Loomer has released version 1.3.5 of String for Mac OSX and Windows.
This release fixes several issues specific to the Mac OS X and Windows versions: String for Linux remains at version 1.3.0.
Changes in String v1.3.5
- Fix for the String FX Mac OS X 64-bit VST plug-in not resizing correctly in some hosts when opening the preset browser.
- Fix for mouse-wheel not working correctly for the Windows 32-bit VST plug-in.
String 1.3.5 is available for immediate download from Loomer.
More information: Loomer / String
Sonivox has announced a 24 hour long promotion for Symphonic String Collection, a ensemble string sample library for Kontakt by Sonic Implants.
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Please note that this edition of Sonic Implants Symphonic String Collection is programmed for use with Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 and 4.
More information: Sonivox / Symphonic String Collection
Loomer has released version 1.3.2 of the Mac OS X version of String, a virtual string synthesizer instrument.
This release fixes several issues specific to the Mac OS X version; String for Windows and Linux both remain at version 1.3.0.
Changes in String v1.3.2
- Fix for GUI freeze that could occur in certain hosts.
- Fix for crash that could occur when validating the 64-bit Audio Unit.
- Fix for newly loaded presets being incorrectly marked as changed in Maschine when using the String Audio Unit.
String v1.3.2 is available for immediate download from Loomer.
More information: Loomer / String
Detunized has released La Ramona Piano Strings, an Ableton Live pack that reassembles the Vermona String Piano.
The original from 1978 features two main sounds named Piano and Strings. Each of them consists of three adjustable registers. So the piano sound is composed of a piano, a clavichord and a spinet layer while the string sound is composed of a cello, a viola and a violine layer.
Like all stringers of this time the instrument is built around a main oscillator that gets divided into 12 frequencies of the according octave. What makes this vintage instrument special is the multiple analog chorus unit that colors the sound in its unique way.
La Ramona Piano Strings for Ableton is available to purchase for €4.80 EUR. New Detunized subscribers pay €1.30 EUR as part of the “3 Pack subscription”.
More information: Detunized
Loopmasters has released Gabi Masso – Oriental String Ensemble Sessions Vol 1, a collection of string loops and phrases.
The first of seven beautifully played & recorded strings sessions edited as full phrases and one-shots for maximum flexibility.
Check out this beautifully played and recorded ensemble session of Middle Eastern string loops and phrases, in a dazzling array of highly original and useful material.
These luxurious, passionate strokes of strings will embellish your hip hop, electronica, Persian/Bollywood productions with impressive surges of string section intensity.
Gabi Masso – Oriental String Ensemble Sessions Vol 1 is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Gabi Masso – Oriental String Ensemble Sessions Vol 1
Loomer has released version 1.3.0 of String, a virtual ensemble string synthesizer instrument for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.
String’s authentic tone comes from its accurate emulation of the divide-down oscillator technology behind the lush ensemble synths of the 70s.
Changes in String v1.3.0
- Native 64-bit VST plug-in for Mac OS X (64-bit VST support requires Mac OS X 10.6 or greater; 64-bit Audio Unit requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater; all other formats require Mac OS X 10.4 or greater.)
- Integrated undo and redo, with unlimited history size.
- Preset Browser is now maximized to fill the entire plug-in window.
- Windows RTAS plug-in is now installed to the correct location on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- MIDI Program Changes are now multi-threaded, and so will no longer potentially stall the audio synthesis.
- Fix for crash (on both Windows and Linux) that could occur when ‘space’ is pressed when confirming the overwrite preset dialog.
- VU meters now automatically reset their overload status after a few seconds.
- For Windows VST (32-bit and 64-bit), the preferences file can be placed alongside the DLL file to facilitate USB or portable installs.
- Clearer font in PDF documentation.
- Fix for rare issue that stopped presets from loading in Linux Renoise when LADSPA plug-in support is enabled.
- Factory presets now load significantly faster.
- Various host compatibility fixes.
String is available to purchase for £50 GBP excl. VAT.
More information: Loomer / String
Tronsonic has released Logandy, a sample library featuring the sounds of a 1977 Italian string synth.
- 6 sample banks from this superb 70s string synth ‘mellotronized’ onto tape, having been recorded to a 1965 valve reel to reel using aged/worn tape.
- Use the software synthesis capabilities of ESX24 or KONTAKT to create exciting new sounds, previously unavailable from this keyboard.
- Over 60 preset patches and 10 multis for kontakt 4.2.2, and 80 patches for esx24.
Logandy is available to purchase for £5.99 GBP.
Tronsonic has also released SOURCEMOD1 & 2, a free sound library.
Some experiments with a moog source and doepfer dark energy
More information: Tronsonic / Logandy
Native Instruments has released version 1.1 of Session Strings, a versatile virtual string ensemble for Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 4 Player.
Aimed at producers looking for high-quality ready-to-go string sections for modern productions, SESSION STRINGS produces immediate results without hours of fine tuning and tweaking, yet also boasts an incredible set of expressive features accessible from a highly intuitive interface. The fully production-ready sound is made up of four violins, three violas, two celli and two double basses – played as one perfectly realized ensemble via the free KONTAKT 4 PLAYER or KONTAKT 4, representing outstanding value for money.
Changes in Session Strings v1.1
- Improved Animator sync to host.
- Improved Animator response time.
- 12 additional 3/4 Animator presets – the total number of Animator presets is now 48.
- Reduced RAM footprint – most SESSION STRINGS presets now require less RAM (some now less than half).
- Various fixes, improvements and performance enhancements.
Session Strings for Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 4 Player is available to purchase for 99 EUR.
More information: Native Instruments / Session Strings