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Synchron Strings

muziksculp

Senior Member
Well... I have not heard a single Synchron Strings audio demo where I thought, ooh WOW .. now these Synchron Strings can really sing, and beautifully, especially the legatos, and long articulations. They really sound flat, dead, and have no emotion in the way they have been performed. Super Clinical and boring to listen to.

Synchron Strings Shorts do sound great, so that's something it does well, and deserves to be praised for, but sadly, this does not apply to the rest of the library.

VSL would do us a big favor by improving this part of SS, the only way I think they can fix it, is by re-doing the longs, and legatos from the ground up. Which I am not going to bet on happening.

It would be interesting to see where VSL takes Synchron Strings next ? Their Synchron Orchestra doesn't mean a lot without a solid, expressive, singing, with rich, and beautiful timbre, comprehensive Strings articulations Section, and eventually add Synchron Solo Strings, Synchron Chamber Strings, Synchron Appassionata Strings, ...etc.
 

Cartoon

Member
I trust on VSL that they will "fix" Synchron-Strings!

But "fix" is a kinda hard word to say because I think they are already really good! Just legato needs some improvements!
 

novaburst

Senior Member
Not ordering, but suggesting, or recommending to VSL (in this case).
Not sure if there is any developer that would suddenly do a u turn but would say on all of VSL major string library's there is a one and two so based on the idea
SS is called SS1 I think you can be certain a SS2 is in the pipe line if not already in development, but I feel they would be muted SS never the less it is a long time coming,

There only new major project is VEPro 7 the other projects like synchronising there older string are just side missions. Know dought it is on the drawing board it's the only thing that would make sense.
 

C-Wave

Senior Member
Not sure if there is any developer that would suddenly do a u turn but would say on all of VSL major string library's there is a one and two so based on the idea
SS is called SS1 I think you can be certain a SS2 is in the pipe line if not already in development, but I feel they would be muted SS never the less it is a long time coming,

There only new major project is VEPro 7 the other projects like synchronising there older string are just side missions. Know dought it is on the drawing board it's the only thing that would make sense.
“Know dought”...? You mean no doubt, write? Did you hire a raw-but to right four you? ;)
 

Pixelpoet1985

Active Member
Exciting, downloading it right now!

And by the way:
– All string products reduced this month
– NEW: Dimension Strings III (all articulations in sul tasto)
– NEW: Synchon-ized Dimension Strings I–III
 

Lee Blaske

Senior Member
Exciting, downloading it right now!

And by the way:
– All string products reduced this month
– NEW: Dimension Strings III (all articulations in sul tasto)
– NEW: Synchon-ized Dimension Strings I–III
Don't know about Dimension Strings III, but I'm not sure how excited I am about re-buying Appassionata, Dimension I and Dimension II for a significant amount of money. Still not too excited about the Synchron player (no iPad interface).
 

Pixelpoet1985

Active Member
Don't know about Dimension Strings III, but I'm not sure how excited I am about re-buying Appassionata, Dimension I and Dimension II for a significant amount of money. Still not too excited about the Synchron player (no iPad interface).
I have the same feeling, I don't like the Synchron Player.

But I never thought that there will be a synchron-ized version of this huge library! The sul tasto articulations are also good to have (if you need them).
 

Mark Schmieder

Senior Member
I just received the email a minute ago, and am looking forward to this update as it may allow me to finally transition to these strings and away from the older ones, for ensemble work. I think it's a good guess that VSL read this thread. Hopefully I'll have time soon (after taxes!).

I'm not in the camp of those who like to criticize them; I only with they didn't use eLicenser as it still can be a bit slow and unreliable on macOS; though way better than a few years ago (and also the license key can get rather full quickly). I have always found them very fair in gifting loyal customers over the years.
 

Jimmy Hellfire

Senior Member
Well you know what, my first impression is that the new sustains and legato sound really nice. There's a lot more movement and emotive quality here than in the original patches. This seems to be what the library should have come with in the first place.

If they follow up with these patches for the other sections, the library might actually start to shape up to a considerably better value. Add in proper portamento and spiccato and then you can call it Synchron Strings 2.0.
 

Zedcars

Klaatu barada nikto
Sorry for the new thread on this. I don’t know how to delete it (mods?).

Looks promising. I’ll give it a go this weekend.
 

Pixelpoet1985

Active Member
Well you know what, my first impression is that the new sustains and legato sound really nice. There's a lot more movement and emotive quality here than in the original patches. This seems to be what the library should have come with in the first place.
But I'm wondering... where are these from? New recordings or a mishmash of the Appassionata Strings, maybe? Sounds a bit similar.

The vibrato level is good, but I quietly hoped for better legato transitions, too.
 

FriFlo

Senior Member
Hey, I almost missed DS 3 release ... well, I would be interested in those. I didn't buy vol. 2 as I didn't like the sound of those. I would seriously consider the sul tastos, but I am done buying any VI series products until VSL decided which player they wanna produce for. I am not going to pay a single dime for samples I already bought converted to another player. Neither am I going to buy any product from them until they stopped that silly game with different versions for different players.
 

Ben

VSL Support
I am not going to pay a single dime for samples I already bought converted to another player.
You can choose now which version to buy: They are the same price. I really hope we will see VI 3 some day. It is good to see that VSL still keeps releasing VI instruments imo.
 
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