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Modern string ensemble textures with a sound design twist.
The Power of Movement
Do you know that feeling when the hair on our necks stands up when listening to a song with the perfect string section? Few things can bring about that sense of poetry and pure sonic pleasure. Your heart swells when you hear it. String sections emphasize emotions and can elevate a song from great to outstanding.
UJAM is happy to count Hans Zimmer—one of the world's great film composers—as one of its co-founders. Hans lent us his legendary string recordings that he has amassed over decades for use in STRIIIINGS. The musical phrases are recorded at one of the world's leading scoring stages by some of the world's best instrumentalists.
Cream of the Crop
Recorded in one of the world's leading scoring stages–makes for that "big" sound. Played by top-of-the-crop players, with the best equipment, room and engineers money can buy.
Accessible for Anyone
As opposed to other orchestral libraries and instruments, you will find no solo instruments here, and no control over intricate details like bowing techniques. And that's a good thing, because it means you don't have to think about those or even understand how they work. Just choose a Preset and play immediately.
Extend Your Color Palette
Just as with other UJAM products like Virtual Guitarist, STRIIIINGS will always play perfectly voiced, always making sense of your input. Forget about the usual tedium of working with string libraries, just load the instrument and compose incredible things within seconds! (Using two fingers!) STRIIIINGS will take care of the details, so you can focus on your music.
Not only for natural sounding strings, with the built-in sound design tools customized for string sections you'll create modern atmospheres and textures that are entirely your own.
Born From Art & Technology
STRIIIINGS is not just a collection of boring, static loops, it's actual recordings of a leading symphonic orchestra that follow your musical lead through proprietary UJAM technology.
The Highlighter knob is a multimode 24dB synthesizer filter specifically optimized for creating juicy risers and intros. Turn the knob left for a low pass filter, turn right for a resonant high pass.
Deep PreSonus Studio One Integration.
Descriptions of styles and phrases are displayed on the piano roll to help you
find the right ones faster and easier for your track. The chord track feature in Studio One automatically follows the chords and automatically changes the MIDI notes for you.
This one sounds great. Very fast results. 8 bars string orchestra in this quality take you an hour or more with a conventional library, but only if you really know what you're doing. With Striiiings, it takes you 1-2 minutes. Yes you are limited to the delivered patterns, but there's quite a lot of them, so nearly always you find one that fits.
No showstoppers found. Two things that could be improved IMHO, though:
1. Striiiings can do sus2/sus4 chords, and it can do major or minor chords with a different bass note, but it can't do minor sept chords. So C major with A as bass note is possible, and Am with a G as bass note is possible, but Am7 with E in bass is not.
2. Some a little noisy samples and some click or bow noises at the start of some samples, what is not nice if they repeat each time the same chord is triggered. Apart from that, the samples are very lively and from soft to dramatic anything's possible.
When checking out the demo, please note that your mod wheel works vice-versa compared to most other string instruments. If you don't use it, you get maximum loudness and drama. If you use it, the sound gets softer and nearly filigree the more you push it. Little request: A switch would be nice to make the mod wheel work like the others do if one likes.
I remember when the same guys created Virtual Guitarist 2 ~15 years ago, it quickly became a standard for all places where fast and good quality guitar results were important and budget was low (especially radio and TV commercials, TV series, even some pop/rock productions). This is the first UJAM product since then that I am sure of it will get the same status within a few months. You are gonna listen to radio trailers, commercial spots, TV shows, and you'll find Striiiings all over the place.
Striiiings simply sounds too good, and although most samples are really clean, it has the real amount of 'dirt' in its sound to make modern 'plastic like productions' really come alive. Some samples seem a bit too compressed and in-your-face, but most of us would do this anyway in a pop-like production, and Striiings surely is not the product to compose your next classical symphony.
Great stuff, congrats UJAM.Read Review