string libraries

  1. Jophus

    A good complementary library for Chamber strings.

    What is a good big grandiose sounding string library that would complement the intimacy of Spitfire Chamber Strings? Currently considering Cinematic Studio Strings or just the full Spitfire Symphonic Strings. Anyone care to chime in??
  2. Vik

    9 different violins (legato examples) compared

    NB - this thread started with a cello comparison. The violin comparison starts here. I initially made this for myself, and I may post a revised version later (and the names of the libraries I have used in a few days). Any comments/preferences before you know what you listen to? In reverse...
  3. F

    Help de deciding between CSS -30% or SStS -50%

    I have no “pro” string library and do much more classical mockups and pop arrangements than film music. Seeing that SStS is probably going for half the price on Apex and having the edu discount for CSS, which one do you think would be a better purchase for my use case? I’m aware that CSS gets a...
  4. L

    Opinions on Auddict’s United Strings of Europe?

    Just seen this advertised as a current deal by VSTBuzz at €149 (75% off)! Info states it is over 50gb, and wondering if it is overkill. Does anyone have this library, as I don’t see it mentioned much in the forum? Thanks in advance.
  5. 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.
  6. Vik

    String library micro reviews (mainly pros and cons)

    I don't know if this will any/many posts, but I think it's worth a try. If you should write a micro review of one of your fav. string libraries, what would you write? I'm thinking of something really short - just a few pros and cons and possibly a 'conclusion'.
  7. Vik

    Most important qualities in a string library?

    Had it been easy to create a string library that would fulfil most users' needs, there would't have been so many of them out there. So - when you consider a string library, and listen to demos/walkthroughs etc... which qualities are most important for you? Please post your answers, if you have...
  8. StrezovSampling

    Strezov Sampling presents AFFLATUS Chapter 1 // 1.2 Update feat. 18GB of new sample content

    A Great Adventure Unfolds: Strezov Sampling are proud to present Afflatus Chapter I Strings Inspired by film and classical music icons this collection pushes the boundaries of traditional sampling methods by introducing revolutionary features like Auto Divisi combined with Polyphonic True...
  9. 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...
  10. ChrisSiuMusic

    CSS vs. Berlin Strings

  11. Vik

    String libraries section sizes

    I believe that I saw a list somewhere, probably on this site, over a lot of string libraries and the number of players in each of their sections, but can't find it. Does anyone know where I can find such a list? If not, maybe we could turn this thread into such a list - if manufacturers...
  12. amadeus1

    Hans Zimmer Strings vs Synchron Strings - Violins

    This is a comparison between the two libraries for the violin sections.
  13. M

    Final Fantasy-Like Orchestral Library Suggestions?

    What orchestral instrument libraries have sounds similar to "blinded by light" by Masashi Hamauzu or "The Promise" by Masashi Hamauzu (Final Fantasy)? I'm looking for libraries that are intimate, have similar styles of VIBRATO, emotional, fantasy. Preferably looking for string and horn...
  14. R

    NI Symphony Series Strings VS Cinematic Studio Strings

    Which is a better purchase? Looking for real world experience with each library.
  15. Vik

    POLL: What are your favourite string libraries?

    NB - the libraries marked with an asterisk have been added to the poll after the voting started (April 6th 2017 or later). This poll doesn't take into consideration the number of users who use each library, so a library with a low percentage could still be seen as perfect by all it's users (but...