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Synthphonica Strings VST / VST3 / AU

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. ShamiKoto Virtual Koto and Shamisen for macOS: Audio Units and VST for macOS ↓ KONTAKT Sample Library (.nki) ↓ Logic EXS24 Sample Library ↓

  


 

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

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:

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 level 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. 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:

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 Controls: 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.

 

Windows Operating System: Native dll file for Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8 / x86 (32 bit). For x64 (64 bit) test the demo plugin with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase (VST Bridge), FL Studio (Bridged mode), Cakewalk Sonar, X2, X3 (BitBridge) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, etc. - Apple macOS: See options available for Macintosh users in Universal Binary and Sample Libraries for Mac (Audio Unit, VST for Mac, NI Kontakt NKI Files, Apple Logic EXS24 MkII Sample Library) Linux Operating System: with the following requirements (Special Thanks to Paul Davis).  

     Before you install these VST and VST3 Plugins, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements:

  • Windows Operating System: Native .dll / .vst3 file for Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

  • Apple macOS: Audio Units and VST Plugins or Sample Libraries

  • Linux Operating System: with the following requirements (Special Thanks to Paul Davis).

  • 500 MHz Processor (Pentium®, Celeron® AMD® or equivalent) minimum.

  • RAM: 512 MB or higher recommended.

  • VST compatible host / Digital Audio Workstation DAW/ MIDI Sequencer: These VST/VST3 software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST/VST3 Technology like: 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 much more ...

  • 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® soundcard is recommended for low latency real-time play.

  • Please test extensively the demo version of your selected product (s) in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.

Windows Operating System: Native dll file for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 / x86 architecture (32-bit platform). For x64 (64-bit platform) test the demo plug-in with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase (VST Bridge), FL Studio (Bridged mode), Cakewalk SONAR (BitBridge), Cockos REAPER (Bridging) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, etc.

Limitations of the Unregistered/Demo Version:

 

The VST2 and VST3 Plugins DEMO versions is only meant to give you a taste of what is possible with the Banjodoline in a limited range of an octave ‘C4-C5’ with random ‘white noise’, where Middle C equals C4.

The full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the price is US$39,90, and you can download the full version as soon as your payment is received.

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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.

 

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