FX, including saturation, distortion, delay (temp-sync optional), and a reverb
  • All sources recorded at 24bit, 48k quality 

 

RISERS

If you own our Ascendance product, you already know how easy it can be to make unique risers with our 3-layer engine. Unstrung Risers introduces a whole new version of our 3-layer engine, with various live string and manipulated/processed string risers, all recorded at 8 bars, 120bpm and set to stretch to your project tempo. This is all new content, including live solo string glissandos and various FX noises you only get from torturing acoustic string noises…and a few synths were thrown in just to round things out.

  • Thousands of unique combinations available via our 3 layer engine, allowing you to create truly unique risers for your horror and tension compositions
  • Per-layer ADSR controls
  • Per-layer high / low pass filter controls
  • Per-layer pitch shifting to allow up to +3/-3 octaves(adjusted in semi-tones)
  • Per-layer source selection and randomization
  • Per-layer solo, mute, volume and panning controls
  • Instrument level randomizer to randomize sources for all 3 layers, giving you instant inspiration and creative freedom
  • Keyboard mapped to play the engineered riser on E2 and pitch stretched across the octave up to E3
  • Global FX, including saturation, distortion, delay (temp-sync optional), and a reverb
  • All sources recorded at 24bit, 48k quality 


 

Full version of Kontakt 5.8+ Required.

Requires only 742 MB Disk Space

All samples also provided as WAV files in 24bit/48k quality.

Our instruments download via the Pulse Downloader. Get it here: PulseDownloader.com

 

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Konstantin

Great product. Just right for horror and not only!
Beautiful and flexible interface.
I really like the patterns.
Randomization buttons are a very cool solution!

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Da Fingaz
The Patterns Alone Are Worth The Price

For any music creators needing that extra layer of tension or a good starter idea for a tension track, look no further than unstrung.

Fallout Music Group once again knocks it out of the park with a high quality, no frills (but all thrills) library of aleatoric string sounds.

The built in fx (distortion, reverb, delay) are an added bonus.

In addition to the tension string sounds, you can use Unstrung as a percussion instrument, using the knocks and hits to layer on top of your production.

For me, the patterns alone are worth the price of entry.

I highly recommend adding Unstrung - Live String Horror & Tension to your production toolbox!

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Glyn Devey
Fantastic!

A very unique set of sounds, ultimately usable! Thank you

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Dennis Vasquez
Love it - but wish it was Natively part of NI

Lots of fun stuff to play with. But I can't just scroll through it using my Komplete S88 = Komplete Kontrol. Not the greatest when searching for sounds. Would've got a 5 star otherwise. But since it's terribly annoying to load and use, I give it 3 stars.

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SCOREONYX - Nick Rivera
Unstrung more like Unbelievable!

There are a lot of sample libraries on the market that boast a plethora of Aleotoric samples and tools, but almost none have an engine or design that help you bring these samples together into one homogenous musical idea. Unstrung does this in way that is efficient, inspiring and most importantly (surprising) these key factors are bedrock in Aleotoric music. It's also why it's so hard to build a great library for this genre. This is where their movement engine comes in. Building harmonic tension through micro timing and signatures gives composers one more tool to in their kit to compose great modern horror/thiller themes and musical ideas.

Great job Fallout!

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