Orchestral Strings Buyer's Guide
March 24, 2017

Orchestral Strings – A Buyer’s Guide

Computers have revolutionised music creation in a variety of different ways which has opened up a whole raft of creative possibilities to musicians and artists. Software developers have provided us with access to some of the world’s best instruments and performers, all in the comfort of our studios and all at the click of a mouse. Over the years, many have tried to capture the magic of orchestral strings and…

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Scoring Tutorials
June 1, 2016

ProjectSAM release scoring tutorial videos

The term ‘cinematic’ is synonymous with the work of ProjectSAM. Their libraries such as Symphobia, Orchestral Essentials and Swing! (to name just a few), are specifically created for film, tv and game composers and being composers themselves, they know how they want their mixes to sound and come across aspects still missing in the sample world. ProjectSAM  have released a host of scoring tutorial videos, there to help you create…

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July 12, 2012

How to create runs, fast arpeggios and measured tremolo with Cinematic Strings 2

Cinematic Strings 2 has been taking the soundtrack and classical music production world by storm thanks to its extremely easy to use interface and the professional results it produces. If you’re already a user of this impressive virtual instrument, or are considering taking the plunge and buying it, developer Alex Wallbank has produced a second tutorial video demonstrating the easy ways to approach the normally tricky task of writing fast…

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March 29, 2012

Dan Graham on the making of Zero-G’s latest sample collection – Luminoso: Live Violin Phrases

Following on from the extremely popular Animato and Spiritoso titles, this week saw the release of the latest collection from sample pioneers Zero-G to form a trilogy of titles dedicated to introducing more realism to sampled instruments. Luminoso: Live Violin Phrases is a 15GB collection of thousands of live recorded 6-bar looped phrases performed by two world-class violinists from the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. We caught up with the library’s…

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December 6, 2011

ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials – is this another masterclass in cinematic sampling?

ProjectSAM have wowed the sound design world with their sample libraries for almost 10 years now. Starting with SAM Horns, the ProjectSAM range has blossomed and expanded to include an awesome arsenal of sonic orchestral firepower which is a force to be reckoned with. The award winning Symphobia, perhaps the most famous of the ProjectSAM products, gives composers instant access to epic modern ‘hollywood’ strings to rival any other library…

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November 26, 2010

Zero-G Animato – Orchestral String & Flute FX Sample Library Presentation

Animato is a 24-bit Orchestral String & Flute FX sample library from UK developers Zero-G which was released last month. It has a massive 3000 samples and a whopping 139 separate Kontakt instruments, each one having a custom GUI created just for this project. This is not just your average set of orchestral samples so I’ve put together a quick tour of what is included so you can hear it…

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August 5, 2010

ProjectSAM announce Symphobia 2

The original Symphobia was truly epic and the sequel promises to deliver more of the same. Here is a video trailer from ProjectSAM for Symphobia 2 which contains 100% new content including more articulations, more effects, exclusive legato ensembles and more. Enjoy.

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