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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

  2. 8dio Adagio

  3. 8dio Agitato

  4. 8dio Anthology

  5. 8dio Century Strings

  6. 8dio Majestica

  7. Aria Sounds London Symphonic Strings

  8. Audiobro LA Scoring Strings (LASS)

  9. Audiobro Legato Sordino Strings

  10. Cinematic Strings 2

  11. Cinematic Studio Strings

  12. Cinematique Instruments Ensemblia

  13. Cinesamples CineStrings

  14. Cinesamples CineStrings Pro (NRY)

  15. East West Hollywood Strings

  16. East West Symphonic Orchestra

  17. Frozen Plain Arctic Strings

  18. Garritan Personal Orchestra

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

  20. Impact Soundworks Rhapsody Orchestral Colours

  21. Kirk Hunter Chamber Strings

  22. Kirk Hunter Concert Strings

  23. Kirk Hunter Diamond Symphony Orchestra

  24. Kirk Hunter Pop Rock Strings

  25. Kirk Hunter Spotlight Strings

  26. Light and Sound Chamber strings

  27. Musical Sampling Soaring Strings

  28. Native Instrument Symphonic Series with Audiobro

  29. Native Instruments Action Strings

  30. Native Instruments Emotive Strings

  31. Native Instruments Session Strings

  32. Orchestral Tools Berlin Strings

  33. Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark

  34. Orchestral Tools Orchestral String Runs

  35. Orchestral Tools Symphonic Sphere

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

  37. Project SAM Orchestral Essentials

  38. Project SAM Orchestral Essentials 2

  39. Project SAM Symphobia

  40. Project SAM Symphobia 2

  41. Project SAM Symphobia 3: Lumina

  42. Project SAM Symphonic Colors Orchestrator

  43. Sampletank 3 Alleged Strings

  44. Sonivox Orchestral Companion Strings

  45. Sonokinetic Capriccio

  46. Sonokinetic Da Capo

  47. Sonokinetic Grosso

  48. Sonokinetic Maximo

  49. Sonokinetic Sotto

  50. Sonokinetic Tutti

  51. Sonokinetic Vivace

  52. Soundiron/Native Instruments Chamber Strings (NRY)

  53. Spitfire Albion

  54. Spitfire Chamber Strings

  55. Spitfire London Contemporary Strings

  56. Spitfire Evo Grid

  57. Spitfire Mural

  58. Spitfire Sable

  59. Spitfire Symphonic Strings

  60. Strezov Cornucopia String Ensembles

  61. Versilian Studios VSCO 2

  62. VSL Appassionata Strings

  63. VSL Chamber Strings

  64. VSL Dimension Strings

  65. VSL Orchestral Strings

  66. VSL Special Edition

  67. Zilhouette Strings by Cinematique Instruments

  68. 8dio Cage Strings*

  69. Miroslav String Ensembles 2.0*

  70. Musical Sampling Trailer Strings*

  71. Musical Sampling Adventure Strings*

  72. Sonokinetic Espressivo*

  73. Spitfire Masse*

  74. Garritan Instant Orchestra*

  75. Output Analog strings*

  76. Solid State Symphony by Indiginus*

  77. Impact Soundworks Furia Staccato Strings*

  78. Heavyocity Novo*

  79. Auddict: The United Strings of Europe*

  80. Orchestral Tools Inspire*

  81. Spitfire - Bernard Herrmann Composer Toolkit*

  82. VSL Synchron Strings* (release November 2017)

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

  84. Performance Samples Con Moto* (release 2018)

  85. Novo Intimate Textures*

  86. Spitfire Symphonic Evolutions*

  87. Spitfire Olafur Arnalds Evolutions*

  88. Spitfire Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions*

  89. Spitfire Hans Zimmer Strings (released March 2018)

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

  91. Auddict Angel Strings*

  92. Steinberg Iconica (with Orchestral Tools)*

  93. Spitfire Studio Strings (released August 2018)*

  94. Neocymatics Simulation Strings (added September 2018)*

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  1. dariusofwest

    dariusofwest Senior Member

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    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 Senior Member

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

    Allegro Senior Member

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    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.

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    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

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

    IdealSequenceG Who seeks ultimate sequencing of VI

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

     
  7. OP
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    Vik

    Vik Scandi Member

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    Dec 15, 2013
    I've added a couple of libraries lately. Please let me know if if any libraries are missing.
     

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