Impact Soundworks Tokyo Scoring Strings (Kontakt Library)

$499.00

Impact Soundworks Tokyo Scoring Strings (Kontakt Library)
Impact Soundworks Tokyo Scoring Strings (Kontakt Library)

Tokyo Scoring Strings brings you 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.

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Tokyo Scoring Strings brings you 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.

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Welcome to Impact Soundworks 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.

Recorded in the legendary Sound City Studio by Japan’s top recording engineer, Mitsunori Aizawa. Incredible agility, stirring vibrato, and enough deeply-sampled playing techniques to realize virtually any score.

Tokyo Scoring Strings - Japanese Anime & Game Orchestral Strings

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.

Features

  • Elegant and streamlined UI
    Easy control over dynamics, dynamic range, vibrato, and legato speed from the front page
  • Groundbreaking Lookahead Mode
    Analyzes MIDI with a lookahead to produce expressive and realistic performances; Zero Latency and Standard modes also available
  • Total articulation control technology V3
    Easily create any mapping you want using keyswitches, velocity, midi CC, pedals — to fit your personal workflow
  • Deep editing for power users
    Adjust legato transitions, sample offsets, overlays, and much more

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.

Impact Soundworks Japanese Partners

Impact Soundworks have partnered with an incredible team of musicians and collaborators in Japan:

Koichiro Muroya Strings, led by Koichiro Muroya. The most in-demand session ensemble in all of Japan. Their exquisite playing can be heard on many of your favorite soundtracks.
Mitsunori Aizawa, Japan’s top engineer, responsible for mixing and recording hundreds of world-famous scores.
Sound City, an incredible recording space with over 60 years of history. This choice of studio gives Tokyo Scoring Strings a tighter, more focused sound that lends itself extremely well to more agile playing and mixing with external reverb.
Renowned anime & film composer Masaru Yokoyama, who brought his experience recording scores around the world through his companies Plugnote and MiracleBus.
Crypton Future Media and SonicWire, our Japanese distributors who have helped with the project from the very beginning.
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.

Articulations

Note: All articulations below are true, unique recordings, not created by re-pitching or processing other samples!

  • Arco (Sustain) – 5 dynamics, 3 vibrato levels (senza, con, molto)
  • Bowed Legato – 3 dynamics, 2x rr
  • Slurred Legato – 3 dynamics, 2x rr
  • Bowed Portamento – 3 dynamics
  • Slurred Portamento – 3 dynamics
  • Rebow – 3 dynamics, 5x rr
  • Staccato – 5 dynamics, 6x rr
  • Staccatissimo – 5 dynamics, 6x rr
  • Spiccato – 4 dynamics, 6x rr
  • Crisp (Secco) Spiccato – 2 dynamics, 6x rr
  • Sforzando – Dotted eighth & dotted quarter lengths, 3x rr
  • Decrescendo – Dotted eighth & dotted quarter lengths, 3x rr
  • Pizzicato – 3 dynamics, 4x rr
  • Tremolo – 4 dynamics
  • Trills – 2 dynamics, whole tone & half tone
  • Releases – natural, excited, and staccato
  • Harmonics

Console: Modular FX Rack and Mixer

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.

Each mic channel can be loaded with up to 8 FX in any order, plus another 8 slots on the master channel, with support for send routing as well. The new “Galois Reverb” added in Kontakt 6 Player sounds fantastic as an alternative to our included custom IRs.

WATCH WALKTHROUGH

Content:

  • Five Orchestral String Sections
    8 violins 1, 6 violins 2, 4 violas, 3 cellos, 3 basses
  • Four Mic Positions in A Legendary Space
    Pristine 24-bit, 48kHz samples (downmixed from 96kHz) captured at Sound City: Close, Room, Decca, and Surround
  • Mitsunori Aizawa's Board Mix
    Custom, pre-mixed sample set that delivers Aizawa’s personal sound out-of-the-box
  • All Crucial Playing Techniques
    Sustains, spiccato, staccato, staccatissimo, spiccato, spiccato secco, tremolo, harmonics, trills (whole-tone, half-tone), long & short decrescendo and sforzando
  • Expressive dynamics, legato, and Vibrato
    Two legato and portamento types, multiple speeds, three vibrato levels (senza, con, molto), and up to five dynamics per articulation

Listen To All The Demos

Ben Hicks Ikigai Board Mix

Ian Dorsch Sunrise at the Bramble

Fredrik Hathen Partum Artifex Part of the Creation

Henning Nugel 199

Hitoshi Sakimoto Vagrant Story Staff Roll mockup by Will Roget II

Andrew Aversa Kouyou v2

Nabeel Ansari A Celestial Promise Lookahead Demo Dressed

Andrew Aversa Sacred Memories

Sarah Mancuso Grave

Andrew Aversa Tangledeep v2

Henning Nugel Polyphonic Cello Legato

Jeff Ball The Story Part 4_ Finale

Aversa Short Showcase Dry

Jeff Ball The Story Part 2_ Allegro

Jeff Ball The Story Part 3_ Adagio

Steven Cravis Satos Journey

Jeff Ball The Story of Tokyo Scoring Strings Complete Score

Nabeel Ansari A Celestial Promise Lookahead Demo Naked

Jeff Ball Paper Boat Journey

Ben Hicks Ikigai Close Mics TSS Only

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

84GB disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid-state drive recommended. Note that mic positions can be moved or deleted individually.

8GB of RAM minimum

16GB recommended for loading all sections with the board mix. 32GB recommended for all sections with the All Mics patch.

Apple M1, Intel i5 or equivalent CPU

A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.

Kontakt Player 6.7.1+

This library will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX

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)

Kontakt Requirements - Windows

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.

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Impact Soundworks Tokyo Scoring Strings (Kontakt Library)