Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.



Forum Jump  
Orchestral Strings vs Chamber Strings?
Last post Mon, Jan 19 2015 by JimmyHellfire, 4 replies.
Go to last post
Posted on Fri, Jan 16 2015 18:50
by Murtishi
Joined on Sat, Jul 11 2009, Chicago, Posts 12

Are Orchestral Strings the same as Chamber Strings?

I have the Special Edition and Special Edition Plus and my strings say Orchestral

Can anyone clarify?


Posted on Fri, Jan 16 2015 21:02
by johncmurphy
Joined on Mon, Oct 13 2014, Posts 18

They are not the same. The chamber strings have less players in the ensemble. For example, there are 6 chamber violins versus 14 orchestral violins. This means that the chamber strings have an edgier, less homogeneous sound, and you hear more of the individual players. The sound of the orchestral strings is more lush and smooth by comparison.

Posted on Mon, Jan 19 2015 13:14
by Beat Kaufmann
Joined on Fri, Jan 03 2003, Switzerland/Brugg, Posts 1790

Demo 1: http://www.beat-kaufmann.com/VSL_New_VI_U/BK_Irish_Strings_VI_08.mp3

The demo is for comparing mainly staccatos and other short articulations.

00:00 Solo Strings: Viola / Violin / Cello / Violin again //

00:50 Chamber Stings: Violas / Violins / Cellos / Violins again //

01:34 Orchestra Strings: Violas / Violins / Cellos / Violins again //

02:18 Appassionata-Strings: Violas / Violins / Cellos / Violins again //

02:52-End:  Once more through all Strings


And here another demo but with more legato, sustains dim and cresc - artikulations


00:00 - 02:18    Solo Strings (Viola is starting... together with a bit of Harp for having the chords as well)

02:18 - 03:01   Chamber Strings

03:02 - 03:44   Orchestra Strings

03:45 - End      Appassionata Strings

The room is always the same! - a bit of convolution reverb more not (no MIR)


Both of the demos I have done in 2008... long ago

Have fun

Beat Kaufmann

www.musik-produktion-createc.ch (Konzertaufnahmen, Musik mit Samples)
at www.beat-kaufmann.com : MIXING an ORCHESTRA - TUTORIAL
Posted on Mon, Jan 19 2015 15:26
by JimmyHellfire
Joined on Tue, Dec 24 2013, Posts 335

In addition to Beats conclusive demos: here you can listen to different versions of the same piece, done with different string libraries. You can immediately hear how different the chamber strings sound compared to larger string sections.


You cannot post new threads in this forum.
You cannot reply to threads in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.