14th January 2010
SONiVOX has announced the availability of Playa - Hip Hop Strings, a new virtual instrument plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows designed to provide hip hop, r'n'b and pop producers a fast and easy way to add professional, top quality strings to their productions.
Playa Hip Hop Strings features eight gigabytes of instruments forged from the SONiVOX Symphonic String Collection, a library featuring top players from the world-renowned Boston Pops & Boston Ballet Orchestras, recorded and programmed by SONiVOX's sound design team. Designed for maximum sonic and stylistic versatility, every instrument, including the selection of pre-assembled multi-tempo/multi-key strings construction kits, has been crafted to yield the utmost in fidelity and performance.
- 8 gigabytes of string content: Featuring some of Boston's most accomplished orchestral musicians.
- Over 200 string instrument patches and pad layouts.
- Large selection of loops with combined legato, staccato and pizzicato in all major and minor keys; each in 3 tempos.
- 16 user programmable and assignable pads for quick and easy MPC style beat construction.
- Over 50 pad layouts - Hip Hop Strings is designed to get the producer going right away with its construction kit layouts, diatonic chord layouts, and user programmable layouts.
- MIDI Learn & Save Function: Hip Hop Strings is instantly compatible with any MIDI controller.
- Independent Zone Tempo-Synced Variable Resolution Roll/Retrigger Mode.
- Onboard FX and Graphic Equalizer.
- Keys Mode for standard keyboard play/performance.
- User Editable Envelope & Filter Controls.
Pricing & Availability
Playa - Hip Hop Strings is available now with a MSRP of $149 and an introductory street price of $99 for Windows and Mac OS X in stand-alone and VST, AU and RTAS instrument plug-in formats.
NAMM Show attendees are invited to stop by SONiVOX's booth #6828 to take Playa - Hip Hop Strings for a test drive.