Osterhouse Collection

10 Instrument Bundle.

This bundle contains all 10 current releases from Ben Osterhouse.

This exclusive collection contains beautifully conceived and deeply inspiring stringed instrument libraries for Kontakt.

Please see individual product pages for full details and videos.

Now £465.97

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Cello Textures

Cello Articulation Playground

The Cello Textures instrument is a carefully curated playground of expressive cello articulations.

If you are looking for inspiring, niche string sounds to add splashes of color and realism to your music, this instrument is for you.

Changelog:

V1.1:

  • Now compatible with the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or above

V1.2:

  • Improved performance
  • Retuned Samples
V1.3
  • New skin
  • New IR's
  • Clipped off extraneous sounds at the end of some samples.
  • Articulation buttons now light up properly
V1.41
  • Minor bug fixes

Value: £29.50

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Cello Textures

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String Flow Cello

Energetic, Chordal Cello Textures

String Flow Cello samples a technique string players use, in which they quickly roll the bow across the strings to create an energetic, chordal texture.

There are 2 ways to play the instrument.

The first way is simple: just choose what type of chord you want, what key to be in, and then play on the white keys. Whatever you play will pick a harmony which will fit into whatever key you've chosen. It's kind of like the "Harmonize" factory scripts in Kontakt, except that in this case, all of the harmonies had to be manually recorded!

The second way to play requires more knowledge of the instrument, and is more flexible. If you play a chord that has been recorded, the instrument will play that chord on viola.

The midi clips which come with the instrument demonstrate which chords work.

Works with the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 and Kontakt 6. Do not purchase this if you only have Kontakt Player.

Changelog V1.1

  • New Feature - Playing a key switch that changes either the inversion or the voicing of a chord, the chords change right away

Changelog V1.2

  • Sample improvements

Changelog V1.3

  • Minor bug fixes

Value: £29.99

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String Flow Viola

Energetic, Chordal Viola Textures

String Flow Viola samples a technique string players use, in which they quickly roll the bow across the strings to create an energetic, chordal texture.

There are 2 ways to play the instrument.

The first way is simple: just choose what type of chord you want, what key to be in, and then play on the white keys. Whatever you play will pick a harmony which will fit into whatever key you've chosen. It's kind of like the "Harmonize" factory scripts in Kontakt, except that in this case, all of the harmonies had to be manually recorded!

The second way to play requires more knowledge of the instrument, and is more flexible. If you play a chord that has been recorded, the instrument will play that chord on viola. The midi clips which come with the instrument demonstrate which chords work.

Works with the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 and Kontakt 6

Changelog V1.1

  • New Feature - Playing a key switch that changes either the inversion or the voicing of a chord, the chords change right away

Changelog V1.2

  • Sample improvements

Changelog V1.3

  • Minor bug fixes

Value: £29.99

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String Flow Viola

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String Flow Violin

Energetic, Chordal Violin Textures

String Flow Violin samples a technique string players use, in which they quickly roll the bow across the strings to create an energetic, chordal texture.

There are 2 ways to play the instrument.

The first way is simple: just choose what type of chord you want, what key to be in, and then play on the white keys. Whatever you play will pick a harmony which will fit into whatever key you've chosen. It's kind of like the "Harmonize" factory scripts in Kontakt, except that in this case, all of the harmonies had to be manually recorded!

The second way to play requires more knowledge of the instrument, and is more flexible. If you play a chord that has been recorded, the instrument will play that chord on violin The midi clips which come with the instrument demonstrate which chords work.

Works with the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 and Kontakt 6

Changelog V1.1

  • New Feature - Playing a key switch that changes either the inversion or the voicing of a chord, the chords change right away

Changelog V1.2

  • Sample improvements

Changelog V1.3

  • Minor bug fixes

Value: £29.99

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String Flow Violin

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English Bass

Creatively sampled 150-year-old upright Bass

English Bass is a collection of instruments which creatively sample a 150-year-old upright bass.

The are 5 unique instruments at your disposal here. All of which have been derived from over 2000 recordings of this enchanting old instrument.

Changelog - V1.1:

  • Added reverb control to each nki

 

Value: £55.00

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English Bass

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Viola Da Gamba

Creatively Sampled Six-Stringed Baroque Instrument

The Viola da Gamba is a six-stringed baroque instrument. It's similar in size to the cello, but has slightly different shape, uses frets, and is tuned in 4ths.

It is strung with synthetic gut strings, which to give it a strident, husky sound.
 
The Gamba's earthy tones can provide a rustic alternative to the classical string sound.

This is one of only a handful of other baroque virtual instruments recorded.
 
Please note: The FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 is required. Will not work with Kontakt Player.
 
Changelog:
 
Viola Da Gamba V1.1
  • Improved performance
Viola Da Gamba V1.2
  • New nkis for different timestretching modes (improved performance)
Viola Da Gamba V1.3
  • New ability to keyswitch using midi CCs (right click to assign CCs)
  • New ability to play multiple rhythms at once using multiple keyswitches (Press and hold several keyswitches at the same time) - See video example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgeXXQ_YzcM

Viola Da Gamba V1.3

Rhythms nki:

  • When saving and closing, sequences created in Pattern Mode will be saved. This way when re-opening the nki, the current sequence will be remembered
  • On Kontakt's keyboard, key-press states of keyswitches are also recalled when re-opening
  • In legato mode, new notes are given fades to make their entrances more natural
  • A small amount of velocity sensitivity added.
  • Volume on eighth note rhythms is brought up so they match the other rhythms better
  • Minor pitch issues fixed
  • gentle eq-ing and volume adjustments to even out the tone between some samples
  • In any mode, if keyswitches are changed while holding a note down, the held note's rhythms will now change
  • Animations removed (it was fun to have rhythm tiles fly around the interface, but definitely not necessary)
  • Sustain pedal now works
  • In legato mode, if the sustain pedal is down and repeated notes are played, the repeated notes' velocity will affect the volume

Viola Da Gamba V1.5

Articulations nki:

  • Controls added in the Articulations nki, so that when layering articulations together, their volumes can be controlled individually.
  • Longer release times on some articulations

Value: £42.50

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Viola Da Gamba

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Pattern Strings

Dynamic Ostinato Strings Pattern Builder

Pattern Strings is a library for creating ostinato string patterns.
 
It can achieve a wide range of moods, from lightly pulsating string beds to pounding, energetic textures. 19 rhythms have been recorded at two dynamic layers on violin, viola, cello, and bass, and each rhythm was recorded as a 4 bar loop.
 
The interface allows you to seamlessly piece together sections of these loops in order to create endlessly customizable ostinato string patterns. Because the samples are so long, the interface was designed with a dynamic loading system which only loads whichever samples are needed for the current pattern and chosen instrumentation.
 
This interface is great for experimenting and learning how strings can blend together.
 
Changelog:
 
Version 1.1 Update:
  • Panning for individual instruments
  • Panning for each sequencer lane
  • Randomise patterns
  • Remove individual pattern parts using a backspace function (instead of having to clear the entire pattern)
 
Version 1.2 Update:
 
  • New Feature - Assign each instrument to individual patterns (or both at once)
  • New Feature - Tempo sync to 1/2x 1x or 2x speed
  • New Feature - Release Samples
  • New Feature - Record Mode and Midi Export functionality
  • New Feature - Attack and Decay envelopes for individual rhythms
  • New Feature - Option to switch to different time stretching modes in order to reduce CPU load.

Version 1.3 Update:

  • Further nkis, options and enhancements to improve CPU usage

Version 1.4 Update:

  • CPU Performance Improvements

Value: £55.00

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Pattern Strings

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Sospiro Strings

Slow, Emotive Strings (Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin)

Sospiro Strings is a Kontakt library for creating slow, emotive strings. It features 4 different length swells and 3 sustained articulations, recorded on bass, cello, viola, and violin.

Please note: The FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or above is required. Not for Kontakt Player

Changelog V1.1

  • fixed the B0 keyswitch playing a note in the Bass and Strings nki's.
  • fixed swell playing again when you release
  • added a small amount of velocity → volume control (there actually wasn't any before)
  • added labels to the Sustain and Swell panels so that it's possible to see right away which articulation is currently selected.
  • added key names to the keyswitches so that when hovering over them in Kontakt's keyboard, the names of the articulations are shown in the info bar.
  • added individual keyswitches for the 3 types of Sustains
  • If it's on the Swell keyswitch, and then you select a different type of sustain, it will automatically switch over to a Sustain keyswitch.
  • the modwheel was set to control the Length in Beats slider. I removed this to eliminate any issues this might have been causing.
  • Moved the volume control from the Sustains section to the Options section. It now controls both the Sustains and the Swells. This way you can now use CC 11 to control volume of both the Sustains and the Swells.
  • changed the IR to something that I think sounds better.
  • updated the features list on the product page

Value: £39.50

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Sospiro Strings

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Secco Strings

Customisable Short Strings

Secco Strings is a highly customisable collection of Viola, Violin, Cello and Bass recordings. Each Instrument has 3 available articulations (Pizzicato, Peck and Bounce) and 3 Play Modes (Single Notes, Rhythm and Texture).

You can also import up to 4 sets of your own samples using Drag 'n' Drop (Kontakt 6 only).

Two fully automatable XY Pads allow you to customise your sound in dynamic and highly creative ways.

The Main XY Pad can be assigned to various parameters (Panning, Direction, Formant and Octave). You can also add up to 15 unique steps and assign a different articulation to each step.

The Tone XY Pad is used to adjust the main tone according to different playing styles (Bridge, Fingerboard, Finger, Pick).

Please Note: Secco Strings will work with the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 and Kontakt 6.2.1. It will not work with Kontakt Player. Sample Import (Drag 'n' Drop) is only supported in Kontakt 6.2.1. Presets are saved in .nka format. In Kontakt 5.8.1 presets are loaded using the load button on the interface. In Kontakt 6.2.1 presets can be dragged onto the interface to load.

Changelog - V1.2:

  • NKA drag and drop area does not get stuck when dragging files from Kontakt's file browser now
  • Clicking on a step in the central panel now enables your to preview the sound

Value: £94.50

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Secco Strings

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Oscillation Strings

Oscillation Strings is a Kontakt library which specializes in gentle repeated note swells.

Everything has been programmed into one nki which provides intuitive access to everything.

 

Value: £60.00

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Oscillation Strings
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