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Review: Venice Modern Strings

This 55GB, 24-bit Kontakt library contains some of the best strings and articulations in the business, as Jay Asher discovered when he turned to it for his scoring needs.

Spitfire Audio Releases Reimagined EVO GRID 1,2 and 4 Sample Libraries

The Woodwind, Fragile String and Angular String Evolutions libraries are on sale for a limited time and available as a bundle for a discount. Here's what you need to know.

Review: VSL Synchron Player

This new software player for VSL libraries represents an improvement over its predecessor in every way. Jay Asher took it for a test drive.

Orchestration Tips: "Sauce Making" With Sample Libraries

What's the secret to making great-sounding orchestral parts? As Jay Asher explains, it's all in the sauce. Read on to find out the recipe...

Sonuscore Releases Kontakt Instrument "Lyrical Violin Phrases" - Customisable Orchestral Strings

Covering a variety of styles from melodic passages and ethnic phrases to unique double-strings, trills and sul ponticelli, this versatile string instrument is currently available at a discount.

Heavyocity's Synthetic Strings Is New, BUT You've Heard It Before On Dunkirk, Mr Robot & The Knick

This collection of classic synth string instruments and patches is surprisingly affordable and taken from the tools used on top Hollywood TV and film scores.

Hyperion Strings Micro Is An Orchestral Library For Kontakt At Under $50

Designed for those getting into scoring and composition as well as established producers looking for more sounds, this affordable library works with NI's software and hardware.

Here's 2 Simple Ways To Get Pro-Sounding String Performances

Understanding glissando and portamento will help your string orchestrations to stand out, whether you're recording live strings or using MIDI to program articulations. Here's how.

Review: Cinematic Studio Solo Strings

If you're looking for an affordable but great-sounding solo string instrument collection for your scores or soundtracks, Cinematic Studio's latest release may be just the ticket.

How To Create Authentic, Expressive String Ensemble Sounds

NI's Symphony Essentials distils the best of its larger Symphony series into a more affordable and compact collection - but it still sounds great, as Matt Vanacoro demonstrates.

Review: DRONAR Live Strings Module

The trick with making a really believable string instrument is translating one playing style into a completely different one. Could Gothic Instruments have cracked it?

Review: Spitfire London Contemporary Orchestra-Strings

Spitfire Audio has a reputation as a heavy hitter in the world of meticulously sampled orchestral instruments. But would their latest release win over Jay Asher?

Five Ways to Use Harps & Plucks in Any Arrangement

The harp may not be the first instrument you think of when arranging but here are some ways you can use it to your advantage that you may not have known about.

Review: Sonokinetic Espressivo

An atonal orchestral phrase library can be just the ticket when you're looking for something a little different for your scoring or composition work. Gary Hiebner road tests Sonokinetic's Espressivo.

Review: Aviram Arabic Strings

Aviary Arabic Strings Kontakt instrument is the culmination of six years working with professional Israeli Arabic musicians. It includes meticulously sampled classical instruments and synth keyboards!