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BUNKER SAMPLES

Rule-breaking virtual instruments

WALKTHROUGH VIDEO

DEMOS

Thin Lips (contextual)

by Alexander Formosa

GUIS

PRODUCT INFO

4706 samples (mixed from over 10000 samples)

7,87 GB uncompressed Wav files

3,86 GB lossless compressed size

78 instrument patches

Requires the FULL version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.6.6 or later

INTRODUCING BUNKER STRINGS VOL. 1

Add a new dimension to your string writing

Conceived and recorded deep underground in a World War II bunker in Copenhagen, Bunker Strings Vol. 1 is a collection of eclectic, modern and highly playable string textures and extended techniques, that will add a new sonic palette to your arsenal. Featuring violins, violas, cellos, basses and a full ensemble patch playing innovative textural techniques such as drumstick tremolo, as well as some incredibly tight and aggressive col legno shorts, this library will inspire your creativity and add a modern edge to your string writing. It’s designed to easily blend with your existing strings sounds thanks to the excellent dry recording quality and useful sound shaping controls directly on the interface. From soft, shimmering beauty to loud and bombastic, Bunker Strings is the perfect addition to any film, game and TV composer’s toolkit. 

What makes it special?

Apart from the unique set of articulations, the density slider! As you move the slider you fade in more players and thereby control the density of the texture. This innovative approach to sampling lets you add life and musical shape to normally static textures, making Bunker Strings a true virtual instrument in it’s own right. All the long textures are available in normal and extra dense versions, giving you the versatility to use the library in anything from a chamber piece to an epic trailer. The combination patches takes this concept a step further, letting you seamlessly morph from one texture into another.

Hear the density slider in action:
powerfull shorts

Bunker Strings also features short col legno notes, a very popular sound in film music. Normally played by tapping the strings with the wood of the bow, we went for a drumstick instead! The result is crisp and tight shorts that can go from soft and ticking along in the background, to a massive, thunderous “whack it as hard as you can”. They add instant punch to your rhythmic writing, and blends really well with your existing string libraries, thanks to the dry recording space and useful controls for stereo image right on the interface. Best of all, the density slider also works on the shorts, letting you go from 3 to 9 players pr note.

modern textures

Bunker Strings is not a normal string library! The concept is unique and the sounds are raw and gritty, but can also be delicate and beautiful – and above all, this is a texture library you can actually play like an instrument. If you’re looking to spice up your string writing and add a distinct modern edge to your sound arsenal, this is the library for you. As one of the demo writers summarised it: “insta-Jonny Greenwood”. 

try before you buy

The original prototype for Bunker Strings, called “Scary Viola Pizz”, is available free of charge and with no limitations, so you can try the concept before you buy. All you have to do is sign up for the Bunker Samples mailing list here.

intro discount

For a limited time Bunker Strings Vol. 1 is available at an introductory price of only $39. It goes up to the normal price of $59 on March 8.

 INSTRUMENTS

  • Violins (3 to 9 players)
  • Violas (3 to 9 players)
  • Cellos (3 to 9 players)
  • Basses (3 to 9 players)
  • Full Ensemble

ARTICULATIONS

  • Drumstick shorts (power col legno) with 3 dynamic layers and 4 round robbins.
  • Drumstick tremolo
  • Soft pizz tremolo
  • Loud pizz tremolo
  • Ricochet tremolo (expect for basses)
  • Combination patches:
    • Soft into loud pizz
    • Pizz into drumstick trem
    • Pizz into ricochet trem
  • Bonus patches: 7 different sound design patches

COMPLETE PATCH LIST

Violin – drumstick shorts

Violin – drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)

Violin – ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)

Violin – soft pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Violin – loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Violin – soft into loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Violin – pizz into drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)

Violin – pizz into ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)

 

Viola – drumstick shorts

Viola – drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)

Viola – ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)

Viola – soft pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Viola – loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Viola – soft into loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Viola – pizz into drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)

Viola – pizz into ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)

 

Cello – drumstick shorts

Cello – drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)

Cello – ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)

Cello – soft pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Cello – loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Cello – soft into loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Cello – pizz into drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)

Cello – pizz into ricochet trem (normal and DENSE)

 

Bass – drumstick shorts

Bass – drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)

Bass – soft pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Bass – loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Bass – soft into loud pizz trem (normal and DENSE)

Bass – pizz into drumstick trem (normal and DENSE)

 

Synth – celestial pad

Synth – distant pad

Synth – distorted pad

Synth – epic pad into pizz texture

Synth – noisy rumbling bass drone

Synth – reversed texture

Synth – sticks in space

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING

“I love the drumstick col legno’s, they are mega aggressive, probably the most intense available in any sample library”
Rotho

“This library fills a gap that I didn’t really knew existed, and it’s impressive in its recording quality. There are some lovely textures in there which are very useable (pizzicato trem/drumstick trem etc), and the Drumstick Shorts patches are worth their admission price alone – essentially using drum sticks to create short, percussive, snappy “spiccato” patches that have a great sound. Fantastic on all 4 instruments (violins, violas, celli, basses). So you have a small selection of patches, snappy, percussive ones and ones which are more textural and very ready for layering and further manipulation with fx. And the price is very fair!”

Lincoln Jaeger

Credits: trailers for Crimes of Grindelwald, Alita, The Children Act, Black Panther, Hereditary

INTRO DISCOUNT

For a limited time, Bunker Strings Vol. 1 is available at a special introductory discount. On March 8 the price goes up to $59