WOK has announced the release of Cromina String Machine, its new physical modeling recreation of the electronic strings sound of the '60s and '70s. Solina, Crumar and Logan were the names which made it possible for bands to bring a string orchestra on stage or into the studio - the sound of these electronic keyboards featured on many songs of this era and were the inspiration for this plug-in.
WOK says that the sound-wise peculiarities of the frequency divider circuit and the BBD modulation section can not be successfully recreated by sampling, so they developed a plug-in with the main emphasis on the reproduction of this typical influence on the sound. Though the drawback is a higher CPU load, it gives a much better reproduction of the original sound.
Although this plug-in has its focus on the typical Solina sound (including a phaser and delay effect), it can produce a wide range of typical sounds by using the integrated equalizer, vibrato, envelope variations (including a piano envelope) and other tuning controls.
Pricing & Availability
Cromina String Machine costs €37 and is available for Windows as a VST instrument plug-in.