Loomer has released version 1.2.3 of String, a string ensemble synthesizer instrument for Linux, Mac and Windows.

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 v1.2.3

  • Native 64-bit VST plugin and standalone application for Linux.
  • Integrated Preset Browser, with meta-data, tags, searching, and hot-swap support.
  • Additional presets. All presets now tagged and annotated.
  • Presets can now be sorted using auto categorization.
  • String Instrument and FX now have their own individual default preset.
  • Reduced CPU usage.
  • CPU usage is now consistent when using the Mac OS X RTAS Plugins.
  • Windows VST 32-bit plugins and standalone applications no longer depend on additional runtime libraries. However, these libraries are still required – and installed – for the RTAS format plugins.
  • libjack is now weak-linked for standalone Linux. This means JACK is not required (but still recommended).
  • Fixed slight pitch shifting timbre that would rarely occur when quickly swapping between presets using different delay time settings.
  • PDF manual is now printer-friendly.

String is available to purchase for £50 GBP (+VAT if applicable).

More information: Loomer / String