1. ChrisSiuMusic

    A simply way to create full and rich chords!

    Hey friends! In today's video, let's check out a quick tip on how to create full and rich acapella chords, which is also applicable to strings/winds/brass as well. Please enjoy!
  2. ChrisSiuMusic

    How to Arrange Lush Broadway Orchestrations! (Using 1 Simple Rule)

    Hi friends! Fewer things excite us more than the strength and beauty of a full sweeping orchestra. But how do we approach arranging for a full and lush texture? What instruments tend to go first? In this video, I'll share my personal approach on how you can get moving Broadway orchestrations...
  3. clynos

    Song of Strings

    String Composition. How does it sound. Fake or ok?
  4. Symphonova Stem Service

    Hybrid Production Transformed: Symphonova Stem-Production Software Service

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our new service for producing orchestral stems. Our method is similar to conventional hybrid stem production (musician + ‘mock-up’), except you don’t need to spend hours manually adding expression. Instead, our intelligent software captures the...
  5. ChrisSiuMusic

    Scoring My First Film: What I Learned!

    Hey friends! In today's video, we'll take a look at a few things I learned over the course of scoring additional music for the Hallmark film 'Her Pen Pal'. It was definitely a great learning experience, so I hope I can share some of what I picked up with you here. Please enjoy! Big thanks to the...
  6. Ben

    30% Off Synchron Strings + FREE Elite Strings Slurred Legato Update!

    Save 30% on Synchron Strings Pro, Synchron Strings I, Synchron FX Strings I and 27% on Elite Strings! Make sure to also download and install the new Slurred Legatos for the Synchron Elite Strings - free for all new and existing users!
  7. oooooooooooooooooh

    Berlin First Chairs/Sine Player, Messed Up Legato?

    EDIT: Sorry, I just realized I posted this in the wrong sub-forum, fixing now
  8. Jhickin

    First attempt at writing Library music, not sure where to go from here

    Hi Everyone, I have written three tracks which I am really proud of for Piano and strings however I need some advice, here is a sample: 1. I'd love to know what you think compositionaly and if it sounds appropriate to pitch to Music Libraries 2. Is the mixing and general "sound" ok? I'm...
  9. Christoph Pawlowski

    "Ghost-ram" in kontakt?? (Audio Imperia Areia)

    Hi all, I recently encountered a problem loading some instruments of Areia Strings. When loading a single articulation (I only recongized it for celli so far) kontakt loads like 0.5 to 1 GB of samples into RAM. As this is quite a lot (for one articulation only) I tried to purge the articulation...
  10. Garlu

    Strings Arrangement for Flamenco artist

    Hi there, Now you can listen on all platforms an arrangement I did for, flamenco artist: Maria Toledo. She has just released "Ranchera flamenca" which is popular mexican tunes re-arranged in flamenco style, so, it was quite a challenge. :-) She is a great artist and they (producer and herself)...
  11. nuyo

    CineBrass matching String Library

    What Libraries do blend well with the tonal comour of Cinebrass ? Cinematic Studio String seems a bit to warm. Cine Strings might be an option since it was developed by the same company as CineBrass.
  12. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Threnody Strings

    Get it here:
  13. Dear Villain

    When my wife stopped playing with me, I re-scored it. (ahem)

    I wrote this piece originally for clarinet and accordion, recorded as part of my duo, Acclarion's CD, "Shattered Expectations." We played it for years in concert, until one day, my wife suddenly says, "I'm not playing it with you anymore, because I'm pregnant." :) (damn, click bait bastard!)...
  14. H

    For Sale FS: Soundiron Hyperion Strings Elements - €50

    Hi guys! Since I've bought other String libraries this Soundiron one is only gathering dust. Would be nice if someone would use it instead of me :) Info: (Retail price: $99) If you're interested, comment here or PM me. I'll then get in...
  15. P

    For Sale Synchronized Sp Edition Vol 5 - Dimension Strings £180 includes E-licenser PRICE DROP

    Selling my Sychronized Special Edition Vol 5 License - Dimension Strings for £180 , which includes the E-licenser. I will need to post the E-licenser , and based in the UK. So if from further than Europe, please check how much postage would cost, insurance etc. I am going to be paying the...
  16. R

    Audio ollie Nashville Scoring Strings Spring discount, early $200!

    Spring discounts are not over yet, but they are likely to end soon. I think it's cheaper than the intro price. What do you think of this instrument?
  17. A

    Strings with unison legato (seamless repeats)??

    Are there any libraries, particularly solo libraries that have unison legato or note repeat transitions? I can't seem to find many. I use this feature constantly with CSS... Thanks!!
  18. DJames

    CLOSED SOLD - SWAM Strings V3 Bundle (Vioin, Viola, Cello, Bass) - Sale of Trade!

    I just bought this SWAM Strings Bundle impulsively last week and I don't have time to get into it. To sell it quickly, I'm putting a good price on it. $240 USD for the entire bundle. payable via PayPal, please. Or, since the actual value is $360 USD, if you would like to trade for another...
  19. Ben

    VSL Synchron Elite Strings - FREE Slurred Legato update

    Hi there! I'm very excited to announce the release of our new Synchron Elite Strings! The Synchron Elite Strings is a chamber sized string ensemble (6, 5, 4, 4, 3 players) with a flexible and vivid sound, recorded in Stage A of the Synchron Stage Vienna. You will get tons of articulations...
  20. brunodegazio

    Vivaldi String Orchestra using SWAM Solo strings

    This is a test I did using SWAM Solo Strings (v2.1) to replicate the sound of a baroque string orchestra. My goal here was to produce a convincing sense of 'multiplicity' using techniques of delay, active-detuning and spatialization. A secondary purpose was to familiarize myself with the range...
  21. jrrshop

    50% off EastWest

    50% off EastWest: EastWest Fab Four $149.50 EastWest Ghostwriter $149.50 EastWest Goliath $149.50 EastWest Gypsy $149.50 EastWest Hollywood Backup Singers $149.50 EastWest Hollywood Brass Diamond $149.50 EastWest Hollywood Brass Gold $99.50...
  22. Z

    How to make legato string note transitions smoother ?

    I use ableton and have the albion one library plus the ableton orchestral strings. I learned to use dynamics and expression to make virtual strings sound more alive but I can't figure out how to make quick legato string note transitions sound smoother, I don't know how to describe it well but I...
  23. Pecchan

    My custom String Library - presentation video

    Hello! Here is presentation video of how we put together a custom sample instrument "Bethany" made from the strings of Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The instrument is a playable texture-generator with randomized aleatoric elements. Bethany is not for sale - this is not an advertisement but...
  24. ThomCSounds

    A Winter Walk : Pattern Strings by Ben Osterhouse

    Hey everyone! This review of Pattern Strings is more of a sound demo accompanied by a nice walk in the streets. The rhythmic motifs of the library then punctuate my exploration of a park in the cold of February 2021 to end up in a beautiful reunion with my dog. Buy Pattern Strings by Ben...
  25. ChrisSiuMusic

    How to Write Beautiful Intros!

    Hey friends! In today's video, let's discuss the importance of the first impression, and how to take your listener on a journey right from the onset of your piece. Enjoy!
  26. hazza

    FS: VSL Synchron Strings Pro

    Standard Edition. £270 inc transfer fee.
  27. Doorak94

    Enhance your Vibrato in your Mockups

    Hi, I hope everyone is doing well! So as much as I enjoy scoring with Spitfire strings (specifically BBCSO), I feel that the vibrato is quite tame - especially as somebody who is a fan of theatrical, operatic string writing. In this video, I show you a few different ways that you can take your...
  28. Soundiron Team

    Soundiron | Announcing Ancient Greek Strings

    Learn More: Ancient Greek Strings is a fantastic collection of 7 deeply sampled stringed instruments that delve into the historic roots of Western musical traditions, stretching back thousands of years. This library features a Barbiton...
  29. nuyo

    Biggest Sized Ensemble Strings Sample Library

    I'm looking for a string sample library with a high amount of players. I know that HZ Strings has a lot but I would like to have a few more options.
  30. T

    Help/resources/tips on manually tuning the orchestra to be more realistic and sonorous?

    Heya, I've known about the idea that the orchestra or other ensembles (string quartet for example) uses different tunings for different pitches/intervals depending on keys and chords, but I've so many other more important things to worry about I've never bothered with it. But now I feel like it...
  31. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinematic Studio Woodwinds: A Review

    Hey everyone! In today's sample library review, let's take a look at the long-awaited release from Cinematic Studios: the woodwinds. How does it hold up?
  32. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Areia Lite

    Get it here (be sure to ask for a crossgrade price if you own Nucleus or Jaeger):
  33. J

    Strings / Solo Violin

    Hey, I would like to ask which strings library is good for getting this type of a violin sound? What are your favorite solo violin libraries? Thank you ;)
  34. Alfeus Aditya

    Somewhere In My Memory (John Williams)

    This is a piano cover that I made with the orchestra from EWHO, what do you think, I still really like the sound of HWO, especially the strings. Many thanks
  35. Rostislav

    The Reaper Blog review - RT Sonics Cinematic World

    Hey guys! Check out one of the latest reviews of our brand new epic trailer SFX library Cinematic World! Created by our team of award-winning sound designers, with credits such as Disney+, Diablo 3, Soul, Starcraft 2, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthsone, Mortal Shell, Assassn's Creed Valhalla and...
  36. ChrisSiuMusic

    Performance Samples VOYAGE - Discussion!

  37. ChrisSiuMusic

    Empty Holes [Official Lyric Video]

    Happy 2021 my friends! I hope you're staying well and safe throughout these difficult times, but a new year means a fresh start, and with that, I'd like to kick things off with my first original song in over 3 years. Songwriting was always my first love, so it was really a pleasure to revisit my...
  38. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Best Cinematic Orchestral Libraries For Composers and Songwriters! (Buyer's Guide for 2021)

    This is it my friends. 2020's produced some wonderful fruit (in terms of sample libraries), so let's review some of the best. Please enjoy!
  39. Mark Kouznetsov

    Ashes To Ashes... [Nordic/Minimalist/Chamber/Noir]

    Here's a very quick demo I wrote today in about 30 minutes I had, given the New Year's eve and all... Hope you're okay this evening and I'd like to wish you all the best in the next year! "Ashes To Ashes..." Solo Viola: Spitfire Audio - Spitfire Solo Strings Strings: Spitfire Audio -...
  40. David Han

    Can violins gliss/slide while trilling?

    Can strings do a gliss/slide while holding a semitone trill?
  41. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Vista Strings

    Get it here:
  42. amadeus1

    Symphonic Symphonic Strings vs Afflatus Strings

    Hey guys, I just did a comparison between the 2 string libraries using the ensemble patches and section patches for legato and sustains or longs. Hope you find it useful, Best, Bill
  43. amadeus1

    Flautando Synchron Strings Pro vs Afflatus

    Hey guys, I updated the SSP and Afflatus comparison with the correct Afflatus flautando patch which is shown during the first minutes or so of the video. Thanks to AscherMusic for the improved accuracy and his persistence :) Best, Bill
  44. ChrisSiuMusic

    The most flexible runs library yet?

    HWW watch out...
  45. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Nashville Scoring Strings

    Get them here:
  46. Ben

    Happy holidays! - VSL Holiday Sale 2020 - BBO 30 days demos

    This Black Friday week is going to be a blast! Starting on Monday you should not miss these deals! So here’s my special advice: Combine the 3+1 voucher sale with the BF deals and save an additional 25% (BF price | BF + Voucher price)! Free / up to 44% off: We'll going to release BBO: Zodiac -...
  47. Ben

    Big Bang Orchestra Bundle - New Andromeda Expansion!

    Edit: I'm happy to announce the Big Bang Orchestra: Andromeda Expansion BBO: Andromeda’s Con Sordino Expansion Set focuses on the quiet side of the orchestra: Con Sordino, played very softly in the range from pianississimo to mezzopiano. All string and brass players play con sordino (muted)...
  48. Cory Pelizzari

    Afflatus Strings 1.3 Update

    Get them here:
  49. Soundiron Team

    Soundiron Autumn Sale - Save Up To 40% Off Storewide

    Learn More: We're unleashing our best deals of the year on every instrument in our store. Save 30% off all Kontakt Player/ NKS Libraries and Bundles and 40% off all individual non-player libraries. Save big on our most popular libraries such as...
  50. jrrshop

    30% off Audio Modeling Physically Modeled Orchestral Instruments

    30% off Audio Modeling bundles. Physically modeled, super expressive and responsive orchestral instrument plugins: Audio Modeling SWAM All In Bundle $1,050 Audio Modeling SWAM Solo Brass Bundle $480 Audio Modeling SWAM Solo...
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