VSL "Synchron FX Strings I" is coming soon.

FabioA

Member
Curious if you also happen to own Symphobia 1 or 2, how does the selection of string FX there compare to Synchron FX?

Thanks
Any experience with Symphobia libraries, I'm sorry.
But I think we're speaking about different leagues here. Probably we could compare Synchron Strings FX I with some Spitfire Orchestral libraries special FX libraries such us SS Evolution, Olafur Arnalds Evolutions, etc.
 

ka00

Senior Member
Any experience with Symphobia libraries, I'm sorry.
But I think we're speaking about different leagues here. Probably we could compare Synchron Strings FX I with some Spitfire Orchestral libraries special FX libraries such us SS Evolution, Olafur Arnalds Evolutions, etc.
I’ve never used Symphobia. Only know what I’ve seen from walkthroughs and it seems to have a fair bit of risers, runs, clusters and is on sale for the same price as Synchron FX currently.

Would you say they aren’t really comparable because Synchron FX is more weighed toward interesting string textures like the Spitfire Evos?

And compared to the Evos, is Synchron an impressive addition for you?
 

SomeGuy

Active Member
Anyone know if any of the articulations (like the glissandi and "rise and hit" articulations for example) are tempo synced to your host? That is one thing that bugged me about the old recorded runs and glisses, that even with VI Pro they were not able to be automatically synced to your DAW tempo - you had to fuss around with the time stretching in VI pro.

Also, the mic controls over the specific close mics (violin 1, violin 2, viola, etc) is AWESOME! Is that in both versions of the product?
 
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tmhuud

Brown Belt
Curious if you also happen to own Symphobia 1 or 2, how does the selection of string FX there compare to Synchron FX?

Thanks
Can’t really compare them. Symphobia’s FX are static whereas with VSL’s your able to manipulate them to suit your taste. You can spend hours experimenting with them until you come up with something interesting and new. The different columns allow for a ‘roll the dice’ way of finding new and exciting devices.
 

Critz

Active Member
Anyone know if any of the articulations (like the glissandi and "rise and hit" articulations for example) are tempo synced to your host? That is one thing that bugged me about the old recorded runs and glisses, that even with VI Pro they were not able to be automatically synced to your DAW tempo - you had to fuss around with the time stretching in VI pro.

Also, the mic controls over the specific close mics (violin 1, violin 2, viola, etc) is AWESOME! Is that in both versions of the product?
No..not tempo Sync. And there's no stretch feature in Synchron Player at the moment (afaik).

Close Mics are awesome and different from what a close mic does generally. You can solo some close mics and get a totally new sound to play with.
 

fiestared

Vintage -but- not obsolete
No..not tempo Sync. And there's no stretch feature in Synchron Player at the moment (afaik).

Close Mics are awesome and different from what a close mic does generally. You can solo some close mics and get a totally new sound to play with.
Hey,
So you have the full version ? Is it possible to get a"dry" sound with Synchron FX strings, I've listened to all the walkthrough and I can't really know. If I buy it, I'll buy the "standard" edition, any recommandation ? Thanks
 

Critz

Active Member
Hey,
So you have the full version ? Is it possible to get a"dry" sound with Synchron FX strings, I've listened to all the walkthrough and I can't really know. If I buy it, I'll buy the "standard" edition, any recommandation ? Thanks
Yes full version. You should check the website to see if close mics are in the standard version as well. If so, yes, you can obtain a dry sound with the regular version as well.
 
Yes full version.
If for stereo applications, would you recommend the standard or full version? For Synchron Piano, I find the extra mics really useful in shaping the sound (as there is extra close and mid), but I wonder whether same can be said for Synchron FX Strings.
 

FabioA

Member
I’ve never used Symphobia. Only know what I’ve seen from walkthroughs and it seems to have a fair bit of risers, runs, clusters and is on sale for the same price as Synchron FX currently.

Would you say they aren’t really comparable because Synchron FX is more weighed toward interesting string textures like the Spitfire Evos?

And compared to Evos, is Synchron an impressive addition for you?
It's different. The difference is pretty high. I don't think there are much stuff you would do with both libraries. It's most likely you would use Evos for certain writing (pads, Long notes), and Syn FX for other stuff.
I can't advice which one to choose if you would like to purchase just one. It depends on your kind of writing and your actual template!
 

ka00

Senior Member
It's different. The difference is pretty high. I don't think there are much stuff you would do with both libraries. It's most likely you would use Evos for certain writing (pads, Long notes), and Syn FX for other stuff.
I can't advice which one to choose if you would like to purchase just one. It depends on your kind of writing and your actual template!
Thanks, Fabio. Have fun with Synchron FX. I’ll keep an eye out for tracks people start making with it.
 

ka00

Senior Member
Just a heads up that Synchron FX Strings is available at timespace.com for a little extra discount compared to VSL’s site.
 

ka00

Senior Member
You should check the website to see if close mics are in the standard version as well. If so, yes, you can obtain a dry sound with the regular version as well.
I can confirm that close mics are included in the standard version and also that you can obtain a relatively dry sound with this library. I was concerned that you couldn't based on the demos.
 

fiestared

Vintage -but- not obsolete
I can confirm that close mics are included in the standard version and also that you can obtain a relatively dry sound with this library. I was concerned that you couldn't based on the demos.
Thanks Ka00, and by the way according to their mail, the price at Time and Space is even better today... : "more when you use code TSMAY15 at the checkout today" The final price is 202€ !
 

composingkeys

New Member
Hi Heisenberg,

The additional microphones in the Full Library are not only useful for surround but for stereo mixes as well. Think of them as additional options for your mix. Some of these extra mic positions from Full Library are included in the Standard but only as a down-mix via the Room Mix so no independant control.
 
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