L.A. Scoring Strings Pre-Release Manual Available

By • June 17, 2009

Film Music Magazine has obtained the link to composer Andrew Keresztes new L.A. Scoring Strings Library scheduled for release late June or early July.

LINK TO LASS PDF PRE-RELEASE MANUAL

Posting on the VI-Control.net forum, composer and now string sample library developer, Andrew Keresztes, has unveiled more details on LASS, which is rapidly becoming the most awaited library of 2009.

LASS will be released in a Kontakt 3.5 Player. When the 3.5 player is run in standalone on the Mac, it can read as much RAM as in the Mac. On the PC, veteran game composer Ian Livingstone has been beta testing LASS on an Intel Quad 6700 running XP64, 8GB RAM, 36GB Raptor C drive and a 1TB Seagate D drive. Livingstone also tested on Vista and shortly will be testing with Windows 7. According to his published results, Livingstone was able to load the entire 24-bit library within 6GB of RAM over 4 instances of K3.5 in standalone mode on a dedicated strings computer. Using Plogue Bidule, Livingstone achieved seven VSTi plug-in instances with four ports assigned to LASS and three to other libraries.

Keresztes indicated that they’re close to releasing LASS either in late June or within the first few days of July.

LASS comes with 467 patches. More than 200+ legato patches were created. The program size is about 40GB over 5 double-sided DVDs. Both 16-bit and 24-bit libraries are included in the same package.

Special patches were created that yield 100% real-time speed control of all portamentos and glissandos regardless of the dynamic. Because the Speed Control patches require more RAM, regular, medium, and fast DFD legato patches were created. Patches were also created that don’t include glissandos, or portamentos.

Keresztes also programmed a Vlns II library which includes LASS Real Legato patches.

Also programmed were Ensemble patches: ensemble sustains, spiccatos, staccatos, pizzicatos, tremolos, and a variety of glissando FX patches.

Video demos are planned on release to demonstrate how to use the library. Price has not yet been announced.

Film Music Magazine will be reviewing LASS shortly after release.

Comments

By Micah on June 17th, 2009 at 9:46 am

I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT!! NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!

By Tapani Siirtola on June 18th, 2009 at 12:31 am

Nice. Really looking forward to it :D

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