cinematic studio strings

  1. mcpepe

    Respira - My first orchestral mockup - Cinematic Studio Strings and Piano, Valhalla VintageVerb

    I have just recently bought Cinematic Studio Strings and Cinematic Studio Piano and I am having a lot of fun writing for them. Making strings sounding realistic is difficult but I love how it sounds and how nowadays you can do these things with a "normal" computer. I have been a lot of years...
  2. StephenDBennett

    Cinematic Studio Strings Legato Delay Fix - CUBASE

    Hey everybody! Long time lurker, first time poster. I've found so much help in this forum and finally I have something to contribute! My apologies if someone else has posted this fix to work around the varying delay times of the CSS legato transitions but I couldn't find any mentions of it...
  3. Jorgakis

    My first live-orchestra-experience

    Hello there, I had the fortunate opportunity to write and orchestrate a piece for a friend's final Bachelor exam who studies church music and conducting. As a VI composer this was a great opportunity to test my theoretical orchestration-ability for the first time and I'd like to share with you...
  4. nickmurraymusic

    Cinematic Studio Strings (CSS) vs. Spitfire Symphonic Strings

    Hey guys, I did a quick comparison between these 2 popular string libraries. I find they do have a different sound, but actually work well together as well.
  5. Grim_Universe

    Eugene Latsko - Molokiya Game Soundtrack

    Sorry, guys, I have to delete the post. Until the game is released, I cannot publish the soundtrack. Sorry one more time.
  6. Akarin

    Lack of short articulations in Spitfire Studio Strings and the time machine trick

    Hey all. I'm currently trying to decide if the Spitfire Studio Orchestra could be a good fit for me. From what I understand, there's only one technique for short articulations in the Studio Strings. As I like to write phrases switching between different types of shorts, someone suggested that I...
  7. thestickman8

    Cherry Blossom Boulevard

    Hi all, I recently completed a new track and thought you might enjoy it!
  8. Arise

    CSS for more intense music? (and a question about the dynamics)

    Hey guys, I recently got CSS and it's a quite nice library, but I was wondering, what dynamics is CSS recorded at? Is it somewhere from p to ff? I like the sound of the library, though I find that they can't go that loud, or is that just me? (with CC1/Modwheel all the way up) I obviously don't...
  9. Knomes

    5 Pieces on Internet

    Hi, I post here the first five pieces that I shared on internet (a part from a 30 seconds piece of one year ago.) Here is the link to the SoundCloud playlist: To make these pieces I used: Reaper with OTR Cinematic Studio Strings Cinematic Studio Solo Strings Cinematic Studio Brass Ivory II...
  10. Akarin

    Creating Expression Maps for CSS (and CSB/CSSS/CS2)

    Hey all. I've written a long and detailed explanation on how to build Cubase Expression Maps that work with CSS. Due to the way CSS (and all the Cinematic Studio Series instruments) is built, having a proper way to control it via Expression Maps is not straightforward. You can find it here...
  11. Alex Niedt

    Cinematic Studio Brass Demo

    I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to brass, but I feel like this is a pretty great-sounding, user-friendly library. There's also some CSS in there, as I hadn't played with it yet, either.
  12. Horacio

    How I Enhance Cinematic Studio Strings For A Closer, Crisper Sound (It's Not Eq, Compression, etc)

    Hey guys, Long time lurker on this forum and love CSS (cinematic studio strings) and have noticed it's popularity in this forum. But I see a lot of common complaints about it being "too dark" or "too reverby." I've made this short youtube video to show you how I've tweaked the strings to be...
  13. J

    Spitfire Audio, Chris Hein or Cinematic Studio Strings

    Hi Everyone, I'm new to this forum and hope you can help. I'm considering getting a solo and maybe ensemble string collection. The DAW I work with is Cubase. I'm looking to compose piano and strings. The three main contenders that keep coming up are Spitfire Audio, Chris Hein and Cinematic...
  14. M

    Cinematic Studio Strings, it worth if you already own other libraries ?

    Hi everyone, i already own Hollywood Strings Diamod, Lass, Symphony Essential, Action Strings, Furia Staccato strings and UVI Orchestral Suite, i'm not satisfied with those samples for a fast out of the box sound, i'm looking for great spiccato/staccato strings with a grit sound like LASS but...
  15. Bernard Duc

    Strings ultimate challenge: Mahler 5th Adagietto

    After the success of my LOTR mockup, and since I have too little work and too much time since I move back to Switzerland, I decided to tackle a new piece. I asked for suggestions and received quite a few... but finally I decided to go for what I consider the ultimate challenge for string writing...
  16. beyd770

    Recreation of "From past to present" Jeremy Soule - Skyrim Soundtrack

    Hey guys! Just made a short walkthrough of my most recent mockup of one of my favourite tracks from the Skyrim-soundtrack. I'm a _real_ beginner when it comes to making viritual orchestra, so I would really like your feedback to help me improve and expand both my writing- and mixing-skills...
  17. Jorgakis

    String Quartet Version of Prokofiev Style Composition

    Hi there, I recently decided to actually write down the scores for my mockups (which I hardly do, yes shame on me) and after that improve the midi, too. In addition to that, I decided to write down a quartet version of an orchestral track of mine, just to see how it performs without all the...
  18. Jorgakis

    Something "UP"-ish for Orchestra+CSSS

    Hello all, this is a piece I wrote in order to challenge myself to write something easy and "compact". Not quiet sure If accomplished so... I thought throwing in some CSSS for a string-quartet solo part was a nice use for the library as well and reminded me of the "UP" Soundtrack. I hope...
  19. Grim_Universe

    Eugene Latsko - Snow Breath

    Wow! That was really hard. My last piece pushed a virtual orchestra to the limits: fast strings and woodwinds passages have always been a problem for a virtual orchestra. I used the best instruments on the market, and still had to correct problems of melodic phrases and unnatural dynamics. I...
  20. T

    SCS, CSS ... is it possible to pan the sections wherever you want?

    Edited original post to reflect the shift in focus of this thread to one particular issue: Looking at getting either SCS or CSS for black friday (SCS will be 25% off so around $500 and CSS will be 20% off so around $320) but had a quick question: I noticed that both SCS and CSS are recorded...
  21. R

    NI Symphony Series Strings VS Cinematic Studio Strings

    Which is a better purchase? Looking for real world experience with each library.
  22. Michael_Picher

    "Halloween Leftovers" (Using OE1, CSS, & GPO5)

    Halloween quickly disappeared after October 31st, but I'm still in that mood! I mainly used Project SAM's "Orchestral Essentials 1", "Cinematic Studio Strings" (which I'm still getting the hang of), and "Garritan Personal Orchestra 5".
  23. Jorgakis

    Some "asian/symphonic" vibes with orchestra

    This is my semi-asian-western-movie-style overture. At first I didn't want to take the "asian" path, but then I thought it was cool, after rewatching mulan(disney). I'm not sure if it's too overloaded or would work in some way as a soundtrack. Let me know what you think. greetings Jorgo
  24. Jorgakis

    I've rewritten my first symphonic piece

    Hi, 4 Years ago I wrote my first "symphonic" piece, which really was not that symphonic because of reasons. But I always wanted to do something with its main theme (which is the opening theme here) so I took it and tried to improve it with my new "knowledge". At that time I was discovering...
  25. Jorgakis

    Orchestral Summer Fantasy

    Hello there, this is a little fantasy I first wrote for piano solo, but I couldn't play it that nicely, so I orchestrated it. I hope you like it greetings Jorgo
  26. T

    A large "Sinatra" sound from CSS. Is it obtainable?

    Been working on a project where strings need to sound full, yet very intimate. The track itself (especially where strings come in) do require a bit of intense vibrato, and I've found that CSS fills that gap the best for a spacey, yet intimate sound. My current problem is that I need to make...
  27. Jorgakis

    Ophelia's Theme (CSS+HW Orch Perc+Grandeur)

    Hi, this is my latest track inspired by the Crimson Peak OST and Desplat's "Girl with a pearl earring". Hope you like it greetings, Jorgo
  28. U

    Le Mepris (Theme de Camille) - VI mockup

    Hi guys, alright, sharing here my first VI mockup. This is done for educational purposes only, no copyright infringement intended. This was orchestrated from the piano notes, as I do not have the concert notes. If anybody has the concert notes and could share them, I'd appreciate it. Would...
  29. Jorgakis

    "In The Palace Garden" - Prokofiev Style

    Hello everybody, here is a new piece, heavily inspired by Prokofiev's 5th symphony, which is my favourite at the moment. I had to write something that reminds me of the 4th movement(and some romeo and juliet) because it's too cool. Still not a very relaxing composition but I hope it's not that...
  30. Naoki Ohmori

    Chinese Rhapsody - Cinematic Studio Strings/CSS

    Hi, I wrote this song by imaging Chinese historical drama OSTs or a man doing Tai-Chi on the top of a sacred mountain. :) It's a short piece but it took a long time to write it because I have learned Harmony and Counterpoint at the same time. The libraries I used are as follows: Strings...
  31. Jorgakis

    1. Mvmt Symphony 0 "Utopia"

    Hello there, this is my try on a rather symphonic opening movement than poem, as I did once. It's called utopia because it somehow has this kind of "forced" enthusiasm and I never thought it would be finishable, because its themes are really hard to fit together:D But I tried it anyways, just...
  32. Time+Space

    Win NI Komplete Kontrol 88-note keyboard and huge software bundle

    Happy birthday to us! This year we´re celebrating our 20th anniversary and kicking things off with our biggest ever competition giving you the chance to not only win a Native Instruments keyboard but also an outstanding collection of NKS compatible plug-ins from some of our top brands. To...
  33. Jorgakis

    Introduction for Ballet (or something like that)

    Hello there, struggling a lot lately composing something that makes me satisfied. Composed 3 major symphonic pieces which where somehow junk. Considering this piece, unfortunately, it has a bit too much content, but it was really fun doing this. I hope you enjoy it. best wishes Jorgo
  34. Jorgakis

    Some dark december music

    Hello people, this is my last composition for this year(I think), and I feel like it somehow sums up the things I've collected so far. It was an instant composition over last weekend, it somehow came out very natural, without revising many parts. Maybe there are some additional percussive...
  35. Jorgakis

    Rise - Heroic Theme

    Hello there, while working on a symphonic piece again, tried to make a more commercial track as a break. I thought it was really tough. Since I feel that the use of "hybrid" instruments is not the area I feel really comfortable with, I tried to make a contemporary epic kind of theme with the...
  36. Pianistikboy

    Arrangement for string orchestra of my piece 'Libera Me' (whole piece) - CSS

    Hi, I have just finished the arrangement for string orchestra of my piece 'Libera Me'. You can now listen to the whole audio track. For this demo, I have used again my go to string library CSS. I hope that you will like the rendition. Don't hesitate to comment. P.S. According to Morodienne's...
  37. Jorgakis

    Adagio (Cinematic Studio Strings Only)

    Hello, I recently bought CSS because of several great compositions shared on this forum. I think the sound is really great, the vibrato is the thing I was looking for, BUT...the delay and keyswitching is almost a deal breaker for me... I'm not sure if I can use it properly in a not so...
  38. H

    Cinematic Studio Strings delay

    I watched the legato video walkthrough for CSS and I have to admit I'm a bit confused about the delay thing. He says there will be a delay ranging from 50ms to 300ms depending on the legato speed. He also says you can compensate for that by adding a midi negative delay in the track. But clearly...
  39. D

    Chopin - Prelude in E minor (Cinematic studio strings)

    Ok, so I still can't get enough of this library :) Made a little string arrangement of Chopin's prelude in E minor.
  40. Pianistikboy

    Sunrise - Cinematic Studio Strings (CSS)

    Hi ! Here is my new composition for orchestra featuring the beautiful CSS string library. I can't do without it now when I need strings on my music ! Thank you Alex Wallbank !! .
  41. maro

    Moment Of Music (CSS)

    Dear all. First of all I would like to say hello from Zagreb. This is my first thread here and first composition. I'd like to share with you a composition of mine originally written for a string quartet but I recently added a double bass. Made with an excellent new library Cinematic Studio...
  42. ricoderks

    Tiny Hero: CSS + Samplemodeling Brass

    Hi Everyone Since Adventure Brass was released I was wondering how good Samplemodeling Brass would work in a adventurous context. For the SM Brass reverb I used the 20th century fox stage in Altiverb. Compared to Adventure Brass it is a lot more work: You'll need a good reverb setup to begin...
  43. E

    Thoughts on Spitfire Chamber Strings, VSL Dimension, Berlin, Cinematic Studio Strings

    Apologies up front for asking what must be a common question from a noob. Which library do you like the best from this list and why? I'm new to the forum and have listened to what seems like countless sound demos of the various string libraries on manufacturers websites, youtube and this forum...
  44. Pianistikboy

    Seven Kings - CSS strings & orchestra

    Hi ! this is another track showing CSS strings in an epic orchestral context. I admit that I have left my Hollywood Strings library, and have changed for those Cinematic Studio Strings. I think it's for a long time my new go to library. Imo : a great one ! and as I've already said, a great step...
  45. D

    Cinematic Studio Series - Future release dates???

    Huge fan of the Cinematic Studio Strings I picked up recently. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas when the rest of the series is due for release. Their websites hints 'completion' in 2016. Do we assume that means 'release' as well?
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