Want a Solo & Ensemble Strings Library that you can Play?
Hello Composers, Mike here. Do you love orchestral string libraries with amazing playability straight out of the box? Well then Sample Modeling Strings might be perfect for you!
My Overall Impression: Sample Modeling Strings brings instant playability and amazing expression to composers, without having to do lots of programming and key switch changes. It feels like magic, and so fun to play and perform with!
The Sound & Main Features
Sample Modeling Strings includes four solo instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. As well as five ensembles, Violins I & II, Violas, Cellos and Double Basses.
The instruments are based on physical modeling, which gives you incredible control and playability when recording and performing your parts.
- Velocity mapping
- Expression Mapping
- Early Reflections algorithm
- Pitchbend Mapping
- Virtual Soundstage
- Built-in Reverb
- Real time Timbral Shaping
- Unison Ensemble Multi
- Automatic Articulations
- Additional Articulations
- Articulation Display
Listen to the Sound
My Favorite Things
Now let me share my personal favorite aspects of Sample Modeling Strings:
1. Amazing Playability
I am a huge fan of software instruments that offer great playability and expression when you perform and record, rather than having to “program” the part afterwards in your sequencer. Sample Modeling Strings, like their previous Sample Modeling Brass product are based on physical modeling and unique AI algorithms that gives you amazing playability without having to use the dreaded key switch approach. You can actually play the music you feel, rather than program it.
2. Control that goes Beyond
Many sample libraries today offer lots of control, like dynamic modulation, vibrato depth, and legato speed. But since they are based on a set of samples, they have limits to how much you can control the performance. With Sample Modeling Strings, being based on advanced algorithms, you can control a remarkable range of performance settings with CC-values that you can assign and map to faders, knobs, expression pedal, breath controller or any other MIDI input device.
3. The Virtual Soundstage
Even though these instruments can sound super dry, I really appreciate that they added a virtual sound stage and built in reverb to place these instruments in a room. Because simply adding reverb afterwards in your DAW is much harder than you think, since the core sound would still be dry like desert sand. By using the virtual soundstage you can make the output sit perfectly in your mix right away, or perhaps adding just a little extra reverb on top afterwards.
Mike’s Final Thoughts
Sample Modeling Strings main advantage is the incredible instant playability and expression. Just like I love using Sample Modeling Brass, I will definitely use these strings often when I want great control for melodies and lines with lots of changes.
Do you want to learn more about the Sample Modeling Strings, and find out if this would be a great addition to your music composer tool box?
My name is Mikael “Mike” Baggström, and I am a composer, sound designer, artist, video creator, coffee lover, and true nerd…
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