String shootouts – what’s your preference?

Miguel d'Oliveira
Miguel d'Oliveira

You may remember award winning film and TV composer Miguel d’Oliveira from an interview we did with him on the Time+Space website back in 2008. Miguel uses many plug-ins from Time+Space brands and we were interested to hear that he’d started producing his own short videos in and around his busy work schedule.

The first of these two videos can be viewed below and see Miguel comparing LA Scoring Strings, ProjectSAM Symphobia 2, VSL and East West Symphonic Orchestra on the legato strengths of their low strings as well as a spicatto shootout. Have a listen (and watch) and let us know which you prefer!

Posted by Melanie Doidge

Having worked in marketing for over fifteen years with experience in various industries, Time+Space and the world of music production continues to be the most exciting of them all. With our brands consistently pushing the boundaries of technology with their products, the terrific DJs, Composers and Producers using them and the feedback from magazines and our customers, there's always plenty to tell the world about. Musical experience? I reached Grade 6 in piano back in my school days and am currently in the throes of trying to resurrect my abilities!


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  1. 1. LA Strings
    2. Vienna
    3. Symphobia
    4. East West

    It seems they differ a bit in their (standard) stereo spread and reverbs used, but especially at bar 6 and 7 the LA strings stand out and sounds more “detailed”, if I can use such a word.

    I am myself an owner of the East West Complete Composers Collection (inc. the Symphonic Orchestra ++) and I also have the new ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials, so videos like this is highly appreciated.

    Thank you Miguel and Time+Space for these interesting videos.


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