Arturia has launched a new virtual instrument in the Augmented Series, which reinvents acoustic instruments by using unique fusions of sampling, synthesis, and musical expression.

Augmented STRINGS Intro is a streamlined version of an instrument that combines rich sampled strings with state-of-the-art synth engines in an approachable and inspiring way, giving today’s sound explorers the quickest route to the fresh string sounds they’ve always wanted.

Advanced hybrid sounds, instant sound morphing, simple macro controls, and a mix-ready sound – software strings reinvented.

In the search for the next generation of acoustic instrument sounds, Arturia have enlisted some of the world’s best recording houses, sound designers, and instrumentalists, combining them with state-of-the-art synthesis and workflow-oriented design, resulting in an entirely new sonic experience.

Augmented STRINGS Intro features

  • A new string palette: Immersive, orchestral, cinematic, and everything in between – these are traditional instruments transformed into sounds unlike anything you’ve ever heard.
  • Combine authentic with abstract: Every preset features up to 4 layers of sound, with any combination of string samples, virtual analog, wavetable, harmonic, and granular synthesis.
  • Morphing power: The Morph control gives you truly unique & ever-evolving sound with one click. Move and transform between layers and adjust multiple parameters at once.
  • Transform sound instantly: Make dramatic, expressive changes with streamlined macro controls that intelligently alter every aspect of your sound – perfect dynamics and variety every time.

The instrument is free to download until April 30th, 2022. It runs as a VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin, and as standalone software for Windows and Mac.

More information: Arturia