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Session Strings Tutorial

Session Strings Pro 2 Explained®

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9 Videos | Length: 1hr 5min 4sec
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    The Big Picture

    Eli welcomes you and gives an overview what this instrument is all about, and how the interface is laid out.

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    Switching Articulations

    Discover four different ways to trigger multiple articulations throughout a performance which include Key Switching, MIDI CC Switching, Velocity Switching, and Pitch Bend Switching.

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    Working with the Rhythm Animator

    See how this feature is used to create rhythmic phrases from sustained notes or chords, and explore ways to edit and control the patterns that are generated.

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    Rhythm Animator Patterns & Sets

    Learn how to create with the library of patterns and sets (collections of patterns) that work with the Session Strings Pro 2 Rhythm Animator.

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    Rhythm Animator Hidden Tips

    See a cool way to sustain and mute individual steps within a pattern by using Velocity values of 0 and Articulation ID 0.

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    The Phrase Animator

    Eli now reveals how to use this playback mode to generate phrases that will follow your chords, including ways of modifying and varying the collections of patterns.

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    Smart Voice Split

    Hear how this feature is used to automatically split the notes you play across the four different string sections in a realistic manner.

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    Smart Chords

    The Smart Chord function lets you play full chords by pressing one or two keys on your external MIDI controller keyboard. Discover ways of using it in conjunction with Smart Voice Split, the Rhythm Animator, and shifting tonal centrs.

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    Effects, the Mixer, & Settings

    Wrapping it up, Eli showcases the modern sonic colors that are available in the Effects View, as well as how the Mixer View is used to sub-mix each instrument in the sections. Finally, learn how the Settings Window is used to control how the overall instrument performs and responds to incoming MIDI messages.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg presents an in-depth video tutorial series on the sequel to Native Instruments Session Strings Pro, Session Strings Pro 2! Learn all about this impressive virtual instrument and how to get the most of it for your songs and productions.

Eli begins by welcoming you and giving you an in-depth overview of the virtual instrument and its user interface, followed by helpful information on using Switching Articulations to trigger multiple articulations throughout a performance.

You’ll then learn all about the Rhythm Animator and how to use it to create patterns and sets, as well as cool hidden tips to maximize your creativeness when using SSP2. Next, discover the Phrase Animator and how to use its playback mode to generate phrases that will follow your chords, including ways to modify and vary the collections of patterns for realistic and interesting parts.

The Smart Chords feature is next, and you’ll see how to play full chords by pressing just one or two keys on your external MIDI controller keyboard, as well as ways of using it in conjunction with Smart Voice Split, the Rhythm Animator, and shifting tonal centers.

Eli concludes the series with a video on the modern sonic colors that are available in the Effects View, plus how the Mixer View is used to sub-mix each instrument in the sections, including how the Settings Window is used to control how the overall instrument performs and responds to incoming MIDI messages.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you use Session Strings Pro 2 or want to know more about it, this series is just what you need… Watch “Session Strings Pro 2 Explained®” today!


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Session Strings Pro 2 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very clear Feeling much more confortable to venture with SessionStrings Pro 2
Date published: 2021-05-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! I feel I have been well introduced to Session Strings Pro 2.
Date published: 2020-07-16
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Great course Did not answer the fundamental question I had concerning midi output of multiple voices from the chord or rhythm animator instead of just one note.
Date published: 2019-12-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from To the point and very effective! A+ The instructor has an awesome approach. To the point and very effective use of features in use cases. A+ all the way!!
Date published: 2019-11-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative! A very clear and comprehensive tutorial. I've had this instrument for a year and now I realise I haven't even used half of its potential. Thanks, Eli!
Date published: 2019-07-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant - Discovered More Features Than Expected Great tutorial. I've watched loads of youtube videos on Session Strings Pro 2 but this tutorial showed me lots of features I never even knew were there, and that a lot of people seemed to miss on youtube vids too. So glad I got this! Highly recommend watching this to get the most out of the software.
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Absolutely Brilliant! This will enhance my production.
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful! Eli has done it again. Enjoy his tutorials as they are concise but spot on to get the most out the product.
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very useful Well presented and at a good pace. I am learning useful concepts in general in addition to how to operate this instrument.
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well explained. Finally, I now understand all of the features that Session Strings Pro 2 has to offer. I have had it since release but was not using it efficiently. Eli explains it well. I did not get bored or want to skip forward in any video. Quick and painless. Recommended.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful the author explain well, everything went fine. I like this course
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Expanded my view of SSPro enormously. Thanks Eli
Date published: 2018-08-11
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