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Which strings library can sound most like this?
Last post Fri, Dec 03 2021 by Vanceism7, 4 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Dec 02 2021 02:15
by Vanceism7
Joined on Sun, Sep 16 2012, Posts 10

Hey everyone, first time poster on this forum, but I've been a fan of VSL for a long time. I recently purchased Elite Strings during the black friday sale (how can you resist right?). 

I'm currently writing a piece and there's a specific type of sound I have in mind that I'm trying to get with the strings. It sounds like this:
I'm specifically referring to the strings playing that quickish up and down line. 

Can this type of sound be achieved with elite strings? If not, which vsl library would be best suited to that? It sounds a little bit more raw and "wood-like" I guess. Or perhaps there's some other instruments layered over the strings to produce that effect?

Thanks for the help!

Posted on Thu, Dec 02 2021 17:12
Joined on Tue, May 22 2012, Posts 497
I just read the first phrase and started listening. While I listening, I thought: I think you can do this with Elite strings. With some legato patches and at the end with some shrt patches. I think it is worh a try. Good luck
Posted on Thu, Dec 02 2021 18:23
by Macker
Joined on Tue, Aug 21 2018, London, Posts 634

Vanceism7, welcome to the 'mad house', Lol. 

I'd suggest that not only is SS Elite capable of that sound but also SS I or SS Pro.

Sometimes the trick is to get under the hood and tweak the envelope of a patch, using "Wave Start Offset" (possibly with a smidgen of "Start Offset Attack" adjustment too) in the Edit tab parameter list; and perhaps also "Release" time in Edit tab or in the Performance tab. I'd say this may well be one of those times. Allow yourself generous time for experimenting in this way. Once you get the hang of using these controls they're amazingly powerful and versatile.

"Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words."
~ Franz Liszt
Posted on Fri, Dec 03 2021 00:50
by Vanceism7
Joined on Sun, Sep 16 2012, Posts 10

Got it! I continued tweaking the settings and was able to reach a sound closer to what I was looking for. Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely have to look into those envelope settings!

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