1. C

    BBCSO Flautandos

    The flautandos of BBCSO are about 8 dB softer than the legatos and almost inaudible. Is it possible to use them without mixing shenanigans, such as limiters or high gain increase? Can you post examples of pieces with flautandos where you did not change the track gain?
  2. ThomCSounds

    Instantly Inspiring, Impactful and Emotional Strings - Oscillation Strings by Ben Osterhouse

    Hey everyone! How are you guys doing today? In the video, you'll hear me sing on one of my tracks played with the library, you'll see me use the library in context with other instruments and on its own. ➡️ Buy Oscillation Strings by Ben Osterhouse (65% Off at VST Buzz for a Limited Time) -...
  3. ChrisSiuMusic

    A SIMPLE Way To Think About Orchestration.

    Hey friends! In today's livestream, we'll cover a simple way think about orchestration, and 3 practical tips we can use to arrange music with confidence. Please enjoy! :)

    Thank you Anne-Kathrin Dern: Orchestration Quick Tips

    Hey fellow VI'ers, Happy New Year!! :shocked: So, I don't often post here, but as I came across this little gem - quick tips guide today, I thought that this was worth a mention. Anne-Kathrin Dern, an upcoming composer, with some great projects under her belt, has a stream of really useful and...
  5. nuyo

    Are the Musical Sampling String Libraries the best on the market ?

    Pro: Small Easy to use No need to keep tweaking mic positions They can do fast They can do slow The Shorts are tight Contra: Maybe there are String Libraries that sound "better" or have a "better" tone. What are your thoughts ?
  6. R

    Realistic midi strings arranged j-us with kim min seok "jesus" new version

    Not long ago, I purchased tokyo scoring strings for the current results. The results are very satisfactory and will likely be useful in the future.
  7. H

    Spitfire Symphonic Strings vibrato

  8. Zanshin

    Numerical Sound - Universal Sordino Timbral Impulses

    Anyone have these? I couldn’t find much searching. $90, from 2014. I don’t have mutes for my main string libraries - OT BS and BSS, or VSL SSP and SES. I don’t foresee us ever getting the mute sim in the Sine player… I do think we’ll see...
  9. ThomCSounds

    [FREE] An Emotional and Bright Violin Texture - Static Felt Violins by Stuart Bramwell

    Happy Christmas Eve to you guys! I wish you all to have a great day & evening! In this video, you'll see me go through the dry sounds of the library, with an external reverb, and in the context of an acoustic song. I hope you'll enjoy it! What's not to like about free string textures right? :)...
  10. nuyo

    Mid Side EQ Epic Hybrid Orchestra

    Hey, So as Cinematic Composer we are mixing a lot of different sound sources together. Bass Synths, Brass, Strings, Choir and Sound Design. When I'm trying to mix my sounds together, they always sound like they are fighting with each other. The mix doesn't sound as wide as other mixes. It...
  11. fan455

    Sustained (legato) strings comparison using a short mockup midi

    Hi, I made a midi mockup of part of the song Music of the Night (composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber) instrumental for sustained ensemble strings. I referred to the below video (from 2:40 to 3:25). The midi attached includes only CC1 automation controlling dynamic crossfades which I think is...
  12. AdrianRavel

    Bergersen sound: CSS, Cinestrings or Century?

    Hello world! As a proud owner of BBCSO, the Anthology Violins and Cellos as well as EW’s Hollywood orchestra (the new 2021 one), I am looking for that striking and defining string sound. No Hans Zimmer “I will blast 10.000 violins” nor “we recorded 30 players but it sounds like 10” sort of...
  13. clynos

    Hopes And Doubts (Orchestral)

    Hey again everyone. Any comment on improvement are welcome. Or just what you think in general of this sort of thing, Is it embarrassing? Difficult to follow? Too much variation? Like I've heard the track a few times now, and can "follow" it, because I made it. But if I leave it alone for 24...
  14. R

    OT LA session - Studio Strings

    Hello, every one. Does anyone use OTLA Session Studio Strings? I want to use it for pop and ballad, but there are no samples. There's no review.
  15. P

    8Dio Anthology + Agitato + Legacy worth the investment (Especially in light of Sarah's Excellent Project)

    I guess the title explains it all. I am not sure how these strings slipped under my radar, but I listened to the demos for the first time yesterday, on the back of Sarah's post and project. Wow, the legatos, and some of the Poly Arcs sound amazing- What is more very flexible, and responds...
  16. jrrshop

    Up to 55% off GForce, Baby Audio, Mastering The Mix, Musical Sampling, and Xhun Audio

    50% off GForce Alex Ball Artist Expansion for M-Tron Pro, now $34.99 instead of $69.99: 44% off Baby Audio TAIP sale extended until November 30, now $39 instead of $69...
  17. ChrisSiuMusic

    What's the Deal With Cinematic Studio Series Libraries?

    Hey friends! For those of you on the fence about this developer and whether or not you think the libraries are worth the investment, I put together a super short video demoing the patches so you can decide for yourself. In case you're curious, the strings and woodwinds are my go-to, while for...
  18. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Solo

    Get it here -
  19. 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!
  20. 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...
  21. clynos

    Song of Strings

    String Composition. How does it sound. Fake or ok?
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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!
  25. oooooooooooooooooh

    Berlin First Chairs/Sine Player, Messed Up Legato?

    EDIT: Sorry, I just realized I posted this in the wrong sub-forum, fixing now
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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)...
  29. 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.
  30. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Threnody Strings

    Get it here:
  31. D

    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!)...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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?
  35. 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!!
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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!
  44. hazza

    FS: VSL Synchron Strings Pro

    Standard Edition. £270 inc transfer fee.
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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.
  48. 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...
  49. 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?
  50. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Areia Lite

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