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Postby kevvvvv; Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:40 am Advice on string machines please

I love that divide-down saw sound that made the early string machines so great. Fabulous.

But all the ones I've seen are pricey, like UVI or Syntronik.

Do you know any lower cost alternatives?

I know syntronik only charge for the string module, but I'm waiting for a good deal from IK Multimedia before I get Syntronik, then I'd like to get the lot.

Love to hear your suggestions

thanx = kevvvvv :)
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Postby Stefken; Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:59 am Re: Advice on string machines please

If you find these too pricey, you're not going to find much.
I would not call these pricey.

But if you have Reaktor, there is the free "Eminent-V310 String Ensemble".
There is also a free Reaktor player.
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Postby e@rs; Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:02 am Re: Advice on string machines please

GForce VSM. But not exactly cheap at $119.
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Postby Burillo; Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:08 am Re: Advice on string machines please

the old DCAM Synth Squad had a string machines emulation, and it can be had for pretty cheap when on sale.
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Postby Etienne1973; Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:52 am Re: Advice on string machines please

I've recently bought Puremagnetik String Machines XL bundle for $9.99 when it was on sale.
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Postby Radiophobic Workshop; Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:06 am Re: Advice on string machines please

Yesterday I tried accessing the mellotron library I bought from IKMM a few years back. They asked for a $10 fee to allow downloads for me from their site for the next 180 days.

I'd think twice before buying anything from a company that does that, even on sale.
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Postby onerob; Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:02 pm Re: Advice on string machines please

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Postby kevvvvv; Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:45 am Re: Advice on string machines please

puremagnetik samples sound great.

Price is still v reasonable, around what I wanted to pay.

Thanks Etienne :)
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Postby tapper mike; Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:30 am Re: Advice on string machines please

Yikes, sorry I'm late for the party.

Stringer by sonic projects $55USD
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Postby fmr; Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:56 am Re: Advice on string machines please

I think that the best sound you get for a string machine is from a real emulation, not a sample pack.

Currently, you have Solina V, from Arturia (part of the Arturia Collection), Poly-M and Xils V+ from Xils-Lab, and the Eminent-V 310 Strings Ensemble (a Reaktor Ensemble). You also have Full Bucket Nabla (an emulation of the Korg Delta). Both the Reaktor ensemble the Full Bucket emulation are free.

There were older emulations I also liked, from Wok (Cromina) and Night Flight (but these are 32-bit only).
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Postby zzz00m; Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:08 am Re: Advice on string machines please

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the Solina Redux from Sonivox. :hihi:
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197 posts since 6 Mar, 2004, from Massachusetts

Postby tremolounge; Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:28 am Re: Advice on string machines please

fmr wrote:I think that the best sound you get for a string machine is from a real emulation, not a sample pack.

Currently, you have Solina V, from Arturia (part of the Arturia Collection), Poly-M and Xils V+ from Xils-Lab, and the Eminent-V 310 Strings Ensemble (a Reaktor Ensemble). You also have Full Bucket Nabla (an emulation of the Korg Delta). Both the Reaktor ensemble the Full Bucket emulation are free.

There were older emulations I also liked, from Wok (Cromina) and Night Flight (but these are 32-bit only).


Another worthy contender: Loomer String

http://www.loomer.co.uk/string.htm
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Postby seangm; Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:25 am Re: Advice on string machines please

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Postby bharris22; Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:31 am Re: Advice on string machines please

I have been playing around with these a lot lately, and have just purchased the upgrade to UVI String Machines 2. I haven't had a chance to really put it through its paces yet, but can second the recommendation for Loomer String - it really is excellent.
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