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

String Ensembles, Solo Violin, Viola, Cello and Contrabass


Overview

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 in VST 32 bit and 64 bit and VST3 64 bit versions for Windows / Audio Unit, VST and VST3 for macOS.

  

Features 

Quick selector to switch 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:

 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 level 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. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.

 LFO Rate: This knob controls the frequency. Turn clockwise for a faster modulation rate.
 LFO Depth: This knob contrlos 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:

 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 Parameters: It controls the loudness, the way in which we perceive amplitude.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.

  

 

  

 

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 martel and sautill 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 you install VST, VST3 or Audio Units plugins, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements. Please test extensively the demo version of this product in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.

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

  • Operating System: Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit platforms).

  • VST or VST3 compatible host application 32/64 bit: These VST/VST3 software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST or VST3 Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and Elements, Steinberg Nuendo, Cakewalk by BandLab, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, Ableton Live, MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Magix ACID Music Studio, Magix Samplitude Music Studio and Pro X, Cantabile, n-Track Studio, DarkWave Studio, Bitwig, VSTHost,  SAVIHost among others.

  • MIDI Controller Device: A MIDI Controller is required to play this VST instrument. The most common type of device in this class is the keyboard controller. After launching the Digital Audio Workstation or 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 play.

  • Operating System: macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave. We do not officially support older systems such as PowerPC or deprecated versions of Mac OS X. However our plugins may work, but we cannot guarantee any performance on such old systems. In all cases, always we encourage you to test the free demo version of the software.

  • Audio Unit, VST or VST3 compatible host application. 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.

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

  • Alternatively, are available the EXS24 and KONTAKT sample libraries in .exs / .nki formats.


  

Limitations of the Unregistered/Demo Version: 

The AU, VST2 and VST3 Plugins DEMO versions is only meant to give you a taste of what is possible with this plugin in a limited range of an octave with random white noise, where Middle C equals C4. For complete information of MIDI key range available, check out the pdf file titled 'Comparison Chart for Limitations of the Demo Version'

 

The full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the price is US$ 49,90

Please be aware that we do not offer refunds. To determine whether the software meets your requirements prior to purchase, we encourage you to test the free demo of the software plugin and read our License.


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