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Strings!

Post by DaltonHibbard » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:21 pm

Hey guys, I've been making electronic music for a couple years now and have always wanted to implement strings. However, I have never been able to find a good plugin or create a good, believable sound. The sounds I am trying to create are similar to the strings in these songs:

youtu.be/79NkaHZmrrs

(hits in the verses)

youtu.be/HPKdUFzguoA

(percussive strings in the chorus)

youtu.be/0xDf-_8KvGM

(all, very last chorus especially)

If anyone could direct me to a plugin or technique that works for these kinds of strings it would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Strings!

Post by hudson » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:34 pm

Reason has some good string patches in the samplers, but that's really all I can think of. Whenever I want strings I use a sampler patch I made of my guitar being played with a bow, it can get some really deep spacey cello sounds or a pretty convincing violin, as well as the signature Sigur Ros bowed guitar sound.

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Post by fragments » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:56 pm

Sound fonts or a good orchestral sample pack (EastWest is good, but prohibitively pricey). Honestly...sample a string quartet or something. There have got to be tons of these kinds of records and CDs at second hand shops. If you can get a nice pluck or strum or whatever and figure the key you are set.
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Post by Augment » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:57 pm

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Re: Strings!

Post by lloydy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:43 pm

http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesounde ... s/library/

Free and awesome,you can thank me later.
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Re: Strings!

Post by Attila » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:43 pm

kontakt

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Post by FSTZ » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:16 pm

lloydy wrote:http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesounde ... s/library/

Free and awesome,you can thank me later.
oh wow.

seriously thank you

I had no idea this existed

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Re: Strings!

Post by lloydy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:32 pm

FSTZ wrote:
oh wow.

seriously thank you

I had no idea this existed
All good mate glad i could help.
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Re: Strings!

Post by DaltonHibbard » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:24 pm

lloydy wrote:http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesounde ... s/library/

Free and awesome,you can thank me later.
Thank you so much. Downloaded this and mapped it to midi, working on getting it to sound good. It's tough with all the different lengths of the samples.

I'm also playing around with the Kontakt factory strings, and so far I like them more. I wish there were deeper editing options though.

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Re: Strings!

Post by lloydy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:30 pm

DaltonHibbard wrote:
lloydy wrote:http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesounde ... s/library/

Free and awesome,you can thank me later.
Thank you so much. Downloaded this and mapped it to midi, working on getting it to sound good. It's tough with all the different lengths of the samples.

I'm also playing around with the Kontakt factory strings, and so far I like them more. I wish there were deeper editing options though.
Again its all good mate,the site has been there for a few years.
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Post by Sonika » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:51 pm

THANK YOU lloydy!
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Re: Strings!

Post by lloydy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:56 pm

Do you know what all this love for that site and i have never actually downloaded from it lol
I might now because you lot seem to be getting a bona about it,so come on then what are the samples like?
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Re: Strings!

Post by BombsandBottles » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:01 am

Nothing beats Project SAM - http://www.projectsam.com/Home

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Post by Sonika » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:12 am

wow that looks huge ^ it's got Joker and M83 and others big upping it
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Re: Strings!

Post by BombsandBottles » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:17 am

Sonika wrote:wow that looks huge ^ it's got Joker and M83 and others big upping it
Rob Swire as well. For good reason too, nothing else sounds as good plain and simple.

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Post by Sonika » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:11 am

uber expensive though :(
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