Producer Joshua Casper shows us round Orchestral Companion Strings by SONiVOX.  In this video he demonstrates how to implement some of the included articulations to bring life and realism to his MIDI string parts.

About Orchestral Companion Strings

Orchestral Companion Strings is an orchestral virtual instrument based on over 9 GB of live string recording content including diverse articulations & bow techniques.  It includes 90+ outstanding patches covering string ensembles and sectional patches, including Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Contrabasses.  Each patch has been meticulously crafted to deliver as accurate and convincing an experience as possible.

All sections are fully represented, including 1st violins, 2nd violins, violas, cellos and contra basses. Up and down bow bowing, sustain, staccato, and spiccato notes, plus instrument pizzicato and tremolo articulations provide the depth of content needed for convincing ensemble string parts.

World-Class Musicians

Orchestral Companion Strings was recorded in the legendary Futura Productions studios in Massachusetts. Members of the Boston Pops and/or Boston Ballet Orchestras played all performances, with the same premium instruments they use for their actual concert galas and events.

A combination of spot and ambient mic’ing capture every instrumental nuance, while preserving the refined acoustics and intimacy of the performance space itself.

Key Features

    •    State-of-the-art captures of world-class string ensembles
    •    24-bit, dual velocity patches provide expressive textures
    •    Over 9 GB of content including diverse articulations & bow techniques
    •    90+ patches covering string ensembles and sectionals
    •    Section Strings using Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Contrabasses
    •    Keyboard mod wheel swells volume for intense dynamics
    •    Internal FX, LFOs and envelopes for unlimited creative freedom
    •    32 & 64-bit; VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX

Special Offer

Between Dec 16th 2016 and Jan 31st 2017 Sonivox Orchestral Companion Strings will be available on the Plugin Boutique website for an unbelievable £1 ($1 If in US)! So go grab yourself an early Christmas present!  Visit here for details: