What is the best plugin for Strings?


#1

Hey there! I want try to write the Cinematic and Orchestral music, but I do not know any better plugins for Strings and Percussion.
In general, that you use in your projects?

Thank all! :slight_smile:


#2

haha how much money do you want to throw at that. They have some AMAZING strings out there but some of them are VERY expensive.


#3
SmartOwlMusic said

haha how much money do you want to throw at that. They have some AMAZING strings out there but some of them are VERY expensive.

Need the best plugins, price does not matter :slight_smile:


#4

I’d say http://8dio.com/#instrument/bundle-9-all-adagio-strings/
or http://www.soundsonline.com/Hollywood-Strings

I started working on orchestral pieces by myself and I recommend hardly:
Learn everything about orchestration before spending money. And look at youtube hands-ons.

If you want to achieve hollywoddish sound fast, you might be better off trying to stick to libraries like
Projectsams Orchestral Essentials https://www.projectsam.com/


#5
philancelot said

I’d say http://8dio.com/#instrument/bundle-9-all-adagio-strings/
or http://www.soundsonline.com/Hollywood-Strings

I started working on orchestral pieces by myself and I recommend hardly:
Learn everything about orchestration before spending money. And look at youtube hands-ons.

If you want to achieve hollywoddish sound fast, you might be better off trying to stick to libraries like
Projectsams Orchestral Essentials https://www.projectsam.com/

Ok, Thank you, man! :slight_smile:


#6

Best lucks and I’d love to hear your compositions then, so keep us posted :slight_smile:


#7
philancelot said

Best lucks and I’d love to hear your compositions then, so keep us posted :slight_smile:

Ok! :slight_smile:


#8

The best of the best:

  • CineSamples CineStrings Core

  • Cinematic Strings 2

  • Orchestral Tools Berlin Strings

  • Spitfire Audio Mural, Sable 1,2,3, Albion series

  • EWQL Strings

  • Project SAM Symphobia 1, 2 (not only strings, a lot of other great stuff)


#9

Cinematic Strings 2 are really beautiful! :wink:


#10
AudioTrend said

The best of the best:

  • CineSamples CineStrings Core

  • Cinematic Strings 2

  • Orchestral Tools Berlin Strings

  • Spitfire Audio Mural, Sable 1,2,3, Albion series

  • EWQL Strings

  • Project SAM Symphobia 1, 2 (not only strings, a lot of other great stuff)

Ok, thank you guys!


#11

Spitfire and 8dio are the best strings producer to date… look for adagietto from 8dio and albion range from spitfire…

check from youtube review first. :wink:


#12
soundgridmedia said

Spitfire and 8dio are the best strings producer to date… look for adagietto from 8dio and albion range from spitfire…

check from youtube review first. :wink:

Thanks!)


#13

All libraries posted are very good; also lass strings or vienna symphonic liberaries (more classic than cinematic sound) ar good as well.

One important thing to consider is the workflow; all these libraries have differnt way of reacting to playing, keyswitching, legato, continuos controller and the like. Moreover heve different impact on processor usage.

Listen to the demos for understanding more or less the kind of sound you are searching for and than, if possible, download a demo or buy a ‘small taste’ of the library to understand if it fits your way to work.

Also check forums to understand if there are serious bug or issues involved concerning your daw, your computer and your playing style being, usually, very processor intensive libraries.


#14

Well, it seems another one is born :wink:

http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/orchestral-cinematic/emotive-strings/


#15
EdC_arts said

Well, it seems another one is born :wink:

http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/orchestral-cinematic/emotive-strings/

Good, sounds! Thanks! :slight_smile:


#16

:sunglasses: LA Scoring Strings (LASS) by audiobro is very cool to work with, I love the cellos and slam staccato spiccato stuff

http://audiobro.com/demos/music/


#17

hey did you know native instruments release the emotive strings a day ago…you should check that

http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/orchestral-cinematic/emotive-strings/?content=2981


#18

Is anyone using Euphoric strings? I’m surprised noone has mentioned them :o


#19

LA Scoring Strings awesome!! but Sonokinetic Da Capo’s price is good!!


#20

All mentioned here are great! I am also looking forward in investing in the 8 Dio material that sounds amazing. At the moment I am using EWQL Symphonic Orchestra, that I think is great!
I believe mixing different libraries would also have a great impact in the sound.

Also, do get your hands on Samuel Adler’s “The Study of Orchestration”, you will find that you will improve hugely the realism in your string section once you understand and know a few orchestration techniques.

:wink: