studio strings
studio strings

Your Symphony Awaits

  • Four orchestral stringed instruments: Bass, Cello, Viola, and Violin.
  • Choose the string section size with options for a whole orchestra, a chamber set, or solo instruments.
  • Nine instrument articulations are available, including Marcato, Staccato, Sustain, and more.
  • Adjustable portamento and string bend range for more natural-sounding string performances.
  • Craft your original string sound with 30 flavor timbre effects, plus delay, EQ, and reverb.
  • Includes 100 presets that cover popular string sounds.
  • Purchase unlocks plug-in on three devices including PC, MAC (VST, AU, AAX) and Standalone (MPC & FORCE)

A Four Section String-Stravaganza

When using Studio Strings, you can choose between instrumentation options that open up endless possibilities for sound crafting. The four included models, coupled with various articulations, give you an entire orchestra at your fingertips.

Bass

The Bass model is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed instrument in the Orchestra—the original sub-bass! Its tone will add a deep bottom-end to your string lines.

Cello

The Cello is part of the low end of the orchestra, but it has a slightly higher pitch range than the double bass instrument. Because of this higher pitch range, cellos are often heard in solo lead lines in orchestral arrangements thanks to the beautiful harmonics of their eminently recognizable tones.

Viola

The Viola is a beautiful instrument that brings fullness to the Orchestra with an excellent mid-range pitch that sounds like a violin with added richness. The viola can often be mistaken for violin tones, but its deeper pitch and fullness give it a character all its own!

Violin

The Violin is the highest-pitched instrument in the string section. It's often heard as the main melodic instrument of the orchestra. Typically when you listen to strings, you think of the violin, and that’s because there are usually several sections of them playing in any classical arrangement!

The Ultimate Orchestra!

Studio Strings brings rich and elegant orchestral, chamber, and solo string sounds to your compatible VST, AU, AAX, or MPC Standalone host. You can create beautifully articulated masterpieces using its powerful and carefully-sampled sound library that offers over 1 GB of content and 100 presets.  Whether you’re looking to develop custom orchestral hits for a boom-bap beat, build up a symphonic-style string arrangement, or add some solo violin lines to your track, Studio Strings lets you mold extraordinary string sounds for whatever genre you’re creating.

HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE STUDIO STRINGS

Features expansive presets crafted by the AIR engineering team. Listen to a preview to hear samples from this amazing instrument.

Articulate String Production

Studio Strings features authentic string instruments with advanced articulation options that let you craft the perfect string section and play style for your production. Multiple articulations are available per instrument, including Staccato Up/Down, Pizzicato, Sustain, Tremolo, Marcato, Legato, and more.

Color Your Orchestra with High-Quality Effects

Studio Strings lets you adjust everything from dynamics, envelopes, vibrato, aftertouch, and the speed and length of legato glides. Studio Strings also includes a powerful FX engine allowing you to modernize the sounds with effects like EQ, filter, reverb, and delay.

Download the Demo of Studio Strings

This instrument is available in VST, AU, and AAX format as well as offering full support for MPC standalone and desktop systems running version 2.11 (or later). FORCE users will need version 3.2 or later. Click below to download and install the 10 day trial of the Studio Strings desktop VST, AU, or AAX version of this plugin.

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Studio Strings System Requirements

Studio Strings is designed to support VST 2 and VST3 Plugin hosts as well as full support for AU, AAX, and MPC/FORCE Standalone systems. This software requires an internet connection. You will need to install Akai’s MPC desktop software version 2.11 or higher to use desktop versions of the plugins.

WindowsMacMPC/FORCE Standalone Compatibility
Windows 10 (21H2) - Windows 11 (21H2)macOS 10.15.7 Catalina - macOS 12.4 Monterey (M1 compatible - check Specific MPC Models for Driver Support)Studio Strings is designed to run on standalone MPC systems running 2.11 or later, and FORCE systems running 3.2 or later, including:
2GB free disk space (20GB for all content recommended)2GB free disk space (20GB for all content)MPC One
4GB RAM (8GB recommended)4GB RAM (8GB recommended)MPC Live
Dual-core 2.5GHz CPUDual-core 2.5GHz CPUMPC Live II
VST 2/3 compatible hostVST 2/3 Plugin compatible hostMPC X
AAX plugin compatible hostAAX plugin compatible hostMPC Key 61
AU plugin compatible hostFORCE