#1
I have no synth knowledge at all, i just have a normal laptop and use an 8 year old FruityLoops for strings/backing at the moment, and it sounds terrible. Have a track which would really be less painful if the strings were realistic

So is there a realistic multi-violin software thing i can buy/use?? Without having to get into midi and stuff im clueless about. I was hoping for point & click then mixdown like Fruityloops. Im wanting pizzicato and all that jazz


any help appreciated
#3
using reason is annoying, cause you have to set it up lol, I used Logic for the strings in one of my songs, I thought it turned out alright.
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That has like a million knobs everywhere, i will not be able to handle it

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fuks sake that sounds like a fukkin kazoo on my laptop wtf, i must have a bad soundcard


goddammit

wtf those are the friggin Native Instruments, with arguably one of the best sample libraries in the world.

If your soundcard/speakers make them sound like kazoos then you should upgrade those, first.
#11
EWQL Symphonic Orchestra is great for strings. They sound really fluid. Most strings samplers either sound harsh and rigid, or fade in like a pad, this does neither.
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wtf those are the friggin Native Instruments, with arguably one of the best sample libraries in the world.

If your soundcard/speakers make them sound like kazoos then you should upgrade those, first.


Surely theres a non-realtime mixdown mode to get it sounding awesome??

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EWQL Symphonic Orchestra is great for strings. They sound really fluid. Most strings samplers either sound harsh and rigid, or fade in like a pad, this does neither.


Is that a complicated midi thing? Thanks, I will have a look. I cant get Kontack to work
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maybe if TS posted this thread in the appropriate forum he would get more useful advice.
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#18
I use Session Strings, they sound great (In the song A Journey's End on mah profile) and they have several nice presets as well.

Gonna cost you though. I control them with a regular keyboard.
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Synth strings sound nothing like the real thing. I don't know how you expect to use any nonacoustic instruments in your production without dealing with MIDI, since that is the only communication that can be used for digital music.

If you don't want to deal with MIDI, hire a string orchestra.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I use Miroslav Philharmonik, it sounds pretty good but I think I may be digging session strings more after watching those videos
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#22
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EWQL Symphonic Orchestra is great for strings. They sound really fluid. Most strings samplers either sound harsh and rigid, or fade in like a pad, this does neither.

EWQL sound good out of the box but don't give you a lot of control. VSL is by far the best library since their mix is completely dry, with the most amount of realistic performance detail. Their engine is also far superior to anything else. LA Scoring Strings is good too, but you have to load the individual patches in Kontakt.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I use Session Strings, they sound great (In the song A Journey's End on mah profile) and they have several nice presets as well.

Gonna cost you though. I control them with a regular keyboard.

Session Strings is pretty good for basic sequencing since its so easy to use but nowhere near the realism or thoroughness needed for a library used to create professional mockups. A major problem is that thir entire strings choir is compacted into a single entity, so there are no distinctions between notes played on a viola as opposed to a cello or violin or bass.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#24
True that. They are perfect for me who isn't looking to create songs consisting entirely of strings, but they sound stellar in a mix with other instruments.

Session Strings Pro just came out and is apparantly alot better with separate entities, I might upgrade.
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