EastWest Sounds has announced the arrival of a vintage string machine with a modern twist. Paying homage to the great vintage string synthesizers of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, the String Machine virtual instrument brings the past into the future.

Produced by sound titans Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, String Machine includes samples from some of the greats – the ARP Solina, Oberheim OBX, Roland RS-505, and the Roland Jupiter 6 – and allows you to instantly combine them with modern strings, brass, woodwinds, and vocals to create unique vintage vibes perfect for your next pop, rock, or hip-hop masterpiece.

String Machine’s user interface takes inspiration from the design of vintage string machine synthesizers. From the chunky instrument switches adorned along the front panel, to the glide of envelope sliders, and the click of push buttons, String Machine’s form and function is informed by the original hardware units.

Available in VST/VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats and as standalone software for Windows and Mac, String Machine is priced $199 USD at the Sounds Online store and from distributors PluginFox and Best Service.

The virtual instrument is also included in all ComposerCloud+ subscriptions.