Synthphonica Strings VST, VST3, Audio Unit Plugins. String Ensembles, Solo Violin, Viola, Cello and Contrabass for Logic, GarageBand macOS
Synthphonica Strings Audio Unit, VST and VST3 Plugins for macOS



Synthphonica Strings

Audio Unit, VST and VST3 Plugins for Mac

Syntheway Virtual Strings Ensemble: Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass for Mac OS X and macOS Sierra is available as Sampler with internal Sample Library made specially for Mac users (Mac OS X 10.6 Intel or later) in order to use it as .component AU (Audio Unit) and / or .vst format (Cubase for Mac). Both versions are compiled in Universal Binary format, so they are compatible and runs natively on Intel-manufactured IA-32 (Intel Architecture, 32-bit) or Intel 64-based Macintosh computers.


Synthphonica Strings is a virtual ensemble of strings consisting of sections conformed by violin, viola, cello and double bass, which can also be played as solo instruments. It includes sampled articulations like staccato, marcato, spiccato and legato as well as bowing techniques such as pizzicato and tremolo. Complementarily introduces four analog strings based on classic polyphonic synthesizers. Available for macOS as plugin in Audio Unit (.component), VST (.vst) and VST3 (.vst3) formats.

The Audio Unit Component, VST and VST3 plug-ins requires of a MIDI Controller to play this virtual instrumentof and a compatible host, digital audio workstation (DAW) or MIDI sequencer that supports Audio Units and VST technology. They can be "plugged in" to process audio by applications such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cubase, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio One Professional, Ardour, MainStage and Digital Performer among others.

The software package is distributed via Internet in an Apple Disk Image DMG file and compatible with macOS and all previous OS X.

Please, test extensively the demo version of this product in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing. 



Quick selector to switch between different preset sounds:


List of Preset Sounds / Demo


 String Orchestra


 Chamber Strings


 String Quartet


Legato Bowed Strings


 Marcato Detache


 Staccato Strings


 Spiccato Strings


 Pizzicato Strings


Tremolo Strings


Martele Bow Stroke


Sautille Effect




 Violin Bowed


Violin Spiccato


Violin Pizzicato


Violin Tremolo


Viola Bowed


Viola Spiccato


Viola Pizzicato


Viola Tremolo


Cello Bowed


Cello Spiccato


 Cello Pizzicato


Cello Tremolo


Contrabass Bowed


Contrabass Spiccato


 Contrabass Pizzicato


Contrabass Tremolo


Korg X-D Strings


Memorymoog Strings


SC Prophet T8 Strings


Oberheim OB-X Strings

Wider Spatial Auralization: The string ensemble sections brings a stereophonic sound panning to increase the audible perspective, even without using the built-in reverberation.

ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters:

 Attack determines the time it takes for the note to get to the maximum level.
 Decay determines the time it takes for the note to go from the maximum level to the sustain level (controlled by Sustain).
 Sustain determines the level of the sound is played at while the note is held (after the other envelope states, Attack and Decay, have been completed).
 Release determines the time it takes for the note to fall from the sustain level to zero (silence) level when it is released.

Pitch Bend: The Pitch Bend knob directly changes the pitch of the selected instrument.

 Pitch Bend center position: is normal pitch.
 Pitch Bend down: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the pitch bend/modulation lever is moved to the left.
 Pitch Bend up: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the pitch bend/modulation lever is moved the right.

Low-Frequency Oscillator Controls: These knobs apply LFO modulation to the selected instrument. Use the Rate (Frequency) and Depth (Amplitude) knobs to adjust the LFO effect as required. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.

Reverb Room built-in: provides a spaciousness and depth to simulate the sound reflections from walls, floors and ceilings following a sound created in an acoustically reflective environment. Small rooms can be modeled as well as large spaces.

Filter Type. Combo box to switch between the following options:

 Low Pass (LPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency lower than a certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies higher than the cutoff frequency.
 High Pass (HPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency higher than a certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies lower than the cutoff frequency.
 None: No filter is applied. 
 Cutoff Frequency Filter: Sets the cutoff frequency for the low pass and high pass filters.

Amplitude Range Controls: The sensitivity level is set by the user:

 Amplitude range (low) - sets amplitude range, lower bound (dB) 
 Amplitude range (high) - sets amplitude range, upper bound (dB)

Volume: Adjusts the volume of the instrument.

Panning potentiometer control: Set the panning of the instrument. Adjusts the stereo pan position of the signal output, which determines how much of signal is sent to the left and right channels.

Below are some suggested key range values for violin, viola, cello and contrabass presets. Feel free to set your own depending on the requirements of the music.

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For existing registered users of any Synthphonica Strings (formerly Synthphonica Strings) format, you can order using a special Crossgrade order page located here.

Promo: Upgrade to Synthphonica Strings v3 from formerly known as 'Syntheway Strings' version. 



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