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  1. ChrisSiuMusic

    This arrangement and harmony are beautiful. Analyzing Josh Groban's 'She'!

    Hey friends! In today's video, let's take a look at Josh Groban's rendition of 'She', a beautiful song from his newest album 'Harmony'. Please enjoy!
  2. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Most Romantic String Library! What do you use?

    Hey everyone! Today’s video is definitely a passion project - the most romantic string library! We’ll do a comparison of my 3 favourite libs for romantic string lines, and feel free to let me know what your choices are, and what you use. Enjoy!
  3. Doorak94

    How To | Improved String Writing - Without Presuming Theory Knowledge

    Hi, I hope everyone is doing well :) I've got another video here for you. I've had a few requests lately to create a video that focuses on string writing/ arranging, without presuming any knowledge of music theory from the viewer. It was tough, but I think I've got something together that may...
  4. C

    A string sound similar to Yuki Kajiura's music (SStS, SCS, LASS, etc?)

    Hey, everyone! I've been a fan of Yuki Kajiura for many years and I'm interested in emulating the close and intimate sound she creates with her strings. They are recorded live but, since I have neither the budget nor contacts, I'm looking for a library which can get as close as possible. Could...
  5. ChrisSiuMusic

    5 String Libraries You GOTTA Know About!

    Hey everyone! Today's video features my top 5 string libraries. I'm a big believer in 'less is more', so if you're looking for a comparison of over 50+ libs, this isn't the one for you. Here's are 5 key factors that I look for in a string library: Detail of sound Recording quality...
  6. ChrisSiuMusic

    2 Keys to Emotional String Writing (Focus & Voice Leading)

    Hi friends! There's always a lot of talk about arranging and orchestration on this forum, so I wanted to share a little analysis I did of a beautiful piece, written by a friend of mine (Seycara Orchestral). We cover melody, harmony, counterpoint, and some orchestration devices. Please enjoy...
  7. ChrisSiuMusic

    2 Keys to Emotional String Writing (Focus & Voice Leading)

    Hi friends! There's always a lot of talk about arranging and orchestration on this forum, so I wanted to share a little analysis I did of a beautiful piece, written by a friend of mine (Seycara Orchestral). We cover melody, harmony, counterpoint, and some orchestration devices. Please enjoy...
  8. Vik

    Favourite instrument(s) in your fav. string libraries?

    Some of mine are the Con Moto cello, Berlin Strings Sul Tasto cellos, Spitfire Studio Strings pizz bass (based on demos), and Soaring Strings violas. The SCS V1 is also a favourite. I'll mention more later, but what are yours?
  9. ChrisSiuMusic

    How To Turn a Piano Sketch Into a Full String Arrangement

    Hey composers! Today's video is a highly-requested one: string arranging! Please enjoy my take on the process, and my workflow when it comes to this style of music.
  10. greentuga

    Help/Tips for strings...

    Hi guys, I have LASS, String Ensemble from Audiobro, Aflatus, Adventure Strings and Soaring Strings. I like the Audiobro stuff, but it’s hard to make it sound “ensemble”. What tips and tricks do you have for the diferent libraries??? One note: I write individual lines and, sometimes, use...
  11. greentuga

    Strings...

    Hi guys, I have LASS, String Ensemble from Audiobro, Aflatus, Adventure Strings and Soaring Strings. I like the Audiobro stuff, but it’s hard to make it sound “ensemble”. What tips and tricks do you have for the diferent libraries??? One note: I like to write individual lines and just use...
  12. Aleela

    Minimalist String Quartet music

    What are the best minimalist string quartet compositions? Can anyone help me? Thank you.
  13. I

    Albion Two ADSR

    How do I adjust the attack of strings? The default legato sounds pointy. Thanks.
  14. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools - Orchestral String Runs (A Review)

    Hey everyone! In this long-awaited review, we take a deep dive into the updated OSR, created by OT. Please enjoy!
  15. cliffordmartin

    Classical String Writing Part 2

    Classical String Writing Development/Programming idea Narrow Version
  16. Callum Hoskin

    What String Library Should I Buy???

    I currently own VSL Special Edition Strings Vol. 1 and East West Hollywood Strings which is my main string library. I am now looking at getting another string library like Cinestrings, Spitfire Symphonic Strings or Hans Zimmer Strings. I just wanted some opinions on these string libraries and...
  17. ratherbirds

    UVI String Machines 2 seems to sound good

    Has someone already tested? How are the Solina and VP330 sounding? https://uvi.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=88bd9ba541ed41a486af28d50&id=31e37bf521&e=202d918d29
  18. ChrisSiuMusic

    Soundiron's Hyperion Strings Micro: A Review

    Enjoy!!
  19. ChrisSiuMusic

    CSS vs. Berlin Strings

    Enjoy!
  20. Dear Villain

    Anyone fancy a (gasp!) VSL string trio?

    Hi all! I recently completed Premonition for violin, viola, and cello. It's a dramatic work with distinct moods that emerge throughout, along with some extended/virtuosic string techniques. As always, I hope you'll take a moment to listen and comment if you feel so inclined...
  21. ratherbirds

    Roland VP-330 virtual instrument VST or synth sound like

    Hi, how can i retrieve analog human and string sound like Roland VP-330 produces it ? How can we simulate this so beautiful imperfect human sound with classic synth ?
  22. magneto538

    Get which PGS key has triggered the PGS callback

    If you are working with many PGS keys (which may be a common scenario), you might have a pretty dense PGS callback with many operations inside, one per each PGS key. Most likely, you want to avoid performing useless operations over data that haven't been changed by the PGS key that has...
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