Synthphonica Strings VST, VST3, Audio Unit Plugins. String Ensembles, Solo Violin, Viola, Cello and Contrabass for Windows and Mac (Universal 2: Apple silicon (M1, M2, M3, M4) and Intel)
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Synthphonica Strings VST VST3 Audio Unit

Windows / macOS Universal 2 Binary (ARM64 Apple Silicon M1, M2, M3, M4 / Intel)

String Ensembles. Solo Violin, Viola, Cello and Contrabass


Please try the demo version before purchasing (Plugins non-refundable)

Universal 2 allows Audio Units, VST and VST3 plug-ins to run natively on both Apple silicon and Intel-based Mac computers. Compatible with Apple Silicon chipsets developed by Apple. M-series processors are used in the Mac lineup


Overview

Synthphonica Strings is a virtual string ensemble consisting of violin, viola, cello and double bass sections that can also be played as solo instruments. It includes sampled articulations such as staccato, marcato, spiccato and legato, as well as bowing techniques such as pizzicato and tremolo. Also included are four analog strings based on classic polyphonic synthesizers.

Available as VST and VST3 plug-ins for Windows 64-bit, and as Audio Unit, VST and VST3 plug-ins for macOS, in native Apple silicon mode (Universal 2 binary), with support for both 64-bit Intel and Apple (M1, M2, M3, M4) processors.

  

Features 

Quick selector for switching between different preset sounds:

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List of Preset Sounds / Demo

1

 String Orchestra

2

 Chamber Strings

3

 String Quartet

4

Legato Bowed Strings

5

 Marcato Detache

6

 Staccato Strings

7

 Spiccato Strings

8

 Pizzicato Strings

9

Tremolo Strings

10

Martele Bow Stroke

11

Sautille Effect

12

Fiddle

13

 Violin Bowed

14

Violin Spiccato

15

Violin Pizzicato

16

Violin Tremolo

17

Viola Bowed

18

Viola Spiccato

19

Viola Pizzicato

20

Viola Tremolo

21

Cello Bowed

22

Cello Spiccato

23

 Cello Pizzicato

24

Cello Tremolo

25

Contrabass Bowed

26

Contrabass Spiccato

27

 Contrabass Pizzicato

28

Contrabass Tremolo

29

Korg X-D Strings

30

Memorymoog Strings

31

SC Prophet T8 Strings

32

Oberheim OB-X Strings

  

• Spatial Auralization: Synthphonica presets brings a stereophonic sound panning to increase the audible perspective, even without using the built-in reverberation or LFO pan effect.

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

Ø Attack determines the time it takes for the note to get to the maximum level.
Ø Decay determines the time it takes for the note to go from the maximum level to the sustain level (controlled by Sustain).
Ø 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).
Ø 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.

Ø Pitch Bend center position: is normal pitch.
Ø Pitch Bend down: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the pitch bend/modulation lever is moved to the left.
Ø 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. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.

Ø LFO Rate: This knob controls the frequency. Turn clockwise for a faster modulation rate.
Ø LFO Depth: This knob controls the amplitude. With a lower setting, the resulting modulation is subtle, while a higher depth will result in a much more extreme effect.

• 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:

Ø 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.
Ø 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.
Ø None: No filter is applied. 
Ø Cutoff Frequency Filter: Sets the cutoff frequency for the low pass and high pass filters.

• Amplitude Range Parameters: It controls the loudness, the way in which we perceive amplitude.The sensitivity level is set by the user:

Ø Amplitude range (low) - sets amplitude range, lower bound (dB) 
Ø 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.

  

 

  

 

Marcato: Indicates a short note, long chord, or medium passage to be played louder or more forcefully than surrounding music.
Staccato: Signifies a note of shortened duration.
Legato: Indicates musical notes are to be played or sung smoothly and connected.
Spiccato: is a bowing technique for string instruments in which the bow appears to bounce lightly upon the string. The term comes from the past participle of the Italian verb spiccare, meaning "to separate". The terms martelé and sautillé describe similar techniques.
Tremolo: Consists of moving the bow back and forth in very short strokes extremely rapidly, not in measured rhythm.
Pizzicato: On bowed string instruments is a method of playing by plucking the strings with the fingers, rather than using the bow. This produces a very different sound from bowing, short and percussive rather than sustained.

 

  

Magnus Choir VST VST3 v2.5 for Windows, Magnus Choir Audio Unit, VST and VST3 v3.5 for Mac

    Before installing any VST, VST3 or Audio Units plug-ins, please make sure your computer meets the following requirements. Please test the demo version of this product extensively on your host to make sure there are no problems before purchasing.

     .dll (v2.4) and .vst3 (v3.6.7)

    • Windows operating system: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 64 bit.

    • VST and/or VST3 compatible host / digital audio workstation DAW / MIDI sequencer 64-bit: This VST/VST3 software can be "plugged" into any host application that supports VST/VST3 technology, such as Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and Elements, Cakewalk by BandLab, Ableton Live, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, MAGIX Acid Pro, MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Mackie Tracktion, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix Samplitude, Magix Music Maker, Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track Studio, VSTHost, DarkWave Studio, Bitwig, SAVIHost and many more.

    • MIDI controller device: A MIDI controller is required to play this VST instrument. The most common device in this class is a keyboard controller. After launching Digital Audio Workstation or your MIDI host application, be sure to select the appropriate MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.

    • An ASIO® sound card is recommended for low latency real-time performance.

    • Operating system: macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura, macOS Sonoma.

    • These plug-ins have been compiled using Universal 2 application binaries for both Intel and Apple silicon (M1, M2, M3, M4) to run on both Intel x86-64 and ARM64-based Macintosh computers, taking advantage of the native power and performance of the new Apple silicon-based Macs, while continuing to support Intel-based Macs. In all cases, we always recommend that you try the free trial version of the software.

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

    • MIDI controller device: A MIDI controller is required to play this plug-in instrument. The most common type of device in this class is a keyboard controller. After launching the Digital Audio Workstation or your MIDI host application, be sure to select the appropriate MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.

    • Alternatively, the EXS24 and KONTAKT sample libraries are available in .exs and .nki format, respectively.


  

Limitations of the Unregistered/Demo Version: 

The AU, VST2 and VST3 plugins DEMO versions are only intended to give you a taste of what is possible with this plugin in a limited range of one octave with random 'white noise'. For full information on the MIDI key range available, please refer to the pdf file entitled 'Comparison Chart for Limitations of the Demo Version'.

 

Akkordica was developed by Daniel Laiseca for Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The full version can be purchased as downloadable software for  US$ 49.90.

Please note that we do not offer refunds. To determine if the software meets your requirements before purchasing, we encourage you to try the free demo of the software plugin and read our licence.

 


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