strings

  1. Ben

    VSL String Celebration - Up to 1/3 Off!

    Spring is in the air! Take advantage of fresh offers on all Synchron and SYNCHRON-ized String libraries and save up to a third off their list prices through May 4, 2020. Check out the complete list of all discounts here!
  2. F

    Intimate String, Woodwinds and Brass Libraries

    Hello, I've been searching for a while now here on vi-control and YouTube but couldn't find anyone who could possibly give me an answer to this. The only thread I could find some information was too old to consider all the choices one has now. I think the most important detail I have to...
  3. Norman

    20 Free Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration

    20 Free Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration from Ludwin Music I'm posting a new series of video classes on Beginning and Advanced Orchestration, Modern Harmony, Examining The Rite of Spring, Film Music Seminar, Developing Variation, and Writing for Strings. This links has 20 short...
  4. 8Dio Productions

    Save up to 50% Off With Our Custom Bundle Maker

    8Dio Custom Bundle Maker As part of our creative care package to support the musical community during the current crisis we are introducing a new custom bundle maker! Get up to 50% discount with our custom discount program*. Here is how it works Add your chosen product(s) or bundle(s) to...
  5. ChrisSiuMusic

    How To Write & Arrange For Strings (Explained)

    Hi everyone! As you may know, I'm currently doing a 'Quick Tips' series this month, where I upload a video a day in regards to any topic on composition, arranging, and mixing. I wanted to share this video in particular, which is actually the most in-depth video I've done this month. If you've...
  6. Cory Pelizzari

    Buyer's Guide to the Metropolis Arks

    Libraries: https://www.orchestraltools.com/store/collections Support my work: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Buy my albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  7. Cory Pelizzari

    Exploring the "Old School Horror" Style

    All links are in the YouTube video description.
  8. 8Dio Productions

    8Dio Custom Instrument Series Everwave Available Now

    8Dio Custom Instrument Series Everwave Continuing with our experimental trip though custom-made instruments, we have another gem that intends to fulfill your transcendental desired in music EverWave. After months of design and almost a year in development, our master luthier presented us...
  9. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Studio Strings Professional

    Get it here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-studio-strings-professional/ Custom Patches & Multis: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rkl8cmkf1z78q71/AAC2bA4ecErBdo-q5BvX4XEoa?dl=0 Support my work: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Buy my albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  10. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Albion Neo

    Get it here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/albion-neo/ Free Patches & Multis: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o1j81h5wxfqh68i/AACdpFXEbQDmYMy0T4N0oGuga?dl=0 Support my work: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Buy my albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  11. 8Dio Productions

    Anthology Strings & Extended Studio Percussion Flash Sale

    Anthology Strings & Extended Studio Percussion Flash Sale Our iconic Anthology String and Adagio Strings are now on Flash Sale, plus we have extended our Studio Percussion Bundle by an additional 48 Hours! Sale Ends (02/04 11 AM PST) Anthology Strings Ensemble: Anthology contains both...
  12. Afanasyev

    Noob in strings need some assistance! :)

    Hello everyone! Most of the time I've been using maily synths and piano libraries, while strings were source for sustained textures for me, therefore I have no real experience in string writing/programming. My string libraries are Spitfire Studio Strings (basic version) and Spitfire Epic...
  13. 8Dio Productions

    8Dio Century Ostinato Strings Chapter II Available Now!

    Century Ostinato Strings Chapter II is Available Now! 8Dio Century Ostinato Strings II - Advanced Patterns Century Orchestral Series is the definitive state-of-the-art collection of hyper-realistic orchestral instruments. Century continues to represent our most significant leap forward in...
  14. 8Dio Productions

    ✨ Blendstrument + Century Strings Flash Sale 48H Left ✨

    Blendstrument Bundle Flash Sale Sale Ends: 01/16 11 AM PST The Blendstrument is a deep creative environment that gives you the ability to create an entirely new instrument with a single click of a button. The Blendstrument has an infinite amount of combinations and can never produce the same...
  15. filipjonathan

    Spitfire Epic Brass & Woodwinds Demo

    Hey guys! Here is a short piece I wrote, featuring Spitfire Epic Brass & Woodwinds, clearly inspired by the phenomenal John Williams. Hope you like it :)
  16. Bluemount Score

    How to make realistic and / or cool sounding instrumental RUNS

    Any tipps on that? How do harp runs work in the real world? What about strings and woodwinds? How fast can runs be played realistically? Which notes do I need to hit (scale / chromatic)? Any advice is welcome.
  17. 8Dio Productions

    8Dio Century Strings 48H Flash Sale

    8Dio Century Strings 48H Flash Sale Get our flagship orchestral Century String library now: Bundle $298 - each volume $198. 48 hours only! The beating heart of Century Orchestral Strings is its completely realistic sound, playability and emotion. Every string section has a unique character...
  18. 8Dio Productions

    Legion Series 66 Basses Flash Sale 48H Only

    Welcome the new year with Legion Series 66 Basses! For the next 48 hours, grab the Legion Series 66 Basses for $88. A once in a life-gathering of 66 professional double bass players – in a large, modern concert hall. 10 Microphone positions, including our new Neumann Binaural Microphone, placed...
  19. Ben

    Holiday String Special: 30% off!

    All Solo Strings, Chamber Strings and Dimension Strings libraries now 30% off! If you are still missing one of these libraries, or if you have bought the Special Editions during Black Friday and want more: Get these strings now. Combined with the current Voucher Deal (put 4 vouchers in the...
  20. 8Dio Productions

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 14!

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 14! For the next 48 hours, get our Insolidus Choir for $198. There is only 24 hours left to grab our 1990 Studio Grand and Prepared Piano Bundle for $98 and receive our Century Ostinato Strings for Free with (With any purchase of $148 or more)...
  21. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Best Cinematic Orchestral Sample Libraries Money Can Buy (My Guide For 2020)

    Hi Vi-loving peers! This is the culmination of my opinions on the libraries I think that will give you a super solid foundation in composing cinematic orchestral music. If you'd prefer to have a physical guide to read over, please download the PDF I created specifically for this video in the...
  22. 8Dio Productions

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 7!

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 5! For the next 48 hours, grab our 37 person Orchestral Choir 'Requiem Pro' for $88 and for the next 24h, receive our Century Harps for Free (With any purchase of $98 or more)...
  23. 8Dio Productions

    8Dio Custom Instrument Series: Circle Strings is Available now

    8Dio Custom Instrument Series: Circle Strings is Available now We did it again! We partnered with our master luthier and designed an instrument from scratch looking for new sounds, new timbres, new possibilities of sonic fulfillment, and we created Circle Strings. Circle Strings is a peculiar...
  24. M

    Spitfire UACC & KS Lemur Template, SCS, SSS and Hans Zimmer Strings

    A little project I’ve been working on... a new UACC and Keyswitch Template for Lemur. • Spitfire Chamber Strings (By Default set to UACC) • Symphonic String work by default as UACC. (By Default set to UACC) • Hans Zimmer Strings (By Default set to Keyswitch) There is also a page dedicated to...
  25. Vsevolod

    Max Richter - dramatic strings articulations

    Hello! I do not have a musical education and try to make many discoveries in theory on my own. What articulations do you think were used here to get such a dramatic score? The first thing I hear is a technique of vibrato.. Secondly, it seems to me that Sul tasto / pont and Flautando are present...
  26. greentuga

    Lass - i cant!!!

    Hi guys, Definitely, I can’t get LASS sound good to my ears. Period!!! I see a lot of tutorials, a lot of videos... o sketch some ostinatos and legatos, deal with modulation, volume, reverb... I can’t go write with this library. So, can you please give a little (giant) help to me? (I use Logic...
  27. F

    CSS Violins 2 Legato Bug?

    I am currently having issue with the Legato Articulation of the 2nd Violin. Whenever I stop the playback I get a super loud release sound as if the dynamics are suddenly put to 127. Does anyone else experience such problems with CSS?
  28. Bluemount Score

    Looking for NI Symphony Series compositions

    Owning the full collection from KU-CE 12, I would like to give it a try and see what‘s actually possible. Barely used it before but everything should be put to a test under fair conditions. I‘m curious what you already got out of the strings, brass and woodwinds, as I could only find very few...
  29. fretti

    FS: NI Symphony Series/Essentials

    Hi all, I'm selling the following Native Instruments products: Symphony Series String Ensemble Crossgrade: 85€ (Original 299€) and Symphony Essentials Percussion: 30€ (Original 99€) Transfer IDs are already laying around and just waiting for you;) Payment through PayPal; if you're...
  30. J

    Fluid Shorts II

    Fluid Shorts II INTRO SALE – $59 THROUGH AUGUST 27TH (REG. $89) Available here: http://www.performancesamples.com/fluidshortsii Fluid Shorts II revisits performance-sourced chamber string shorts, but takes things a step further. Just like in the original Fluid Shorts, the multi-samples are...
  31. Sarah De Carlo

    'Ghost World' - Emotional Theme/Trailer Music inspired by the TV series 'The InBetween'

    Hi everyone, these days I dedicated myself to the production of a song inspired by a TV series (The InBetween), developing both a trailer / teaser music and a theme. The idea is to produce an entire album (immediately after the deserved vacation :-D) of music suitable for TV Series to propose...
  32. paularthur

    Plugin Suggestions for Analog Warmth?

    I'm looking to add some warmth (and maybe some fat) to my legato strings section as well as my soft-synths, just looking for opinions/suggestions on some ideas? Thanks!
  33. Soundiron Team

    Soundiron's Summer Sale - Storewide!

    The Soundiron 2019 Storewide Summer Sale Starts Now! Learn more: https://soundiron.com/collections/all-products As the summer heats up, it's that time of year to unleash some scorching deals! For two weeks only, we're running a storewide sale on over 130 virtual instruments in our shop. Save...
  34. reutunes

    81% off soundiron ethnic strings bundle

    SAVE 81% on a Soundiron ETHNIC STRINGS BUNDLE 9 Ethnic Strings libs at 44GB in total - Intricately sampled instruments and sound-design goodness too. Acoustic Saz, Electric Saz, Brad Hoyt's Harp Guitar, Frendo, Twine Bass, Street Erhu, Bizarre Sitar, Bowed Bucket and Zitherette NOW $99...
  35. S

    Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra - anyone here use this outside of sketching?

    I was looking at a few threads here on VIC and walkthrough videos of Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra. For 150usd (99usd with EDU), it sounds really good to me! - Scripted legato, but not such a big problem imo, as it also sounds good to me. - A lot of instruments, and even the choirs sound pretty...
  36. Sarah Mancuso

    [Orchestral & Game Music] Lurking and Mystproj

    I've been working on some new arrangements of songs I composed originally around 2012 for Back to Saturn X, a Doom levelset for which these were originally written as MIDIs. I'd like to eventually put out an EP or album with a bunch of these arrangements, but each of them is a bit of a project...
  37. S

    Berlin Orchestra Inspire or Palette Symphonic Sketchpad?

    I'm getting back into composing, mostly just as a hobby atm. I need a good all in one orchestral library for Kontakt Player. I have looked at more or less all of the all in one libraries but I decided to narrow it down to these 2. I like that BOI is optimised to run on PCs with 8GB RAM (and I...
  38. ChrisSiuMusic

    Afflatus Chapter 1 Strings: A Review

    Strezov Sampling has produced a string library that stands up to the competition. Let's discuss some of the content that lies within.
  39. angeruroth

    Falling into madness

    I'd love to know what you think. The composition is a little repetitive, but so is obsessive thinking, and I was trying to convey madness from that point of view: a madman who thinks he's still a genius, standing in his office, thinking obsessively and looking through some "interesting" papers...
  40. Genki

    Performance Samples + Musical Sampling libraries as core libraries?

    Hey guys, I'm getting back to composing and I'm basically starting over with building my libraries collection, from zero. I've had this idea, but I don't know of it's a good one, so I need some of your thoughts to help me out. Now here is the thing, I could get Albion ONE as a nice all in one...
  41. ChrisSiuMusic

    Bunker Samples: Bunker Strings Vol. 1 (Reviewed)

    In today's video, let's take a look at a niche string library that effectively complements your existing libraries.
  42. Soundiron Team

    Soundiron Releases Bowed Bucket 3.0 with Intro Offer

    Bowed Bucket 3.0 is available now! Learn more: https://soundiron.com/products/bowed-bucket You can purchase Bowed Bucket on sale now for only $19.00 (MSRP $29) Hurry, sale ends June 18th! Watch the full library walkthrough Soundiron's Bowed Bucket is a unique virtual instrument built from an...
  43. S

    Love Like This - neo soul instrumental

    Let me know what you think peeps. I'll gladly return any feedback if you drop a link of your own.
  44. Cory Pelizzari

    What's New In Afflatus Strings?

    Free Patches: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ok78ztbs6b434ux/AAD2frJfe2zASHPUUrCDSGeNa?dl=0
  45. beyd770

    Sonokinetic string-phrases + (insert library) for a "full" string palette

    As title indicates, I'm looking for sample-libraries to complete the phrasedriven libraries from Sonokinetic, especially the Sotto and Capriccio. I know of the DaCapo-library from the same company, and if I'm happy with the phrase-libraries, I will consider buying it too. But for now, I'm in...
  46. E

    Forever Requiem (Strings instrumental)

    A moving, emotional strings instrumental Hope you enjoy it! Composed using Cinematic Studio Strings. It's quite userfriendly, first time using it, but I can see progress with learning. Tell me what you think!
  47. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Concept of Layering: 2 Of My Favourite Instrument Combinations

    Hello fellow composers & arrangers! Today let's discuss a couple effective instrument combinations that will enhance your sonic palette.
  48. fretti

    Sold

    Hi, I'm selling my Crossgrades for the Native Instruments Symphony Series Strings and Percussion. Strings: Sold Percussion: Sold
  49. cato

    Recording MU session musicians

    Hi all, I'm working on a low budget feature at the moment and am really keen to record live strings (a quartet or even just a violin + cello), however, I've been warned about the complications of using Musician Union session musicians as there are minimum rates for film according to their PACT...