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Syntheway Strings VSTi

Ensemble Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass


Overview

Syntheway Strings is a virtual ensemble of strings consisting of a section conformed by violin, viola, cello and double bass. Includes sampled articulations like staccato, marcato and legato as well as bowing techniques such as pizzicato and tremolo, up to synthesized and hybrid strings. ShamiKoto Virtual Koto and Shamisen for macOS: Audio Units and VST for macOS ↓ KONTAKT Sample Library (.nki) ↓ Logic EXS24 Sample Library ↓

 


 

 


Features 

    • Strings Mode Selector:
      1. Full Strings
      2. Octaves Strings
      3. Dark Strings
      4. Marcato Strings
      5. Staccato Strings
      6. Marcato Octaves
      7. Synth Strings 1
      8. Synth Strings 2
      9. Hybrid Strings
      10. Pizzicato Strings
      11. Tremolo Strings
    • All samples have been hand edited with painstaking attention to sonic fidelity, usability and noise levels. Full length sustain samples, no loops (natural decay), stored in 16 bits and 44.100 KHz, providing superb detail for the musician.

    • Includes 48 presets.
    • Multiple-Mode Filter. Includes LP (Low pass), BP (Band pass), HP (High pass), notch, peak, low pass and high pass shelving filter with adjustable cutoff and bandwidth. The values are automatically computed when you select any of the filter types.
    • ADSR envelope generator. Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets.

    • Ensemble of strings consisting of a section conformed by violin, viola, cello and double bass.

    • Affordable price and user-friendly attitude are sure to attract many musicians.

    • Authentic sound based on an intelligent VSTi engine and Sample Playback, which provides virtually unlimited dynamic expression for your performances. 

    • Glide control: affects pitch transitions. When turned to the far left, there are no pitch transitions - new notes immediately play at their "correct" pitch. If turned to the right, the glide time increases - new notes are triggered at the pitch of the previous note, and then gradually glide to the pitch of the played note, quickly or slowly, depending on the setting of this knob.

    • Free variation of acoustic ambience thanks to complete separation of strings and room. Small rooms can be modeled just as accurately as larger spaces. Customizable with user controls for: size room, width room, damping factor & mix, used to create psycho-acoustic models in the DSP environment, without having to load up any other plug-ins.

    • MIDI Automation: Added complete MIDI CC#. The following MIDI Continuous Controllers (MIDI CC) messages are recognized and affect the described parameters below.

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.
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.

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).

:: MIDI Implementation Chart for Syntheway Strings::
 

# Decimal   /     Controller Name 

CC# 00 - STRINGS MODE SELECTOR 
CC# 05 - GLIDE - Portamento Time -
CC# 07 - MASTER VOLUME

CC# 71 - DECAY - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
CC# 72 - RELEASE - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
CC# 73 - ATTACK - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
CC# 74 - SUSTAIN - ENVELOPE GENERATOR

CC# 88 - REVERB SIZE ROOM
CC# 89 - REVERB WIDTH ROOM
CC# 90 - REVERB DAMPING FACTOR ROOM
CC# 91 - REVERB MIX LEVEL

CC# 20 - CUTOFF - MULTI-MODE FILTER
CC# 21 - BANDWIDTH - MULTI-MODE FILTER
CC# 22 - GAIN for EQ Peak, High/Low Shelf - MULTI-MODE FILTER
CC# 23 - FILTER TYPE - MULTI-MODE FILTER

 

 

 

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System Requirements

      Before you install VST Instruments & Effects, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements:

  • Windows Operating System: Native dll file for 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 up to v8.5 (VST Bridge), FL Studio (Bridged mode), Cakewalk SONAR (BitBridge), Cockos REAPER (Bridging), Acoustica Mixcraft (full 32/64-bit compatibility) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, Cubase 9, etc.

  • Apple macOS: See options available for Macintosh users in Universal Binary and more.

  • Linux Operating System: with the following requirements (Special Thanks to Paul Davis) or in MusE from v2.1 with Native VST support.

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

  • RAM: 128 MB or higher recommended.

  • VST compatible host / Digital Audio Workstation DAW/ MIDI Sequencer: This VST software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and Elements, Cakewalk Sonar Artist, Platinum and Professional, Ableton Live, Cockos Reaper, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, Synapse Audio Orion, Sony Acid Pro, MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Mackie Tracktion, AudioMulch, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix Samplitude, Magix Music Maker, Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track Studio, VSTHost, SAVIHost, PowerTracks Pro Audio, Making Waves Studio, and much more ...

  • 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.

    Apple macOS: See native options available for Macintosh users. Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments AU Audio Units (.component), VST (.vst extension) Sample Libraries for Apple Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard", Mac OS X v10.7 "Lion", Mac OS X v10.8 "Mountain Lion", OS X v10.9 "Mavericks", OS X v10.10 "Yosemite", OS X v10.11 "El Capitan", macOS v10.12 "Sierra", macOS v10.13 "High Sierra".

 

  Installing and Uninstalling VST Plug-in

To install VST plug-in, follow these steps:

  • The file must be in a directory where the VST host is looking for VST plug-ins.

  • Unzip the file.

  • Place the Syntheway Strings.dll file into VST Plug-ins Folder of your host application.

To uninstall simply remove the Syntheway Strings.dll file of your VST Plug-ins folder and the "User Guide and Information" and "License Agreement" PDFs files, if you also placed them there.

 

Version History

This section outlines revisions between Syntheway Strings releases. The most recent changes are at the top.

  • Version 2.6
    Improvements:
    - Added Tremolo Strings Mode.
    - Graphical User Interface re-designed.
    Bug fix:
    - Small bug fixes.

     

  • Version 2.5
    Improvements:
    - Added Synth Strings, Hybrid Strings and Pizzicato Strings Modes.
    - Updated built-in sound bank to 48 patches (36 new predefined sounds: Pad Strings, Synth Strings, Acoustic Ambience and Filters).
    - Multiple-Mode Filter that includes LP (Low pass), BP (Band pass), HP (High pass), notch, peak, low pass and high pass shelving filter with adjustable cutoff and bandwidth.
    - GUI totally redesigned.
    - Mode selector improved (Now includes MIDI CC).
    Bug fix:
    - Small bug fixes.

  • Version 2.0:
    Improvements:
    -
    Improved sound engine.
    - Add ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets.
    - Add Portamento Time / Glide.
    - MIDI Automation: Full Parameters can be modulated by MIDI continuous controllers. S.Strings now recognizes 10 different MIDI CC (See above "MIDI Implementation Chart for Syntheway Strings").
    - Patch selector improved
    - Redesigned GUI graphics
    - Add Volume and MIDI Channel Selector
    Bugfix:
    - Small bug fixes.

     

  • v1.0: Initial version.

  • v1.0rc1: Release Candidate.

  • v0.90/0.93: Beta released.

 

Plug-in Credits

Concept and Programming by Daniel Laiseca 

 

Evaluation & Registration

The code for the licensed and evaluation versions of this software are identical. The Demo Version is full functional. You can do anything you can do with the full version, also some presets are included to demonstrate the instruments capabilities. 

The demo restrictions are: 

The demo generates a short beep noise in all output channels every 10 seconds and is limited to a certain number of trial executions:

The Registered Version does not have nagging sounds and their use is unlimited.

The program is a SHAREWARE. You are hereby licensed to use this software for evaluation purposes without charge but if you use this software after the evaluation period, a registration fee is required. 
Note that by registering the software, you enable us to improve it and design new features. 

The full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the price is US$35, and you can download the full version as soon as your payment is received.

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