Category: Strings

  • Isobelle’s Cello Collection 1 Sounds Like Never Before

    Isobelle’s Cello Collection 1 Sounds Like Never Before

    Imagine hearing a futuristic cello solo in a movie score or an underground club tango; what sounds do you imagine it incorporating? Maybe a sitar, bowed bass, and an alien megaphone? If so, Isobelle’s Cello Collection 1 (from Inlet Audio) is the library for you. Use the Inletaudio XY pad to blend up to four […]

  • Lyric Series String Quintet: Native Instruments Kontakt Library for Melodic Lines

    Lyric Series String Quintet: Native Instruments Kontakt Library for Melodic Lines

    Looking for an easy-to-use string quintet library that will provide melodic lines right out of the box? Look no further than Lyric Series String Quintet by Kirk Hunter Studios. This library was developed in the Native Instruments Kontakt engine and delivers the finest quality sampled sound with extremely detailed user control. Whether you’re a film […]

  • FOUNDATIONS | Staccato Strings: A Powerful Rhythmic Starting Point for Your Next Composition

    FOUNDATIONS | Staccato Strings: A Powerful Rhythmic Starting Point for Your Next Composition

    If you’re looking for a powerful rhythmic starting point for your next composition, look beyond our newest library – FOUNDATIONS | Staccato Strings. STACCATO STRINGS is part of Heavyocity’s FOUNDATIONS line of professional-quality free instruments. FOUNDATIONS was created to introduce all music makers to the dynamic world of cinematic sound. The STACCATO STRINGS is a […]

  • Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library: 16GB of Detailed Samples of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

    Aria Sounds LSS Solo Strings Library: 16GB of Detailed Samples of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

    Looking for a high-quality solo strings library? Look no further than LSS Solo Strings by Aria Sounds. This 16GB sample library comprises meticulously sampled solo violin, viola, cello, and double bass instruments. These instruments were sampled in a large beautiful concert hall, with many microphones, making up four main, mixable mic perspectives – close mono, […]

  • Cinematic Frozen Strings – Sound from The Ice

    Cinematic Frozen Strings – Sound from The Ice

    Welcome to the world of Spitfire Audio Originals! Here you’ll find a collection of Spitfire Audio’s most popular orchestral library, Cinematic Frozen Strings. Cinematic Frozen Strings: Spitfire Audio Originals Winter blues will be vanquished with a sampled smorgasbord of low-level musical magic inspired by the icy atmospheric tones of the sound-specializing British music technology company’s […]

  • How To Record Violins (And Not Spend A Lot)

    How To Record Violins (And Not Spend A Lot)

    How To Record Violins In this video, I talk about how to record violins on a budget. The track from this video can be found here. The microphones I mentioned in this video are: Rode M5 (Cheap but still decent) Rode NT5 (Medium + slightly better) Coles 4038 (Best, but most expensive)

  • How to make TRUE legato sample libraries in SFZ

    How to make TRUE legato sample libraries in SFZ

    How to make TRUE legato sample libraries in SFZ In this video, I show off how to script TRUE legato samples in SFZ. The super basic demo library I created in this video can be downloaded here: SFZ Viola True Legato Demo D Smolken’s great SFZ tutorial can be found here. A Decent Sampler version […]

  • Library Spotlight – Threnody Strings

    Library Spotlight – Threnody Strings

    Threnody – Avant-Garde Strings by Soniccouture With Threnody Soniccouture released something a little different from the many string libraries already on the market. The focus in Threnody is an avant-garde string articulations, such as those you hear in late 20th century orchestral music or science fiction film soundtracks

  • 60% OFF Virtuosic Violin by Auddict

    60% OFF Virtuosic Violin by Auddict

    Virtuosic Violin by Auddict Sale Weighing in at a massive 60 GB, The virtuosic violin by Auddict is a content-rich instrument, with many different articulations, legato modes, and other features, and much like a real violin, takes special care to ensure you get the most out of the instrument. Everything in VIRTUOSIC VIOLIN (Affiliate Link) […]

  • Those Super Cheap Violins And Violas On eBay – Are They Any Good?

    Those Super Cheap Violins And Violas On eBay – Are They Any Good?

    What Does A $37 Viola Sound Like? There are a ton of super cheap violins and violas on eBay. I’ve always been really curious about them: what you can expect for those kind of bargain basement prices? To find out, I ordered a couple of violas–one of them was just 37 bucks! Today we’re going […]

  • Threnody – Avant-Garde Strings by Soniccouture

    Threnody – Avant-Garde Strings by Soniccouture

    Threnody: Avant-Garde Strings With Threnody Soniccouture released something a little different from the many string libraries already on the market. The focus in Threnody is on avant-garde string articulations, such as those you hear in late 20th century orchestral music or science fiction film soundtracks Threnody was recorded in Budapest with a 60 piece orchestra, […]

  • PREPARATO Double Bass – the Second Chapter of the Preparato Series Project

    PREPARATO Double Bass – the Second Chapter of the Preparato Series Project

    PREPARATO Double Bass by XPERIMENTA Project PREPARATO Double Bass is the second chapter of the Preparato Series. Flavio and Filippo, the creative minds behind this project, followed the idea of searching, new sounds from the most interesting acoustic sources. This is why Preparato Double Bass comes with 24 unique preparations, recorded in Rocchi Scoring Stage in Rome, […]

  • StrongMocha’s Review of Spitfire Symphony Orchestra Professional

    StrongMocha’s Review of Spitfire Symphony Orchestra Professional

    Review of Spitfire Symphony Orchestra Professional Spitfire Symphony Orchestra Professional or SSO Professional is under review today. If you interested in similar libraries from Spitfire Audio also take a look at StrongMocha’s Review of Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra, or Studio Orchestra Professional Review – Strings, Brass and Woodwinds Bundle by Spitfire Audio. Sound The […]

  • The Only Sample Library Comparison Video You Need?

    The Only Sample Library Comparison Video You Need?

    Is this the only sample library comparison video you will ever need? Is this the only sample library comparison video you will ever need? Let’s find out, and talk about when it makes sense comparing sample libraries … and when it doesn’t! 🙂

  • Spitfire Audio completes blockbuster symphonic anthology as SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PROFESSIONAL at AIR Studios spiritual home

    Spitfire Audio completes blockbuster symphonic anthology as SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PROFESSIONAL at AIR Studios spiritual home

    Spitfire Audio completes blockbuster symphonic anthology as SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PROFESSIONAL at AIR Studios spiritual home. SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PROFESSIONAL — returning to where it all began by completing its definitive anthology that provides the tools to create blockbuster symphonic works for film, games, and television with additional choice and control above and beyond the musically matured […]

  • Cinematique Instruments Releases Vertigo Cello

    Cinematique Instruments Releases Vertigo Cello

    Vertigo Cello by Cinematique Instruments Cinematique Instruments continued with Vertigo Cello the Vertigo family. Vertigo Cello is a melange of 15 finely and thoroughly picked articulations of the cello. All of these playing techniques can be freely mixed and individually tuned, enabling your vision of cello sound in an intuitive and simple way. The overall […]

  • First Look – Sparkling Woodwinds & Legendary Low Strings | Abbey Road One

    First Look – Sparkling Woodwinds & Legendary Low Strings | Abbey Road One

    Sparkling Woodwinds & Legendary Low Strings | Abbey Road One Now with three libraries to choose from, there’s never been a better time to walk through the hallowed doors of Abbey Road Studios. Create magical, lyrical woodwind lines with Sparkling Woodwinds, and build impact and intrigue with an epic set of low string performances in […]

  • Spitfire Audio Advances Abbey Road One: Film Scoring Selections

    Spitfire Audio Advances Abbey Road One: Film Scoring Selections

    First Two Additions to Abbey Road One Foundations by Spitfire Audio Spitfire Audio released two expansions €49 each (free if you buy ABBEY ROAD ONE: ORCHESTRAL FOUNDATIONS during the pre-order time frame): ABBEY ROAD ONE: SPARKLING WOODWINDS and ABBEY ROAD ONE: LEGENDARY LOW STRINGS. Abbey Road One Foundations itself is not required to run these. Now with three […]

  • Library Spotlight – Tyrolean Harp

    Library Spotlight – Tyrolean Harp

    A Rare Harp with an Alternative and Unique Wooden Sound Tyrolean Harp is a relatively unheard instrument. The Tyrolean Harp produces a colorful range of emotions. From beautiful and soft to harsh and brutal. Like the mountainous surrounding, it is from. Tyrolean Harp Features 3 Different Styles: Pluck, Nail, Harmonic​ Mix In Between Three Microphone Positions:       […]

  • The Jumalauta By Man Makes Noise

    The Jumalauta By Man Makes Noise

    Custom Fretless Single String Instrument for Native Instrument’s FULL Kontakt 5.8.1. What do you get when you take a part of scrap board, a rock you stubbed your toe into, a twig your kid handed you to hold, and a spare guitar string you get an ugly little instrument that is virtually unplayable in real […]

  • Elysion 1.1 – New Instruments & Themes, and Over 1.6 GB of New Sample Content

    Elysion 1.1 – New Instruments & Themes, and Over 1.6 GB of New Sample Content

    Elysion 1.1 Available Elysion is produced to expand the range of Sonuscore & Best Service library The Orchestra with hybrid sounds and the well-known Orchestra engine. “Elysion” was developed for Best Service by Sonuscore / Dynamedion, the makers of The Orchestra, Trinity Drums, and NI Action Strings, Action Strikes, and Emotive Strings. Elysion 1.1 update includes improvements and user-requested features as well as brand […]

  • VIOLA UNTAMED Launched as Part of Westwood’s “Untamed” Series

    VIOLA UNTAMED Launched as Part of Westwood’s “Untamed” Series

    VIOLA UNTAMED – Westwood’s “Untamed” Series VIOLA UNTAMED is the fourth in Westwood’s “Untamed” series – a solo viola library for Kontakt. Often described as the instrument with the closest sound to the human voice. VIOLA UNTAMED and the other Kontakt instruments part of Westwood’s Untamed Series sounds charming and unique. The Articulations like Improvisations, Storms, Flautando, […]

  • I Made a Weird, Long Violin

    I Made a Weird, Long Violin

    A Weird, Long Violin I combined the body of a mountain dulcimer with a violin/viola neck. Strange results! Sorry about the weird on-camera audio. I’ll switch back to the condenser mic for the next video. 😉 The Etsy soundbox kit I bought

  • Soaring Strings – 5-Year Anniversary Sale

    Soaring Strings – 5-Year Anniversary Sale

    Soaring Strings Sale Celebrating Musical Sampling’s five-year milestone creating instruments for KONTAKT. Soaring Strings is available for a short time period available for a reduced price. Musical Sampling, LLC is a boutique developer committed to producing quality virtual instruments for composers, producers, and songwriters.

  • Spitfire Updates BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional 1.2.0

    Spitfire Updates BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional 1.2.0

    BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional 1.2.0 In the latest update to the BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional library (See StrongMocha’s Review of Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra), Spitfire Audio added an extra set of stunning performances from the brilliant brass section, as well as updating a selection of legatos with abilities including fast runs and shorts. Spitfire […]

  • Free String Textures by Sonixinema

    Free String Textures by Sonixinema

    Sonixinema’s String Textures String Textures is a free virtual instrument for Kontakt featuring intimately recorded Strings that have been twisted, mangled, and warped into a wide array of cinematic sounds. Featuring 10 custom presets ranging from a warm and delicate string to dark, dirty, detuned, distorted, pulsing and everything in between – download now for […]

  • Library Spotlight – LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA Strings

    Library Spotlight – LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA Strings

    Library Spotlight – LCO Strings London Contemporary Orchestra Strings gives you everything you need to make cutting-edge chamber strings music. Unique among our String libraries, it offers you tools that capture the unconventional techniques and stunning performances of an extremely exciting group of musicians. With over 100 never-before-sampled, dynamically controllable articulations, this library provides a […]

  • Library Spotlight – Vista Strings by Performance Samples

    Library Spotlight – Vista Strings by Performance Samples

    Performance Samples’ Vista Strings Vista is a legato strings library featuring a larger-than-life, romantic chamber sound, four dynamics (from a true PP all the way up to an intense FFF), slurred legato, same-note bow-change repetition samples, multiple attack types, and more. Just like Con Moto, the sustains, legato, and other assets were recorded “in motion.” The […]

  • UJAM Releases Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS

    UJAM Releases Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS

    STRIIIINGS Evokes Emotions UJAM releases Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS – Modern String Ensemble Textures with a Sound Design Twist. A must buy for Film, Trailer and Ad Composer I did have the opportunity for some days to practice with Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS and it is a charming library packed with absolutely perfectly recorded phrases, textures, and […]

  • Afflatus Strings 1.3 Update

    Afflatus Strings 1.3 Update

    Afflatus Strings 1.3 Update Strings v1.3 Update All existing users can download Afflatus Chapter 1 Strings Version 1.3 for free now by logging into their Strezov Sampling account. The new content is an addition to the old one, you don’t have to re-download everything.

  • Library Spotlight – Ashen Scoring Cello

    Library Spotlight – Ashen Scoring Cello

    Library Spotlight – Ashen Scoring Cello Ashen Scoring Cello is a solo cello library with an intimate tone, born out of insomnia and the idea of minimal post-classical compositions, trailer music, and post-horror soundtracks with its woebegone atmosphere. It concentrates on a highly expressive and emotive playing style.

  • Afflatus Chapter I Strings v1.3 Update

    Afflatus Chapter I Strings v1.3 Update

    Free Update Introducing Round Robin Legato & More Two years after the initial release Strezov Sampling released the third Afflatus Chapter 1 Strings Update including new features our users requested like Round Robin Legato, Harmonics Legato, Tenuto Swells, new short articulations, and much more. To learn about this excellent library take a look at our Afflatus Chapter […]

  • Lyric Series String Quintet by Kirk Hunter Studios

    Lyric Series String Quintet by Kirk Hunter Studios

    Lyric Series String Quintet NEW RELEASE: Lyric Series String Quintet (Affiliate Link) by Kirk Hunter Studios – 55% Off Intro Price The main focus of the Lyric Series String Quintet is to provide musical, melody lines right out of the box. Further, it is our goal to shorten your workflow time as much as possible. […]

  • Lyric Series String Quintet by Kirk Hunter Studios

    Lyric Series String Quintet Kirk Hunter Studios released its latest product – introducing Lyric Series String Quintet! With Lyric Series String Quintet, you can easily create musical melodies out of the box. The main focus of the Lyric Series String Quintet is to provide musical, melody lines right out of the box. Further, it is […]

  • Nashville Scoring Strings by Audio Ollie

    Nashville Scoring Strings by Audio Ollie

    Nashville Scoring Strings – Recorded at Ocean Way Studios Nashville Scoring Strings, featuring Nashville’s most exquisite string players at Ocean Way Studios — a world-class scoring environment — Audio Ollie committed over two years to capture the energetic performances of the unbelievable musicians Audio Ollie worked with. Audio Ollie is amazingly pleased to present Nashville […]

  • Daydream for $29 | Musical Sampling

    Daydream for $29 | Musical Sampling

    Musical Sampling’s Daydream Musical Sampling launched the first of their new Atelier Series line, Daydream; an intimate release that includes four instruments geared towards emotional, ethereal contexts.  Daydream is an intimate release that includes four instruments geared towards emotional, ethereal contexts.  For the Cozy Piano patch, we recorded an upright piano at the pianissimo range with a […]

  • Wavelet Audio launches Ashen Scoring Cello for Kontakt Player

    Wavelet Audio launches Ashen Scoring Cello for Kontakt Player

    Ashen Scoring Cello for Kontakt Player Ashen Scoring Cello is a solo cello library with an intimate tone, born out of insomnia and the idea of minimal post-classical compositions, trailer music, and post-horror soundtracks with its woebegone atmosphere. It concentrates on a highly expressive and emotive playing style. Every note is sampled with multiple dynamics […]

  • Kaizen Audio’s New Distance Series: String Quintet

    Kaizen Audio’s New Distance Series: String Quintet

    Distance Series: String Quintet The Distance Quintet (Affiliate Link) is a virtual instrument created by Kaizen Audio. The instrument explores the effects of proximity and distance as an expressive tool in musical storytelling. Kaizen Audio (Affiliate Link) recorded a five-piece string ensemble consisting of 1 bass, 1 cello, 1 viola, and 2 violins. The quintet […]

  • Performance Samples  Releases SOLOS OF THE SEA – SOLO VIOLIN B

    Performance Samples Releases SOLOS OF THE SEA – SOLO VIOLIN B

    Solo strings recorded in motion. Featuring expressive pitch-memory legato. Solos of the Sea – Solo Violin B is a very simple solo legato instrument. This library explores a fairly specific sound: a loud, ff-esque dynamic with heavily slurred legatos. You can trigger even more dramatic portamento legatos by playing hard velocities on certain idiomatic intervals. […]

  • Cremona Quartet – A Collection Of Four Revered Stringed Instruments

    Cremona Quartet – A Collection Of Four Revered Stringed Instruments

    Cremona Quartet – A Collection Of Four Revered Stringed Instruments e-instruments, the company known for popular Kontakt based instruments such as Session Horns, Session Strings, and Session Keys, is expanding the history-making Stradivari Violin Kontakt instrument with their new Cremona Quartet.  The Quartet features four solo instruments; Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello. The instruments […]

  • 8Dio’s Solo Violin & Solo Cello Designer $38 each (normally $198)

    8Dio’s Solo Violin & Solo Cello Designer $38 each (normally $198)

    8Dio’s Solo Violin & Solo Cello Designer SALE The Solo Designer instruments are a massive collection of thousands of real cello & violin phrases. The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic solo violin & solo cello by creating an incredible collection of musical phrases. 8Dio programmed the library in a way that gives […]

  • Pesto Presto by Alex Pfeffer | Best Service Emotional Violin, Viola and Cello

    Pesto Presto by Alex Pfeffer | Best Service Emotional Violin, Viola and Cello

    Pesto Presto by Alex Pfeffer | Best Service Emotional Violin, Viola and Cello My official demo Pesto Presto for Best Service Emotional Violin, Viola, and Cello Emotional Violin – the most expressive virtual violin of all time If you are looking for the perfect instrument for film scoring, pop music, songwriting, classical or modern avant-garde […]

  • 80% Off United Strings of Europe by Auddict

    80% Off United Strings of Europe by Auddict

    Sale – United Strings of Europe by Auddict The United Strings of Europe is a London-based ensemble made up of young professionals from across the European Union and Switzerland with the goal of promoting musical and cultural cooperation at the highest level. For only $119.99 (normally $622), get United Strings of Europe by Auddict (Affiliate […]

  • How to String a Cello

    How to String a Cello

    How to String a Cello Totally stringing a cello from scratch is best left to the professionals! Look up a luthier or violin shop in your area to get your instrument set up (and hopefully get your instrument from them too!) However, putting strings on your cello, putting them back on if they slip, replacing […]

  • Spitfire Symphonic Motions In-depth Look

    Spitfire Symphonic Motions In-depth Look

    Spitfire Symphonic Motions In-depth Look Spitfire Symphonic Motions makes it easy to create sophisticated sounding kinetic passages, combinations of rhythms and playing techniques to elevate your scores, as well as solving a common problem with virtual string instruments — achieving realistic rebowing. Recorded in the same space, with the same world-class players and attention to […]

  • How To Hold A Cello Bow

    How To Hold A Cello Bow

    How To Hold A Cello Bow Learning to hold the cello bow is one of the most important – yet challenging – aspects of playing the cello. In this introductory cello bow guide, we get you started on how to hold the bow – the proper bow hold – and basically cello bowing technique. The […]

  • Alex Pfeffer explores Areia – Cinematic Ensemble Strings

    Alex Pfeffer explores Areia – Cinematic Ensemble Strings

    Areia – Cinematic Ensemble Strings Let’s explore Strings Sample Library Areia by Audio Imperia. Areia Features 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. True Legato […]

  • Audio Imperia Launches Areia – Cinematic Ensemble Strings

    Audio Imperia Launches Areia – Cinematic Ensemble Strings

    Areia – Cinematic Ensemble Strings Areia is a cinematic ensemble strings Kontakt Player instrument, that 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. A magnificent orchestra, an incredibly balanced […]

  • Spitfire Symphonic Motions Walkthrough

    Spitfire Symphonic Motions Walkthrough

    Spitfire Symphonic Motions Walkthrough Spitfire Symphonic Motions makes it easy to create sophisticated-sounding kinetic passages, combinations of rhythms, and playing techniques to elevate your scores, as well as solving a common problem with virtual string instruments — achieving realistic rebowing. Recorded in the same space, with the same world-class players and attention to detail, this […]

  • Cadenza Strings – Full String Section, Powered by Neo Orchestra Hybrid Modelling Engine.

    Cadenza Strings – Full String Section, Powered by Neo Orchestra Hybrid Modelling Engine.

    Cadenza Strings featuring Full String Section powered by the latest Neo Orchestra Hybrid Modelling Engine. Sound Magic is proud to announce the availability of Cadenza Strings — its latest hybrid modeling virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring a Full String Section powered by the latest Neo Orchestra Hybrid […]