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Strings / Orchestral Plugin by Krakli
StringZ2 by Krakli is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin.
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StringZ is a physically modeled String ensemble and Solo String synthesizer.

At home providing moving and almost real string sounds, StringZ can also be used to provide the more esoteric ensemble and pad sounds. A full bank of 128 presets are provided.

Made with SynthEdit

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Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By Knoml
October 23rd, 2008

This synth attempts and succeeds to break new ground in sound. To be honest I haven't heard anything that sounds exactly like it, it has a unique flavor to it.

But mostly, it is packaged as a String-modelling synth, and its shiny user-interface is based on the wood you see in violins and cellos. For those looking for a realistic Orchestral VST for their studio, I must warn you, this synth gets close but does not sound exactly like your standard bowed string instruments. However, the sounds it creates are unique, rich and believable at times, subdued or leading, and it is definitely worth opening up and trying it out. When you consider how complex it must be to try and model a bowed string sound using a program, you can see that a lot of hard work went into this, and the result is quality.

This synth has character of its own and makes bowed instruments sounds that don’t exist in real life yet are close to realistic and it will find a place in your projects if you let it.

Something about this instrument that might be a pro or a con depending on how you look at it, is that on the user interface there is a keyboard with a line going across it that apparently allows you to make the filter and “overtone” react differently to different keys. While this is a neat feature, I’d love to see the ability to turn it off or an easy way to reset points on the line. StringZ2 is loaded with a variety of presets and some of the presets make great use of the keyboard-image filter.

So for features, it has a bit more than you expect, for example is the feature I just mentioned, but also there are 2 ADSR envelopes (one for volume and one for time). There are also reverb and a lot of other useful parts that are pleasant to look at and easy enough to navigate.
As for stability, you see, I’m running a dual core computer and this VST is made with SynthEdit. And as with all SynthEdit creations, I can’t run more than one instance at a time or everything gets buggy. But I believe this limitation is worth it, and those not on multi-cores should not have an issue.

As for cost? This is free, it's unique, and it’s great.
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Comments & Discussion for Krakli StringZ2

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2 July 2015 at 5:20pm

Product link for StringZ2 needs to be fixed. It currently leads to a weight-loss site. Krakli has moved to www.krakli.com (the developer link goes to the correct place)

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