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Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

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LimboLoves
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410 posts since 21 Feb, 2014

Postby LimboLoves; Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:01 am Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

I want THAT Solina sound. You know what i'm talking about. I've demoed both and I'm having a hard time deciding. I like Loomer's set up better, but Stringer is about 25 dollars cheaper.

What do you guys think?

I produce a lost of ambient and trip hop stuff. Working on a Pink Floyd remix atm.
jdnz
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225 posts since 2 Oct, 2011, from Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby jdnz; Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:27 am Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

sonic projects is sampled - stringer isn't (and is hence infinitely tweakable) - that's enough reason to spend the extra $ to me.

if youve got reaktor there's also the exceptionally good FREE solina :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVyq7YXOMds

the same author's eminent is pretty cool too
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yessongs
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Postby yessongs; Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:42 pm Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

solina patch in the free prodigious is awesomeness.

http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=1328
realmarco
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Postby realmarco; Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:52 am Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

http://music.service-1.de/html/cromina.html

Its the only SE plugin i like

listen to the demos
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HunterKiller
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1533 posts since 9 Mar, 2006, from Sydney, Australia

Postby HunterKiller; Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:01 am Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

LimboLoves wrote:I want THAT Solina sound. You know what i'm talking about. I've demoed both and I'm having a hard time deciding. I like Loomer's set up better, but Stringer is about 25 dollars cheaper.

What do you guys think?

I produce a lost of ambient and trip hop stuff. Working on a Pink Floyd remix atm.


Payware 7 best:

1. The Interruptor Night Flight
2. Loomer String (this would be great for ambient)
3. Wok Cromina
4. G-Force VSM (sample)
5. UVI StringMachines (sample)
6. Arp Solina and Eminent 310 Reaktor ensembles

Freeware 2 best:

1. Elektrostudio eSline
2. AlgoMusic String Synthesizer
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LimboLoves
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Postby LimboLoves; Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:23 am Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

Thanks for the replies fellas. I did some more research and found that samples aren't really the way to go so I think i'm picking up loomer. Night Flight and Cromina are really cheap and sound great as well though! Might have to impulse buy all 3 :D
electro
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3297 posts since 5 May, 2002

Postby electro; Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:06 pm Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

LimboLoves wrote:I want THAT Solina sound. You know what i'm talking about. I've demoed both and I'm having a hard time deciding. I like Loomer's set up better, but Stringer is about 25 dollars cheaper.

What do you guys think?


You're not going to find THAT Solina sound in any Softsynth. Some approximate better than others, but none have actually nailed it. Samples cannot emulate Paraphonics, but for single notes only, look here
http://www.binarymusic.co.uk/solina.html
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donato
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514 posts since 8 Nov, 2003

Postby donato; Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:17 pm Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

I've owned all of these at one point or another:

UVI String Machines
Loomer String
G-Force VSM
XILS V+


I've also owned a real Solina, Logan String Melody and Crumar Performer. All of the software options above are IMHO different from one another with each having strengths and weaknesses. But I also think all of them are quite good and particularly in the mix they all sound good enough vs. the real thing.
electro
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3297 posts since 5 May, 2002

Postby electro; Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:50 pm Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

donato wrote:I've owned all of these at one point or another:

UVI String Machines
Loomer String
G-Force VSM
XILS V+


I've also owned a real Solina, Logan String Melody and Crumar Performer. All of the software options above are IMHO different from one another with each having strengths and weaknesses. But I also think all of them are quite good and particularly in the mix they all sound good enough vs. the real thing.


Loomer String and XILS V+ are excellent Paraphonics, but none of them do that Arp Solina. Cromina comes closer than those, but still does not get it right. Only the Binary Music Sample Library has the true Solina tone.
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LimboLoves
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410 posts since 21 Feb, 2014

Postby LimboLoves; Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:12 pm Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

I'll look into the Kontakt library. My only worry about the samples is the lack of control over the sounds. Sometimes I wish I just picked the first thing I liked, cuz now I am weighing the pro's and cons.
donato
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Postby donato; Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:33 pm Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

electro wrote:
donato wrote:I've owned all of these at one point or another:

UVI String Machines
Loomer String
G-Force VSM
XILS V+


I've also owned a real Solina, Logan String Melody and Crumar Performer. All of the software options above are IMHO different from one another with each having strengths and weaknesses. But I also think all of them are quite good and particularly in the mix they all sound good enough vs. the real thing.


Loomer String and XILS V+ are excellent Paraphonics, but none of them do that Arp Solina. Cromina comes closer than those, but still does not get it right. Only the Binary Music Sample Library has the true Solina tone.



Yeah, I guess I wasn't so focused on it having to be a Solina replica. I find other models/emulations/etc. just as interesting in their own way. I liked the Crumar Performer as much as the Solina. Different flavors of the same idea. :)
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Aloysius
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Postby Aloysius; Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:41 pm Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

For Kontakt.

Binary Music - Solina String Ensemble (Mark II)

http://www.binarymusic.co.uk/solina.html
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HunterKiller
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1533 posts since 9 Mar, 2006, from Sydney, Australia

Postby HunterKiller; Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:27 am Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

LimboLoves wrote:Thanks for the replies fellas. I did some more research and found that samples aren't really the way to go so I think i'm picking up loomer. Night Flight and Cromina are really cheap and sound great as well though! Might have to impulse buy all 3 :D

These 3 are good enough and will leave you with plenty inspiration for other things. If you pick up Loomer, also get my free bank from Loomer's website, lots of nice presets in there.

Samples will get you stuck with only that particular sound, and when you want to get away from it, you will realize that you can't.

But they are cheap, so up to you.
“Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” - Paul Brandt
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Numanoid
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8641 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:44 am Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

HunterKiller wrote:Freeware 2 best:

1. Elektrostudio eSline
2. AlgoMusic String Synthesizer

How do rank Krakli's S3 series?
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LimboLoves
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410 posts since 21 Feb, 2014

Postby LimboLoves; Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:17 am Re: Sonic Projects Stringer Vs Loomer String. IYO, which is more authentic?

HunterKiller wrote:
LimboLoves wrote:Thanks for the replies fellas. I did some more research and found that samples aren't really the way to go so I think i'm picking up loomer. Night Flight and Cromina are really cheap and sound great as well though! Might have to impulse buy all 3 :D

These 3 are good enough and will leave you with plenty inspiration for other things. If you pick up Loomer, also get my free bank from Loomer's website, lots of nice presets in there.

Samples will get you stuck with only that particular sound, and when you want to get away from it, you will realize that you can't.

But they are cheap, so up to you.



Thanks, I will get your free bank. I bought it today.
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