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Areia

Cinematic Ensemble Strings

$399.00

With a lush Hollywood sound, Areia is a serenely intelligent string instrument. A wide range of articulations including True Legato gives you the tools you need to quickly arrange sweeping sections of gloriously emotive music.
Areia is a cinematic ensemble strings software instrument made for Kontakt Player. Areia combines the most sought after features into one single product: detailed realism with expressive emotion and range, and a lush Hollywood sound - all the way from delicate and soft, to aggressive and epic.
  • Real Con Sordino
  • Two types of phrase-sourced Spiccatos
  • Industry-leading Measured Tremolo
  • Recorded with Capellen Music Production
  • Our signature Sound Design
  • Introducing Performance Patches
  • Technical perfection
  • Nothing beats the nuances and subtleties of real Con Sordino samples. Con Sordino was recorded for Sustained for all the instrument sections, in three dynamics, vibrato and non-vibrato. Additionally, emulated Con Sordino is offered for the rest of the articulations.

  • We recorded two types of spiccato phrases: Slow and Fast repetitions, and then we built multi-samples out of them. The result: the most realistic and playable spiccatos you will ever try.

  • For the first time in a strings sample library, you can play Measured Tremolo at any tempo, without any time-stretching. Either sequenced or as playable multi-samples. And we didn’t stop there: you can also add accents in sequenced mode, and save/load accent presets.

  • A magnificent set of players, an incredibly balanced room, state of the art equipment, and an exceptional team of sound engineers. Mix all of that together and you get the authentic sound of Hollywood. Right at your fingertips.

  • In true Audio Imperia style, we provide you with some really unique sound design elements to enhance your experience of the library.

  • Sometimes you just need to sketch out ideas quickly, and while key-switching is a great tool for expression, it can be quite time-consuming. That is where our Performance Patches come in.

  • High standards of quality – that is our foundation. All of our sample libraries are meticulously handcrafted, and every single sample is treated like a gem: carefully polished to accentuate their brilliance. This ensures you a buttery-smooth experience when making music. Carefully synced sample-starts and standardized pre-pads mean that your performances will never be out of sync, while providing maximum realism.

Nothing beats the nuances and subtleties of real Con Sordino samples. Con Sordino was recorded for Sustained for all the instrument sections, in three dynamics, vibrato and non-vibrato. Additionally, emulated Con Sordino is offered for the rest of the articulations.

We recorded two types of spiccato phrases: Slow and Fast repetitions, and then we built multi-samples out of them. The result: the most realistic and playable spiccatos you will ever try.

For the first time in a strings sample library, you can play Measured Tremolo at any tempo, without any time-stretching. Either sequenced or as playable multi-samples. And we didn’t stop there: you can also add accents in sequenced mode, and save/load accent presets.

A magnificent set of players, an incredibly balanced room, state of the art equipment, and an exceptional team of sound engineers. Mix all of that together and you get the authentic sound of Hollywood. Right at your fingertips.

In true Audio Imperia style, we provide you with some really unique sound design elements to enhance your experience of the library.

Sometimes you just need to sketch out ideas quickly, and while key-switching is a great tool for expression, it can be quite time-consuming. That is where our Performance Patches come in.

High standards of quality – that is our foundation. All of our sample libraries are meticulously handcrafted, and every single sample is treated like a gem: carefully polished to accentuate their brilliance. This ensures you a buttery-smooth experience when making music. Carefully synced sample-starts and standardized pre-pads mean that your performances will never be out of sync, while providing maximum realism.

Mic Techniques

Spot
Decca
Wide
Far

Mic Mixes

Classic Mix
Modern Mix

Dynamic Layers

Up to 3 in Long ArticulationsUp to 3 in Short Articulations3 in Measured Tremolo

Round Robins

1 in Long ArticulationsUp to 9 in Short Articulations16 in Measured Tremolo

Sections

16 Violins
10 Violas
6 Celli
4 Double Basses

Pre-Orchestral Ensembles

16 Violins + 10 Violas
6 Cellis + 4 Double Basses

Full Ensemble

Full Ensemble

Longs

  • Sustained
  • Tremolo
  • Trill Half Tone
  • Sustained Con Sordino
  • Sustained Sul Tasto
  • Harmonic

Shorts

  • Pizzicato
  • Spiccato Fast
  • Spiccato Slow
  • Staccato
  • Marcato Long
  • Portato
  • Col Legno
  • Bartok Pizzicato

Legato

  • Legato

Special

  • Measured Tremolo (16 Violins & 6 Cellis only)

KEY FEATURES

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

  • True Hollywood sound - all the way from delicate and soft, to aggressive and epic.
  • 4 mic positions and 2 ready-to-go mixes (Classic + Modern).
  • Individual Instrument Sections, Pre-Orchestrated Ensembles, and Full Ensembles.
  • Wide range of articulations.
  • Multiple types of True Legato for all instruments.
  • Approximately 68 GB installed (NCW format).
  • Made for the free Kontakt Player, Version 6.2.2 or higher.
  • NKS compatible.