Realistic strings and guitar sounds

Discussion in 'Strings' started by BeatAddik, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. BeatAddik

    BeatAddik Guest

    Hey peeps!!

    What program(s) out there produces the nicest and most realistic strings and guitar sounds?

    Arleon Bivins
     
  2. jamiey

    jamiey Guest

    Guitar... I don't know they all sound crap to me.

    Strings... the top three that come close are
    Sonic Implants (soft and silky)
    East West / Quantum Leap (really big)
    Vienna (classic)

    these are sample libraries and in more cases you need a program like GigaStudio to actually make use of them. I have East West / Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold which is one of three versions (Silver, Gold, Platinum) and it can easily fool people into thinking they're listening to a real string section.

    If you were looking for solo strings, like a violin, well... they all sound pretty bad to me. There is a very cheap program called Synful which has a particularly realistic violin. Vienna makes some okay solo violin products, but be prepared to do ALOT of programming/editing to make things sound right. Gary Garritan is working on a solo violin which is supposed to be the next big thing in realism, and is coming out soon. Another name for decent violin sounds is Kurk Hunter, which has a very raw agressive sound, but again, tons of editing is required.

    Hope that helped.
     

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