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POLL: What are your favourite (non-solo) string libraries - and why?

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Vik, Mar 9, 2017.

Which of these string libraries are you really happy with?

  1. 8dio Adagietto

    5.3%
  2. 8dio Adagio

    5.1%
  3. 8dio Agitato

    6.9%
  4. 8dio Anthology

    3.1%
  5. 8dio Century Strings

    1.0%
  6. 8dio Majestica

    0.8%
  7. Aria Sounds London Symphonic Strings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Audiobro LA Scoring Strings (LASS)

    14.8%
  9. Audiobro Legato Sordino Strings

    4.6%
  10. Cinematic Strings 2

    13.2%
  11. Cinematic Studio Strings

    27.7%
  12. Cinematique Instruments Ensemblia

    0.5%
  13. Cinesamples CineStrings

    4.6%
  14. Cinesamples CineStrings Pro (NRY)

    0.3%
  15. East West Hollywood Strings

    19.8%
  16. East West Symphonic Orchestra

    5.3%
  17. Frozen Plain Arctic Strings

    0.8%
  18. Garritan Personal Orchestra

    1.3%
  19. IK Multimedia: Miroslav Philharmonik (1 or 2)

    1.3%
  20. Impact Soundworks Rhapsody Orchestral Colours

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Kirk Hunter Chamber Strings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Kirk Hunter Concert Strings

    2.0%
  23. Kirk Hunter Diamond Symphony Orchestra

    1.5%
  24. Kirk Hunter Pop Rock Strings

    0.5%
  25. Kirk Hunter Spotlight Strings

    1.3%
  26. Light and Sound Chamber strings

    1.3%
  27. Musical Sampling Soaring Strings

    6.6%
  28. Native Instrument Symphonic Series with Audiobro

    2.0%
  29. Native Instruments Action Strings

    3.1%
  30. Native Instruments Emotive Strings

    0.5%
  31. Native Instruments Session Strings

    1.8%
  32. Orchestral Tools Berlin Strings

    13.5%
  33. Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark

    12.5%
  34. Orchestral Tools Orchestral String Runs

    3.1%
  35. Orchestral Tools Symphonic Sphere

    2.3%
  36. Peter Siedlaczek String Essentials (BestService Complete Orchestral Collection)

    0.5%
  37. Project SAM Orchestral Essentials

    3.3%
  38. Project SAM Orchestral Essentials 2

    2.3%
  39. Project SAM Symphobia

    8.9%
  40. Project SAM Symphobia 2

    4.1%
  41. Project SAM Symphobia 3: Lumina

    2.5%
  42. Project SAM Symphonic Colors Orchestrator

    1.0%
  43. Sampletank 3 Alleged Strings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  44. Sonivox Orchestral Companion Strings

    1.0%
  45. Sonokinetic Capriccio

    2.3%
  46. Sonokinetic Da Capo

    0.3%
  47. Sonokinetic Grosso

    1.3%
  48. Sonokinetic Maximo

    1.8%
  49. Sonokinetic Sotto

    1.8%
  50. Sonokinetic Tutti

    0.8%
  51. Sonokinetic Vivace

    1.0%
  52. Soundiron/Native Instruments Chamber Strings (NRY)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  53. Spitfire Albion

    20.4%
  54. Spitfire Chamber Strings

    26.5%
  55. Spitfire London Contemporary Strings

    8.1%
  56. Spitfire Evo Grid

    6.1%
  57. Spitfire Mural

    7.4%
  58. Spitfire Sable

    6.1%
  59. Spitfire Symphonic Strings

    17.6%
  60. Strezov Cornucopia String Ensembles

    0.5%
  61. Versilian Studios VSCO 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  62. VSL Appassionata Strings

    4.6%
  63. VSL Chamber Strings

    4.1%
  64. VSL Dimension Strings

    5.1%
  65. VSL Orchestral Strings

    2.5%
  66. VSL Special Edition

    3.6%
  67. Zilhouette Strings by Cinematique Instruments

    0.5%
  68. 8dio Cage Strings*

    1.0%
  69. Miroslav String Ensembles 2.0*

    0.3%
  70. Musical Sampling Trailer Strings*

    0.5%
  71. Musical Sampling Adventure Strings*

    1.8%
  72. Sonokinetic Espressivo*

    0.5%
  73. Spitfire Masse*

    1.8%
  74. Garritan Instant Orchestra*

    0.3%
  75. Output Analog strings*

    1.3%
  76. Solid State Symphony by Indiginus*

    0.5%
  77. Impact Soundworks Furia Staccato Strings*

    0.5%
  78. Heavyocity Novo*

    2.8%
  79. Auddict: The United Strings of Europe*

    1.5%
  80. Orchestral Tools Inspire*

    1.8%
  81. Spitfire - Bernard Herrmann Composer Toolkit*

    3.1%
  82. VSL Synchron Strings* (release November 2017)

    1.8%
  83. Chris Hein String Ensemble* (not released as of November 2017)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  84. Performance Samples Con Moto* (release 2018)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  85. Novo Intimate Textures*

    1.3%
  86. Spitfire Symphonic Evolutions*

    2.3%
  87. Spitfire Olafur Arnalds Evolutions*

    2.5%
  88. Spitfire Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions*

    3.8%
  89. Spitfire Hans Zimmer Strings (released March 2018)

    1.8%
  90. Audio Imperia "Jaeger" (Essential Modern Orchestra)*

    0.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. dariusofwest

    dariusofwest Senior Member

    201
    58
    Apr 21, 2006
    Hollywood Strings for the vibrato control and great dynamic range (Huge fan of string swells ^_^). Started enjoying the library much more after putting it on a SSD.
     
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  2. Leo

    Leo Active Member

    33
    25
    Oct 14, 2011
    yes, but best anyway :emoji_trophy:
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  3. Allegro

    Allegro Senior Member

    259
    58
    Jan 19, 2013
    Garritan Personal Orchestra 5* by far. It shows me how bad my string writing is and helps me not get music projects so I can starve to death faster and get all the recognition I need as a composer.

    No brainer for $149.95. If you're on version 4 and happen to be alive, it's only a 49.95 upgrade. You know you want it!
    Garritan Personal Orchestra 5: Because life is too short to transcribe.

    *I've received free product(s) from Garritan.
     
  4. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

    2,445
    1,635
    Sep 7, 2015
    E. YeeHaw, Indiana
    Really? I'm kidding.

    I still use the vibraphone, xylophone, and harp from GPO. Before I got Emotional Cello I used to use the Cello Solo patch. Hey, if that's your fave string library more power to ya.

    But still, look into getting Hollywood Strings. You'll thank me later (as long as you use the manual as a temp bible).
     
  5. Allegro

    Allegro Senior Member

    259
    58
    Jan 19, 2013
    I was being sarcastic. I don't find GPO that useful :)
     
  6. IdealSequenceG

    IdealSequenceG Who seeks ultimate sequencing of VI

    31
    29
    Jul 15, 2017
    Agitato
    It was good for me to play for melodic style string tones like the ET theme.

     

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