V.R | 05.2022 | 2.7 GB
Augmented STRINGS combines rich sampled strings with state-of-the-art synthesis in an approachable, inspiring software instrument, giving modern producers immediate access to a comprehensive range of authentic, abstract, and evocative string sounds.
An evolved hybrid soundtrack for the modern age.
Uniting quality string libraries with state-of-the-art synthesis, Augmented STRINGS is your quickest route to the fresh string sound you’ve always wanted. Go beyond conventional libraries, virtual instruments, and familiar orchestral timbres, and elevate your string sounds to inspiring new heights. Whether you’re a composer, producer, sound designer, or anything in between, effortlessly control an enhanced hybrid ensemble that’ll set your production alight.
A new string palette
Augmented STRINGS’ hybrid palette unlocks the truly exciting and unique power that strings can bring to your projects. This isn’t just a selection of string samples; these are traditional instruments transformed into sounds unlike anything you’ve ever heard.
Layer your own sound
Build your own ensemble with Augmented STRINGS’ multi-engine flexibility. Experiment with 2 layers, each containing 2 sound sources, and weave your own custom combination of sampling and synthesis for a string sound that transcends the real thing.
Authentic to abstract
Immersive, orchestral, cinematic, and everything in between. With over 60 articulations, multiple mic setups, solo & ensemble performances, 4 types of synthesis, and built-in FX, explore a near-limitless spectrum of modern string textures and timbres for any style.
Augmented STRINGS’ Morph control gives you truly unique & ever-evolving sound with one click. Unlock huge sonic territory within a single sound, move and transform between Layers A and B, and adjust up to 8 custom destinations – all with one control.
Transform sound instantly
Make dramatic changes and tap into your musical expression in real-time with a streamlined set of macro controls, designed to intelligently change multiple parameters for sweeping sound tweaks in real-time. Perfect dynamics, variety, and individuality when you need it.
An instrument that can do both: Augmented STRINGS is quick and intuitive on the surface, but deep and advanced when you need it to be. Weave intricate modulation, create dynamic sequences, customize sound sources, and more.
sound between the lines
Discover entirely new string timbres on an entirely new scale.
On one side, a complete recorded library of solo & ensemble string samples. On the other, 4 ultra-powerful synth engines. In the sonic space between these two elements, Augmented STRINGS forges fresh and invigorating sounds that are yours to discover – and with up to 8 extra custom destinations, the Morph control is the key that unlocks a world of musical expression with a single touch, where any configuration and character is possible.
Augmented Strings’ built-in sample library has been recorded and curated to be every bit as delicate, urgent, and expressive as conducting your own personal ensemble.
22 musicians performed as soloists and as an ensemble, with over 60 articulations across double bass, cello, viola, and violin. The recordings were captured in detail with world-class microphones and preamps in various positions, ensuring that every sample resonates with lifelike space, detail, and energy. Whether you need an evocative single instrument melody, a huge tremolo sustain, or anything in between, this library ticks the boxes.
Discover sounds from 4 synth engines, from subtle textural embellishment to in-your-face soundscapes: Virtual Analog, Granular, Wavetable, and Harmonic.
Inspired by state-of-the-art synthesis architecture from the minds behind Pigments and V Collection, this is more than a list of synth presets. These are entire instruments within an instrument, responsive and tactile, providing everything from destructive sub-bass to digital pads brimming with harmonic detail.
_Simple and intuitive
Transform an intimate solo violin into sprawling theatrical density with a few clicks.
Augmented STRINGS is built around a streamlined interface, designed to give you the exact sound you seek in as little time as possible. Reach out, interact with its quick-fire controls, and savor an instant, intuitive sonic response that’ll become your new go-to.
_Advanced sound design
Rearrange, modulate, and customize every aspect of your hybrid ensemble.
Augmented STRINGS’ simple interface and diverse preset library brings quick results to keep your flow moving – but when you want to get complex, you can. The Advanced panel takes you deep into the inner workings of the instrument, giving you detailed control over your sound sources, modulation, performance, and beyond.
Augmented STRINGS Release Notes:
New preset tagging system (right click to open tag menu)
New Preset browser, toolbars and menus design
New sound bank view
New instruments icons
CPU consumption improvements
Project opening time improvements
Preset loading time improvements
Preset store performance improvements
Enhanced preset drag & drop to playlists
Moved user preset category in Explore
Playlist menu improvements
Playlists can now be edited simultaneously on plugin instances
Preset info menu improvements
Improved home page pop-up behavior
Edits made in playlists are now automatically saved
Added multiple preset selection count
MPE no longer conflicts with standard pitch bend messages
No more freezes when displaying two instances of the same instrument with AMD GPU
No more missing presets when importing large banks
Playlists can now be selected with program changes messages (MSB)
No more pop-up display issues
Installers no longer proposes Rosetta install on non-Rosetta systems
No more missing presets when using several Analog Lab instances
Win64; AAX, VST3, VST, SAL