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.
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) processors.
Quick selector for switching between different preset
List of Preset Sounds / Demo
Legato Bowed Strings
Martele Bow Stroke
Korg X-D Strings
SC Prophet T8 Strings
Oberheim OB-X Strings
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:
determines the time it takes for the note to get to the maximum level.
determines the time it takes for the note to go from the maximum level
to the sustain level (controlled by 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).
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
Bend center position: is normal pitch.
Bend down: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the
pitch bend/modulation lever is moved to the left.
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.
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:
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.
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.
No filter is applied.
Frequency Filter: Sets the cutoff frequency for the low pass and high
• Amplitude Range Parameters: It controls the loudness, the way in which we
perceive amplitude.The sensitivity level is set by the user:
• 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.
some suggested key range values for violin, viola, cello and contrabass
presets. Feel free to set your own depending on the requirements of the
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.
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
extensively on your host to make sure there are no
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
Operating system: macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra,
macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura.
These plug-ins have been compiled using Universal
2 application binaries for both Intel and Apple silicon (M1, M2) 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.
sample libraries are available in .exs and .nki format, respectively.
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
The full version can be purchased as downloadable software
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
of the software plugin and read our licence.
is a trademark of Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH
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Korg X5-D is a trademarks of Korg Inc.
Minimoog, is a trademarks of Moog Music, Inc.
Prophet T8 is a trademark of Sequential LCC.
OB-X is a trademark of Oberheim Electronics.